It’s the last day of International Zine Month! Have you finished your 24 hour zine thing? Last summer I started a zine band in three weeks. We wrote and recorded 4 lo-fi pop punk songs all about zines, then played a show that closed the 2010 Portland Zine Symposium. We wrote a song about the 24 Hour Zine Challege. Go here to listen to it.
Did you know that July 21st is now International Zine Library Day? Well, Barnard hosted an event and the wrap up of it can be read here and a photo gallery of the event can be seen here.
What am I doing for the last day of International Zine Month? I’m going to a meeting for the Portland Zine Symposium! Today is the last day to get your workshop proposals in! Go here to do fill out an application.
I hope everyone had an excellent International Zine Month! See you again next year!
Zine librarians out of the Zine Librarian (un)Conference in Milwaukee,Wisconsin today have declared July 21st International Zine Librarian Day!
The (un)conference will also be streaming live today, so check it out!
- 2009 London Zine SYmposium.
I got this shirt on my awesome trip to the UK and France in 2009 where I met lots of great friends. I hope to make it back again soon for crucial hang out and drinking real ale!
It looks like the lovely folks at QZAP mentioned IZM.
Zine World also mentioned International Zine Month. They brought up a great point, this is the perfect time to show your zine love by singing up for the Revenge of Print! Revenge of Print was started by the fine folks at Atomic books in Baltimore and has been taken up by other fine purveyors of independent media. They were tired of people saying that print was dead and they challenge anyone who has ever made a zine to make at least one in 2o11. Read more here.
Also, if you are in Toronto tonight, the Orderly Disorder: Zine Librarians in Circulation will be performing. Go check them out!
Cherylsjournals talks about International Zine Month on her blog here!
24hour zine thing writes about it here.
Broken Pencil has written something about IZM and states that they are using the month to profile zine creators and zine events. Read more about it here.
I have also added more events to the event page here.
And in a bit of a silly display/celebration, I will be posting photos of me in zine related shirts for as long as my shirts last. I have been to 10 Portland Zine Symposiums and a dozen other zine events in 4 countries so I have at least 20 shirts. I’m open to suggestions of shirts to add to the collection! Check out my dailybooth here. So far the shirts I have worn are: a 2011 Chicago Zine fest, Queer Zine Archive Project “Zinesters do it on the photocopier”, 2005 Portland Zine Symposium.
Let me know what is going on in your area and I’ll post it!
I’ve been slacking on getting information up about this year’s International Zine Month. Let’s get started with some announcements!
Did you know there is a facebook page? Go here.
Both the Portland Zine Symposium and the Richmond Zine Fest are hosting 24 Hour Zine Challenges in July!
Richmond, Virginia 24 Hour Zine Challenge
Friday, July 8 at 6:00pm – July 9 at 6:00pm
Portland, Oregon 24 Hour Zine Challege
Saturday, July 16 at 10:00am – July 17 at 10:00am
and Etsy shop
is running a contest to spread the word about zines! Check out the blog for details!