We’re launching a Subbuteo magazine

I’m doing a Subbuteo magazine but I need your help.

You may not guess from my spelling and grammar on this blog but in my full time job I’m a journalist with experience working online and on print magazines.

When I launched this site a couple of years ago as a little blog to chart my Subbuteo collection I had no idea the level of interest in Subbuteo.

After three years the blog now has up to 30,000 readers every month with over 50 countries represented in our readership. It’s been a fantastically fun journey and I’ve met and spoken to so many wonderful people from the Subbuteo community.

I’ve always wanted to do a print magazine on something and Subbuteo, with its nostalgic feel and long history of print products feels like a good place to start.

So here it is. I’ve planned for a 52-page, full-colour magazine about Subbuteo. I’ve secured a couple of fantastic interviews and columnists already that I think you will all love but I still have a lot of pages to fill.

The magazine will be split into three sections; Play, Collect and Build.

Play – Everything about playing Subbuteo from new products to clubs and tournaments.

Collect – Subbuteo nostalgia and history pieces, kits and reference information, prices and showcasing some amazing collections.

Build – Amazing stadiums, painting tips and wonderful DIY creations.

Each issue will also have at least one Big Interview with a genuine big name.

We’ll also have news, some top columnists from the world of Subbuteo and anything else that catches my eye.

If you want to be involved, have a feature idea or think I should interview you or somebody you know please get in touch. We’re also looking for people who make and sell Subbuteo products to get involved.

Nothing is off limits so please share anything you may find interesting.

I want the magazine to be collaborative so please get in touch using the form below.

How else can you help? When the magazine is ready (hopefully sometime in July/August) I will do a limited print run. I’m funding this myself and I will try to keep prices as low as possible. All prices will cover costs – I’m not making any profit from this.

If you’re interested in joining our mailing list to get first claim on the first print run sign up below. I’ll send an email when we’re ready to go. You won’t pay anything until the magazine is ready to go and of sufficient quality.

Initially issue one will be a one-off but if successful I’ll aim for a quarterly publication. Eventually I would love to offer posters, badges and even Subbuteo part-work teams with the magazine.

I want it to be a community effort so if you have any skills you want to share, from writing to graphic design, then please get in touch.

Finally, I’m not overtly seeking sponsorship for the first issue but if you are a business and do want to advertise to a community of Subbuteo enthusiasts I can offer rates starting from £50 – and I can promise you will get your money’s worth both online and in print.

Thanks again for all of your support for the blog so far and hopefully we can all have a stake in this exciting new project.

Stephen

subbuteoonline@gmail.com