The Scope Magazine presents a tenth anniversary celebration Friday September 28th, 2012. from 9pm until 2am at the El n' Gee Club. Featuring performances by The Resident Alien Project, DIM, We Got Mouths, and The Weird Beards! Also featuring the art of Anna Braun, Krista Stan, Larry Ryan and Hula Hoop performances by Ashley E$$ence and Veronica Vixen! It's an All Ages Show with a $5 cover.
10 years! 2002-2012 were interesting and prolific years for Scope founders Christopher Kepple and Derek Olsen, along with longtime contributor and co-publisher Ian C. Thomas. Over that time they produced 68 issues before deciding to reorganize into a primarily online model. The Scope is the longest running and most prolific independent magazine of its kind in the southeast CT and western RI region.
What kind of magazine is this? One dedicated to an eclectic mix of news, opinion, art and humor. One which started as a protest paper against the Bush administration and evolved into a community of writers, artists, musicians, miscreants and various other missionaries of the mind in New London county and the outlying regions.
The new logo marks a new era for the magazine, one of boundless possibilities for new content and ongoing discussion. Creativity, whimsicality and conscientious, constructive cultural criticism are alive and well at The Scope.
After a difficult and sparse transitional year in 2011, the magazine reinvented itself online in early 2012 under the guidance of Mr. Thomas, webmaster Cheney Giordiano and a cabal of contributors made up of mostly new blood mixed with some old hands.
The Scope website is thriving and striving to continue evolving for another decade and beyond! This new combination of energies keep the magazine alive and well while they actively contemplate and conspire a return to print. Any proceeds raised will go towards this effort.
In the meantime, it's a party tonight!
(...on the night of September 28th...)