Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A love letter from FAMA


Clay Jackson’s editor’s note in the February 2008 issue of FAMA has got us feeling all sentimental.

Really a love letter to the hobby itself, Clay relays his experiences participating in a recent Southern California Marine Aquarium Society meeting at an IHOP in Santa Ana, California. Several Marine Depot staffers were in attendance that evening as well.

What really struck us about Jackson’s article was his sincerity. He specifically outlines how FAMA intends to continue supporting the aquarium hobbyist. The following is an excerpt from his note, which you can read in its entirety here.

  1. Attending important national shows (ACA, IMAC, MACNA, etc.).
  2. Looking for opportunities to attend local shows and local society meetings whenever possible.
  3. Continuing a public discourse with hobbyists, wherever they might be, and asking them what they’d like to see in these pages.

Jackson invites club members to contact him directly if they want to share any interesting goings-on within their club or to pitch story ideas. This kind of one-to-one relationship with readers/reefers strengthens the hobby community as a whole and brings us all closer together.

We feel a bit like Seth in Superbad: we just wanna go to the rooftops and scream how much we love FAMA.

Too bad Human Resources nixed that idea.