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31 days of INTERNATIONAL ZINE MONTH – July 2022

it’s that time of year again (and yes i know i’m a few days late posting about it but since when do zinesters do anything on time???) i’m trying to follow the prompts on our twitter, but i’m already behind hahahah

by the way, Alex Wrekk the founder of IZM did a nice wee interview with DIY conspiracy about IZM2022 = https://diyconspiracy.net/alex-wrekk-izm22/

31 Days of International Zine Month 2021 #IZM2021

1 – What is a zine? Come up with a concise definition in your own words and share it with others.

2 – Zine Rewind! Re-read your favorite zines and remind yourself why you love them. If you’re new to zines, read a zine that is more than 10 years old!

3 – Look up upcoming zines in events in real life or virtual zine events that you can attend! When else are you going to be able to attend a zine event in a different city or even country for free?

4 – AmeriZine Day! Explore marginalized voices in the Americas. Buy, share, and read zines about racial justice and zines written by BIPOC (Black Indigenous and People of Color) from the Americas. Need a place to start? Check out Brown Recluse Zine Distro

5 – Review a zine: post it online or write a review to print in your next zine.

6 – Zine Pride Day! Explore LGBTQIA+ zines! Buy, share, and read zines by people of marginalized sexual orientations and gender identities. Check out the Queer Zine Archive Project

7 – What is a zine distro? Educate yourself of what zine distros are, how they operate, and how they pick zines to carry. Support a distro near you!

8 – Cook with a recipe you found in a zine! Bonus: Photograph the result and post it online or print it in a zine!

9  – Buy direct! Do you sell your zines online? Update your shop and post a link to it online so people can get your zines directly from you. or Buy directly from someone who posts a link to their shop.

10 – Write a letter or send a message to a zinester, just a quick note to let them know you appreciate what they do

11- International Zine Day! Buy, share, or read zines from a country different than your own.

12 – ZineWiki Day! It’s a wiki just for zines! Add to or update listings to the new and improved zinewiki.com

13 – Make up a zine superstition and share it (skip the 13th issue? Spin 3 times to prevent copier jams or avoid paper cuts? Your best friend has to read your zine before anyone else?)

14 – ValenZines Day! Give yourself some zine love in whatever way it means to you! read zines in a bubble bath? Buy some new scissors? Let your zine friends know you care about them.

15 – Free Zine Day! Offer your zine for free online or – if it’s safe to do so where you are – leave zines in public places for strangers to find and enjoy.

16 – Make a list of reasons you love zines and share your list with others!

17 – Make a flyer for your zine to trade with others, post online, or send out with zine orders and trades.

18 – Zine Trade Day! Ask someone to trade or swap zines with you.

19 – Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Tell people about your favorite zine distros! Order zines from a distro.

20 – Tell someone about something you learned in a zine. Start with “I once read in a zine that…”

21 – Zine Library Day! Search for a zine library in your area and make plans to go someday or contact them about how to include your zine in their collection.

23 – Check out a zine distro you have never ordered from before.

24 -Teach yourself a new zine skill like a new binding technique or how to make a 1 page zine

25 –  Send your zine out for review to a website or magazine that does reviews.

26 – Organize your zine collection. Post a shelfie online.

27 – Ask a zine friend if they would like to do a split zine or collaboration with you.

28 – Post online about your favorite zines!

29 – Take a photo of you with your zine or zine collection and post it online.

30 -Write a letter or online post about your IZM2021 experience

31 – HallowZine! Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us.

Throughout the month bonuses :

Read a zine a day

Do the 24 Hour Zine Thing (make a zine to your skill level in 24 hours)

Write or draw a page a day and then add a cover to create a 32-page zine-in-a-month!

TEXT VERSION COPIED FROM 2021 (tried to update it where i noticed differences but i’m sure i missed something.

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we’re back? our first in person zine fest since . . . the before times

ok so we’ve been here the whole time, just quiet. tinkering away at other thing (mostly knitting and watching horror films in bed) but we’re crawling out of hibernation and doing our first in person zine fest since february 2020. do i still know how to do this? we’re about to find out!

