Christmas Takeover '08 - list of guest editors

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| 98 posts

5th Nov 2008 at 3:00 pm

WLW - VR kicks ass!

VR kicks ass!

Well I am once again off to sun my rump this Christmas, so do you lot fancy doing all the work?

Yes, the second annual Christmas Takeover is upon us. Who knows if it will reach the giddy heights of last year, we can but hope.

If you fancy guest-editing your own edition, register your interest before November 13. Registration is by e-mail only as you'll need to provide an address to be a guest editor.

Again, you'll have to do a manifesto to start your edition, then you'll have to choose four letters to reply to.

Of course, for it to work we need people to write into all the guest editors as well. In the interest of Christmas spirit, please, play nice to non-VR folk.

You could say the 'Zine has had a near-death experience recently, so there are some top cheeses at Teletext taking more interest than usual in our patch of turf. Hopefully we won't disappoint!

To make things interesting, shall we have a poll afterwards for the best guest editor?


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Captain Mal Reynolds

| 11,852 posts

5th Nov 2008 at 3:40 pm

Captain Mal Reynolds - I aim to misbehave

I aim to misbehave

I'm up for this. Didnt get a chance to do it last year cos of college

oh college, how I loathe thee!
Mal: Appears we got here just in the nick of time. What does that make us?
Zoë: Big damn heroes, sir.
Mal: Ain't we just.

Insane Jam Sow

| 443 posts

5th Nov 2008 at 6:47 pm

Insane Jam Sow - Bill Bryson is my God

Bill Bryson is my God

Oh yes! I want in on this again!

Yes, my website still exists. Just about.

Rayanne Graff

| 74,981 posts

6th Nov 2008 at 10:47 am

Rayanne Graff - River Phoenix

River Phoenix

So do i.

Little Blue Fox.

| 4,256 posts

7th Nov 2008 at 12:14 pm

Little Blue Fox. - Hope is important.

Hope is important.

Please can I be WLW for one day too? - It was really cool and exciting last year.
I will send you an email really soon.

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It hurts too much not to try.
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| 98 posts

10th Nov 2008 at 1:06 pm

WLW - VR kicks ass!

VR kicks ass!

No more takers?
Last year's giddy heights seem a distant memory. We'll be lucky to get a week's worth of guest editors at this rate!


| 10,038 posts

10th Nov 2008 at 3:30 pm

Colin -

Ah, g'wan then. I was opting out out of "It's selfish to do it again", but if you're desperate for more people, I'm a people.
And maybe some old Teletext celebrity names could show up - It could be worth e-mailing Cedric or Mr. Biffo? Hell, maybe even Bamber Boozler or that guy from Maxïmo Park or Ian Huntley.

please, play nice to non-VR folk.

Now, that's a point that needs some discussion. I admit I generally prefer VRers' 'Zine presence to non-VRers', probably to the point of believing most non-VRers just don't get 'Zine. But that's romanticising its 'glory days', really. Hrm.

Insane Jam Sow

| 443 posts

10th Nov 2008 at 10:35 pm

Insane Jam Sow - Bill Bryson is my God

Bill Bryson is my God

Bloody hell, getting Biffo to guest edit an edition would be just about the best thing ever...

Yes, my website still exists. Just about.

Albi The Racist Dragon

| 7,432 posts

10th Nov 2008 at 10:54 pm

Albi The Racist Dragon -

I quite like the idea of this. Expand on this manifesto thing...



| 8,289 posts

11th Nov 2008 at 1:05 am

JM -

Yes, count me in again


| 8,154 posts

11th Nov 2008 at 9:03 am

wombat - Technically sexy.

Technically sexy.

Yeah, I may be interested given more information.

I am already an editor, except its of a law journal, so this will hopefully be better...
Southern hemispherical rat boy

Megazine Letters.

| 3,425 posts

11th Nov 2008 at 10:53 am

Megazine Letters. - You! Me! Milkshakes!

You! Me! Milkshakes!

Quote: pablomarmite
I quite like the idea of this.  Expand on this manifesto thing...

Everyone makes an introduction about themselves and all their 'ziney ideas for page one, but you can write all the things you really want to write. It is like a title page, I think. Please does it make sense at-all?
I have made lots of links for last year - I hope they are really helpful a tiny bit...

Squashed Strawberry, Hector's House.

Freshly Squeezed Cynic.

Vigilante Maelstrom.

Junior Minister.

Insane Jam Sow.

Little Blue Fox.

WLW emails everyone 4 megazine letters and you have to write all the replies.



| 98 posts

11th Nov 2008 at 11:46 am

WLW - VR kicks ass!

VR kicks ass!

As LBF said, your manifesto is just a paragraph/letter to introduce yourself and your edition. How you do it is up to you.

As for the guest editing itself, I'll publish the names of all the guest editors at the end of the week and invite people to write in to them. You'll probably get a mix of letters specifically for you and some general 'Zine letters if I need to make up the numbers.

Writing in to the guest editors is just as important as being a guest editing so hopefully no one will be shy on that front.

I'll email your choice of letters to you, then you'll probably have around two weeks to get your manifesto and and witty replies back to me. Then each guest editor will be assigned a day over the Christmas period. So, not actually much work required by the guest editors.

I do need to get the list of names together sharpish though, so anyone definitely up for it send an email to


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