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International Zine Month!

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International Zine Month!

Time: July 1, 2012 at 12am to July 31, 2012 at 11:45pm
Location: The whole world!
Website or Map: http://www.stolensharpierevol…
Event Type: celebration!
Organized By: Alex Wrekk
Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2012

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July is International Zine Month

21 July is International Zine Library Day!

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During conversations with friends I found myself saying “Wouldn’t it be rad if there was an International Zine Month?” Which led to the question as to who who make it official. This was actually a silly question since zines are inherently DIY there was no one who would make it official, but I could Do It Myself. I decided to propose the idea on the We Mazine Zines forum and people seemed really excited about it. I figured to pair it with the 24 hour Zine thing would be a good idea and since that takes place in the month of July…. JULY IS INTERNATIONAL ZINE MONTH!

In the month of July I’d love for you to celebrate zines and independent publishing with people all over the world. This is not a spectator sport! I’m asking your to get involved!

Here are just some idea please send me more if you have them:

Set up a zine reading, a zine swap, a cut and paste party, a zine fest, or even a simple zine workshop at your local library or community center. Write a letter to every zine you read, leave your zine at random places around town like buses, bathrooms or universities. Order zines directly from the creator, make a shirt with iron on letters that says “ask me about zines”, make buttons with phrases like “zines saved my life” or “do you read zines?”. Send out zine fliers with your mail or leave them around your town. Approach shops in your town about carrying zines, donate to zine libraries…..

This website is a place for people to submit information about local zine happenings and I’ll post them in the zine events.

21 July is International Zine Library Day – Zine Library Day is an opportunity to celebrate collections of zines around the world. Use it to find an existing zine library, or as an excuse to start a new one in your community.

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Comment by Tom Hendricks on June 6, 2012 at 9:25am

For over ten years I have celebrated some of the best zines through a Zine Hall of Fame. During the festivities for Zine Month, I encourage you to pass the word about the ZHOF, from Musea Zine, and check out all the fine zines and zinesters that made the list. Did I get every one that deserved it? No. That's to big a job. But this is a start and these are well deserving zines.
Start here on zinewiki , then click on the list of inducted zines and zinesters and enjoy! http://zinewiki.com/Musea_Zine_Hall_of_Fame

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