I am a huge fan of Doctor Fantastique’s Show of Wonders Magazine, which is a great online steampunk magazine that just recently offered a print option through POD.
Well, now, they’ve started an amazing kickstarter campaign to really get their print magazine off and running.
What we want to do is take the magazine to a traditional offset press. This will allow us to do a LOT of very, very exciting things with the magazine. Imagine if you will a traditional Victorian magazine, one that readers in New York City or London of the 1890s would enjoy off the newsstand. Now take that same magazine and have it covering a subculture which seeks to emulate the optimism of that period.
Suffice to say, we want to create the new Doctor Fantastique’s Show of Wonders magazine as a Victorian magazine using the same or similar types of paper, similar typeface, and be able to offer things like subscriptions…and be able to sell these to you at conventions as well as other Steampunk events.
Yeah, I’d love to buy a steampunk mag with the look and feel of a Victorian magazine.
They need to raise $12,000 for their endevor. All the details of the campaign, including the goodies you get if you support their endevor (for as little as $1) are here.
Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world and has a ton of really amazing stuff.