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Greetings Wyrdians! 

The next phase of Wyrd Daze is afoot - veteran Wyrdians will discern that this will be Wyrd Daze level/version 3.

First there was the original limited print issue, released October 31st 2012. Next came 12 issues of L.1 of the digital zine, followed by 6 issues at L.2. Recently there was the Wyrd Daze in Quebec special, and now we're getting back to basics. 

Wyrd Daze is the multimedia zine of speculative fiction and extraordinary art, music, & writing. The forthcoming issue will be called Wyrd Daze One.

I'm very pleased to announce that Hookland is coming back to Wyrd Daze! Since its beginning in Issue 1 of Wyrd Daze, The Phoenix Guide to Strange England: Hookland has gained cult status. Recalled by author and landscape punk David Southwell, Hookland has gained quite a following on Twitter as @HooklandGuide - now there are several artists, musicians, and writers who dip their creative nibs on those wyrd shores. Such was the vision of David, who is currently refining his "Hookland Bible" which will act as the sandbox so that anyone who wishes to venture forth into Hookland, via any medium, may do so.

There will be more of the
Hookland Guide coming to future issues of Wyrd Daze, as well as archival audio from Hookland Free Radio. Watch this space! 

"But wait", I hear the uninitiated say: "What exactly is Hookland?" 

David himself had this to say:

"Hookland is in part a response to the weird, the paranormal content in culture when I was growing up in 1970s. In many ways I look at Hookland as an act of re-enchantment, a putting back all the weirdness edited out by the modern world. I grew up caught between space-age dreams and the last gasp of hippy culture where the main BBC news moved from reports of IRA bombs to reports of UFOs or poltergeists. Where documentaries about ancient aliens or witchcraft were shown on prime-time without sneering. The 70s were a high-water mark for weirdness. A strange, febrile time to be a child exposed to the psychic chaff of the mass media.

Hookland is also creating a haunted space that anyone could play in. As authors, we often create spaces where we want others to feel they have lived, but then deny them permission to stay. Permission to build and explore in their own way. It is an open, shared universe to explore those connections between place and our sometimes forgotten myth-circuits."

And if that doesn't answer all your questions, there's always this:

Wyrd Daze One is coming soon.

There's a new Wyrd Daze Facbook Group!

 I wish you all the wyrdest of dreams...
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