Welcome to the pre-launch, preview edition of HAMILTON CITY Magazine. We’re excited to unveil our new publication and website, and hope you enjoy celebrating Hamilton as much as we enjoyed bringing this to fruition. Admittedly, it’s been a long time coming and we really do appreciate your patience.
We are 100 per cent independent, proudly Hamilton and have been bootstrapping HAMILTON CITY Magazine from the ground up. And unlike most other media in Hamilton, there’s no deep-pocketed, out-of-town corporate mothership.
We’re launching this preview edition to support our crowdfunding campaign, which is now underway. We wanted to give you a taste of what to expect when HCM officially launches later this summer. So, this preview edition is a truncated version to give you an idea of the design and editorial content you can expect. Our digital presence will feature exclusive and expanded content – photography, videos and extended articles.
We cannot overemphasize how important this crowdfunding is to making HCM a reality. Without you, there is no us. After 18 months of dedicated work, we need your financial support to move forward. We hope you’ll consider purchasing a subscription through our Indiegogo link. We’ve curated some extraordinary, uniquely Hamilton perks – in-home concerts by a who’s who of Hamilton musicians, sports experiences, culinary delights and artistic works. You’ll get a once-in-a-lifetime Hamilton experience AND you help us bring HCM to life. We encourage you to check back often on our Indiegogo site as we have a few surprises planned throughout the campaign.
We’re targeting late summer for our inaugural issue. While digital will be our primary focus, we will publish a print edition six times a year. Our mission is straightforward: to “celebrate all things Hamilton” — the arts, our cultural diversity, our food and restaurant scene, our history and heritage, business and innovation, our people, social and urban issues, the local environment, fashion and style, events and more.
There are so many people who have helped us get this far – writers, photographers, local businesses, supporters, community leaders. You know who you are and we will recognize you in our inaugural edition. For now, you have our never-ending gratitude.
We hope you like what you see so far and will support our crowdfunding campaign. Together, we can create a publication of which we can all be proud. We welcome your feedback, your input, so please feel free to reach out – firstname.lastname@example.org and via our social channels – and tell us what you like and what you want to see so that we can make HAMILTON CITY Magazine even better.
The team at HCM.