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ben-ja-men
ben-ja-men

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Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 12th Jun 2003
Total posts: 2474
Posted:if there was a quarterly spinning magazine full of loads of technical articles pretty pictures up and coming festivals around the globe for the quarter, interviews and all the other things u come to associate with magazines would you buy one possibly with a vcd of ppls lovely spinning

if yes what would u want from it and how much would you pay for it assuming it was professionally done? bearing in mind im thinking about an internet order based thing so ud have to order it online


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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

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Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 29th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2895
Posted:*bump*
just posted the latest incarnation of staffman and poigirl in my gallery. Please bear in mind i'm learning how to draw these figures still, but if you have any serious crits on them, I'd like to hear it!

http://www.homeofpoi.com/gallery/showpho...=500&page=1
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Ta!


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MiG
MiG

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Location: Bogged at CG
Member Since: 16th Apr 2004
Total posts: 3415
Posted:I wouldn't. I can find everything out in marie claire.

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:I certainly would if there's a HoP hottie poi-centerfold wink

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brittle
brittle

member
Location: leicester, uk
Member Since: 27th May 2006
Total posts: 131
Posted:for it to stand out in a newsagent putting a good but not too good fire pic on the cover would be good - everyone likes fire - also it would mean it would appeal to adavanced spinners and beginners.

IMHO i think this is a really good idea and i would definitely buy it if (hopefully when) it came out


What to do in case of fire??? LET IT BURN!


Triptoe
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Location: Europe
Member Since: 2nd Jun 2006
Total posts: 71
Posted:that kind of magazine would be amazing!!!wow but than it has to come out around the hole globe!! i would buy it, even it costs around 6/ 6$ or more. It would be very interessting to discover new technics or new spinning possibillities, like new products who are on the market.
in that magazine it would be very interessting to have:
-comments on different products to buy/use (different poi, different liquids to burn, like who is the best to use etc.)
-comments and interviews of good spinners
-news about meetings of spinninggroubs
-a pagesite for letters of the reader
-nice fire-, circus- etc. -wallpapers
-but also news about juggling, devilstick, staff and other circusstuff
-and maybe nice clothes (like a little fashionpage for spinners)
-a page with 'do & don'ts'of firespinning
-new techiques
-and more!!

such a magazine would be great!!


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Jai
Jai

Member
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Member Since: 26th Oct 2004
Total posts: 52
Posted:Well this idea has kinda just fazed into the horizon, but i want to bring it back.

We were actually getting somewhere with it. I am about to have alot of time on my hands and am still interested in this idea. Im going to do something about it. I want to get any like minded people who are really interested in putting the time and effort into this idea to get intouch with me. PM me and we can work something out.

I will not rest until this idea is sorted out, either way!



sagetree
sagetree

organic creation
Location: earth
Member Since: 7th May 2006
Total posts: 246
Posted:i haven't been following this thread closely but i am very interested being a part of or starting a poi, staff and juggling magazine. i have experience with graphic design, page layout and typography for anyone interested


Mojojo
Mojojo

wandering dingo
Location: Aussie in London
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 167
Posted:I would buy it. And I am certain most of the twirlers I know would also. For sure.

In fact, I think it is such a great idea that I would be prepared to put some cash up to get it off the ground. Someone else mentioned previously that maybe a few investors could be dragged in - do this all properly, ie register as a company, (not a very difficult process at all) and I would gladly be a shareholder.

I think it would be brilliant to see something like this in a newsagent. It would be great having a printed magazine to throw in your bag to read on the bus/train/tube or whatever, you can't do that with all of the wonderful stuff that is available on the net!

Another section I think would be a good idea - photography - tips, hints, maybe have readers send in pics. Photo comps.

I think that in the couple of years since this thread was started, that the international fire community has grown in size so much that it would be a much more viable idea.

Someone please please do it!!


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onewheeldave
Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: sheffield
Member Since: 28th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3252
Posted: Written by: Jai


Well this idea has kinda just fazed into the horizon, but i want to bring it back.

