FANGORIA Is Coming Back – in Print Form, Even!

FANGORIA magazine was the gateway for many into the larger world of fandom starting in the late '70s.  The publication ran from 1979 to roughly 2016, when the departure of then editor Ken Hanley, and no new issues published since.

Today, Birth.Movies.Death editor Phil Nobile Jr. tweeted the news that Fangoria is indeed coming back, and that he will be stepping into the role of E-I-C (editor-in-chief).

"#FANGORIALIVES," he ended his tweet with, obviously super excited.

According to Deadline, Cinestate (Texas-based entertainment company) has purchased the FANGORIA rights from previous publisher The Brooklyn Company.  The big news here aside from the obvious of the changing of the guards and installment of new EIC is word that the magazine will be going BACK to the form that made it a mainstay: print.

Deadline goes on to say that Nobile Jr. will be the creative director for the mag and other FANGORIA branded endeavors.  Dallas Sonnier (Cinestate CEO) is taking over as publisher, and apparently will also control 'all material from over 300 issues of Fangoria Magazine'. That's a pretty sizeable set of assets, not gonna lie.

Amanda Presmyk, Cinestate VP, will be heading the production of FANGORIA horror films, echoing the news that they're planning to use the FANGORIA brand to possibly produce movies and podcasts, and horror novels and stories.

Former FANGORIA contributors Tony Timpone and Michael Gingold are coming back to both consult for the new company and head their own columns. Shudder's Zack Parker is on board as director of brand management, joined by Jessica Safavimehr as Associate Publisher and Ashley Detmering as Art Director for the magazine.

Congratulations to all involved, we can't wait to hold an issue in our hands.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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