READERS AND WRITERS ZINE FAIR
SATURDAY 14th May 2022, from 12 :00pm to 4:30pm
@ Brixton Library, Brixton Oval, London SW2 1JQ
event page / facebook event / brixton buzz article

Join us for another zine fair at the library – local self-published, photocopied and cheap publications from zinesters, writers, artists and creatives will be on sale all afternoon.

There’ll be up to 20 stalls of fanzines and more that you can pick up, read, buy and swap.

Stallholders include the local Brixton Review of Books, South Asian punk zine WEIRDO, perzines from Vampire Hag distro, small press literature from 3 of cups and much more.

You can also drop off your zine to be sold at the individual zines table – so get out your scissors and glue, get to the photocopier and make that zine!

we’ve got some exciting new stuff happening, keep your eyes peeled, and if you see this in time and you can do it, COME SEE US AT THE BRIXTON LIBRARY.

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WEIRDO ZINE FEST LEEDS – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1ST!

we are going to be at Weirdo Zine Fest at Leeds Central Library this saturday! ♥ ♥

Saturday 1st February from 12 – 4pm
Room 700, Leeds Central Library, Municipal Buildings, Calverly Street, Leeds LS1 3AB, UK
facebook event

Weirdo Zine Fest is a self-publishing fair celebrating DIY cultural production by radical and marginalised people. Preference for tables goes to women, queers, people of colour, disabled people, trans people, fat people, sex workers and anyone who is otherwise marginalised.

This year’s fair will be held in Room 700, Leeds Central Library, between 12 and 4pm. There will be 30 stallholders, selling zines, art and merch.

Accessibility info is available on the council’s website here:
https://www.leeds.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/central-library.
We’re hosting the event in Room 700 which is on the first floor (near the art library). The art library has ungendered toilets and the whole library is wheelchair accessible. We’ll make sure there’s a quiet space available on the day, and there’s food available from the tiled hall cafe downstairs!
Please feel free to message me with any additional questions and I’ll get them answered ASAP.

The space for this fair has been provided by the lovely folks at Leeds Zine Library! Here’s some info about them:
Leeds Zine Library is an archive and reference library of contemporary zines. Browse through our ever growing collection of DIY publications made by local and UK zine makers. zines on a wealth of subjects including books, art, society and politics. Submit zines to Leeds Zine Library, Leeds Central Library, Calverly Street, Leeds LS1 3AB
@leedslibraries #LeedsZineLibrary

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WEIRDO ZINE FEST LONDON – SATURDAY 29th NOVEMBER ♥ ♥ ♥

we are going to be at Weirdo Zine Fest at Science Gallery London this saturday! ♥ ♥

Saturday 29th November from 12 – 6pm
Science Gallery London, Great Maze Pond, SE1 9GU London, UK
facebook event

Weirdo Zine Fest is a self-publishing fair celebrating DIY cultural production by radical and marginalised people. Weirdo Zine Fest has previously taken place in partnership with DIY Space for London, the National Trust and Leeds Libraries. This year we’re returning to London as part of Science Gallery London’s ON EDGE season to run an edition of the fair which focuses on zines exploring anxiety!

For this edition of the fair, preference for tables goes to anyone who has experience of anxiety, but as always women, queers, POC, disabled people, trans people, fat people, sex workers and anyone who is otherwise marginalised are particularly encouraged to apply!

WORKSHOPS:

The Infinite Label List workshop
Studio, First Floor, 14:00 – 17:00. FREE (booking required:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/on-edge-the-infinite-label-list-workshop-tickets-82203578115)

Since 2008 artist Cian McConn has been continuously compiling a list of words. Struck by the letters that people choose to “exhibit” in public on their clothing, he is interested in how the words we wear and the statements we dress ourselves in affect our first impressions. Adding a daily word to his list became a way to pour out his frustrations, desires and fears, thinking about what it means to be political, outspoken, disliked or judged, and claim some sense of authority over the social world.

