Oct 24, 2011
From staff reports
Backdrop Magazine staffers will host an event to celebrate their first release of the year at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at The Pigskin Bar and Grill in Athens.
The release event offers free food, music, games, and Backdrop drink specials. A digital look inside the magazine will play across the big screens until the event ends at 11 p.m. Although there is no cover charge, donations are appreciated.
The official release of the fall quarter issue is Tuesday, Oct. 25.
The event's theme is "Backdrop in Wonderland," which follows the cover story for the new issue titled "Queen of Hearts." It tells the story about a drag queen who performs in Athens.
"Our inspiration stemmed from the Red Queen of Alice in Wonderland who had a colorful personality throughout the whole movie. It also didn't hurt that Halloween is right around the corner," said Lauren McGrath, marketing co-director.
McGrath said that in honor of the "Queen of Heart" cover story, attendees have the option to play various card games while enjoying the new issue.
Backdrop staffers said they pride themselves on their ability to provide a quality magazine to the Athens community, and the future switch to semesters means more issues.
"It's a good opportunity for us to increase the number of issues produced per year, but the production schedule will be tighter and will probably overlap between each issue," said McGrath.
She noted however, twice the issues mean twice the fun and twice the release parties.
Backdrop Magazine* was first published in 2006 and was the first student-led print magazine.