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fmfan08
21-09-2008, 21:40
Hey! I've been looking at magazines that have been made for FM such as the bootroom and so on, but have noticed that they have not continued. I am hoping to do a monthly one and wanting people to help if possible such as write articles or help with the design.

Also, If a moderator or so on could give me copyright to use their imagery and logos in this magazine as it will be displayed on here and also for my use as example work for the college I go too. This isn't to my own profit, I'm not one of those street dealers :D

If anybody is interested in signing up to this that will be great. I plan a website and such and you can contact me through private messages.

The working title for this magazine will be called 'FanZone Magazine', 'FanZone' or 'The FanZone' so hopefully it will go to plan.

I will need people who are great at writing articles, good at website coding/designing and photoshoping to help me. I'm good at the first and last.

TomHAVFC
21-09-2008, 21:47
I'd certainly be interested.

jasewood
21-09-2008, 21:50
If I could help with anything I'd certainly do anything to help!

DiscoStu94
21-09-2008, 21:52
I wouldn't mind being a part of this, would love to a part of the good player or team section if there is one.

DiscoStu94
21-09-2008, 21:53
Hey, I'm a semi-pro now! A new level of sadness :D

pnefc22
21-09-2008, 21:58
I'll help

blowcrapup
21-09-2008, 22:25
I'd be interested but I have little experiance at this type of thing. I would definately be interested though as I'm on a creative writing degree.

PM me for email address if you want me to help.

The_Mack2007
22-09-2008, 01:38
hey, i am willing to help out, i worked on the bootroom and i feel i could bring a few ideas to the table?

sfm7@kent.ac.uk

if i can help!

SeeSo
22-09-2008, 04:25
when u publish this magazine plz tell us here on this thread....good luck pal

Raven1015
22-09-2008, 06:21
I'd definitely be willing to help with the writing aspect. My e-mail is raven1015@yahoo.com

rooneymagic88
22-09-2008, 07:45
I would like to help as well. I will pm you later.

Ben Jones
22-09-2008, 09:52
Guy's don't you think a online magazine what be a better idea? It's just the magazine industry is dying.

Ginger
22-09-2008, 10:32
Hey! I've been looking at magazines that have been made for FM such as the bootroom and so on, but have noticed that they have not continued. I am hoping to do a monthly one and wanting people to help if possible such as write articles or help with the design.

Also, If a moderator or so on could give me copyright to use their imagery and logos in this magazine as it will be displayed on here and also for my use as example work for the college I go too. This isn't to my own profit, I'm not one of those street dealers :D

If anybody is interested in signing up to this that will be great. I plan a website and such and you can contact me through private messages.

The working title for this magazine will be called 'FanZone Magazine', 'FanZone' or 'The FanZone' so hopefully it will go to plan.

I will need people who are great at writing articles, good at website coding/designing and photoshoping to help me. I'm good at the first and last.

Good luck with the magazine, its bloomin hard work and will be very time consuming!

Couple of words of warning - you will need permission from SI, best to ask Ter or Miles for this and you will need to make the 'zine in a format most people can see / read. Also really have a long hard think about releasing monthly magazines - we tried it and just couldn't get enough time to get each version done.

I have been designing for The Bootroom since the first issue and we have made a few changes recently, we are working alongside a new site and are looking at our new design with issue 4 in progress. With all the excitement around FM Live and FM09 it will be great to have another 'zine around to help give the most information!

Spawnisen
22-09-2008, 10:33
I'm kinda thinking an online magazine (thought we would do that?) would be far much better, Easier to advertise and internet is a good source nowadays!

I sent you a PM.

playmaker
22-09-2008, 11:57
As Ginger hints, The Bootroom is not dead, just trying to sort out how we can keep it functioning and not stall in future.

With regard to an online magazine, if you go that way make sure it is still printable. Things like team guides or hints and tips are easier to use that way.

I would think very seriously about going monthly - the volume of articles we went through it was impossible to sustain.

Anyway good luck. I hope it works - the more stuff we have like this the better.

