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NW Zine Fest news and dates for other 2015 Zine events

Did you know that there has never been a a zine fest in Olympia, Washington, a city of much music and zine history, but no zine fest! That will change this year when Olympia hosts their first zine fest in October! Do you know how you can help make that happen? Support their indiegogo campaign!

In other Northwest zine fest news, the Portland Zine Symposium will be held July 18th and 19th this year. Crucial information about table registration will be shared this week! Check out the website for more inf including how to sign up for the mailing list!

And in general, the zine event page has been updated. I’ll just post them here as well. Look at Florida! They have two zine fests this year so far! Good job Florida!

If you have an event to add to this list feel free to use the comment form in the sidebar! As always, the resources for Stolen Sharpie Revolution are only as good as the community that supports it. Thanks!

2015 Zine Events!

MARCH

14 – Sheffield Zine Fest (Sheffield, UK)

14 – Out to Sea Queer Zine Fair (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)

28-29 – Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo (RIPExpo) (Providence, Rhode Island, USA)

APRIL

4 – Glasgow Zine Fest (Glasgow, Scotland, UK)

11 – Pioneer Valley Zine Fest (Easthampton, MA, USA)

11 – Kazoo! Print Expo (Guelph, Ontario, Canada)

12 –Long Beach Zine Fest (Long Beach, CA, USA)

17-18 – NYC Anarchist Book Fair (New York City, New York, USA)

25-26 – Brooklyn Zine Fest (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

26 – Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair (Oakland, CA, USA)

26 – Miami Zine Fair (Miami, Florida, USA)

MAY

8-9 – Chicago Zine Fest (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

8-9 – Edmonton Anarchist Book Fair (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

16 –Chattanooga Zine Fest (Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA)

JUNE

6 – CAKE (Chicago, IL, USA)

JULY

18-19 – Portland Zine Symposium (Portland, Oregon, USA)

25 – Pete’s Mini Zine Fest (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

AUGUST

29 – Philly Zine Fest (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Dublin Zine Fair (Dublin, Ireland)

SEPTEMBER

1 – Gainesville Zine Fest (Gainesville, Florida, USA)

OCTOBER

TBA – Boston Zine Fest (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

3 – ABQ Zine Fest (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)

3 – Bristol Comic & Zine Fair (Bristol, UK)

24 – Olympia Zine Fest (Olympia, Washington, USA)

31 – Short Run Comix & Arts Fest (Seattle, WA, USA)

 

Updated Zine events page and some zines in media!

Check out the updated Zine Events page! Let us know if we are missing you zine event.

I had always sort of wanted this website to not only be a static resource page, but also an ongoing zine news site. It started that way but soon fell by the wayside. I set up a google alert for zines and still get them but I never seem to make the posts on the website. So, I’m going to try to start that again.

I’ve also considered having some other editors, especially from different regions so they can collect zine news and even report from zine fest. We’ll see how that works out. As for now, here are some articles that have made it into my inbox:

 

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Zine events update! Stolen Sharpie Revolution at the end of this printing! Brainscan #30

I have updated the zine events page as well as the zine event google calendar. Check it out.

I’ll be at the Chicago Zine fest and the Brooklyn Zine Fest. Come and say hello!

Also, Stolen Sharpie Revolution: A DIY resource for zines and zine culture the book is just about out of print! I’ll be reprinting in the next few months. So please, don’t go posting or buying overpriced and outdated copies on E-bay or Amazon or I’ll think you are a dick.

You’d do a lot better ordering the remaining copies from one of these fine distro:

Crabby Media

Parcel Press

Sweet Candy

or get it from my Etsy shop or my distro, Portland Button Works.

Also, here’s a little self promotion. I have a new zine out! Brainscan zine #30 is my 30th issue in 15 years! You can also get that in my Etsy shop or at Portland Button Works. It is 40 pages with 5 color Risograph prints on recycled paper.

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Geeting ready for International Zine Month!

I want to hear your plans for International Zine Month. I’ve been adding events into the 31 activities calendar. I’ll also be adding the activities to the google calendar. You do know about the Google Calendar of Zine Events don’t you? You can add it to your own Google Calendar and see when there are zines events all around the world! Let me know about your zine events and I’ll add them to the calendar.

 

Ok, a big reason I picked July for International Zine Month is because that was the month of the 24 Hour Zine Thing. I think it is an awesome project and everyone some at least try it. Did you know that you need to sign up to be counted? Go here and sign up to be a part of the 24 Hour Zine Challenge.

