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slyhand
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I am wondering what is up with the Magic Menu. Is it just late or is it over?
I hope all is well with you and yours Jim.
I am getting so tired of slitting the throats of people who say that I am a violent psychopath.

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Jim Sisti
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The summer 2010 issue is nearly complete and will be in the hands of subscribers shortly thereafter.

We have not made a decision yet regarding the next volume as the subscription numbers fell a bit short of our target projection for the first volume. There are a few alternative options we are considering, however, other than simply not continuing so we're not definitely calling it a day just yet.
slyhand
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Sorry to hear about the numbers. But nice to see you are working on an alternate.
I look forward to the new issue and maybe a new incarnation on the Menu.
I am getting so tired of slitting the throats of people who say that I am a violent psychopath.

Alec
Tony Iacoviello
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Thank you for the update Jim.

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Yes. I was surprised when my automatic subscription renewal was refunded. Curious to hear more about the future...
slyhand
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It's now fall. Did the summer issue ever come out?
If so, then it must have gotten lost somewhere along the way to me.
I am getting so tired of slitting the throats of people who say that I am a violent psychopath.

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I haven't received an issue in a while. Last one I got was Spring 2010. I also signed up for a year subscription and only received 3 issues, so I'm definitely curious what is going on.
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I have not recieved an issue in some time, as well. And I haven't even been contacted about renewal.
Jim Sisti
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Here's the scoop. The last issue for this current volume is nearing completion. I'm just waiting for a couple of columns and I'll be able to wrap it up. Rest assured that all subscribers will receive the four issues they've paid for, albeit somewhat late.

Now for the bad news. We never received the amount of subscribers that would make it financially feasible to continue into another volume. The community has voted with their pocketbooks so The Magic Menu will not be continuing past the next issue in its present form. There are other options and offers that I am presently considering, but a print magazine, sadly, is not among them.

Thanks for the support, both to contributors and for those of you who subscribed. Back issues will continue to be available on the website.
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Thanks for the update Jim. I'm sorry to hear the sad news.
slyhand
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OK, whoever is late, get your column in.
I am getting so tired of slitting the throats of people who say that I am a violent psychopath.

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Mike Maturen
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So...whatever happened?
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bobn3
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Will those of us who subscribed get the Summer 2010 issue in the summer of 2011?

Bob Phillips
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Quote:
On 2011-05-10 22:59, Mike Maturen wrote:
So...whatever happened?


I'm wondering that myself. Does anyone know anything?
Tony Iacoviello
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No, but I'm not worried. Jim is one of the good guys.

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MrGoodfriend
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I guess I should have read the forum before putting my $40 in July 2010. Even after phone calls and emails, I have been assured of getting 4 issues, that they were on their way to the printer in Dec... Jan... Feb... so here it is May/June 2011... Sure wish that printer wasn't copying all the issues by hand with feather quill. We could get them a little faster if he weren't. Too bad the good guys like Jim are having their reputations smudged by those terrible printers and mailers and whoever else has caused the uncontrollable delays...
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Regardless of who is responsible, it reflects negatively on Jim.
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