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View Poll Results: Would you read/support a National Airsoft Magazine
Yes 143 72.96%
No 21 10.71%
Maybe 16 8.16%
Depends 16 8.16%
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Old July 10th, 2008, 14:16   #31
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Definitely in game photos.
Articles on mods, maybe a mechbox dummies instruction guide.
Instructions on how to do a good, basic paintjob and what paint/finisher to use.
Section for private gear/accessory retailers from the asc forums (eg. Huang's monthly inventory update or something)
Reviews on retailers/list of reputable surplus stores from each province (big list I know but these are ideas)
And if it's online maybe links to in game videos.

Maybe a write up on how the community has worked on regulating it and the pros as opposed to the cons that the media loves so much.

Sorry if I reposted some ideas, I didn't read through the whole thread
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Old July 10th, 2008, 15:44   #32
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Could also add reviews of the best sites, exterior or interior. If you get someone like Thatotherguy to do it, why not a comic strip ?
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Old July 10th, 2008, 17:34   #33
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A canadian made magazine for airsoft sold in canadian stores would increase the publicity and social understanding and acceptance of airsoft
Exactly what I was thinking. If we increase publicity and the number of players who play this sport... perhaps in time we can also hope for some changes with the Canadian customs perhaps? ....

... I know it's a long shot but it's worth a try.

I would be interested in the stories of Canadian airsoft events, but I would also be interested in news from the airsoft world about new products/upgrades either from Japan, Hong Kong or wherever.

If this magazine pinpointed some problematic areas of certain rifles/pistols, and offered helpful solutions for them - complete with photos and diagrams, it'd also be a great benefit to the airsoft community. There are a lot of seasoned Airsofters out there who regularly tweak their own weapons, however it would for the purpose of increasing our playerbase also be helpful to discuss some of the more common "newbie" problems with our specific model rifles.

Should this magazine also offer some good concrete reviews with quantifiable data, regarding say.. fps, or whatever, this magazine could become quite a bit more official and recognised too I think. ( As opposed to just offering opinions, discussions and general chit-chat that we would otherwise find in any airsoft forum)


Ah yes..in the magazine, post the airsoft Canada website in the book (as I think ASC is a must for most airsofters), but also include in bold red letters for newcomers to read the age verification threads and other pertinent beginner threads Perhaps then we'd get less of those "I'm knew, watz a best uberz wpns 4 me?" threads

... or ... as is typical with life, we might draw even more of those people after doing that.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 18:11   #34
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Like what the others said...plus

Big airsoft events from other countries.
Tips and Tricks for gunsmithing and modding.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 19:07   #35
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I'd pay $15 max. I would subscribe. I would also pay to advertise my business. I would also send products for reviews and testing.

It is a great idea, please go through with it.

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Old July 10th, 2008, 19:43   #36
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i agree with the $10 max fee and discount for subscribers. I would only subscibe if it were printed instead of the online version. Other than that I would be happy to support the project and would help any way I could!!
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Old July 10th, 2008, 20:31   #37
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Like most people said already. I'll do $10 per issue max, printed only, and cheaper per year subcription.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 20:52   #38
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I'd love to see articles to help organizers of games and scenarios. Q&A and such...you could also do interviews with airsofters across the country and feature teams and such. Get that personal touch into it, y'know?
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Old July 10th, 2008, 20:53   #39
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ideas for the articles in these magazines?

how about some skirmish and milsim tactics, techniques, survival tips, team work (not individual heroic Arnold- or Rainbow-like actions)...in terms of airsoft of course...etc
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Old July 10th, 2008, 20:54   #40
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I'd pay 10-15 for a mag. I actually don't care if it's print of ezine. If it's stuffed with advertising I would be not happy. Unless all the ads had lots of naked ladies on them...
hahahahaha...

the last line will definitely catch a lot of attention...
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Old July 10th, 2008, 22:02   #41
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i vote that every issue comes with a couple good "chinglish" manual exerpts on one page. those are always good for a laugh

edit: i could do a journal entry type article from my experiences in building my airsoft field.

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Old July 11th, 2008, 09:42   #42
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I've already begun planning out a Canadian airsoft magazine, in the same vein as Airsoft International.

Full colour, glossy, printed. It takes time as you need to address the four big components: advertising + distribution + editorial + design. Depending on paper costs and type of paper, number of pages and printer, a 40 page magazine can cost anywhere from $7000 to $10,000 to print, not to mention the costs of paying your content providers. Then there's distribution and legal concerns. If you go through a distribution house, you can get the magazine in most major retailers across Canada (depending on your budget). You can go subscription only... but then you need a proper subscription management database.

My plan, is to slowly evolve the publication from a modest size, with quality content into something truly grand... but it is a battle every step of the way. My publication will most likely be titled "Harms Way" to fall under the banner organization. No firm timeline to release yet.

As for content... well, there's just got to be a page 3 girl!
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Old July 11th, 2008, 11:51   #43
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I'd be interested and could definitely do some writing for it.
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Old July 14th, 2008, 16:21   #45
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Advertising rates are determined by distribution (mainly). The cost of the individual magazine is determined by the cost of printing/production (mainly).

My suspicions are that if "my" magazine got off the ground it would be a meager beginning at say 36 or 40 pages, full colour. I also suspect the price to be approximately $15.00 per issue.

Advertising rates would parallel the publications development and distribution and slowly rise as the size and quantities of the publication rose.

The key to a successful magazine (in my opinion), is the magazine maintains very high standards for both editorial content and advertiser content. Pertinent, well written articles mainly focused on Canadian airsoft, however not neglecting both the U.S. and overseas.

And yes, I very much do agree that there should be some very sexy "airsoft models" strategically placed in the magazine. It's a reality of the demographic.

My partner, who specializes in advertising feels she could sell this publication, so that being said, it is a matter of finding the right mix of content to be able to draw in a substantial and consistent revenue stream from advertisers and the capital to get it off the ground.

I am currently seeking the following from across Canada (no commitments are being made at this time), if you are seriously interested in applying for a job... please provide samples of previously published written work or a quality photographic portfolio:

Editorial contributors for both regular columns and "one-off's"
Photography contributors
Product Reviewers
Game/Event Reviewers
Music reviewers
Anyone interesting in placing advertisements

As I said, this is still in the probing stage.
Seriously bro, you dont need to be flooding MY thread with your magazine. If you wish to start your own thread then by all means do so, but this thread isnt about yours now is it.
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