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I live in Alabama. Which sucks, because there's never really been a zine scene of any kind around here. I seriously feel like the only person in this whole state who's ever made or heard of a zine. I'm wondering, does anyone know of any zine distros/events that occur on a regular basis in the southeast? Or somewhere where I can find out about these things? I've searched around and have yet to find anything significant outside of the East or West coasts.

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I was curious what I'd find poking around online for zines in the southeast. Not much, but here's what I came up with:

Looks like there was a zine fest in Houston in 2009: http://www.myspace.com/zinefesthouston / http://zinefesthouston.wordpress.com/

Check out this post about a project to build a zine collection at The University of Alabama: http://barnardzines.livejournal.com/74445.html

And some library with a zine collection:

And this page has some links to things related to zines in New Orleans (I didn't look closer than that):
Deb is in Alabama right now...she might know things going on in the south. And Sage and Sweet Candy Distro are in Georgia.

My name is Josh Burford and I am one of a group working in a project at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. We are putting together an archive called the "Radical South Zine Archive" that will collect zines by southern writers, zines about the south, and zines from southerners living around the world. Beginning in the spring we will have a ton of events centered around the collection that will include the opening of the collection, a zine making class for community people, zine readings, and many other things. We definitely have a zine scene here in Tuscaloosa and we would love to have you come and hang out with us. I look forward to talking to you.
I work at Linebaugh Library, which Dan C. mentioned. You're right, there aren't many regular zine events in the Southeast. There is Fluke in Athens, Ga., but that's more geared towards minicomics (http://flukeisawesome.blogspot.com/).

But: Another librarian and I are working towards organizing a zine fest in Nashville next spring. We hold zine workshops in our libraries from time to time, and we hosted Microcosm the last time they went on tour. There's also a collective in Nashville called Little Hamilton that sometimes hosts traveling zinesters.



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