A new iteration of The Infinite Label List features in the ON EDGE exhibition. In this workshop you are invited to participate in the work by choosing a word from the list, or adding your own, and hand painting it onto a T-shirt. The T-shirt will be yours to keep.

Pushing Through Imposter Syndrome
Ground floor: 14:00 – 16:00, FREE

A rotation of fun drawing, writing and speaking based activities led by Emma Falconer to boost your confidence in being creative and sharing your creativity with others. Suitable for all ages and level of experience. Drop in, and join in.

Anxiety is Political!
Common Thread, First floor gallery: 15:30 – 16:30. FREE

Anxiety can be a lonely experience. Join Charlotte Cooper, a psychotherapist working in East London and cultural worker, for a gentle discussion about tactics for handling and understanding anxiety, sharing what we know, and being together in solidarity. What are the social contexts in which anxiety arises and how could concepts like Neorecovery, Mad Pride and resources for accessing (free/cheap) therapy help? Anxiety and its remedies are political!

Admission
Entry to the zine fair and exhibitions at Science Gallery London is free.

Accessibility
All areas of Science Gallery are accessible by level access, by lift and by wheelchair. Wheelchair-accessible toilets are located on the ground and lower ground floor of the Gallery and the First Floor Studio. The Wheelchair-accessible toilets located in the first floor studio are outside of the main Gallery visitor access areas. Please contact a member of staff if you require assistance during your visit.

We will be using a room in Science Gallery London as a quiet space (location tbc closer to the date). This room will also contain zine making supplies to allow for people in the space to make things away from the busy zine fair.

There are both gendered toilets and accessible unisex/gender neutral toilets available in the building.

Further accessibility information is available here: https://london.sciencegallery.com/visit/accessibility

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swansea zine fest!

hey hey hey we’re gonna be at Swansea Zine Fest tomorrow! (and i’ve closed the distro until some time next week, when i’m back and have had the energy to go through to distro stock levels)

SWANSEA ZINE FEST

SATURDAY 12 – 5pm
Volcano Theatre, 27-29 High St, Swansea SA1 1LG
facebook event /// twitter

The second annual Swansea Zine Fest will take place on Sat 11th May 2019 in Volcano Theatre!

Swansea Zine Fest is a celebration of fanzines and DIY self-publishing. Come along to buy and swap zines and DIY publications from a range of creators from Swansea and further afield. Swansea Zine Fest will also include zine readings, craft space, free zine giveaways, and a chance to make your own zine.

· Free entry
· Fully accessible venue
· Open to all

A zine (pronounced “zeen,” as in “maga-zine”) is a self-published, small circulation, non-commercial booklet or magazine, usually produced by one person or a few individuals. Zines can include personal essays, political discussions, fiction, do-it-yourself tips, articles about music or movies, comics, poetry, reviews – anything under the sun.

We will be collecting donations on the day for Discovery, a Swansea-based charity that enriches the lives of the people in Swansea through volunteering. www.discoverySVS.org

Find out more about the zine fest on our website: https://swanseazinefest.wixsite.com/2019

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GLASGOW ZINE FEST 2019 + SOME NEW ZINES

we shall be tabling at Glasgow Zine Fest 2019 next week = easter weekend!

GLASGOW ZINE FEST 2019!

Saturday 20th April & Sunday 21st April
*11:00-12:00 – accessible hour
12:00-18:00 – open to the public

CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD Glasgow, United Kingdom
glasgow zine library websiteglasgow zine library twitter
facebook eventFULL ZINE FEST PROGRAMME

there’s lots of really cool workshops and talks this year, i hope i can make some of them this year (i always end up spending the whole day at my table somehow because either it’s too busy or i’m too lazy to move or both) can’t wait to see everyone there, and i have lots of new stock coming in for it. some of it even has arrived already, and i’ve added them into the catalog already. i guess technically these aren’t new, because i’ve had them in stock before, but let’s not be pedantic!

BACK IN STOCK = telegram #35, critical breakfast #1/telegram #38, telegram #39, telegram #40, telegram #41