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What you need to know about BRM

The Blue Rose has been blooming secretly since October. The news broke two weeks ago that a new Twin Peaks magazine was ready for the world. John Thorne, 13 years with Wrapped In Plastic magazine, Scott Ryan, 6 years with The Red Room Podcast, would be the managing editors. Courtenay Stallings, 5 years with The Red Room Podcast, would be the associate editor. Rounding out the staff would be blogger Mya McBriar and artist Geneva Rougier. The magazine would be born on the day that Laura Palmer died, February 24th. All it would take is to launch a website, www.bluerosemag.com and let the donuts fall where they may.

The Twin Peaks Unwrapped Podcast has the full staff on their Feb 20th podcast. You can listen and hear how the project was born and what the articles are all about. (We did hold a few surprises back, so there is some fun stuff you won’t know about till you get the magazine.) But there are some things you do need to know about.

  1. It is available digitally and in hard copy.
    We went back and forth about how to offer the magazine. In the end, the readers are going to have the long term say. We want it to work so that we can offer both, but it will depend on sales. This is why we are not taking subscriptions at this point, because we aren’t sure which form the magazine will take in the long run.
  2. Pricing changes once it is released.
    Digital copies at Amazon and iTunes are $3.99 and our available now.
    Pre-sales for the hard copies are available only at our website. We are taking orders until March 14th for $7.50 (plus shipping). On March 15th they go up to $8.50 (plus shipping). We are doing this so we know how many to order for the first run.
  3. We will have a new issue every 4 months.
    We know for sure that on Feb 24, June 24 and Oct 24 there will be a new issue of The Blue Rose Magazine (BRM). We have had tons of questions on if the issues can come out more frequently. They might, but later. We are still learning costs, demand and the amount of time it takes to produce a high quality magazine. We want this to be a marathon, so we will pace ourselves. We may do bonus issues if we find that there is time and material.
  4. Can you help or contribute?
    Yes and yes. Mostly we need help spreading the word. We also would love to sell them in stores, so if you have a local comic book store, ask them if they want to carry us. Right now, we only have one store carrying us in Columbus, Ohio. Records Per Minute. Please post about the magazine, share and retweet. This magazine is here to celebrate the world of Twin Peaks. It is for the community written by fans of the community. Any and all promotion is good.
    We are taking submissions at thebluerosemag@gmail.com. Send us your pitch and we will let you know. Same goes for fan art. Right now, we can’t pay anyone, but we will promote your art, Twitter accounts and any products you have out there. The fun of a digital magazine is that we can link directly to your social media.

So head out to www.bluerosemag.com and place your order for the digital copy before 2-24 and the hard copy before 3-14. We will be shipping the hard copies on 3-24. We are hoping to cut this time down by 2 weeks for Issue 2. Remember we are just a start up company and are trying to make it in a world where corporations do their best to make sure the small guy can’t do something like this. We are here to say there is still a place for the little guy. If not in Twin Peaks, then who knows where. We are truly honored to cover a show that means the world to us, just like it does to you. We still aren’t over the fact that just like the series, it is happening again.

Check out Issue #1

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Watch a Promo for Issue #1

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You can order signed copies of the new book by Scott Ryan, thirtysomething at thirty.

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The book contains never before released photos from the productions staff as well as the script to the final episode that was never filmed, due to a law suit.  With essays from series writers    Ann Lewis Hamilton, and Joseph Dougherty, and actor Peter Horton (Gary) The interviews  are interwined to give readers the feeling of a show reunion that fans have been longing to have for the past 30 years. Interiews with Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Ken Olin, Timothy Busfield, Melanie Mayron, Polly Draper, Patricia Wettig, Richard Kramer, David Clennon, Mel harris, Scott Winant, Paul Haggis, Liberty Godshall, susan shilliday, Winnie Holzman, Dana Delany and many more.

Read the Press Release for the book.

Click here for KINDLE eBook version.

Click on this link to take you to the order form for a signed, personalized copy of the book.

Click Here.

The Path To The Blue Rose

I remember thinking it had been awhile since I had purchased a Wrapped in Plastic (WIP) magazine. This may seem hard to believe, but there was a time when you didn’t get all the answers from the internet. There used to be book stores and they sold magazines. I purchased all my copies of WIP from local book stores. But in 2006 when I was missing WIP, I went out to the internet, probably through dial up, and found out that the magazine had gone on hiatus.

