WELCOME TO THE FUTURE.
In 2011, inconnu magazine launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the printing of the Debut Issue. We successfully funded, and we managed to stretch the extra cash for two years of print magazines, quarterly zines, and daily blog posts. Thanks for that!
But it's 2013, and we're ready to take one giant leap into ~the Future. We've spent this summer traveling around the country and working our butts off to bring you our most exciting content to date in the form of THE FUTURE ISSUE.
ABOUT THE ISSUE.
100 pages, perfect bound, glossy, full color print -- perfect for making collages, hoarding, smelling, dog-earing, or falling asleep with it open on your face.
Includes: Interviews with tomorrow's comedy giants, like Molly McAleer, Grace Helbig, Morgan Murphy, and Emotistyle; features on musicians like Sam Phillips; weird and wonderful insights into the minds of Charli XCX and Gavin McInnes; and words of wisdom from the likes of Matt Enlow, Ann Friedman, Gaby Dunn, and Myles McNutt.
WHAT IF YOU MAKE A TON OF MONEY?
That would be super. Any money we receive that exceeds the costs of printing and shipping will be used in one of the following ways:
1. Paying our staff. I know this may come as a surprise for some of you, but publishing is rough. We would love to be able to retroactively pay the 30+ writers, artists, and photographers whose talents made this issue possible.
2. Hiring a web developer. Once the Future Issue launches, inconnu's primary objective will be to hire someone to design our dream website, which will allow us to host all of our future issues in an aesthetically pleasing and ultra functional digital format. The new website will also empower us to implement a sustainable business model going into the next few years. We'll be able to pay our staff and cover the costs of operating (including domain renewal, business licenses, legal fees, and other necessary and random business expenses). They say you need to spend money to make money, and they're totally right.
3. The next time we go to print, we'd like to be able to pay for a barcode and a mainstream distributor. We could do that!
4. In the event that we make, like, $100,000 - we could hire a modest full time staff, maybe take our top secret web show into production, start a record label, or put a down payment on office space in North Dakota. No money will go to waste, ever. We turned $2000 into bare-bones operating money for two years of magazine, but we would gladly turn $1 million into operating money for the next 10. The sky is the limit! THE FUTURE IS NOW! Etc.
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge we face with this issue is distribution. We already have a printer lined up in NYC, but editor-in-chief Joanna is tasked with collecting, addressing, and shipping the print issues. She has done this before and is a total pro, but we do not have the infrastructure to mail every single package out the moment we receive our issues. We have volunteers lined up to assist our fair JoJo with shipping, so never fret inconnubies. All we ask for is your patience, if not also your hands in marriage.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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