EventDV – A Fond Farewell

In my tens years of running my own business, I’ve never seen a magazine quite like EventDV. One that felt more like a family rather than a corporate entity. One whose dedication to its readers and industry was as passionate. One whose editor, Stephen Nathans-Kelly, got so involved in knowing and understanding not only the industry itself, but the people in the industry. So it is with a sad heart that I write this blog post. This week it was made official that after a seven-year run, this month’s issue will be the last.

The video below from Stephen does the best job in saying what should be said. All I can add is this: thank you Stephen for all the passion and dedication. Thank you for caring. Thank you for seeing in me the potential to be a magazine contributor. I can honestly say that day you approached me at that videographers convention (you know, the one that shall not be named😉 ) to be a writer was a turning point in my career as a writer and contributor myself to this industry. I don’t know that this blog would be here today if it wasn’t for your gesture. Thank you for seeing in me and my wife the potential to write a book.

Thank you for all your support, trust, loyalty, and most of all, your friendship. This may be goodbye to the magazine, but it’s obviously not goodbye for you. I for one will be looking forward to the next big thing you do.

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12 thoughts on “EventDV – A Fond Farewell

  1. Wow, that is very sad. As a person knitting together a video business and finding his way around EventDV was a key thing for me, it was very inspiring and insightful. I agree that have done amazing things for the video world and they will be missed, the campsite is definitely in a better condition. I guess I don’t understand the magazine industry much, but it sounded like “Information Today” made the choice to shut it down? Regardless of the details it is unfortunate. So Ron, when is Dare Dreamer Mag going to publish it’s 1st issue😉

    Thanks for doing what you do Ron,
    Dan

  2. So very sad..this leaves us without a magazine about our industry…it was more that a trade magazine, as Stephen said, it was about us ..written by us. I know Laura loved her years as a columnist and will forever cherish it. A big shout out to Steve for bringing knowledge & class to the table. He quoted Bob Dylan in his good-bye.

    ” My heart is not weary, it’s light and it’s free
    I’ve got nothing but affection for all those who’ve sailed with me.”

    Well Steve we have enjoyed the long great trip it’s been….. thank you so much Smile You were appreciated and always will be.

  3. Ron, I think you summed-up many of my own thoughts about the magazine that was more that just another trade journal. Steve approached me the year after he approached you at the same convention and I have enjoyed my time writing for the EventDV community and working alongside some of the brightest minds and most exciting personalities as a columnist and then contributing editor.

    EventDV is part of my identity – the same way my own video production company is and the same way my local video association, the BCPVA is. So losing this part of my public persona is as much of a milestone as when, 5 years ago, I started writing for the magazine.

    I guess on the bright side, this change will give me more time to contribute to daredreamermag.com and a few other writing outlets but I will always have a special place in my heart for my time at EventDV Magazine.

    I too look forward to seeing what Steve’s next big move will be and I know whatever he does, he will create a community that values him as much as ours does.

  4. It’s a sad day for journalism and readers alike. I looked forward to every issue of EventDV and I’m sad to see it go. Happy trails Steve and best of luck in your new ventures.

  5. I’ve been reading EventDV and it’s past incarnations as Emedia and CD-ROM Professional since the mid 90s. Always well done.
    Hope Stephan is moving on to bigger and better things.

  6. Hi Ron, Thanks so much for the post and your kind words about EventDV. One of the great thrills of the last 5-7 years has been the opportunity to work with you and Tasra, both on EventDV and ReFocus. Your energy and ambition have always been inspiring to me. And thanks to everyone who’s posted comments. It’s gratifying to know that EventDV has had a positive impact on your businesses and filmmaking, and that it’s achieved some of the goals I had when I started the magazine. For those of you who asked, I’m still with InfoToday, talking about a new role and what new projects we might pursue. We’ll see what develops.
    Best regards to all, Steve

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