But I've had a good reason -- over the last couple of months I've been working on my first e-zine, Lupine Transmissions. And now it's finally ready!
As some of you will know, I've been running this site since 2012. But the gap between why I started that site and why I enjoy writing today has become an increasingly widening chasm. I wasn’t confident in the prospect of rebranding the site entirely. The structure that the site itself is built on is also ageing, and I am not a proficient behind-the-scenes tech guy.
An e-zine seemed the logical solution, and so Lupine Transmissions was born. It’s a format that could be true to the spirit of the site’s origins while also covering a far broader range of subject matter. So with that piece of self-promotion out of the way, what can you expect to find within its pages?
- In this issue’s main feature, I speak with Dr Laura Thursby about the cultural influence of UFOs and extraterrestrials.
- Grindhouse Classics takes a deep dive into Lucio Fulci’s 1981 release, The Beyond
- DJ Studded Leather Gauntlet sends his consciousness all the way from Reno, Nevada to talk his radio show, EVIL SPELLS
- Enter the Crypt rounds up some of some of the best metal releases of the last few months
- Stu Horvath and John “Hambone” McGuire from The Vintage RPG Podcast drop by to talk Dungeons & Dragons – and let you know which edition is their favourite.
Each issue I hope to feature a mix of metal, tabletop gaming, paranormal/occult and horror. As you might imagine, I’m still feeling my way a bit with this one and I’m not totally certain on release schedule. Maybe quarterly? Broadcast 2, as you’ll see on the back cover, is scheduled for December.
Beyond that – well, as with any creative endeavour it will depend on reader interest. So make sure you tell your friends and get this bad boy distributed far and wide! And don't worry, the blog isn't going anywhere for the forseeable future either. More updates are still planned for the near future.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy Broadcast One of Lupine Transmissions. You can download it here -- it's best viewed on a tablet or PC screen, rather than a phone.
Tom G. Wolf, October 2019