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      Hey all,

      I used to have a lot of old Interaction/newsletter magazines but have no clue as to where they ended up. I think your current scanning project is an awesome idea, but I was wondering if there was a place where I could buy any of the issues. I’ve checked ebay several times but have yet to see them on there. I believe you are still looking for more issues too, I will get in contact with my dad because he may have some of the old ones. I will keep you posted.

      James

    • #20911 Reply
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      (re: Finding / buying old InterActions) Hey all,

      I used to have a lot of old Interaction/newsletter magazines but have no clue as to where they ended up. I think your current scanning project is an awesome idea, but I was wondering if there was a place where I could buy any of the issues. I’ve checked ebay several times but have yet to see them on there. I believe you are still looking for more issues too, I will get in contact with my dad because he may have some of the old ones. I will keep you posted.

      James

      James,

      I hope you can find them – every bit helps. I think between Brandon and I scanning, and restoring each mag, we should be able to get this project moving. They show up on Ebay every now and then – but it’s pretty darn rare, and it’s usually the more recent ones that show up. What I am worried about is the gap between the 1981 Cranston Manor issue, and the one I have in 1987. I am hoping that they took a break in between, because in my years of Sierra collecting I haven’t seen stitch of information on anything magazine-wise published 1982-1986 I think we are going to have to rely on Ken for the answers to that one. Keep hunting James!

      -Brad

      Hmmm… got me — I have no idea. My recollection is that we always published Interaction, but maybe not. We almost bankrupted at some point – but, I don’t remember when. We may have stopped doing interaction for a few years during this timeframe. We’ll see what people come up with. Now, I’m curious.

      -Ken W

    • #20912 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      (re: Finding / buying old InterActions) I also wanted to ask if anyone knew when the last interaction was published? I want to say the Spring 1999 issue was the last one, but not positive. Does anyone have any information on that?

      -Brad

      I have no idea … the company was sold in July of 1996. My brother, John, ran Interaction magazine, and stayed on for a couple of years after the sale – which would put the date in 1998 or early 1999 – so, your guess is a good one.

      The amazing thing is that Interaction was almost a break-even business. We received revenue from direct orders, PLUS, we were selling ads to our competitors. Between the two, we had almost as much revenue as it cost to print. I don’t know why they shut it down…

      -Ken W

    • #20913 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      (re: Finding / buying old InterActions) I have no idea … the company was sold in July of 1996. My brother, John, ran Interaction magazine, and stayed on for a couple of years after the sale – which would put the date in 1998 or early 1999 – so, your guess is a good one.

      Ken,

      Continuing with dates, can you recall any magazines/newletters published between 1982-1986 In my years of involvment playing/collecting Sierra I have never seen or heard of anything during those years. I know of a Cranston 1981 issue, and then my collection starts Vol 1 No 2 of 1987.

      -Brad

    • #20914 Reply
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      (re: Finding / buying old InterActions) This image was taken from “The Sierra Museum” link in the left hand navigation. I’ve circled the covers that I do not have.

      Sean: I think the bottom row-left is the 3 cars cover that you told me about Holiday 1998 (Alternate Cover)

      Brandon/Sean: I think the 2nd to last row-right is the Red Baron II Fall 1997 Issues that you both have

      Can anyone else say for certain what the other circled issues are? I am assuming Upper Left is Vol 1:1 or Vol 1:3

      -Brad

    • #20915 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      (re: Finding / buying old InterActions) Yes, the bottom row-left is the one I have. If I get my scanner hooked up, I will post a bigger picture of it for you.

      I don’t have the Fall 1997 mag, I have the Spring 1997 mag. I don’t see it in this picture. Mine has the Shivers game on the cover. Not sure what other cover there might be for that one. It looks like the second biggest article in the mag is on Sierra Pro Pilot.

    • #20916 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      (re: Finding / buying old InterActions) I used to have almost every mag. from Interaction. I got a free sub with every Sierra game I bought and since I owned every Sierra game for the longest time, I had a lot of mags. The unfortunate thing is that when I moved into my new house, all of my old mags got ruined by a water pipe burst (what a mess it was). Anyhow, I had trouble convincing the the insurance guy of the collectible value of these mags. He didn’t get it. I did however, get $400 for my ruined CM-64 Sound Module. I do still have a few collectables. I have some letters that were written to me from people at the company and a couple of promo items I picked up in the years. I’ll see what I can dig up when I get around to cleaning my basement. I would love to see some scanned mags and read some of the articles that I loved so much.

    • #20917 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      (re: Finding / buying old InterActions) Sounds good Adam, I’m adding you to my list of contacts for Sierra goodies, to archive in this project. Sorry to hear about your loss of magazines – that saddens me for you to lose them. I would be crushed, if I lost my Sierra collection to some disaster.. let’s just hope that I won’t ever have to worry about it. Thanks for joining the project!

      -Brad

    • #20918 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      (re: Finding / buying old InterActions) Hmmm… got me — I have no idea. My recollection is that we always published Interaction, but maybe not. We almost bankrupted at some point – but, I don’t remember when. We may have stopped doing interaction for a few years during this timeframe. We’ll see what people come up with. Now, I’m curious.

      -Ken W

      Ken,

      Well, I hope you can find out and/or remember.. this question has actually bugged me for years. Here is the Chronology as I know it :

      Sierra Newsletter (Beginning) – Vol 2 No 1 Spring 89
      Sierra News Magazine Vol 2 No 2 Summer 89 – Vol 4 No 2 Spring 91
      Sierra/Dynamix News Magazine Vol 4 No 3 Summer 1991 ONLY
      Interaction Magzine (stopped Vol/No count) Fall 1991 – R.I.P.

      My Summer of 1997 Issue shows a title/font treatment change from how the old Interaction Title used to be on the front cover, but that could have happend at the beginning of the year with the Spring 1997 issue.

      -Brad

    • #20919 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
      Participant

      (re: Finding / buying old InterActions) Heres a link with a bunch of the old Interaction magazines.

      Link: http://www.vintage-sierra.com/magazine.html(http://www.vintage-sierra.com/magazine.html) 

      Troy

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