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Zine Event Organizers

Do you organize a zine event? A zine picnic? zine readings or a zine fest/symposium/gala/etc? This group is for you! Talk to other zine organizers about workshop, promotions, fundraising, getting event space, etc.

Location: on the internets
Members: 134
Latest Activity: Aug 1

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Baltimore Zine Fest 2014 1 Reply

Started by Don Barton. Last reply by Joyce Hatton Jan 28.

Zine Events at Home 2 Replies

Started by Michelle. Last reply by Michelle Nov 26, 2013.

What event are you organizing? 4 Replies

Started by Ugra Press. Last reply by Joyce Hatton Jul 25, 2013.

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Comment by Saling Pusa Distro/closed on December 16, 2009 at 12:24am
we're trying to organize a fundraising event in south texas.... its going to be an art show of sorts that focuses mainly on indie culture (zines, independent artists and music). any tips or ideas? or is anyone willing to donate zines or artworks that we could display and/or reproduce to be sold at the event? proceeds of the fundraiser will be used to organize more events or even co-sponsor other bigger events in out places... we goal is to foster the independent culture (which of course includes zines!)

for more info, drop me a line. =) we're still working on finalizing the details.
Comment by mujinga on September 15, 2009 at 3:47pm
nice one jimi! the brighton zinefest 2010 will be happening from february 18 til 21, check out http://brightonzinefest.co.uk/ for more details on venues and events...
Comment by jimi gherkin on September 15, 2009 at 1:15pm
check out comicsandzines.wordpress.com for updates on Alternative Press events and other news...
Comment by Philly Zine Fest on August 31, 2009 at 7:50am
Philly Zine Fest table registration is now open at PhillyZineFest.com. Also if anyone is organizing another east-coast event and would like us to post or distro flyers for your event, get in touch. Likewise if you have an event before 9/20 and would like one of ours, let us know. thanks!
Comment by NESS on August 24, 2009 at 2:33am
I'm trying to throw a zine party. If anyone would like to give some advice/suggestions I will send you some mini's and other stuff free free free
Comment by DIYzines on June 13, 2009 at 4:37am
We will organise the second Salon Fais-Le Toi-Même (DIY Fair) september 26th and 27 th in Lille (France) show us on www.fais-le-toi-meme.com.
we organise too a contest : the sueded clip !
Comment by Las Vegas Zine Library on June 11, 2009 at 12:27pm
I'm here in Las vegas. I decided to run a workshop on zine making to try and get people interested and/or connect those of us who are here. DIY right! Ive found tons of useful resources and what not online, but any tips ne one has would be great! It's my first time and well, I'm nervous. There was a zine fest here a long time ago(10 years!) that happened in a space i used to rave at, it was soo rad and is the reason i found out about zine making :) Does any one remember this? Have a table there? Or know of any zines coming out of Vegas? Thanks! This lil online community is super and helpful after just a week! Inspiring !
jeff
Comment by Philly Zine Fest on May 28, 2009 at 8:20am
Hi all, just FYI the date for the 09 Philly Zine Fest has just been announced, Sept 20 @ the Rotunda in West Philly. We'll have more info as it gets closer to the date!
Comment by Alycia on March 29, 2009 at 8:34pm
Riding Sarah's coat tails, I'm working with the Brooklyn Lyceum to create the NYC Zine Fest-expected to be late June 2009. Stay tuned for more details!
Comment by dylan coyle on March 6, 2009 at 3:42am
Hey LouLou,

I just started doing zine events late last year and i've learned quickly that a handful of great speakers can make an event. Set up some chairs by the stage and people will fill them. Buy a cheap projector (and make out a fold out screen of some sort) so you can promise the speakers they can show little slide shows with their readings. It makes the event seriously better.

I come from the music organization world, and this is way different. Its more about the artists meeting each other that making fans. I feel more comfortable in this scene already. I've struggled to integrate live music into the events and i'm pretty convinced a mix mp3 track list through the PA is all you need before and after the readings. I used to go to poetry events and knowing how those work helps a lot.

I also found some great cardboard shelves behind a video store they were getting rid of. I set them up for the zine's to be displayed/sold/given away from. If they are being sold, the price should be clearly marked and normally people will wait until that person finishes reading to buy any works.

A catchy name helps (we are the Papercuts Club) and centering around other events helps (like our unOfficial Wondercon After Party). Available drinks and food on site help too, so bars, cafes, and bakeries are awesome!!
 

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