Friday, September 5, 2008

Come Get Your Fill (of ideas of course!)

Here's your chance to get an inside peek at how magazines actually come together. Come armed with your curiosity and questions! (But leave the portfolios at home please.)

Our fall Pub(lications) Crawl is a day-long event where you will get to tour the offices of 2 awesome magazines (see the Tour Options below). We'll start with check-in in the Union Square area at 9:30 am (exact location will be given to you with your rsvp confirmation email) and then it's off to the offices! Which ones? Take your pick:

The Details:
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008
9:30 am - 3:30 pm (end time is approximate)
We'll start in the Union Square area, exact location to be given when you RSVP.

FREE for all SPD Student Members! SPD Professional Members pay $10 and all others pay $15. (Remember, it's only $25 to join as a Student Member. You'll have the chance to become a member at the event and then your entry will be free.)

Wanna come? You must RSVP by midnight Tuesday, September 23 by emailing us at In your email, list your name, your school, if you're an SPD Student or Professional Member, and your 1st, 2nd and 3rd tour preferences (choose from Tours A, B, C and D as described above). (More details on our RSVP confirmation emails here.)

Be sure to bring with you a photo I.D. for access to office buildings; money for your entry fee (if applicable), lunch and possible subway travel; umbrella/raingear and comfortable shoes since we'll be walking to the different offices; notebook for taking notes; and a bag since you will be getting handouts and probably magazines. Leave the portfolios at home this time ... we'll be conducting a Portfolio Workshop in early November where you'll have a chance to show it off.

The Fine Print: Space is limited so RSVP asap! Your tour preferences are just that; in other words, they are not guaranteed. Tours are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis ... so the earlier you RSVP, the better chance you have of getting your top choice. This also means that if you are part of a large group registering, you may not all get assigned the same tour.

Questions? Email 'em to us at
Illustration by Michael Camarra