“Well,” I figured, “I guess maybe I am the last person around who still cares about Twin Peaks.”  Did I mention that wasn’t the first time I was wrong?

Now 11 years later, another Twin Peaks magazine appears, The Blue Rose. It also will be guided by John Thorne and a partner. This time that partner is inexplicably me, Scott Ryan. Somehow in those 11 years, I went from collector to creator. Meeting John Thorne in 2015 was a highlight for me, in a year filled with highlights. I was so nervous to ask him if I could get a picture with him, but he generously agreed to it.

John & Scott in 2015

From that small conversation in the Tweed’s Cafe, the Double R Diner to you and I, a friendship was born. What he didn’t know was that eventually a project is born from every friendship I make. To me, starting up a crazy idea is like a secret hand shake. I think it was only a few months after meeting John that I began my campaign to bring back the magazine that I had loved so much. What I learned in the past two years was that you can’t go back, you have to go forward. The Blue Rose Magazine was growing already.

The cover of Issue #1. Photo by Becca Ryan

John and I have been working on Issue #1 since October 2016. We started a gorilla marketing plan on Twitter (@bluerosemag1) where we would tweet out fun little memes but not say what we were. We were planning on not telling anyone until February 24th and then say, “Boom, it is out there.” It didn’t quite work out that way. Our buddy, Twin Peaks Archive, found our link on Amazon and told the world what we were. I wasn’t prepared at all for that. I hadn’t even tested the website to see if it worked. Luckily, it did and we were out there for the world to discover.

On February 24th the digital edition of Issue #1 was released through Amazon and iTunes of The Blue Rose Magazine – Managing Editors: John Thorne and Scott Ryan. Shelly, get me some water, my socks are on fire.

I know, I know, you want that print version just like you got in the 90s. We want it to. We are taking orders from now till March 14th for the first edition in print.  Orders will ship out on March 24th. This way you can download the digital edition and then await your hard copy in a month. Not sure if in the future we will be able to release both versions on the same day, but for at least 2017 we will follow this model. After all these years, I still don’t know if I am the only one out there longing to read about my favorite show. I mean while I am writing this very sentence, eight new people just started another Twin Peaks Podcast, four people wrote books about it and I probably also started a new project. Things move quickly now. The Blue Rose is going to slow down and try to take you back to the days where you had to (and hold on millennials for the next word is something you have not heard of before) WAIT.

Let me be clear, BRM is not WIP. They are different entities from different people in a different time. We hope that the quality, care and dedication remind you of it and that you find yourself awaiting the next issue. Whether you choose to go the digital route, which will be $2.99 (which is the same price as the first issue of WIP), or the print route, which will be $7.50, we hope that you feel the love we have for Twin Peaks. We hope that you will know that we honor Lynch, Frost and all the artists that come together to bring us the town of Twin Peaks. I never take any of this for granted.

I know, I didn’t tell you anything about what is in Issue #1 and that is what you wanted to hear. I wanted to talk a little about what it meant to me to be able to work with John Thorne and try to carry the mantle of all the great work that is out there about Twin Peaks. Being a part of this magazine is a true honor for me. I hope the world greets the BRM with that spirit. To hear more about the magazine all of the staff will be appearing on the Twin Peaks Unwrapped Podcast the last week of February. You can also head out to our website, www.bluerosemag.com and read about the magazine, see the Table of Contents and place an order.

Check out the website to place orders and read about the first issue. Click Here.

Download the iTunes version, digitally.

Download the Amazon digital version.

Follow BRM on Twitter and Facebook.

Read the FAQ of ordering the magazine.

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Podcasts

This page is dedicated to Scott Ryan’s Podcasts.

1. Red Room Podcast

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The Red Room Podcast was started in 2011 with Joshua Minton. Josh & Scott cover serious talk about television. Twin Peaks may be the bread and butter, but this podcast covers all the shows that create art for television. The podcast mixes in interviews, panels and lists of the best shows. Guests have included Dana Delany, Glenn Gordon Caron, Todd Holland, Sherilyn Fenn, Charlotte Stewart and more.

Facebook, Twitter, iTunes, Website.

