Pans Ponderings Number 1
By Marcus Pan
First, let me prepare you. This is not going to be your
typical editorial. Not only have I prepared myself by using
chemical means with which to achieve a higher consciousness, but
this particular subject has been festering in my brain for some time.
Therefore, this will not be your particular rant. If youre still
interested in reading my complaints, read on. Hope it at least comes out
Ok, lets begin the rant. Today we will be discussing
the fact that this zine is once again, and frankly has been for some time, a
Pan-only production. Why this has occurred I dont know. I vividly
remember Ace telling me when Legends Magazine had its start. As a matter of
fact, he was with me when work began on No. 1 back in October of 1990. We were
in my parents basement really late one night. I started on the body and
layout while he started on the cover art. That issue ended up being all
I still have yet to see the cover art for No. 1 he was supposed to be
working on. Ace did eventually send me a few articles and actually did do one
of the covers (maybe had some work on a few), but thats about it.
Thats sad to me considering he was supposed to be doing Legends Magazine
Ive had others. Jaken Steele was a big help for some
time. He even held the post of Assistant Editor on two occasions, but his work
and input suddenly dwindled. Now that I think about it, his company has
dwindled. I saw him once so far this year. Everyone who has promised to really
help me build this magazine has gone the way of the wind (which, at this time
of year, is usually southward).
People have come and gone. And the sad part is, it happens
even when I get promises of future work. Ace is supposed to be working on a new
cover. Dozer is supposed to be working on a new cover. ErricZ is too. And
lets throw in the writers, too. Harri was supposed to submit some of his
poetry and where the hell is Steeles Last Warrior series? And
then, just to mix things up a bit, everyone wants to criticize work. MacBoy
doesnt like Dereks Polishing of Metal series. Why? Oh,
hes got a lot of reasons. I asked him to write it down so I can print it.
He liked the idea. I have yet to see it (and this was about six months
Ok, I think Im done. The moral of this story? Those
that promised covers and work, get it in here! Dungeon masters, lets see
some campaign running advice! New rules, ideas, etc. Those that like to write
poetry. Lets see it! And with four web sites going and a new family (not
to mention this zine), it would be nice if I can get an assistant editor to
help me out every now and then! And, of course, distribution is also important.
Make copies of the zine! Give it to your friends! Make a few copies and drop it
on a flyer table in your local library or university! Lets get it out
there! And if youre one of the ones who said you have something
forthcoming, prove it!
thanks for ranting with me!