We were actually getting somewhere with it. I am about to have alot of time on my hands and am still interested in this idea. Im going to do something about it. I want to get any like minded people who are really interested in putting the time and effort into this idea to get intouch with me. PM me and we can work something out.

I will not rest until this idea is sorted out, either way!



Check this link out-

http://www.unicyclemagazine.com
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-a new magazine for the unicycling community.

I've got the first issue and it's good- pricey, but good.

Being a part of both the spinning(/juggling) community and the unicycling community, i would contrast them by saying that the unicyling community has been formed with a considerably higher input from older members.

It seems, on the whole, more mature and focused than the spinning community- it's members are more aligned to the same ends and less argumentative.

This helps with making a magazine a practical (financially) possibility.

It also helps that, with the cost of maintaining a serious unicycle habit running into hundreds (sometimes thousands) of pounds, members of that community tend to have a higher disposable income.

However, to an extent this is perhaps offset by the fact that the unicycling community is considerably smaller than the spinning community?

If you, or anyone here, are serious about putting in the commitment and risk necessary to set up and continue a spinning magazine, it could be a good idea to purchase the uni mag to see what articles are in it, what sponsership/adverts are used etc: and, to contact the editors/producers, explain your position and see what advice they can give you.

I suspect that, with unicycling being, like spinning, a minority activity but one whose members have a lot of enthusiasm/love of their art, that the issues involved in setting up the magazine will have a lot in common with those of setting up a spinning mag.


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sagetree
sagetree

organic creation
Location: earth
Member Since: 7th May 2006
Total posts: 246
Posted:thanks OWD very good idea


Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8735
Posted:I like the idea of a spinning magazine. you could list organised troupes etc and it could be used as a way for performers to be found by venues.

the capital for production could be offset by "Some advetisements" (not too many as that gets annoying) either by troupes, venues or producers of juggling equipment. it could pay for itself if marketed correctly


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.


RayinRed
RayinRed

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Location: Huntington, New York
Member Since: 3rd Apr 2006
Total posts: 39
Posted:I would buy the first one, and then judge if it would be worthwhile to subscribe. I hope such magazine would not be bias against staff spinners and have articles relating to all fire toys.


Jai
Jai

Member
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Member Since: 26th Oct 2004
Total posts: 52
Posted:Well i have been researching the idea. The legal legwork behind this sort of thing is kinda crazy. So i have come up with an idea. Would people still buy it if it wasnt just a magazine by itself? What if it was part of another magazine? Like an insert in....a lifestyle magazine? That way it would be easier to organise. It would be a start.

Would YOU buy it? No pre-pay, where u dont know if u will ever actually see ur money or the magazine again. It would be available at your local newsagency.

I am currently talking to one magazine who seem interested. I cant say what magazine because i have told them i wouldnt mention anything just as yet, but its possible. As more incentive, can people give ideas on why they think this is a good/bad idea so i can take it to them. The hardest part is convincing them that there is a big enough audience.

Now i recently bought Marie Claire. I was told that they have a fire spinning section. But i couldnt find it. Is it true or is it just gossip?

Jai.



brittle
brittle

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Location: leicester, uk
Member Since: 27th May 2006
Total posts: 131
Posted:it would be good to start off with, however i would like to see a spinning magazine in its self later on though

What to do in case of fire??? LET IT BURN!


Jai
Jai

Member
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Member Since: 26th Oct 2004
Total posts: 52
Posted:Yes, it is the ultimate goal i would have to say. But since i didnt win lotto last night i have decided to start off small with a more stable source. I will let everyone know if this goes through. There will be a trial issue and everyone will have to go out and buy it! Or else there will be no point in publishing it.

I will let everyone know when i know more.

If anyone has some skills they would like to share please let me know.

Peace.



CelticHippy
newbie
Location: California
Member Since: 3rd Nov 2006
Total posts: 12
Posted:Hi Everyone! I have been perusing this thread, and it seems as though there is some interest in a magazine for fire spinners - how about if it included something else to go along with fire spinners? Here is an online magazine I have started as a test subject.

www.rhythmicartists.com

Please check it out and offer any suggestions, etc. I would like a lot more content so if you have ideas or would like to submit articles, interviews, etc, please let me know! Thanks!!


