|Subject:||Fanzines (was Re: FASA News)|
|Date:||Thu, 1 Oct 1998 20:39:33 +0200|
> Shadowland was far too expensive for the content, though I balme it on the
> materials used. The paper was a heavier wight than the source books and the
> cover was heavy card stock.
> Now while it may last through whatever torture a gamer may put it through, the
> overall quality of articles were not worth the money.
> I think the last issue was the best as far as editing and presentation went.
Except the awful practice of breaking off an article and continuing it
elsewhere in the magazine (still, that seems to be common practice in
American magazines, regardless of the subject matter; I've yet to see a
European one that does it on a regular basis, though). Shadowland #7 was
especially bad in that it continued an article on an _earlier_ page...
> Does anyone know what the actual laws are on creating a fanzine? Is it illegal
> to do so?
No idea. I figure you just start making it, and use the same rule of thumb
as "we" web-publishers use: make no profit and it should be okay. If in
doubt, though, I think you'd best ask FASA.
(My main reasons for not starting a fanzine myself, though, have nothing
to do with any laws regarding these things, either here or in the US.)
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