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over 30 and still at it...

A group for those 30 years and over that are still printing and reading zines.

Members: 310
Latest Activity: Aug 12

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Comment by Ericfishlegs on October 11, 2008 at 12:33pm
I know a couple of 40 or 50 years old guys who were labelled as "dirty old men" because they corresponded with younger zine girls. Go figure.

I used to find myself often wriitng about my masturbation habits in my zine, but I stopped when I realized that several of my readers were teenaged girls and it did make me feel a tad creepy to be exposing them to this. Plus quite frankly it wasn't exactly a topic anyone else really needed or wanted to know about.
Comment by Gianni Simone on October 10, 2008 at 11:05am
Comment by Andria Alefhi: Yes, though, I do feel that over 25 + writing zines = appearing old. I volunteer at Bluestockings book store co-op in NYC and a large percentage of volunteers are like 23 and under.

It is interesting how sometimes the zinester's age varies with the kind of zine s/he does. Quite a few people who are into SF, for instance, are in their 40s and 50s, even older. The mythical Terry Jeeves in Uk quit when he was 70 or 80 because of health problems...
Comment by Gianni Simone on October 10, 2008 at 10:56am
Comment by Andrew Culture on September 9, 2008 at 12:00pm
My god, I can't believe 30 is now a dividing line! I still feel young, well I'm at least immature!
Comment by Alex Wrekk on September 9, 2008 at 4:22pm
Oh, it's not a dividing line to me, I like to think of it as a badge of honor or a mile marker.


Actually some youngsters who should know better treat older zinesters as scum. I know a couple of 40 or 50 years old guys who were labelled as "dirty old men" because they corresponded with younger zine girls. Go figure.
Comment by Douglas Alan Waltz on October 10, 2008 at 5:05am
I'm 46 and still going strong. I publish something at least once a month and would like to get them out to a wider audience.
Comment by Gianni Simone on October 4, 2008 at 11:35am
I'm 44 fellas, please don't kick me out!
Comment by amyhprs on September 29, 2008 at 7:47am
I haven't put out a zine in a over a year, but I am still totally into it. ;)

I started my zine, Highest Population of Rock Stars, in 1995. It's been known as HPRS in more recent years, and there are 15 issues total. I also have another zine titled Pumpkin, of which there are two issues.

I'm 38 and showing no signs of my love and admiration for zines and zinesters waning! :)
Comment by lofipi on September 28, 2008 at 4:29pm
I've only just joined and I'm nearly ready for the 40+ group - yikes! Is there one?
Comment by Alex Wrekk on September 25, 2008 at 9:17am
I just wanted to say that I fine it amusing that this group has the second most people in it.
Comment by Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go on September 24, 2008 at 3:10pm
Just to clarify
Mrat = Margarat (44) +
Kim Riot (35) = GrrrlZines a-go-go
Comment by Lucky Sia on September 18, 2008 at 9:56pm
Well, I am glad to see there are more people who, like me, are older in years. I won't ever admit to being older in mind or spirit. I still feel like I might be 24, only creakier.

I have loved the idea of self-publishing since I was a kid. I used to draw a cartoon called, "Gisp the Ghost" when I was nine. I love reading perzines because I like biographies about real people. I like real things.

I am already trying to get my step-daughter (15), the exchange student I am hosting from Germany (17), and my oldest daughter (7) started on a life of zine making! Perhaps my five-year-old will become interested one day, if she ever sits still long enough.

The teenagers and myself will be making the drive to Boston on Saturday for the Boston Zine Fest. I am sooo excited!
 

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