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Orbit
Orbit

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Member Since: 17th Dec 2003
Total posts: 270
Posted:Wow, that's Anah on the cover!

Been away from HOP for a while... magazine idea is dormant for now for me, but am certainly willing to contribute in any way to someone else's pursuit of it.

Roger/Orbit



CelticHippy
newbie
Location: California
Member Since: 3rd Nov 2006
Total posts: 12
Posted:Thanks for the feedback! Yes, absolutely, if there are any articles or ideas you have for content, please contact me! Thanks!
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Twylight_Lady
Twylight_Lady

Poi Spinning Vixen
Location: All over the Northwest, USA
Member Since: 18th Feb 2009
Total posts: 2
Posted:I would love to have a technical mag for poi and fire arts. I enjoy hearing all of the different ideals and imagination that the community brings to the sport (and yes if your doing it right it can indeed be a sport), even though I've been spinning for over a decade now I still learn new things, pick up new moves and such.

I would buy that magazine because I love the art and to help fuel the fire for the passion of poi, whether it be quarterly, monthly or other-wise.
Much love, Raiya


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Pele
Pele

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Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Wow! Here's an oldie! lol

It happened. It was made online first with print to come.
It failed due to lack of interest which was kinda sad.

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Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
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Mother_Natures_Son
Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted:As far as I see it its not a sport... a sport has defined rules and customs, there aren't really any rules in poi, nor is it inherently competitive.


But all the same, I'd probably grab the odd mag if theres a big poster with a wicked fire photo in it... but probably not otherwise, I work on my own a lot and would rather an active discussion on movement topics of the cutting edge sort because this is all still evolving, would the magazine then just dictate terminology for its readership? What if the terminology was then inaccurate?

I don't think a tech mag would work. Inspiration would... but perhaps this would work better as a bound book rather than a frequently released magazine?


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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

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Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 29th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2895
Posted:I don't think you could get away with making a regular magazine solely for poi and staff - but it's a project I want to look into once I finish my degree in April

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NathanielEverist
NathanielEverist

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Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 20th Aug 2007
Total posts: 315
Posted:I agree with MNS, poi is still too young to warrant a magazine for it yet. And if the terminology was incorrect it would drive me insane. Especially as there is already so much incorrect usage of terminology, I can visualise myself purchasing it out of curiousity and then screaming and tearing it to shreds, scaring everybody on the train.

Poi is still changing too much too quickly, and everybody has different thoughts on poi, to have a magazine act as the definitive word on what poi is doesn't feel right to me. And while it may not intend to be so authoritative, the very fact that it would be the first and perhaps only of its kind would ultimately mean that the majority of people would still perceive of it as such. This I feel would limit original or non-linear thinking, as everybody would adhere to what they felt were the universal standards.

I don't want to rant too much, I think you guys get the picture.



Trybal Wolf
Trybal Wolf

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Location: Earth
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2012
Total posts: 517
Posted:I think a magazine would be awesome. Not so much of an instructional mag though.

I like the idea of a magazine that was full of upcoming flow arts events and profiles of high class spinners.

A magazine that would both provide information about the events of the flow arts community, and spread the word about spinners themselves (those who teach, make props, etc.).


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Trybal Wolf
Trybal Wolf

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Location: Earth
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2012
Total posts: 517
Posted:Also I realize that this is an old thread. However I do feel that at this point (more so than in 2009) a flow arts magazine could be a very helpful and well received publication,

I'd rather die on paws, than live on feet.


Trybal Wolf
Trybal Wolf

Wolf Furry
Location: Earth
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2012
Total posts: 517
Posted:Anyone else have any thoughts?

I'd rather die on paws, than live on feet.


kakuro
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Total posts: 8
Posted:It' has failed already..

https://cs-cz.facebook.com/KindleMagazine
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you have one..

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synndarella
synndarella

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Location: Somerset
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Total posts: 61
Posted:I would LOVE this. Mail me if you do it pleeeease x

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