The Fest will be grand. We will do the Craft show; I think it's $35 for a table, so splitting would make it a little more reasonable. Yeah, I figured Whole Foods was a no-go. I called to make sure and the guy said it's rescheduled for the 17th of October (I think), so maybe then. Looking forward to seeing you and getting lots more zines that I won't have time to read until December. Oh, Jack will be there for a bit. He's crazy, and big, and lots of fun.
Hey there. Are you excited for the zine fest? I am. I compiled a new issue of Pony Express and I've become obsessed with making fun accessories out of buttons while watching tv so I might bring some. Have you heard of the Philly Independent Craft Market? They run it once a month out of the 941 Theater in Northern Liberties. I was thinking maybe we could go in on a table in November? We'll talk Sunday. Maybe we can convince Sabrina to join us.
hey girl...you disappeared and stuff...i figured i'd join this thing to kick my ass in gear to start zining again..guess what..i've got my own apartment again! and a real job! we have to meet up soonish so i can tell you all about my life these days and i can find out what you are up to?
It's great. We should get together sometime and hang. Will you be at the Philly Zine Fest? Maybe we can chat then and make plans for an outing! I've been obsessed with Haikus lately, maybe I'll have to put together a little Haiku zine for you to distro:)
Hey Katie, the painting was done by our friend, Imogen Taylor, who also makes a comic called "Why Women Have Kittens" which we sell through our distro...(she's a New Zealander).. Yeah it's awesome eh! The girl even has a Sleater Kinney tattoo but I'm not sure if that shows in the picture.
Unfortunately, the first weekend in October is a bad one for me. I tabled at the Rotunda one time - it was summer, maybe 2004. It was hot, with maybe two floor fans to stir the air. An old man who looked noticeably out of place came by my table and told me he had a Baltimore story for me. "It was during my year and a half on the street," he began. From there, it quickly went to his arriving in Baltimore and quickly being picked up by the cops. "And you might think they threw me in jail, roughed me up," he said, "but oh no! They institutionalized me, jabbing me with all sorts of needles..." Naturally, it ended with his swearing never to return to Baltimore again. I tell you - if I had thought that son of a bitch had a computer - or typewriter - or legible handwriting - I would love to have had his story for SMILE HON. But alas, he vanished into the hairy, sweat-stained DIY hordes that morning...the one that got away.
Hi, Katie. Long Haul was raided at gunpoint on Wednesday. Property was seized (sounds like mostly computers), the warrant was provided after the fact and was vague, and the search lasted more than an hour and a half. The FBI, Berkeley police, and Alameda sheriff conducted the raid. They were looking for evidence that a felony was committed. If it had been conducted in a compassionate manner, I wouldn't be so upset, but it sounds like they really trashed the place--rather than asking for locked cabinets and doors to be opened, they cut locks. And the whole gunpoint thing was unnecessary--I don't know if that's standard. Also, something happened with their logs for who checked out what from the zine library. Long Haul really shouldn't have kept records of that stuff, and hopefully they'll change their policy about that. Anyway, I hope they get their computers back soon and recover soon. Even though I've only been there a handful of times, I feel personally affronted. I think this is resonating with a raid that was conducted on my brother's two residences a few months ago when he was arrested. I'm still upset about that. Thanks for caring. Sending more love.
Certainly will do. Red Emma's sometimes has zine/underground/radical press events, like this one, coinciding with the Baltimore Book Festival at the end of September. Atomic Books, of course, frequently hosts author readings and such. Also, if you're ever in the area, the Cockeysville branch of the Baltimore County Public Library (just north of the city) holds the system's circulating Zine Collection.
What about the Book Trader, or Philadelphia Record Exchange?