Afterword

Chain Border

Well, not a damn thing works out for me does it. I swear I meant to cut back this issue - really I did. Last month was sixty seven pages. SIXTY SEVEN. And I gotta tell you, it hurt. And I did say I was dropping back to the 35-40 range didn't I? Well, with the way things are going, I doubt it…61 this month. Gonna hurt me once I start running off the promo copies to you bands showing up this month…

But anyway, the new inclusion of The Sermon of Judgment is what pushed me up - but it was worth it. This issue marks the most reviews we've ever had. Unbelievable…

Now some of you may have been nice enough to read the press kit that sometimes appears in the envelope with your copy of Legends. Some of you may have been nice enough to check it out on the web at Legends Online. I wanted to point out that there is a lot going on behind the scenes here at Legends Magazine. I'll lead it off by a quote from my press kit:

Since 1995 concentration of the magazine has been on the building of our World Wide Web site, which now boasts an average of 7000 visitors and nearly 25,000 page views a week. The site has recently undergone a major redesign and the full text of all articles ever printed in the past 9½ years is available. Now that we have established ourselves on the Internet we will continue to promote our website, but we are turning a larger portion of our concentration back to the hardcopy version with a huge promotional campaign in the summer of 2000 …

The first step in the concentration on the hardcopy version of this here rag is to better the layout - over the next few months you'll notice increases in designing quality, covers, layout, imaging and more. Not long thereafter I hope to increase the current distribution which, if you take out the electro-hardcopy people get from Legends Online each month, is hell-all low admittedly. I'm hoping to change that with help from a couple people and mentors. So when you get your first glossy-cover, Quark-designed issue, you remember I said this back in August…

And to quote my good friend, Macross: "Well, it's about time!"

So until next month, kiddies…

Peace, love and all the trimmings (but NOT the FAT!) …

Marcus Pan
August 2, 2000
1:56AM
(Large issues take large tracts of time…back on off me!)

P.S. - See some of 'ya at the Housewarmin' Party in 3 days! SLATE!

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