PA in The Gazette

Protoculture Addicts and Anime News Network are mentioned in a newspaper article of the Montreal's Gazette (Saturday 2008/03/29: B2 “City Subculture: Anime fans have lots to choose from”) discussing the local fandom (clubs, stores & publications):

“One of those shows, Robotech, inspired Montreal’s Claude Pelletier to start Protoculture Addicts in 1988. It’s now North America’s longest-running anime magazine, and currently associated with Montreal-based Anime News Network, which publisher Christopher MacDonald describes as “arguably the most trafficked anime website in the world.”

MacDonald says Quebec’s anime and manga fans are lucky. Access to manga translated by producers in France and the U.S. makes Quebec “the second-best place” to be a fan.

“After Japan, of course.””
The full article can be read here.

Thanks to Al Kratina for the article.


PA#95 & new orders shipped (2008/3/21)

All new orders received between 2008/3/10 and 2008/3/20 shipped today, along with the last part of #95's mailing (small distributors & stores, First Class & Air Mail subscriptions, comp list).

Protoculture Addicts #95 has now been shipped or mailed to all distributors (on 2008/3/11) and subscribers (on 2008/3/18). Therefore, in most cases, it should be on your doorsteps or in your local stores by the end of the month.

Please keep in mind that regular subscriptions are sent by surface mail (unless you have a first class or air mail subscription), so subscribers should expect to receive their copies within a week in Canada, 2 to 4 weeks in the USA (within a week for First Class subscribers) and 3 to 6+ weeks overseas (1 to 2 weeks for Air Mail subscribers). Please don't email us to inquire about the status of your order until this shipping period has passed. Check this blog entry or our Ordering & Shipping Policy for details.

We are quite satisfied with this issue and hope you will enjoy it.

As usual, your feedback would be greatly appreciated. Please let us know of any sighting of PA #95 in your local stores, how long it took for your subscription copy to arrive or what you think of this issue, by e-mail or in the forum!

Have a nice Easter week-end!


Survey on PA#94

If you have read issue #94, you can answer a survey on what you think of that particular issue. That would greatly help us know what you think of the magazine and improve Protoculture Addicts. Thanks! [Link]


Update 2008/03/11

The upcoming issues and release schedule pages of the website have been updated.

PA#91 Now Available in eBooks Format!

PA91There is now a total of 43 issues of Protoculture Addicts available in eBook format from Drive Thru RPG! The latest addition is issue #91.

Click the image to order it from Drive Thru RPG with a special discount ($3.99 US instead of the regular eBook price of $4.99 US or the print cover price of $5.95 US/CDN).

Issue #91 (Witchblade, Wings of Honneamise, Death Note, Flag, Gedo Senki, Night Head Genesis, Pumpkin Scissors, etc.) is an excellent way to sample, at a great price, the new full color format of the magazine. It can also be ordered from Protoculture's online catalog.

PA#95 available for order

PA95Protoculture Addicts #95 is now available for order.

To get a copy you can either order it directly from us, get a subscription or check your local store. If they are not carrying the magazine, please encourage them to do so. Retailers can order it directly from us or they can order it from several distributors (our web page has a list of distributors that carry the magazine). Remember: the best way to support the magazine is by the word of mouth. Tell your friends about Protoculture Addicts and encourage them to buy it as well.

We have just updated all the information related to Protoculture Addicts #95 on the web page (click the links for details).

The magazine will ship next week and should be in stores by the end of the month.


New orders shipped 2008/3/10

All the orders received between 2008/2/15 and 2008/3/9 shipped today (excluding orders for issue #95).

New orders will ship with issue #95 (individual orders, subscriptions, stores & small distributors) later this week or early next week.