Monday, July 15, 2013

Retropolitan Magazine's Final Print Issue July, 2013 in Second Life After an Impressive 5 Year Run

The final chapters have been written with the July issues of Retropolitan Magazine in Second Life.
Visit the Retropolitan office located across from the always impressive 1920's Berlin sim by Old World Prims, to see copies of all the magazines and obtain additional information here:

Official web site here:
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Retropolitan  2008-2013 - THE monthly place to find your Retro Style, beyond the usual worldview.,  founded by Phideaux Mayo
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Fashion, Lifestyle, Menswear, Locales, More.
Featuring some of the best of SL from the 1920's, 30's , 40's thru the 70's.  
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Phideaux put together this impressive monthly magazine for 5 years featuring much of the best SL has to offer in all things retro and has had a wide readership with some very qualified journalists and photographers. Huge kudos to Phi! It is informative and entertaining and it's sad to see it come to an end for now, but it's understandable Phi may need a break from this ongoing commitment.  Phi is a busy person in SL and continues with her music career.  She can often be heard singing around the grid and regularly at Flashman's here:
You can check also check out Phi's singing at the Trax listening center and her booth is toward the ocean side entry, Trax is also a very cool to place to visit to hear all your favorite SL musicians in one place.  Visit here:
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One of my favorite features in the Retropolitan magazine is one I've blogged here before: "The Adventures of Bel and Soni: Unleashed Dreams, A Steampunk Tale of Untimely Significance".   My friend Sonicity Fitzroy who writes for Retropolitan Magazine in SL began writing a serial drama last February 2012 as an exclusive to Retropolitan with all rights reserved to Sonicity Fitzroy and Lowe Runo Productions.   Each month since then a new chapter has graced the pages of the magazine.  The two heroines are growing up much faster than is natural by crossing over into the as yet mysterious realm 13.  This creative and exciting story has fresh twists and turns each week with past steampunk, present, and futuristic aspects all woven in.  Soni is a RL published author taking her writing skills to a different level with this fiction chapter story.  Belinda provides many of the photos to compliment this great team effort between the SL partners.  In their closing chapter with their thanks to The Retropolitan magazine, they expressed plans to continue the story with a published book including some of the story that has graced the pages of Retropolitan and continuing with their conclusion around the end of this year. 
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The magazine carried regular advertisements, featured some great articles on various topics from retro hair in SL to impressive sims, stores, persons, and included humor, stories, and so much more.
Another interesting fact, at least to me, is that I can proudly say I guest wrote a few articles in the past for Retroopolitan.  It's sad to see it come to a close, but will be a great memory of a outstanding and well read and respected SL production.  Be sure to take the links and check it out of you have not had the opportunity yet.  The content will always be worthy of review.  Thank you Phideaux!

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