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July is fast approaching and I have created A list of zine activities for International Zine month this year so get stoked! I'm going to make some posters today and send them out with Portland Button Works order or free for a stamp.

What are you plans for International Zine Month?

When posting online about International Zine Month use the #IZM2013

31 Days of International Zine Month July 2013

I LOVE ZINES WEEK!

1 - Sign up or sign in to WeMakeZines.ning.com and write about IZM and what you plans are to celebrate zines this month! Feel free to write about it on your personal site as well!

2 - Make a Top 10 list of reasons why your love zines, post them online if you would like.

3 - Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order from a zine distro.

4 - Reread your favorite zines and remind yourself why you love them so much.

5 - Teach yourself a  new zine skill: learn how to book bind, make a 1 page zine, photocopier art, etc.

6 - Check out ZineWiki.org and add your zine or update existing entries.

 

ZINE EVENT 6 JULY - Kuala Lampur Zine Fest (Kuala Lampur, Malaysia)

 

POSTAL APPRECIATION WEEK!

7 - Make or decorate some envelopes or postcards to get ready for the week.

8- Make a little flyer for your zine to send out with orders and see if other people will trade for stacks of them so you can all promote each other.

(beginning of Ramadan, Muslim zine friends can pick back up on August 8th)

9 - Write a letter to a zine maker that you don’t know.

10 - Send a care package to a zine creator that you do know.

11 - Make some mail art!

12 - Send your zine out to be reviewed.

13 - Zine Trade Day! Ask someone if they would like to trade zines with you.

14 - ValenZINE’s Day! Write to your zine crush, or write to ZineCrush.com

 

ZINE EVENT 13-14 JULY - Zine Librarian (Un)Conferencehttp://iczluc.wikispaces.com/ (Iowa City, Iowa, USA)

 

ZINE DISTRIBUTION WEEK

15 - Leave a zine in public for someone else to find.

15 - Promote a zine that you really like that is not your own.

16 - Send your zine to a distro for distro consideration.

17 - Review a zine online or write a review of a zine to add to your zine.

18 - Order from a zine distro that you have never ordered from before.

19 - Zine Shop appreciation day! Stop by a shop that sells zines and buy some zines or consign your zines.

20 - Free Zine Day! Give your zine away to someone!

 

ZINE EVENT 20 JULY -  DC Zine Fest (Washington, DC, USA)

 

ZINE LIBRARY AND ZINE EDUCATION WEEK

21 - International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library!

22 - Send your zine to a zine library.

23 - Make a 1 page zine. Here are some instructions.

24 - Organize your zine collection.

25 - Teach a friend or family member about zines.

26- Submit something to a compilation zine.

27 - Organize a zine event! A zine reading or a zine fair or fest or even just for friends to get together and work on their zines.

 

JUST FOR FUN WEEK

28 - Cook with a recipe from a zine or cook zine!

29- Post a photo online of you with your zine or your zine collection.

30 - Read some zines! Lay in bed and read zines all day if you can!

31 - Log into WeMakeZine and write about your experience or write about it on your own blog.

 

ZINE FEST 31 JULY - 1 August San Francisco Zine Fest (San Francisco, California, USA)

EXTRA CREDIT

-Read a zine everyday

-do a 24 hour zine (sign up here http://24hourzines.com)

-post your progress online on your blog or on We Make Zines

-Attend a zine event

-Draw a comic each day and release them at the end of the month

 

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completely agree!

Dascha said:

Hey! I'm still kinda on the challenges, I'm drawing a comic every day and try to do as much as I can...

But the forum here doesn't seem to be very active! Neither do the groups...

Anybody else feels like it's a shame that so many threads are dead in here?Now that the IZM is on, it would be really cool to for me to have some more interaction with other people who make zines online! Anybody has an idea where people are? Please don't tell me it's all facebook and twitter now :(

Day 31 - Log into WeMakeZines and write about your experience or write about it on your own blog.

Hi everyone!  We're at the end of International Zine Month 2013 - how did you find it?  What did you get up to!  If you want to reply to this thread with any blog links about IZM2013, I'll share them with my blog when I update tomorrow :)

I pledged to do every single challenge listed - unfortunately due to lack of planning I didn't manage to complete a few, but did most of them.  I also read a zine every single day this month!  You can read all about my experiences on my blog: http://spillthezines.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/International%20Zi...

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I'll admit. I've been busy posting other places and not very good at doing all of the activities. That's alright. It has been in my thoughts. I'm thinking about next year making it a sort of score card where you add your points up in the end because I seriously doubt anyone did ALL of the items!

SO, for the last day I have changed it to HallowZINE! This is a day to remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us. I even made a sort of silly shrine online where you can light fake candles for past zines and zinesters. http://nshrine.com/shrine/HallowZINE

Thanks everyone for playing along this year!

Although I did nowhere near the full list, I did get booted up the backside to do more zine things than I've previously managed this year. Printed 250 zines, got a zine exhibition up, and re-delved into my zine box which has reminded me why the things of zinery are worth attention more sometimes than the mainstream and the online. Thankyou paper people, you are ace and I am glad to be one of you!

awesome! :)

Michael Duckett said:

Although I did nowhere near the full list, I did get booted up the backside to do more zine things than I've previously managed this year. Printed 250 zines, got a zine exhibition up, and re-delved into my zine box which has reminded me why the things of zinery are worth attention more sometimes than the mainstream and the online. Thankyou paper people, you are ace and I am glad to be one of you!

Happy Int. Zine Month.

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