Final Staff

Stacey Janssen

Managing Editor:
Dave Noonan


  • Mishell Baker
  • Bluejack
  • Amy Goldschlager
  • Emily Lupton
  • R. K. MacPherson
  • Scott James Magner
  • Robin Shantz

Copy Editors

  • Sarah L. Edwards
  • Yoon Ha Lee
  • Sherry D. Ramsey
  • Rena Saimoto
  • Paula Stiles


  • Marti McKenna
  • Bridget McKenna


  • Geb Brown

Publisher: Bluejack

August, 2008 : Editorial:

Shiny New Stuff!

I think everyone can agree with me when I say that it has been a tough month for the world of SF. We said good-bye to Thomas M. Disch, Clarion West was burglarized, and then there was the Helix fiasco. We're all ready for some good news.

Remember two months ago when Bluejack told you that he'd have more time to make improvements to the site if he wasn't also trying to run the magazine? Well, you may have noticed that the front page has been slightly tweaked, and what you're looking at are the fruits of his labor. We now have the "Recently Received" section up and functioning, so if you've wanted to write a review for us, but haven't really known where to start, that's a great place to visit. We also have our new Café Press store, for those of you who are just dying for some IROSF swag, and of course, we now have a shiny new "Donate" button of our very own!

Why a "Donate" button? Well, as most of you know, we pay for our articles (even more incentive for you to visit our "Recently Received" section and get to reviewing) as well as other business expenses. Contrary to popular belief, the money for these things does not fall from the sky, but actually has to come from somewhere. We've been talking about subscriptions for quite some time, but have now decided to try this experiment first. If it turns out to be a huge success, who knows, we may not even go to subscriptions—if we do go to them, however, be assured that any contribution that you make now will go toward your subscription when and if that time comes. (You can find a full FAQ on our spiffy new button here.)

Was that news not good enough for you? Well, what about our news feature? Check it often and you're sure to get some news that meets your standards. (Where's the RSS feed, you ask? What, does Bluejack sport a giant "S" on his shirt? It's coming soon!)

Copyright © 2008, Stacey Janssen. All Rights Reserved.

About Stacey Janssen

Stacey was born and raised in Southern California. She worked dispatch for several years before moving to Seattle in 2006, and graduated from Seattle University with a BA in Creative Writing in 2009. She now writes video game content by day. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Internet Review of Science Fiction.


Aug 6, 04:41 by IROSF
Do you have a comment about our new features, the editorial of the magazine in general?

Editorial can be found here.
Aug 6, 19:18 by Bluejack
FYI: I just want to note that we got our first donation. It's one small step on the road to keeping IROSF available, thriving, growing, but it's an important one.

Thank you very much Jean!

Aug 11, 07:00 by Daniel M. Kimmel
I wore the very cool IROSF t-shirt at Denvention, and heard good things about IROSF from some of the pros there. IROSF is getting noticed and I'm proud to be part of it!
Aug 11, 13:30 by Bluejack
Aug 11, 13:33 by Bluejack
And speaking of "shiny new stuff": we now have RSS feeds on all the major updating features of the site -- articles, forum posts, recently received, and news.

Note that the "articles" rss feed doesn't validate yet, so your feed-reader may or may not handle it right, but the violations are minor technical matters, and I tested it in several feed readers that do just fine.

I'll be sending out a note to everyone who has email settings turned on this evening.
Aug 12, 02:33 by Marti McKenna
Hey Daniel, do you have any pictures of you in your IROSF shirt? :)
Aug 12, 10:14 by Daniel M. Kimmel
Alas, no. I tend not to travel with a personal photographer. :)

Pictures were taken at many of my panels, so perhaps one will turn up.

Aug 19, 12:36 by Daniel M. Kimmel

They have turned up. There's numerous Denvention photos at this site.

Here's a link to one of my panels where you can see the shirt.

I don't think they'll be using this in the catalog. :)

Aug 19, 16:07 by Bluejack
Ha! Good to see it there tho! Thanks for the ink Daniel!
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