If you’re a regular reader of Animation Magazine in print, PDF or through our app, you know that we are planning a spectacular, bursting-at-the-seams 30th Anniversary special issue. With the incredible growth of the animation, visual effects, gaming and related industries worldwide over the last three decades, Animag is sending out a call to everyone that makes this biz so exciting to share their stories with our readers.
“In the early days of the magazine, with no internet and no other publications, Animation Magazine was the only place to brand and legitimize your show or company,” said Publisher Jean Thoren. “When thinking about what we should do for this milestone, I realized I wanted to go back to our roots and help companies, studios, schools, events and organizations brand and tell the world why they exist.”
The result will be an invaluable Who’s-Who guide to the world of animation, presented with a special section of two-page spreads that celebrate the histories, successes and forward-thinking visions of participating companies, groups and individuals. And, at an unprecedented per page rate.
The June 2017 issue (#271) will not only be the biggest-ever edition of Animation Magazine, but it will also have the highest distribution of any Animag. On top of our regular bonus distribution to the Annecy festival and market, the 30th Anniversary Issue will be available at SIGGRAPH, San Diego Comic-Con, CTN and every event you’ll find us at throughout the year. Not to mention our World Animation and VFX Summit this fall. And, of course, all our discerning subscribers.
“I have always been fascinated by the personal stories in our industry. It is the passion, perseverance, humor and tenacity of individuals that gets quality projects to the screen. This offer is a vehicle to tell that story to the world,” added Thoren. “We will be printing enough copies of this special issue to distribute throughout the year and, like our 20th Anniversary Book, I imagine it will be on coffee tables around the globe where people will be able to leisurely pick it up and discover the inspiration that we who produce the magazine delight in every day.”
The May 5 deadline for this mileston issue is fast approaching! If you are interested in being included in the 30th Anniversary Issue (and why wouldn’t you be?), get in touch with Sheri Shelton at 818-665-2050 or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) right away for more information and to reserve your two-page spread.