I received the final issue of Realms of Fantasy in the mail today. First thought: They couldn't at least print something on the wrap-around mailing cover that says this is the final issue? Instead, we get the "Renew Early and Save!" message they always have. I understand they probably have a ton of these wrap-around covers at the mailing house, but it seems a bit dishonest to encourage people to renew when there are no more issues coming out.
Based on some of the complaints aired online about RoF since they announced the publication's demise, this is likely typical of their business-end practices. Everyone I heard from agreed with me that the editorial side of RoF was top-notch. But way too many people had complaints about how the magazine's business side was run. But I guess none of that matters at this point.