SPLICED Magazine Issue 01 Oct/Nov 2013 | Page 3

SPLICED MAGAZINE / ISSUE 01 EDITOR'S NOTE / IT HAS BEGUN It has begun Welcome to the first issue of Spliced Magazine! Spliced was created not only to fill a gap that we identified in the local magazine market, a lack of amalgamated pop culture content, but also as a passion project between three friends. We wanted to create a magazine that spoke to us, which brought together all the things that we loved most, and which displayed content that we were interested in reading. The name of Spliced Magazine reflects this as well, speaking to the hybrid nature of the content, a splicing together of all the things we love about popular culture, and the people and places that we think you should know about. There are so many untapped resources in our creative industry. People who perhaps have the talent but aren't necessarily known beyond their immediate personal and creative circles. We think their names should be out there, and you should be sitting up and taking notice. This is my first foray as an Editor, or at least one with a capital ā€˜Eā€™. I've occupied a number of different positions over the years, sometimes simultaneously, from journalism, to broadcast, lecturing and performance, and so when offered the opportunity to try my hand at something new, especially one where I could make editorial decisions, I jumped at the chance. LETTERS We'd love to hear from you, so if you have any comments, ideas or criticisms drop us a mail at [email protected] and we'll feature them in forthcoming issues of Spliced. Who knows, the best letter might even win a prize. Nudge, nudge. Wink wink, say no more, say no more. Spliced is exactly the kind of magazine I want to read. It crosses multiple boundaries and combines exciting contemporary content, with cult pop culture in the form of gaming, movies, technology and comic books. On top of that, in every issue we plan a lifestyle feature that highlights fashion, restaurants, festivals and initiatives that the team feel are worth your time. Indeed, on that note, we have recruited a shit hot creative team to work on this exciting venture. We managed to secure the creative juices of one of SA's most exciting up and coming photographers, an amazing Creative Director, as well as a young and dynamic editorial team that has everything going for them and who aren't afraid to push the boundaries. Push boundaries I hear you say? Is this a controversial magazine? Well, you won't find us necessarily going out of our way to be controversial, but conversely we won't shy away from a topic because people might not like what we have to say. At Spliced we say what we want, how we want, when we want, because this is life. People shouldn't be afraid to have opinions or to discuss topics that might be considered taboo. We're pretty sure you have opinions about things as well, so don't be afraid to drop us a line telling us what you have to say. Do you have an amazing idea for a feature? An opinion on something we wrote? A compliment? A complaint? We'll listen. We might not agree with you, but we'll hear you out. Life is an exercise in hybridity ā€“ taking the elements you like from one thing, combining them with another, all in an effort to create something new, exciting and inspiring for others, no matter your race, creed, colour, gender or sexuality. This is the Spliced Life. Come join us.? Pippa Tshabalala { Editor } 3