The next issue of Prism has been posted to the printers today, so it should be available for distribution to members by early September, well before FantasyCon.
One bit of good news is that the print run has gone up by 50 copies since the last issue, which shows that the BFS is doing okay at the moment. Let's hope its membership continues to climb. Of course, one important job to ensure that this happens isn't only by gaining new members but by ensuring that existing ones renew their membership. For that we need quality publications that continue to be published regularly, on time and without fail (which has happened all this year); that we keep up a steady presence online with an interesting and continually updated website (which is certainly happening); and by making sure that members don't fall by the wayside through neglect. We need to make sure that reminders - not one, but several - are sent out to members when their subscriptions need renewing. It's all too easy for people to forget to do these things.
I'm looking forward to this year's FantasyCon in Nottingham. It will be the first I've attended for several years.