A few weeks ago, a dedicated group of SuperFans of Atlantic Records recording artist Straight No Chaser released the first issue of SNC QuarterNotes, a quarterly magazine written by fans, for fans.
The magazine was conceived by Shaina Eng, also the founder of the SNC Fanchat podcast, in order to provide a central hub for SNC fan information and networking through fan submissions.
In addition to the content aimed at enthusiastic fans of SNC, the first issue also includes features on other items of general a cappella community interest, including features on Pete Hollens, The House Jacks, and The Hyannis Sound, and a 38-song “Summer Playlist” of primarily all-male a cappella recordings.
The entire 40-page (free online) magazine is available at the SNC Quarter Notes website, and is published via scribd.
Okay, I’ll admit that if you are a die-hard fan of SNC, you probably already read this cover to cover (at least five times) by now, and possibly have ordered a hardcopy. But even if you’re (like me) not the target audience of this publication, it’s worth a read since the community hasn’t had a fan publication of this caliber in quite some time (if ever), and it is a great example of what a dedicated group of fans can do.