Matt Anderson
22-09-2008, 12:06
If you looking for a website designer contact me on msn: manderson666@hotmail.co.uk

rowan_cfc
22-09-2008, 14:19
I'm doing a sports journalism degree at uni and would definitely be interested in writing articles if you still need anybody.

SCIAG
22-09-2008, 15:43
I'd be happy to help- I'll link the FMS lot here to see if any of them are interested.

george94
22-09-2008, 15:48
I'd also be happy to help with writing articles. My e-mail is gtomlinson94@googlemail.com.

O\'Hara_fan
22-09-2008, 16:02
I'd be happy to help- I'll link the FMS lot here to see if any of them are interested.

Heard and read. And intrested in giving you my in progress I see Fields of Green when it is finished, if of course, this is allowed. If you want my e-mail, pm me.

kevinM182
22-09-2008, 16:25
Yeah I'd def want to help anyway

kevin.182@hotmail.com

scottmp
22-09-2008, 16:47
ill help if you want, can photoshop and write articles, pm me

bluebirds4life
22-09-2008, 16:50
I'd love to read it probably won't have time to write articles a good idea would ask for interviews with the big names of the forums and PM me if any news regarding if it's coming out or anything like that.

fmfan08
22-09-2008, 17:05
Actually that's what it is, an online magazine :) I must have described it wrong, it's just it will be printed out for college needs.

MrPompey
22-09-2008, 17:44
Count me in Fella. I'm one of the guys who have bought every game since release going back to the CM days and the very first CM launch on the Amiga

Moodster
22-09-2008, 17:53
i can help with writing: moodo2@hotmail.co.uk

rsk360
22-09-2008, 18:34
i can help you with any design(not website) if you want?

pm if you would like my help

buzzing_hornet
22-09-2008, 18:59
Incidentally i think the magazine name is cack, that is all.

Bradford Nut
22-09-2008, 19:40
I would be willing to write some articles and contribute to this magazine. I used to love the old championship manager magazine you could get. I have had some experience in this field before as i have had some articles published on www.britishboxing.net

PM if you want my help.

Superman_uk123
22-09-2008, 19:56
I would like to be involved in this.

Please feel free to contact me on my e-mail address : Champmanuk1@aol.com (before anyone says anything I have had thhat e-mail address before the change to FM from CM).

O\'Hara_fan
22-09-2008, 20:14
As for the title, have something novel perhaps, 'its your tactics' or something?

BobbyGurney
22-09-2008, 21:17
I'd certainly be interested, I'll PM you my email adress

sirgeordie
22-09-2008, 21:26
Give me a shout - I've been running www.themusicmagazine.co.uk for the past two years and I'd love to get some football/FM writing experience.

Harryseaess
22-09-2008, 22:10
I'm happy to help, I've got experience writing for my local newspaper in the sports section and am dying to get involved in some writing about FM.

PM me - - - harryseaess@hotmail.com

rooneymagic88
22-09-2008, 22:19
Actually that's what it is, an online magazine :) I must have described it wrong, it's just it will be printed out for college needs.

I have pm'd you mate.

Captain Canada
22-09-2008, 23:04
I'd love to help out. I've done some creative writing work for Hasbro and their Collectable Card Game section in the past, dealing with this sort of thing. I also specialize in the MLS, which is something of a rarity from what I have been seeing on the boards (I could be wrong). Let me know if you are interested. The email is knight_lord3@hotmail.com There is an Underscore between the t and l that does not show up.

Bratto17
22-09-2008, 23:30
Amaroq writes some fantastic stuff in the FM Stories and I think the magazine would benefit if he was on board - great idea by the way!

Mojby
22-09-2008, 23:51
Incidentally i think the magazine name is cack, that is all.

Not very helpful! At least contribute something encouraging or give them your ideas for a name.

Whilst i am not good at any of the things you need help with, I applaud anyone who is prepared to spend their own time, effort and money in doing things like this that will only benefit the fans of the game.

I will definately read it and am quite happy to give you my thoughts and ideas - PM me and i will do what I can.

