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.

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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.