We hear from a lot of people on a weekly basis wishing to write for the magazine. Some just like the magazine's style and want to be involved. Sometimes, they've already looked at our editorial calendar and have an issue in particular for which they'd like to write. And some come forward with fully fleshed out pitches or articles, great ideas, but not at all related to our calendar.
It is these orphan articles that cause us the most difficulty. You see, we're suckers for a great article, but we have designed, and love, our editorial calendar. It is the foundation upon which the whole of The Escapist is built. However, we have learned in our nearly three years of publishing The Escapist that sometimes it is best to have a little flexibility built into the mix.
It is this need for flexibility that has brought forth the recurring Editor's Choice issues you'll find scattered throughout the calendar. These issues, full of never-before-seen articles, are literally a mix of some of our favorite Homeless Articles over the last few months - and this one is no exception.
Rob Zacny discusses the importance of remembering roots when developing the future in "Excellence Never Goes out of Date." In "My Big Fat Geek Wedding," Lara Crigger stops in amidst her busy wedding planning schedule to tell us about how games will be woven into her Big Day. Jason Rohrer uses "The Game Design of Art" to explain that when it comes to games as art, it's all about the gameplay. Erin Hoffmann relates a story of loss, emotional and financial, in "Someone Stole My Magic Sword." In "The Art of Play," Michael Crawford visits Carnegie Mellon University to attend The Art of Play: Symposium and Arcade. Find these articles and more at The Escapist! Enjoy!