Sunday, May 18, 2008

Welcome to the Studium Magazine Blog

Greetings, all, and welcome.

My name's Dennis Nowicki and I'm the editor of this online hobby based magazine, or e-zine, rather. Studium is Latin for enthusiasm/study, which I felt was appropriate as the masthead for this endeavor.

This began in 1996 as a means of providing the then predominantly text based web with graphics and information related to the hobbies I dove into over the years. Each issue would cover three hobby topics along with an editorial. I was an active plastic model builder as well as a collector of coins and stamps...a somewhat nerdy explorer looking for like kind. I would collect something new, study it, then write an article about the field, both to inform and inspire. It's been a labor of love over the last dozen years, but it felt a bit limited. Thus, I decided, perhaps a bit foolishly with my limited time to expand the magazine to cover a particular topic thoroughly, including multimedia, games, references, links, podcasts, and a blog. The first new issue is done, dedicated to the Sherlock Holmes enthusiast. Additional issues are ahead, covering miniatures, Greek coins, meteorites and fossils, U.S. and world coins. It's a one-man show, so please be patient.

At any rate, I'm open for constructive remarks. Kindly avoid flaming as well as profanity. It's unnecessary and only creates animosity.



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