Hello is this thing on?
Hi, my name is raequel...and i do zines. i was a longtime reader and i really wanted to write/make zines since the mid 90's when i learned about them through Sassy and the long dead but not forgotten Factsheet Five.
i FINALLY did something about making a zine in 2003 when i started Childlike Empress, i did two issues of that before life happened and i got distracted by podcasting, i did the Triscast in 2005 as well i started a very short lived zine podcast called ZineVox.
i also did a zine featuring my original writing called the SysTris Reader, and a zine about being/doing podcasting before it got mainstream called SysTris Does the Podosphere.
i've been reviewed in different issues of Xerography Debt, and in the Nth Degree magazine (it's a geek fanzine if you care). also, stuff i've written was featured in two issues of Dig This Real, and i was among the spinster-viewees (spinster+interviewee) for White Blackbirds, a zine by a good friend of mine Katie from La La Theory.
i am so grateful this community is here because its totally cool that so many zinesters rockin it out around here, like a 24/7 zine fest in cyberspace...
please friend me, i dont bite!
Raequel aka systris's Blog
Posted on April 1, 2012 at 7:42pm
first off i have an idea...probably not an original idea but i was thinking about doing a comp zine about people in their 30s-40s-50s+ still involved with music or art subcultures... (Punk, Raver, Goth, Hip-Hop). i'll be 35 in oh seven days or so and i've been in and around the goth scene for...a long time.
Being in my mid 30s is kinda disconcerting... i cant be the only one going through a Scene-Life Crisis? i spent so many years building who i was… Continue
Posted on October 21, 2010 at 12:30pm
wow, this place continues to rock! i am so glad that i joined WMZ and that i have met so many new zine friends online and offline...but of course i'm still laaaammmeee...havent zined since last year. this year i havent been to any zine fests due to all my friends hitching up (five weddings this year! five!!!) and my job not paying me money to live a real life!
but i joined up with a Facebook group (probly another reason why i havent been 'here') and i have pledged to put out a… Continue
Posted on October 9, 2010 at 10:00am
for the first time in eight years i will not be at the Rotunda with a stack full of xeroxed goodness. this does make me sad BUT i have a good reason, a dear friend of mine will be getting married in central PA on sunday and i cannot miss this for the world! again, i do send my regrets that i cant hang out with my zinester peeps and to meet new people and read new stuff!
also, due to the fact that i have a crap job that makes no money to travel and no vacation time left… Continue
Posted on November 9, 2009 at 7:16pm
i'm home from the Richmond zine fest and i am still stoked about the great time i had! much love and hugs go to Nicole, Alex, Katie, Liz, the Gallery 5 crew, and many many wonderful zinesters from Richmond and elsewhere that i got to experience a fab weekend with...i cant wait for next year! or the next zine fest...if you excuse me, i've got to start writing down ideas and downloading fonts...yes, i am quite crazy!
i will update with pictures when i upload them… Continue
Posted on September 22, 2009 at 9:04am
hey everyone i met! it was great meeting you too...a lot of people seemed to want to take my year old zine, and of course i still have plenty now to FINALLY get the copies i promised to the contributors who really helped MAKE the zine what it is!
i will be furiously writing up the zine projects that ive had sitting in my head for up to TWO YEARS NOW...cause Richmond Zine Fest is coming!~! and of course i havent booked a bus or a couch yet but dammit imma be there!!!
if you… Continue