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At 11:30am 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.

At 5:44am on October 3, 2010, Stephanos said…
ooops forgot to mention that its UK in the address, though I'm sure you probably worked that out
At 5:42am on October 3, 2010, Stephanos said…
(Paypal wouldn't let me write over 300 characters...)

Hey Ciara
I reckon £2 is more than reasonable for such a mammoth sounding zine! I've picked up both of the previous issues from Tukru I think (couldn't think who else may have had them...Lizzy marching stars maybe?) and enjoyed them; so lets see if it can be made into a hatrick! Will be interesting to read the split side as I haven't come across it before. Anyhoo have paypaled you as a gift so that they dont go thieving money from you. Looking forward to reading it:)
At 2:30pm on September 8, 2010, Jillian McGrath said…
Hello Ciara! I run Honey Flow Distro, a small zine and book distro currently operating out of Providence, RI. Its been on hiatus most of the year, but I'm in the process of restocking and getting my website up in running- hopefully in time for the Philly and Richmond zine fests, as well as The Fest in Gainesville. While on tour last summer, I picked up a copy of Love Letters to Monsters #2 in Boston and really loved it. I was wondering if you had 3 or 4 copies I'd be able to purchase to sell in the distro? I'm most easily reached at honeyflowdistro@gmail.com. Thanks and hope to hear from you!

At 5:48pm on January 4, 2010, Bradley Adita said…
oh yeah - wanna add me ;D
At 6:29pm on January 3, 2010, Bradley Adita said…
hmmm... well i guess that is what it is.. it would be great if you had any paraphanelia from the '99 zine conference - so that we could establish a little more of the hystery. That would be pretty cool. I'm sure there were flyers made... what happened to them. But yeah - the following year, 2000... that's when it became the Underground Press Conference - okay.
At 12:40pm on January 3, 2010, Bradley Adita said…
Well from the looks of it, it seems that what is now AMC was called the MIDWEST ZINE CONFERNCE (MZC) in 1999. That must have been the event you helped to organize. It also seems that the following year - when the conference was renamed to Underground Press Conference (UPC) that whoever was part of the renaming might have had some connection or information about the conference in Chicago at DePaul. Further research reveals that Jen Angel (also a lead organizer of the UPC) was an attendee at the 1995 UPC in Chicago. So there is a direct connection. From your last message though, its seems, by then you had already left Ohio.

from http://www.alliedmediaconference.org/about
The Allied Media Conference is the central project of the Allied Media Projects (AMP) network, which emerges out of ten years of organic relationship-building. Since the first conference (then the Midwest Zine Conference) in 1999, people have been compelled by the concept of do-it-yourself media. Later, as the Underground Publishing Conference, the emphasis was on building a movement of alternative media makers. With the shift towards Allied Media, the AMC has attracted more and more people who are interested in using participatory media as a strategy for social justice organizing.
At 2:08am on January 3, 2010, Bradley Adita said…
I dont see how its inconsistent with what you are saying. The original UPC happened in Chicago in 1994 - it then moved to Bowling Green Ohio... LATER it became known as the AMC. You also failed to mention what year you were organizing in BG... which would have been a key piece of information.

"The original Underground Press Conference happened on the DePaul campus in August of 1994. This conference eventually migrated to Ohio and later became the Allied Media Conference."
At 11:45am on August 24, 2009, Krissy Ponyboy Press said…
Taken care of. Also, I posted something about Forum responsibility on the front page.
At 6:17pm on August 20, 2009, Krissy Ponyboy Press said…
Hi Ciara, I just looked through all the settings and that seems to be on of the few they do not offer you to manage. What a shame. Sorry about that. I will investigate more.

At 11:14am on July 24, 2009, tim scannelltim scannell said…
At 10:18am on July 24, 2009, tim scannelltim scannell said…
don't bother w/ clementine...
it's like asking the racist obama
to apologize for smearing an
excellent cop...
port angeles
At 2:37am on May 11, 2009, lizzy / marching stars distro said…
I don't go on we make zines allllll that much, but whenever I do I seem to keep stumbling across your very long but absolutely incredibly advice and information!! Thank you so much for taking the time to pass on so much of your zine wisdom!
At 8:38pm on April 27, 2009, Chloe Rambo said…
same here - i was first interested around 12-ish years old...

i had no idea about 'we make zines' until last week - this is a crazy-good way to make connections with fellow publishers. :)
At 6:55am on April 27, 2009, Chloe Rambo said…
i'm really diggin' what you said about making your OWN zine scene...that's really cool. thanks for the kind words! :)

when did you make your first zine?

and by the way - i have to tell you, your buttons are the coolest thing on this green earth...who can resiste a button with a bag of sugar on it! :D love it.

At 3:34pm on January 4, 2009, Amazing Sunflower said…
I just posted two reviews that I wrote of You Live for the Fight When That’s All That You’ve Got #1 on my blog.
At 12:17am on December 5, 2008, Nat Rally said…
HI. I think your distro is neat. That is all.
At 6:30pm on September 23, 2008, Hannah Neurotica said…
Hi! So, would you be up for coming on zinecore radio to discuss:

1). your new zine
2). report on the boston zine fair
3). talk together about our experience in the shed!

lemme know! we can set a time & date xo
At 6:15pm on September 19, 2008, St. Joshua Norton Press said…
Hi, Ciara, this is Thomas from Michigan. I love your subscription program --- there are few things more fun than coming home and finding a fat envelope of new goodies in the mailbox.

Folks, if you haven't checked this out, you really should.
At 12:35pm on September 14, 2008, superdilettante said…
I just wrote a blog post about the zines I got in the mail the other day. I really loved "Love Letters to Monsters." It was one of the kind of things I read, and then put down and think about, and then pick up to read again. Seriously, thank you for writing it. It's incredible.

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