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magCulture Live, New York 2024

magCulture Live, New York 2024

Tickets are now available for magCulture Live New York 2024, our annual celebration of magazine culture, on Sunday July 14.

Join us and be inspired by the people behind some of today’s most innovative magazines—large established brands, small indie start-ups, print and digital. Each will provide their own unique insight into the role of the magazine in contemporary culture, this year focusing on the theme ‘Voices of New York.’

Read on for full details


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magCulture Live New York 2024
Sunday July 14, 1—5pm
99 Scott
99 Scott Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

We have an exciting new venue for the event, 99 Scott. Set in a converted factory in Brooklyn, it’s a mixed use venue with plenty of indoor and outdoor space. Take the L train to Jefferson Street and walk five minutes.

Live and Livestream tickets are $90, or $80 each for groups of over five people.
We also have a student rate of $60, please book using your university email address. All ticketholders will have access to a video of the entire event for future reference.
For group bookings of over 10 people please email

If you can’t make it to New York, join us online to watch a livestream of the full session. Tickets available at the same Eventbrite link.


We’re finalising the full line-up but are excited to confirm the first names below. More will be added in the coming weeks.

Kathy Ryan
The New York Times Magazine
Kathy has worked in the photography department at the New York Times Magazine for the last 37 years, and was Director of Photography from 1987. She recently retired to focus on her own photography, and we’re thrilled to offer her the opportunity to reflect on her brilliant career at the magazine. She’ll be looking back at those 37 years via the magazine’s annual New York issues.

Alessandra Stanley and Nathan King
Air Mail
Co-editor and deputy editor respectively, Alessandro and Nathan will be revealing the inside story of the small weekly newsletter project that proved the naysayers wrong and is now a succesful fixture in the New York media landscape. As well a broader range of newsletters, they’ve launched their own branded news kiosks in three cities—the latest one in the West Village. How long before they launch a print edition?

Madeline Montoya
Madeline is a Brooklyn-based editorial designer who has worked across NY publishing, and is currently an art director at Bloomberg Businessweek. She’ll be showcasing her work for online magazine start-up Byline, the site that describes itself as ‘a whole new online’. Working to a print-like monthly publishing schedule, the Byline team have also produced two print editions.

Jackson Howarth
It’s Freezing in LA!
Jackson edits the groundbreaking British magazine about climate change, a magazine that aims to take detailed, complex and fascinating topics and make them accessible, engaging and exciting. He’ll be talking about IFLA!’s development and future plans.

Sydney Maggin and Maya Valencia
Phase Zero
Sydney and Maya are Parsons graduates who produce Phase Zero, a zine made from submitted work. Instead of using social media, each issue starts with a submissions flyer posted around downtown Manhattan. The result is lively, funny and chaotic with a distinct flavour of seventies DIY zines, and the pair impose enough editorial sense of self to bring together all the disparate submitted art and writing to make each issue a cohesive whole.

More names will be added in the coming weeks


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MagMagMag pop-up shop
We’re also returning to our regular Manhattan base at Vitsoe, where we’ll be running our MagMagMag pop-up shop. As well as presenting a selection of magazine favourites from our London shop to buy, there will also be a series of free lunchtime talks at their space (details to follow.) Swing by and meet the magCulture team!
9—13 July 2023
10am—6pm (12—6pm Saturday)



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What is magCulture Live?
The conference has been held annually in London since 2013. We have now organised eight London editions and four New York editions— plus three Zoom editions during the Covid lockdown.

What is it about?
magCulture Live is about the power of editorial creativity. It inverts the common magazine conference, leading with the creative side of the industry rather than the business side. We present the most innovative and creative work in magazine publishing, with editors and art directors uniting to share their thoughts and ideas. We don’t duck the big issues facing print publishing, but neither do we fall for the easy, negative narratives surrounding the industry. If you know the magCulture Journal you’ll have a sense of the scope and focus of the live event.

Is there a theme to the day?
We’ll be celebrating the creativity of the magazine industry, bringing together the publishing community for a session of creative inspiration. In addition, this year’s theme ‘Voices of New York’ will draw attention to how different editorial projects reflect the city.

Who is magCulture Live for?
The day is aimed at publishing professionals, design and journalism students and graduates, and anyone with a creative curiousity. The ability to develop an editorial voice is in everyone’s hands today via digital channels. Hear from leading editorial practitioners how they are handling this responsibility, and return to work full of fresh inspiration. Attendees have also included academics, teachers, brand designers, illustratos and photographers.

Who organises magCulture Live?
magCulture Live is produced by magCulture, led by founder Jeremy Leslie, who also MC’s the day. Our rallying cry is ‘We love magazines,’ which we express through regular reviews and interviews on our online Journal, by selling the new generation of independently published magazines from our London shop and online, a podcast series, and our live events.


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