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kristism commented on Jenna Freedman's group Zine Librarians
"Zineklatsch - Gossip for and with Zinesters „Zineklatsch“ is an open space for all zine friends in Berlin. We invite all zine makers and zine lovers to a (vegan) coffee klatsch at the Archiv der Jugendkulturen e. V. (Archive of Youth…"
May 3
kristism replied to Ugra Press's discussion What event are you organizing? in the group Zine Event Organizers
"My name is Christian. I am a zine nerd since the early 90s, (co-)published several zines since then (Flatline, Pandora, ZineZine) and ran a zine distro called "Flatline-Imperium" until 2005. I also work at the Archiv der Jugendkulturen…"
May 3
kristism commented on Alex Wrekk's group Zine Event Organizers
"Zineklatsch - Gossip for and with Zinesters „Zineklatsch“ is an open space for all zine friends in Berlin. We invite all zine makers and zine lovers to a (vegan) coffee klatsch at the Archiv der Jugendkulturen e. V. (Archive of Youth…"
May 3
kristism joined Alex Wrekk's group
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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.See More
May 3
kristism commented on Bird's group European Zinesters
"Zineklatsch - Gossip for and with Zinesters „Zineklatsch“ is an open space for all zine friends in Berlin. We invite all zine makers and zine lovers to a (vegan) coffee klatsch at the Archiv der Jugendkulturen e. V. (Archive of Youth…"
May 3
kristism posted an event
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Zineklatsch - Gossip for and with Zinesters (Berlin) at Archiv der Jugendkulturen (Archive of Youth Cultures)

May 24, 2016 from 4pm to 7pm
Zineklatsch - Gossip for and with Zinesters (english version)„Zineklatsch“ is an open space for all zine friends in Berlin.We invite all zine makers and zine lovers to a (vegan) coffee klatsch at the Archiv der Jugendkulturen e. V. (Archive of Youth Cultures) in Kreuzberg.Since 1997 the Archive of Youth Cultures has been collecting more than 12.000 copies of different zines from around the world. It is one of Europe’s largest zine collections open to the public.At Zineklatsch you can find out…See More
May 3
kristism joined Krissy Ponyboy Press's group
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Over 40 and still at it

Are you 40 and over and still making zines? Maybe you just started in your forties or maybe you have been doing it for 20 years. Zine making is for all ages and all are welcome. This group is for people 40 years old or older who are making zines.
Jan 4
kristism commented on kristism's event Conference: "FANZINES - SCHAUFENSTER IN JUGENDSZENEN : Praktiken. Objekte. Perspektiven."
"Zine-Macher_innen müssen die 25,- € Veranstaltungsbeitrag nicht zwangsläufig berappen. Es kann auch mit gespendeten Exemplaren des eigenen Zines für das Archiv der Jugendkulturen "bezahlt" werden..."
May 14, 2015

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My name is...

Christian and I'm from Germany. I have been publising zines since 1992, all of them in german language. From 2001 to 2009 I resides in Berlin and since 2002 I'm involved in the archive of youth cultures. There I took care of the large zine collection. We have more than 20.000 publications ranging from Science Fiction to Perzines. Since 2009 I live in Leipzig, but am still involved with the archive of youth cultures. In 2011 I founded my own company called zeitläufer - an exhibition agency. I regularly write about zine culture, give lectures and so on. You can simply call me a zine nerd... Currently I am working on my p.h.d. dissertation about the international history of zines. Anyway... I'm very interested in international networking. So, whether you want to donate your zines for the archive of youth cultures (sorry, but we can't pay for them!), you like to discuss about zine culture in general or you just want to get to know me, drop me a line... I have to admit I haven't been here for quite some years. I kind of needed a break from zine culture. But here I am back again and still excited what's going on in the world of zines.

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At 6:36am on January 7, 2013, Lubomyr Tymkiv said…

We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. Any theme and format. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the blog http://zineshow.blogspot.com All works will be exhibited also in the gallery "tymutopiyapres" http://tymutopiyapres.blogspot.com is not a commercial gallery. Welcomed but not "necessarily" summary of your zine or about you or your creative work (this is necessary for further elucidation of the project and possible documentation). Zines for the exhibition please send air mail: "Zineshow" A/C 9875, Sadivnycha 19/1, 79038, Lviv, Ukraine.

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I am writing an article about We Make Zines for the upcoming issue of Zine World. I am trying to get input from folks outside the USA. If you are interested, please post a message to me and I will arrange to send you the questions.
 
 
 

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