Greetings from sunny Southern California. I’m down here for the LA Zine Fest . The sun is bright and I, as a Portlander, had to buy some sunglasses! What is the crazy bright ball in the sky!
Ok, here’s some zine news:
-My friends and fellow Portland Zine Symposium organizers edit a monthly anthology/comp zine called, Stumptown Underground. It is a curated and themed monthly and they have just extended their submissions for this month. The theme is memories and we all have those, right? Why not submit something for consideration?
-Speaking of submitting… The Portland Zine Symposium is looking for artwork for this year. Guidelines can be found on the webiste. The theme this year is “Sea Of Zines”! Please make us something like a shark fighting a giant squid for zines or a pirate treasure chest filled with zines!
-Chicago Zine Fest has announced the line up of zine readers. Check it out! It includes my housemate, and Zine Thug creator, Marc Parker. I sure hope he gets his zine done in time!
-Also in Chicago: Quimby’s is hosting the Zine Olympics at the Chicago Zine Fest. Have you been training?
-And another thing in Chicago: Sunday after the Chicago Zine Fest will be ZOE, the Zine Organizers Event. It will be a day long event for people who organize and want to start organizing zine events. We will workshop and network and talk shop. More details to come.
-In sad zine news, Profane Existence will shut down its print operation.
-In odd UK fanzine news, fanzines were seized at a football match.
Zine Events this weekend:
18 – Feria de Fanzines (Santiago, Chile)
19 – LA Zine Fest (Los Angeles, California, USA)
I’ll be at the L.A. Zine Fest on Sunday, stop by and say hi! I’ll have some flyers for this site and lots of other stuff!
P.S. in internet land a meme has been going around about occupations and what people think they are vs. what they really are. My friend, Tara, created this one for zines.