That being said, The Portland Zine Symposium is hosting their 4th annual 24 Hour Zine challenge. This awesome event is a fundraiser for PZS and works like a charity walk. You sponsor a participant (or participants!) and you only have to pay-up if the participant/s finish the challenge! If you sponsor someone for at least $10 you will even receive the zine the participant makes! I have taken part in this event for the past two years and have finished both times.  I will be participating again this year at this event that will be held at the new spacious Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, Oregon on 21 July. I would love love love it if you could help out the Portland Zine Symposium and sponsor me, Alex Wrekk, in the 24 hour zine challenge. There will also be live cams to watch our sleep deprived scribbling….and also so that you can laugh at us.

Spill The Zines, a UK based zine news site, reposted the 31 activities poster! So did 365 Zines A Year!

There is a new issue of Zine World out! Zine World #31 is available for you to purchase and pursue zine reviews and find some good new zines to read. The cover is really cool and looks like a hidden object game! Also, have you sent your zine to Zine World for review? You should do that. Here’s the info on how to do that including this handy form to fill out so they get all the details right.

This is an interesting article about zines libraries from a Library School!

And to sum all this up, here’s a cute comic about how trading zines is rad.

 

31 Day of International Zine Month!

Hey Look a whole listing of Fanzine Festivals in Europe.  I can’t say how many of them are active, but it is nice to see them all in one place.

We have about a week until the start of International Zine Month! Last year I took a photo of myself in a different zine shirt each day. Do you have plans?  Well, we have plans for you!

Derek and I at Portland Button Works have put together this 31 Days Of International Zine Month! We have activities for you to do every day if you are ambitious! I’ll be adding these to the zine event Google calendar soon.

Play along at home with 31 Days of International Zine Month!

1 – If you have an account on We Make Zines (A social networking site just for zines)  login to talk about International Zine Month. if you don’t have an account yet, start one!
I love zines week
2 – Zine Distro appreciation day.  Order something from a zine distro, or write them a letter or an e-mail telling them you appreciate what they do.
3 – Organize your zine collection. We all know you have stacks of zines by your bed, maybe you should look into doing something about that.
4 – Teach yourself a new skill: how to make a one page zine, a new binding technique, photocopier art, etc.
5 – Check out a different type of zine than you normally read. Why stay stuck in the same box, try something new. It might just surprise you!
6 – Re-read your favorite zines! We all have our favorites, why not sit down and read them again.

7 – Zine reading day! Host, attend, or participate in a zine reading. No zine readings around you? Read outloud to your pet!
8 – Try something new day.  If you draw comics, try writing a personal story.  If you write fiction, try non-fiction.  If you write poetry, try drawing comics.

Postal appreciation week!
9 – Buy some stamps, envelopes or postcards or make your own (envelopes and postcards, that is, not stamps.)
10 – Write a letter to a zine person that you have never written before to let them know you liked what they made.
11 – Create a care package to send to a zine friend filled with neat zine stuff (rub on letters, glue sticks, clip art, etc)
12 – make some mail art, decorate some envelopes, or make an Artist Trading Card.
13 – Send your zine out to be reviewed.

14-  ValenZine’s Day Write your zine crush (we know you have one!), or write to Zine Crush about your zine crush.
15 – make plans to make a split zine with someone.

Zine Library and Education week
16 – Leave a zine in a public place: tacked to a message board, on a bus, in a coffee shop
17 – Teach a friend or family member about zines.
18 – Send your zine to a zine library.
19 – make a zine flyer to send out with your orders and to trade with other zines.
20 – Host a zine workshop or zine party at a local library or community center.

21 – International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library! Start a zine library.
22 – Check out Zine Wiki! Add your zine or edit an entry.
Zine Distribution week
23 – Zine Trade Day! ask someone if they would like to trade zines with you.
24 –  Send your zine to a distro for consideration.
25 – Order from a different zine distro than your normally do.
26 – Review a zine in your zine, on your blog, or on your facebook page
27 – Look into consigning your zine at a shop that sells zines.

28 – Free Zine Day! Give the unexpected gift of a zine!
29 – organize a zine event, even if it is a small one

30 – Zine shop appreciation day.  Support your local zine friendly shop today!
31- Take a photo of you with your zine (extra credit if you post it online)

Extra Credit!
-Read a zine everyday
-take part in the 24 hour zine thing
-draw a comic everyday and release a diary comic at the end!

 

Zine Stuff!

Greetings! I have a few zine things for you this week:

-Wanna participate in an interview about Riot Grrrl fashion? (Zine related because Riot Grrrl and zines are inextricably linked in my head)

-Can’t make it to Paris? Want to have your zines on display in Paris? Send them to the Fanzines! Festival. I really love all the photos of the mail they have gotten!

-Do you have an event to add to the Zine Event listing page? Let me know! Did you know that you can actually add the Zine Event Google Calendar to your own Google calendar?

-We are 18 days away from International Zine Month! What plans do you have?