We're a Semiprozine!
That was me, making an "announcement" for next year's Hugos. This year, we are eligible for the Fanzine category.
In case you can't tell, it's Hugo season—
Speaking of fantastic new features, we've got a few more announcements that I feel less inclined to put quotes around. Besides the amazing Search feature, we have a newly instituted Readers' Poll. We are looking to make some improvements to IROSF: so naturally we want to make sure that our changes will please our readers. To help us figure out what you would like to see, we thought that the best way would be to just ask you. Each month, we'll post a new question on something that we've been considering—
Next on our non-quoted announcement list, IROSF is hooked up for all your social networking needs—
Besides the Search feature and the "Share" buttons, you can also thank Bluejack for the ability to comment right in the articles! (It still takes you to the forums after commenting, but one step at a time. We'll get there.)
Finally, have you ever thought about buying one of our shirts from CaféPress, but then gone to the website and decided that the design was too boring and not worth the money? Well, we are ready to fix this problem while simultaneously letting you get even more involved with your favorite Fanzine-this-year-Semiprozine-next-year. (Smooth, right?) We are officially instituting our first-ever T-shirt design contest!* Design the shirt that you've always wanted to see up on CaféPress and submit it here or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by publication of our March issue (that's the first Wednesday in March).
* We understand that designers are professionals who should be paid for their work. No one should feel obligated to participate in this contest. IROSF fans who choose to participate understand that they are donating their time and efforts for the potential betterment of our magazine and the IROSF community and are in it to have a good time.