A few months ago, I spent way too much time to find out the predicted schedule for upcoming issues of Gygax magazine. For those playing along at home, they posted recently on Google+ that they would be adding a News section to their website and providing updated information there. Apparently that was a hasty post as they still do not have this section or any information on their website and have only posted information about the next issue through social media. So, for those that don't have a Facebook or Google+ account and would like to get information about the magazine, here's the update.
It won't be to subscribers by the July 31st. According to the information on their Facebook page, it was finally laid out and sent to the printer on the 31st. Supposedly it will be printed in time for people to get copies at Gen Con, and the subscribers should (I guess) expect to see their copies in the mail around the same time. If it follows the schedule of the first issue, that means the publishers will have boxes to take to their big event and we can all wait another couple months for ours to trickle through the mail.
Maybe I'm just being petulant at this point, but I'm still disappointed. Every time you say you're going to address the communication, distribution, and customer service issues and don't just makes you look worse. It also makes me less forgiving.
Hopefully, I will see the second issue in the next couple weeks. Hopefully, it will be a great magazine. Hopefully, they have addressed their issues and will be providing at least passable customer service and disclosure moving forward. Somehow, I still doubt it. The ball's in your court, Gygax magazine. Prove me wrong.