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Fortean Times

Fortean Times is one of the world's most individual and best loved magazines. FT reports on the stranger side of life, delivering a heady mixture of weird world news and fascinating features. Open-minded, well informed and always maintaining a healthy sense of humour, FT is the only place to go for a sensible look at our mad planet.

David Sutton, Editor

The Magazine 

Described by Wired magazine as “possibly the most entertaining publication on the planet,” Fortean Times has maintained its reputation as the world’s leading authority on strange phenomena for 40 years. Launched as a labour-of-love fanzine in November 1973, the magazine has since grown into a much-loved newsstand title with a tremendously loyal core audience. Much imitated but never equalled, Fortean Times has attained genuine cult status over the years and is the first port of call for the rest of the media when it comes to subjects like UFOs, ghosts or conspiracy theories. Over the past decade, it has expanded its pagination and widened its remit to include greater coverage of popular culture, with a comprehensive guide to the latest in weird films, games, TV and music, as well as its extensive book reviews section. On top of the regular magazine, Fortean Times has also published a series of successful Magbooks (including the It Happened to Me! series based on readers’ own strange experiences) and organised the celebrated UnConvention events.

Now entering its 40th year of publication, the magazine will be celebrating with special issues and new features.

From cryptozoology to conspiracy theory, Fortean Times provides the most balanced, informed and entertaining coverage of the world of the weird and remains the premier paranormal title in the world market
    * Launched as a fanzine in 1973.

ABC: 14,279 (Jul-Dec 14)      * Monthly frequency (published 13 times a year).
    * A4 glossy, perfect bound.
    * Regarded as the global authority on strange phenomena.

With daily news of the weird, an archive of features and lively forums where you can discuss the world of strange phenomena with like-minded folks, Fortean Times is your guide to a mad planet. With 40 years of experience reporting on all things unusual, Fortean Times delivers the news you won't find anywhere else. We bring you the latest on everything from cults and conspiracies to alternative archaeology, historical mysteries and fringe science. Wide-ranging, well informed and always very funny, Fortean Times will change the way you look at the world.

The Magazine Reader

70% male.
Average age 37.
Average salary is £20,615.
Readers spend an average of £28 per month on both fiction and non-fiction books.
They purchase on average 5 books per month.
Just under half fall into the ABC1 classification.

*Source: Reader Survey 2009

The Website User

88% are male.
Average age is 37.
Affluent, with 72% in full time employment.
Two-thirds of users are ABC1.
On average they spend £32 a month on online shopping.
Most popular genres of DVD and/or videos are sci-fi (66%), comedy (64%) and horror (50%).
They go to the cinema on a regular basis, 19% going once a week and 36% going one/twice a month.

A Unique Advertising Opportunity Fortean Times keeps alive the ancient task of dispassionate weird-watching, exploring the wild frontiers between the known and the unknown. Fortean Times is the only UK magazine that has survived over the years while all its competitors have lasted only a short time. As a result, anyone who is interested in strange phenomena now turns naturally to FT.


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