Podcast: Malte and Urs, Indiecon (and Gentle Rain, and Die Brueder)

by Steve Watson in September 2017
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This week’s podcast takes us back to Hamburg one more time, with the last of the interviews I recorded at Indiecon at the end of August. Having spoken to Ryan Fitzgibbon from Hello Mr and Steve Anglesey from The New European, it seemed only fitting that this last conversation should be with Urs Spindler and Malte Brenneisen, two of the people who make Indiecon happen (pictured, above, alongside the rest of the team).

But that’s not all they do. As well as running one of Europe’s most exciting magazine events, “instead of having a hobby”, they’re also co-editors of Gentle Rain magazine and co-founders of Die Brueder, the creative agency based in Hamburg and Berlin. We caught up at the end of the first day of Indiecon 2017, and they spoke about how their career so far has grown out of their MA studies and a fascination for independent publishing.

All of which makes them bone fide experts in magazine making, and I’m very pleased to say that as well as all their other responsibilities, they’re also serving as judges for the third year running on the Stack Awards. They’re going to be joining Rob Alderson from WeTransfer to decide the Launch of the Year category, so if you’ve created a new magazine in the last 12 months, check our awards page for details and get your copies to us by 29 September.

If you’d like to see some of this year’s Indiecon for yourself, head over to their Facebook page to watch videos of all the presentations and discussions from the main stage. And if you’d like to hear more of our conversations with magazine makers, check out our Soundcloud and iTunes pages for a full list of all our podcast episodes.

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