Three magazine events you need to know about

by Steve Watson in August 2014
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There are a couple of big magazine events coming up next month (and one little one).

First up is Indiecon in Hamburg, which runs from 5-6 September and asks the central question, “What is indie?”. I’m preparing myself to not understand many of the talks (I think Kai Brach of Offscreen and I might be the only ones presenting in English) but I’m looking forward to meeting the people powering Germany’s newsstand. And of course I’ll be dropping into Coffee Table Mags while I’m there to sample their mix of print and drinks.

Then on 19 September Jeremy will reprise his Modern Magazine Conference, bringing another crowd of outstanding editorial talent over to London for a day of immersive magazine talk. Last year’s event was fantastic and it’s set to be another corker, with appearances from Adam Moss, editor of New York magazine, Elana Schlenker of Gratuitous Type and Kai Brach (again). I’ll be chairing a panel of independent magazine makers, exploring the cultural and economic potential of independent publishing and finding out what they have planned for the coming months.

And hot on the heels of that we’ll be holding Printout on 23 September to bring together some of the magazines currently doing the most exciting work with photography. Pylot only uses analogue photography and vows to never retouch for beauty, Brewster converts vintage stereoscopic photography into modern 3D images, while We Are Here is shot entirely on iPhone. A fresh and refreshing take on the subject is guaranteed.

Tickets are on sale now for all three events – see you there!

Image courtesy of Indiecon 2014

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