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magCulture Live, 7 November

magCulture Live, 7 November

ModMag becomes magCulture Live!

We’ve got some news! magCulture’s annual conference championing the very best in editorial creativity, formerly known as ModMag, returns this November with a brand new name.

magCulture Live will take place on Thursday 7 November at Conway Hall in central London and we can’t wait to see you there.

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Limited offer:
Book your ticket now to receive a free copy of the brand new Eye magazine #99

After six editions of ModMag in London and two in New York, it felt time to take stock and re-evaluate the format of the day. We return to the same venue and with the same ethos, but this year’s London edition will see five key strands running through the programme: art direction, illustration, journalism, photography and typography, forming a framework for a day of talks with specialists taking a deep dive into each of them.

For this year’s edition we’ll be homing in on publications making positive shifts using print as a vehicle for change. Whether it be providing a platform for marginalised voices or taking on global warming through its pages, magCulture Live will dedicate time to editorial projects striving to alter the status quo in some shape or form. These are not throwaway magazines or ideas, but objects made to be kept, referenced and used to define a certain place and time.

We’re delighted to announce the full list of speakers for magCulture Live:

Bertie Brandes
Writer/editor, Civilization
Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff
Head of editorial, gal-dem
Martha Dillon
Editor, It’s Freezing in LA!
James Hewes
President and CEO, FIPP
Gert Jonkers

Editor-in-chief, Fantastic Man
Alex Morrison
Co-editor, Contra
Felicia Pennant
Editor-in-chief, Season Zine
Serge Ricco
Creative director, L’Obs (France)
Ariane Spanier

Art director and designer, FUKT magazine (Germany)
Jody Quon

Photography director, New York (US)
Matt Willey
Art director, The New York Times Magazine and co-founder of Port (US)

We’ll also be introducing audience Q&A sessions for some speakers, expanding the conversation and helping to get burning mag-making questions off of the audience’s chest. We hope that the day not only acts as a source of inspiration but offers practical learnings for anyone keen to jump into the world of publishing themselves. Make the most of the discount, students!

The magCulture pop-up Shop will be on site, packed full to the brim with our speakers’ work plus staff favourites and bestsellers from our Clerkenwell shop. A series of ‘Sidebar sessions’ will see workshops, discussions and satellite events taking place across the day. Stay tuned for updates!

We look forward to welcoming you to magCulture Live this November!

Book your ticket now

Group booking discounts are also available – email for further information

The ticket price includes VAT (20%) and Eventbrite fees.

All speakers listed are confirmed, but we reserve the right to change the line-up for reasons beyond our control. We’re unable to refund tickets once booked.

We’re grateful to all our partners for their support of magCulture Live:

And thanks to our media partners:

If you’d like to support magCulture live, we have plenty of opportunities to collaborate. Please email

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