2. Big Bad Buffy Interviews

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Big Bad Buffy Interviews is co-hosted with David Bushman. David & Scott interview cast members, writers and directors from the 1997 TV series, Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Facebook, Twitter, Episode Guide, iTunes.

3. The thirtysomething Podcast

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The thirtysomething Podcast interviews the actors, writers and producers of the 1987 series thirtysomething. Co-hosted with Carolyn Hendler, this podcast has also done commentaries on some of the episodes from Season 4 which never  had commentaries recorded for the DVDS. Scott then turned these interviews along with many never broadcast, into a new  book, thirtysomething at thirty.

Facebook, Twitter, Episode Guide, iTunes, Book.

4. Scott Luck Stories

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Scott Luck Stories is a comic look at life in the day and age of internet, corporations and parenting. Scott tells stories with a comic slant. 34 stories are out there to entertain and make you think. Scott compiled some of these stories into an ebook in 2014.

Facebook, Twitter, Episode Guide, Book.

Director

This page is dedicated to Scott Ryan’s Directing

  1. A Voyage To Twin Peaks, 2016

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Scott is the director of the documentary, A Voyage To Twin Peaks. The 30 minute documentary is a look at 25th anniversary Twin Peaks Festival. Set locations, cast interviews and a look at why the fans are still loving this series today. This movie debuted at the Great Southern Twin Peaks festival in 2016. It also played in Seattle and London, England. It streams on Amazon.com.

Watch the Trailer:

The Red Room Podcast travels to the twenty-fifth anniversary Twin Peaks Festival with a look at the David Lynch / Mark Frost 1990 series, “Twin Peaks.” Hear the cast discuss the series, see the original filming locations, and watch fans get wrapped in plastic at the 2015 festival. This film captures the last public appearance of the Log Lady, Catherine Coulson. -Directed by Scott Ryan, 2016.

2. Meet Abby, 2013

Abby Credit is realizing she is spending more time plugged into Facebook, phones and Laptops than she is to the human race. She is watching her sister fall in love, her job be threatened and is struggling with the call of medication to get her through. Meet Abby is a comic look at how we are all alone the more we connect online. If you are sick of super hero movies, this “talk” movie is for you.

Stream Meet Abby on Amazon Prime.

3. Coming Soon, a Sequel to A Voyage To Twin Peaks which looks at the UK Festival as well as a Los Angeles Meet up. Coming in 2017.

Author

This page is dedicated to Scott Ryan’s writing.

1.  thirtysomething at thirty: an oral history

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Scott has an upcoming book called thirtysomething at thirty: an oral history. It will be released by Bear Manor Media on June 7th in hard back and soft back. Scott interviewed all the main cast and writers as well as producers, directors and guest actors of the 1987 series, thirtysomething. This book also contains never before released photos as well as the script to the final episode that was never filmed, due to a law suit. Scott combines all the interviews into one episode guide where you can hear the story of thirtysomething from the talented people who created it. With a Foreword by Ann Lewis Hamilton, an Afterword by Joseph Dougherty, an essay by Peter Horton (Gary) and interviews with Ed Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Ken Olin, Timothy Busfield, Melanie Mayron, Peter Horton, Polly Draper, Patricia Wettig, Scott Winant, Paul Haggis, Winnie Holzman, Richard Kramer, Dana Delany and many more.

 

Pre-order a SIGNED copy, personalized by Scott Ryan.

 

2. Scott Luck Stories (2014)

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Scott Ryan’s debut collection of 20 short stories explores the author’s own everyday misadventures of living in modern day America. From the trials and tribulations of corporate office jobs to parenting, Scott Luck Stories will leave the reader laughing out loud while following Ryan’s hilarious and offbeat insights into life’s unpredictable and absurd twists of fate. Based on the podcast of the same name, Scott Luck Stories have been rewritten for publication and deliver comedy gold while revealing a more poignant undercurrent that delves into the nature of family, relationships, and how we choose to live our lives.

Readers will find delight in this short story collection’s sage advice, whether it comes from a fast food chain or the bottom of a dirty diaper, inspiring them to see the upside of just about any situation be it a traffic jam or a job interview from hell. Contemporary and straightforward in tone, Scott Luck Stories are tales we can all relate to, yet it takes a gifted storyteller to reveal the humor that life’s worst and best moments deliver 365 days a year.

