Just realised I forgot to mention I’m doing nothing re: OBIR Magazine (or Polar Borealis Magazine for that matter) while I’m Chairing VCON 41. Gearing up and running a mid-sized SF&F convention (700-800 people) is simply too much work to allow for anything else. So OBIR is on hold.
However, VCON 41 ends October 2nd. I’ll probably crash for a week or two. Then start work on the next issues of both magazines. Probably get them both out sometime in December. Then, hopefully, back to a regular schedule,