a place for zinesters - writers and readers
My main hurdle is conveying the politics of zine culture in the particular region I live in
Hobart, Tasmania is a small capital city, isolated from mainland Australia. They are literally PARANOID of zines. I have the DIY workshop zines as a guide, but they are written from a punk DIY perspective. As much as I tend towards this angle, it's nt so easy to explain these tenets to a more contemporary audience; a post-feminist/pomo/third wave group of people, especially as zines have become more mainstream.
How do I explain the parameters of freedom and responsibiltiy, involving no intellectual property, the point of it all, to these people? its harder than you would think. a lot of people dont get it. i had a helluva time trying ot find somewhere to put my zine library for example. its all considerd a liability.
at my last workshop, this mainstream entrepreneur freaky woman turned up, and ended up trying to stop me from launching the zine, claming that the group had stolen her intellectual property. hence, explaing these parameters is really important.