AFTN was 30 years old in August 2019, in it’s various forms. I’d love to see it going for another 30 years!
When AFTN started as a fanzine in Scotland in 1989, we made the decision never to run paid ads in it and we ran it as a completely non-profit making publication. In reality, it didn’t even break even with our costs, but everyone has a hobby that cost money and that was ours.
Moving on to the technology age, AFTN had never ran paid ads or had sponsorship on any of our websites and blogs. We’ve probably been idiotic to take that stance to be honest! The time came to address that and on this new AFTN website, we will run some appropriate ads going forward, but not to the detriment of your enjoyment or the navigation of the site (hopefully!).
Bringing you the coverage and content we do comes at ever increasing costs (for example, the hundreds of pounds a year we spend on hosting our podcasts and websites, the cost of new microphones, cameras, etc).
If you would like to donate and support the site, then it would be very much appreciated and certainly put to good use. Just click the Paypal donation button below:
In terms of what’s an appropriate donation, that’s up to you. No amount is too small and anything you choose to donate will be more than gratefully received and put to good use, you can be sure of that. The donation is set up in Canadian dollars right now unfortunately, so you get around $1.70 to the pound, give or take a few fluctuating cents.
Anyway, thanks for reading this far and supporting AFTN over the years. We plan to be around for a long, long time to come and continue to grow our coverage season, upon season.