I was recently asked by one of my most favorite people on the grid, DanicaSaerwen, to be on the cover of a new magazine she’s involved with. Of course I couldn’t say no to her and I’m really happy I didn’t. The cover turned out absolutely stunning and it was such a pleasure to work with all of the people that are involved with Fusion magazine.
The owners of the magazine are Libby Farleigh and Brayden Thirdborn. The cover photo of me and the other two ladies was taken by the talented Polly Elan. I was interviewed by the sweet Ms Chaotic Monday. And finally, I feel incredibly honored to be on the cover with two very talented ladies, Winter Thorn and Samm Qendra.
Chaotic Monday spent about 2 hours with me one night interviewing me and asking me all sorts of questions. I think I shared a bit too much of myself, more so than I normally do. I’m glad the whole interview was not printed, lol, and I am pretty pleased the way she summarized it. I also enjoyed reading more about Winter and Samm as well. You can read the cover interviews starting on page 39, however don’t forget to go through the rest of the magazine, it’s really well put together.
I poked Libby Farleigh and asked her to share a little bit of info about the magazine and the first issue, here is what she said:
Fusion is owned by myself and Brayden Thirdborn. SL magazines have been part of my background in SL, I worked on ICON and Avenue on my original avatar. Brayden has been an enthusiastic blogger for some time now and has a background in photography also.
When starting Fusion, the primary concern was ensuring it was graphically and photographically gorgeous. Our goal for Fusion’s content is to provide fun, light-hearted and entertaining pieces covering the widest range of topics we can. We chose 3 people from such different areas of SL for our first cover for good reason, we want to appeal to as wide a range of resident as we can.
We owe major thanks to our team, and especially the three lovely girls on our first cover for agreeing to be part of such an unknown venture. Samm Qendra, whose voice is just out of this world, literally goosebumps inducing. Winter Thorn, What Next’s impresario whose original and remarkable quality creations makes me want to have a vacation inside her brain. And of course yourself, Strawberry Singh, photographer, queen of the bloggers (you can quote me on that!), one of the most recognised names in SL but remarkably humble and a true philanthropist, working to make Second Life a better place for all residents, current and future.
– Libby Farleigh
Thank you so much Libby for the kind words and for including me in your first issue. I also want to thank Polly for the stunning images, Chaotic for the fun interview as well as the rest of the Fusion magazine team. You guys did a phenomenal job and I’m looking forward to reading what you will have in store for the next issues to come.
Here’s how you can subscribe to and read Fusion Magazine:
> Subscribe Inworld
> Subscribe on Issuu.com
> Read the first issue of Fusion on issuu
> Cover interviews start on page 39
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> Fusion Magazine on SLX Connect