May We Have This Dance?


Prepare to do the Hippopotamus Polka this Saturday night.

It’s past midnight on Friday. Tomorrow, Saturday, is the Big Day – the launch party for Coilhouse, Issue 1 here in LA. Every muscle aches from scrubbing, sweeping, lifting, polishing, arranging. If my co-editors are awake, most likely they’re like me: an exhausted bundle of nerves, awaiting a night that we’ll all remember for the rest of our lives.

As much as tomorrow’s party is for us to celebrate finishing Issue 1, at its heart, it’s really a party for you, dear readers. We built you guys a photo booth that looks like a set from the kind of film we’d blog about. There are special-made bottles of Coilhouse-flavored wine. On the stage, a theremin awaits.

We’ll be short on blog posts this weekend as we run around making last-minute preparations, but we did want to answer some common questions that have popped up under various posts in the past week.

Is there a cover charge for the launch party?
Nope, it’s free. Wine/cheese/fruit/sweets will be free, too. There will be a charge for hard liquor, though.

Will magazines be sold at the launch party?
Yes – we’ll be able to take credit cards (note: the bar will only take cash).

I can’t make it to the party. Boo! How will I be able to get an issue of Coilhouse?
It will soon be available to buy here on this site, and we’ll ship to anywhere in the world. It will also be in stores, but we don’t have the full list of store locations yet.

Very, very soon, all will be revealed! There are a lot of surprises ahead – like the fact that there are actually two different versions of the magazine (and no, it’s not an alternate cover). But more about that later. For now, it’s party time.

Hope to see many of you tomorrow. Dress in your finest, bring friends, and let this be our treat!

122 Glendale Blvd. LA, 90026.
Party starts: 8:00.

16 Responses to “May We Have This Dance?”

  1. stefa Says:

    I’d really like to be there. Unfortunately there is an entire ocean between.
    Have a great evening! Hope to read soon about it :)

  2. Nicodemus Cain Says:

    Have a fun party and take lots of photos for those of us who can’t make it.

  3. DJ Velveteen Says:

    Craps! Can’t make it after all. A thousand miles closer than usual, and still so far away… I’ll be spending tomorrow pondering how I’d get from LA back to SF before 9 AM on Sunday. :P

    Have fun anyway! Keep posted on Coilhouse-flavored goings-on next week and I’ll be sure to investigate.

  4. Jerem Morrow Says:

    I WISH I COULD MAKE IT! Have a drink (or something just as joyous) for me, eh? I’m sort of beaming with vicarious pride over here, just seeing this come to fruition.

  5. Zoetica Says:

    I sprung out of bed at 8am, despite my intentions of catching up on lost sleep. No matter, I’ll be fueled by zestful excitement throughout the night, I’m sure.

  6. Vivacious G Says:

    I tossed and turned all night and peed numerous times. In the toilet.

  7. Tequila Says:

    My curiosity for what’s past the first issues cover is boiling over.

    It’s such a cool thing to see this all come into a glossy paper reality. Glad to have the opportunity to celebrate and get wonderfully buzzed with you all.

    “…a theremin awaits…”

    Oh now that I cannot miss!

  8. Caleb Says:

    Alas. Cannot make it due to employment. But how do I get some of the mags for the LA store where I work?

  9. Zoetica Says:

    Argh, we’d love to have you ALL there.

    Caleb, I love Meltdown. I’ve probably seen you there, for that matter.

    More re: distribution in the near future.

  10. David Atchison Says:

    I’m coming because Warren wants to go and I can rub it in his face if I go.

  11. Caleb Says:

    Excellent. Can’t wait to see it.

    Have fun tonight!

  12. el Says:

    Great time last night, thank you very much Mer, Nadya and Zo! Can’t wait to see the pix..
    I now have my very own copy Coilhouse issue 1 to covet, and i must say that every ounce of effort and passion you all put into it’s creation really shows. i’m sure i’m preaching to the choir on this one, but everyone must pick up their copy with all the speed that your mouse, feet, or conveyance of choice can muster.

  13. Brock McCoy Says:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/29503727@N08/

    A couple pics from the CH party. Yes, it was awesome. Thanks all for the incredible hospitality!

  14. andrew Says:

    @brock – good talking w/ you at the party and thanks for posting the photos.

  15. V. Blame Says:

    My lady and I loved what little of the shindig we were able to attend. We had to run off for a friend’s going away party in Marina Del Rey, but not before saying hi to a couple of folks, seeing the wonderful art and fashion, and taking a quick peek at y’all’s beautiful beautiful magazine.

    Well done, all of you. You deserve many congratulations.

  16. Sarah M. Hilker Says:

    Wow, what a killer night! The issue is fantastic and you’re right, I will remember the night’s events for a very, very long time. I cannot wait to see photos.

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