stI keep finding more awesome zine things to share with you!
– Atomic books, one of the sponsors the 2011 Revenge of Print, has tallied over 2,000 titles printed last year! Over 1,000 people signed up on the facebook page and over 2,000 zines have been made! Take that, people say print is dead! Read more about it here.
-Another sponsor of Revenge of Print is Quimby’s, and they mentioned this site in the quimblog this week. thanks!
-Portland, Oregon zinester, author, and illustrator Nicole Georges is working with IFC to illustrate THE MOST PORTLAND THING EVER. It’s a bit like a contest where you leave a comment about the most Portland Thing Ever that you have seen and Nicole will illustrate the winner. Check it out!
-Also in Portland: The 12th annual Portland Zine Symposium will be 11-12 August 2012. The website has not yet been updated because there is no new artwork yet (and tabling is not open either, FYI)! The Portland Zine Symposium is looking for your artwork to grace the website, t-shirts, posters, stickers and more. The theme this year is “Sea of Zines” So there should be lots of cephalopods reading zines, pirates with zine booty, or a shark trying to eat a zine reader on a surf board. Deadline for artwork is 25 February and details can be found on the website.
-And another thing in Portland: The Independent Publishing Resource Center is moving across the river to the east side! Since 1996 the IPRC has been located in an office building in Downtown Portland. After shuffling around the building and expanding into other offices there over the years, it has just grown too big. The move across the river to 1001 SE Division quadruples the space for more ziney goodness! Stay tuned for more news about the move!
Canada Corner! (I couldn’t help myself, sorry)
-Speaking of moving: The Robert’s Street Social Center in Halifax ,Nova Scotia, Canada has lost their lease on Robert’s Street. They are looking for a new space in the North End. I’m particularly sad about this because I had the opportunity to be a resident with the Anchor Archive zine residency program in 2009. I know they will end up on their feet and I wish them well!
-Amber, of Fight Boredom zine distro and Culture Slut zine, was interviewed in this Montreal article about Fighting Boredom. I really dig the thought that “only boring people are boring”.
-I was contacted by the people from XSPACE Cultural Center in Toronto that they are having a BINGO fundraiser on 17 February and that they are accepting zine submissions for their zine library!
Zine Events this weekend:
12 – Festival of the Photocopier Zine Fair (Melbourne, Australia)
12 – Bristol Radical Zine Fest (Bristol, UK)
Do you have zine related news? Drop me a comment to the right and I’ll try to get it posted! —————>