Cheers

Spawnisen
23-09-2008, 07:56
Hmm, How's the planning going, I think we should get a meeting / chain emails /chain PMs , or anything so we could kinda know what's going on and what's needed to be done atm.

FM_returner
23-09-2008, 07:58
I used to be a journalist for a print-based computer magazine and I'd be interested in helping.

playmaker
23-09-2008, 09:49
I will need people who are great at writing articles, good at website coding/designing and photoshoping to help me. I'm good at the first and last.

You will also need proof readers. Don't understimate this task - it is at least 50% of the task of writing if you want quality, readability and consistency.

A few other points from experience of The Bootroom (both SI's version and the independant incarnation). These are just my opinion, so take them on board or ignore them as you see fit.

- Set deadlines for articles not the whole magazine. If you have one big deadline day, that is when you will get all the articles in (or after!) and that creates one heck of a bottleneck in production. Holiday games and experiments take time, so make sure you allow for that. Make sure any reviews are based on fact, not memory. Research and verification takes time too.

- Make sure you get screenshots/pictures with your articles if you need them. Having to find 80 suitable pictures in one final fling before the release date is not fun! Then again maybe you won't need as many pictures in your format, who knows!

- Make sure your release schedule matches up with your ambitions. Monthly issues mean you run the risk of exhautsing the subject - or the writers. If you want to go monthly, I don't recommend trying to publish twenty-five 3000 word articles at a time (it's a mammoth task), so maybe aim at a shorter length or less articles and consider alternating regular features. You can still cover a subject quite well in 1500. Or of course, you could consider bi-monthly, or quarterly and make one bumper issue. Just remember the deadline bottlenecks if you go that way!

- You WILL need to chase people up. Some people will need no prompting, some will produce with a gentle nudge and some will never reply to your emails. Having a plan b is always useful!

Er, that's all I can think of for now.

Spawnisen
23-09-2008, 12:58
Also.. I think once per second month would be good: Quality over Quantity

Richie Brill
24-09-2008, 12:18
I would be happy to do proof reading due to my commitments with FM WeeGiE, PM me if I am needed mate!

Twellman24
24-09-2008, 16:56
I've always wanted to be apart.

fmfan08
24-09-2008, 19:51
The Team
Me - Team Leader
Neji - Magazine Designer
SCIAG - Article Writer
sirgeordie - Journalist

I will help out in the designing and some articles too.
We are still requesting for:

Assistant Team Leader
Someone who can takeover and chase people for deadlines, receive sent articles, designs and reports back to me.
Article Writers
We need some inspiring writers for the magazine and website!
Journalists
We need people to report on the latest football gossip on the site!

rooneymagic88
24-09-2008, 20:32
I am almost ready to send you my first draft mate, can you pm me your email address so I can send it via an attachment.

BobbyGurney
25-09-2008, 17:12
The Team
Me - Team Leader
Neji - Magazine Designer
SCIAG - Article Writer
sirgeordie - Journalist

I will help out in the designing and some articles too.
We are still requesting for:

Assistant Team Leader
Someone who can takeover and chase people for deadlines, receive sent articles, designs and reports back to me.
Article Writers
We need some inspiring writers for the magazine and website!
Journalists
We need people to report on the latest football gossip on the site!

If you want mate I'd write an article on whatever you want and if you like it I could some more for you

O\'Hara_fan
25-09-2008, 17:14
I'll be sending you my stories remember.

FelixG
25-09-2008, 17:18
PM sent (two actually)

mikeytwigge
25-09-2008, 17:24
maybe you should go into the cse social group and ask in there for one person from there forum to do an article on the challenges

fmfan08
26-09-2008, 17:51
If you want mate I'd write an article on whatever you want and if you like it I could some more for you

Yeah, I'll see how they will fit into the magazine and you'll be right on my list same with o'hara fan.

Spawnisen
27-09-2008, 13:03
I'll write articles on what you feel you need and i can also find the latest football gossip :), Mail me or something

metal_guitarist
27-09-2008, 14:04
I would happily be a proof-reader.

Email is metal_guitarist@live.co.uk