This e-book is on sale on Amazon.com.

3. The Blue Rose Magazine

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Scott is the managing editor as well as a writer for The Blue Rose. This magazine will be released every 4 months and will cover the Showtime series, Twin Peaks. Interviews with the creators, cast and crew of the David Lynch and Mark Frost’s series. Reviews, commentary and essays abound in this full color publication.  It can be purchased digitally from Amazon and iTunes or in hard copy form from bluerosemag.com 

Press Release

Scott Ryan Productions is a website that will house all of the projects by Scott Ryan. Scott is a director, an author, a magazine editor and a podcaster. You can email scott at Superted455@gmail.com and follow on Twitter @redroompodcast.

Here are some of his projects.

 

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Scott has an upcoming book called thirtysomething at thirty: an oral history. It will be released by Bear Manor Media on June 7th in hard back and soft back. Scott interviewed all the main cast and writers as well as producers, directors and guest actors of the 1987 series, thirtysomething. This book also contains never before released photos as well as the script to the final episode that was never filmed, due to a law suit. Scott combines all the interviews into one episode guide where you can hear the story of thirtysomething from the talented people who created it. With a Forward by Ann Lewis Hamilton, an Afterword by Joseph Dougherty, an essay by Peter Horton (Gary) and interviews with Ed Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Ken Olin, Timothy Busfield, Melanie Mayron, Peter Horton, Polly Draper, Patricia Wettig, Scott Winant, Paul Haggis, Winnie Holzman, Richard Kramer, Dana Delany and many more.

Pre-order the Hard back book Signed by clicking here.

Pre-order the Soft back book here.

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The Blue Rose Magazine covers the Showtimes series, Twin Peaks, created by Mark Frost and David Lynch. Managing Editors Scott Ryan and John Thorne (Wrapped in Plastic) will bring essays, interviews and commentary to world of Twin Peaks. The magazine will publish every 4 months. It is available digitally on Amazon. The magazine is available in hard copy at www.bluerosemag.com

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Scott is the director of the documentary, A Voyage To Twin Peaks. The 30 minute documentary is a look at 25th anniversary Twin Peaks Festival. Set locations, cast interviews and a look at why the fans are still loving this series today. This movie debuted at the Great Southern Twin Peaks festival in 2016. It also played in Columbus, Seattle and London, England. It streams on Amazon.com.

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Scott is the Host of the Red Room Podcast, which started in 2011. The Red Room is co-hosted by Joshua Minton. The two have serious talk about television. That new show that everyone is talking about? They are talking about it, too. The bread and butter of this podcast has always been Twin Peaks, but they have covered Broadway, movies and music. The episodes include interviews with Sherilyn Fenn, Dana Delany, Glenn Gordon Caron and Stephen Tobolowsky. They have listed the top 100 shows, covered The Wire, Fargo and The Sopranos.

Check out their website: www.redroompodcast.com

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Scott is the Host of the thirtysomething Podcast and Big Bad Buffy Interviews. These podcasts are interview podcasts with the stars of these corresponding shows. Carolyn Hendler co-hosts with Scott for the thirtysomething podcast. They have started doing commentaries on the episodes with the directors and writers. David Bushman is the co-host on Big Bad Buffy. They will be on a panel at Whedoncon in LA in May 2017.

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Scott Ryan’s debut collection of 20 short stories explores the author’s own everyday misadventures of living in modern day America. From the trials and tribulations of corporate office jobs to parenting, Scott Luck Stories will leave the reader laughing out loud while following Ryan’s hilarious and offbeat insights into life’s unpredictable and absurd twists of fate. Based on the podcast of the same name, Scott Luck Stories have been rewritten for publication and deliver comedy gold while revealing a more poignant undercurrent that delves into the nature of family, relationships, and how we choose to live our lives.

Readers will find delight in this short story collection’s sage advice, whether it comes from a fast food chain or the bottom of a dirty diaper, inspiring them to see the upside of just about any situation be it a traffic jam or a job interview from hell. Contemporary and straightforward in tone, Scott Luck Stories are tales we can all relate to, yet it takes a gifted storyteller to reveal the humor that life’s worst and best moments deliver 365 days a year.

This e-book is on sale on Amazon.com.