Have you locked in this Thursday evening in your calendar for the Auckland Zinefest market at First Thursdays? I'm excited! I even made a little zine with my ramblings from Faerie Tales. Check it out in the video above *:-)
Zines are my latest obsession (can you tell?) Emma Dajska wrote a cool Zine 101 article for Rookie and wrote these rad words:
"Zines are self-published, small-circulation, often nonprofit books, papers, or websites. They usually deal with topics too controversial or niche for mainstream media, presented in an unpolished layout and unusual design. Everyone, from a major NGO to a teenager like you, can be an author (and also an editor, art director, and publisher) of a zine, and that’s part of what makes them so awesome."
I came across the awesome database QZAP (Queer Zine Archive Project) today and totally recommend checking it out. I want to read and make #ALLTHEZINES! Drop me a tweet if you have come across a cool data base that I should check out yeah?
Did you know that Auckland City Library has a zine collection with a zine librarian? Way awesome! I think a zine librarian should be called a zibrarian. Think it will catch on? I've just found out that the library's collection hosts 600 hand crafted publications. So rad! The zibrarian will be at First Thursdays with some works from the collection.
I officially have a new hobby/life calling!
Thank goodness I get free printing at school...