Click here to support Maranda Elizabeth & Writing Trans Genres by Maranda Elizabeth

"Maranda Elizabeth is a writer, zinester, non-binary trans* genderqueerdo femme, twin, and recovering alcoholic. In 2012, they released their first book, Telegram: A Collection of 27 Issues, with Mend My Dress Press, and in 2013, they self-published their first novel,Ragdoll HouseTelegram: A Collection of 27 Issues contains a decade of their zine of the same name, featuring extremely personal stories with a focus on mental health & illnesses, friendship, self-care, support, writing and creativity, recovery and sobriety, finding and making a home, and embracing weirdnesses. Ragdoll House is a queer young adult novel about two girls in a small town deciding if they should stay or if they should leave, while struggling with alcohol, jealousy, trauma, and love…

The Writing Trans Genres: Emergent Literatures and Criticism Conference is happening in Winnipeg, Manitoba from May 22nd - 24th, and I wanna go! Due to my chronic pain condition, I’m no longer able to go on long-disatnce road trips, so flying has become my only option. I need help getting my little tattooed hands on a plane ticket and hotel room!

Attending the Writing Trans Genres conference would be pretty much unspeakably incredible & magical & necessary for myself and my writing process - and thus, for YOU, my readers, too! Although I’ve been writing for more than a decade, I’ve very rarely had the chance to do so in a space (whether physical or psychic) that was trans*-created & trans*-dominated. My writing has been influenced by a cis gaze and by own internalized gender-stuff, in a way that I must escape, if only briefly…

For those of you who’ve been asking me, or asking other trans* folks what actions you can take to be a better ally and to push back against cis privilege, this is just one (of many!!!) ideas & options: Help one trans* person make their way to a trans* gathering! I think it’s crucial for us to be able to create spaces together where we can learn, share, cry, laugh, whatever; unfortunately, it’s not always possible to make this magic happen, it’s not always possible to be present.”

If you can, consider donating to Maranda’s fundraiser to get to the Writing Trans Genres conference! There are some REALLY rad prizes!

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alexwrekk:

Marya is a rad lady who is starting
The Pamphleteer Project 
and you should help her out:

HI! MY NAME IS MARYA— I’m the founder of ABQ Zine Fest, (now in its 4th year) The Albuquerque Zine Library, and a co-founder/curator of The Tannex, a DIY performance clubhouse, in this outpost, in the high desert of New Mexico. I love my creative community, and I do a lot to support and nurture it. I’m asking for your support as I embark on a new project that expands my love for zines, self-publishing, and storytelling …
THE PAMPHLETEER PROJECT MISSION: to help diversify existing zine collections, or help establish new ones by presenting women/feminist focused, people of color influenced, gender-inclusive zines and comics to groups and collectives around the world.
YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE PAMPHLETEER PROJECTwill help me get to Sweden to present a pop-up zine library and free workshops at the TITWRENCH Stockholm Festival— a women’s music festival. The fest was founded in Denver by Sarah Slater in 2008. TITWRENCH Stockholm is the first satellite of the original fest. After the event, I will donate 100-200 zines to a collective in the city. 
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
YOUR GENEROUS FINANCIAL SUPPORT will:
Cover airfare to Stockholm.
Pay for simple materials to set up the zine library. 
If we surpass the goal of $2,500, this will allow me to take this pilot program and expand its reach to other collectives within the punk/zine community and beyond. Someday, I imagine this project being able to support other zinesters interested in delivering zines to groups and communities.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
WHY STOCKHOLM?
To spite our perceptions of Sweden being a utopia, The country is more diverse than the media reflects. Along with the changes to this nation comes unrest. Last year, Stockholm experienced 5 days of rioting.  On March 8th of this year, an act of fascism in the form of a knife attack occurred on the night of International Women’s Day, injuring several women taking part in a Reclaim the Night demonstration. These are acts of violence, but they are also acts of ignorance. The Pamphleteer Project supports the independent voice by presenting diversity as a means of and solidarity with local communities striving for peace through mutual acceptance. 
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
WHY ZINES?
I know zines to be a form that can open pathways to self-expression when other avenues are blocked, guide people through difficult conversations, and fuel strong political actions in communities through the power of the independent voice. Most importantly, zines can connect us to the human intimacy of storytelling.
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OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
+ Due to time constraints, and optimum ticket-buying, please donate to the project via paypal. I know, I know… your donation via credit card is also appreciated!  
+ If you can’t contribute $$ please donate ZINES that fit the criteria mentioned in the project description. Please email me at thepamphleteerproject at gmail dot com to find out where to submit your zine! 
THANK YOU!



GO AND SUPPORT THE PAMPHELETEER PROJECT!

alexwrekk:

Marya is a rad lady who is starting

The Pamphleteer Project

and you should help her out:

HI! MY NAME IS MARYA— I’m the founder of ABQ Zine Fest, (now in its 4th year) The Albuquerque Zine Library, and a co-founder/curator of The Tannex, a DIY performance clubhouse, in this outpost, in the high desert of New Mexico. I love my creative community, and I do a lot to support and nurture it. I’m asking for your support as I embark on a new project that expands my love for zines, self-publishing, and storytelling …

THE PAMPHLETEER PROJECT MISSION: to help diversify existing zine collections, or help establish new ones by presenting women/feminist focused, people of color influenced, gender-inclusive zines and comics to groups and collectives around the world.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE PAMPHLETEER PROJECTwill help me get to Sweden to present a pop-up zine library and free workshops at the TITWRENCH Stockholm Festival— a women’s music festival. The fest was founded in Denver by Sarah Slater in 2008. TITWRENCH Stockholm is the first satellite of the original fest. After the event, I will donate 100-200 zines to a collective in the city. 

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

YOUR GENEROUS FINANCIAL SUPPORT will:

  • Cover airfare to Stockholm.
  • Pay for simple materials to set up the zine library. 
If we surpass the goal of $2,500, this will allow me to take this pilot program and expand its reach to other collectives within the punk/zine community and beyond. Someday, I imagine this project being able to support other zinesters interested in delivering zines to groups and communities.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

WHY STOCKHOLM?

To spite our perceptions of Sweden being a utopia, The country is more diverse than the media reflects. Along with the changes to this nation comes unrest. Last year, Stockholm experienced 5 days of rioting.  On March 8th of this year, an act of fascism in the form of a knife attack occurred on the night of International Women’s Day, injuring several women taking part in a Reclaim the Night demonstration. These are acts of violence, but they are also acts of ignorance. The Pamphleteer Project supports the independent voice by presenting diversity as a means of and solidarity with local communities striving for peace through mutual acceptance. 

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

WHY ZINES?

I know zines to be a form that can open pathways to self-expression when other avenues are blocked, guide people through difficult conversations, and fuel strong political actions in communities through the power of the independent voice. Most importantly, zines can connect us to the human intimacy of storytelling.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP:

+ Due to time constraints, and optimum ticket-buying, please donate to the project via paypal. I know, I know… your donation via credit card is also appreciated!  

+ If you can’t contribute $$ please donate ZINES that fit the criteria mentioned in the project description. Please email me at thepamphleteerproject at gmail dot com to find out where to submit your zine! 

THANK YOU!

GO AND SUPPORT THE PAMPHELETEER PROJECT!

(via quierroamarrteellorronna-deacti)

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Palette Magazine interviewed some of this year’s tablers at LA Zine Fest 2014, and here’s what they had to say!

Q: How is this fest different from something like Comic Con?

John Pham – The differences are pretty obvious. You can start at the choice of venue: LA Zine Fest this year was held in a repurposed parking structure; we were setting up tables on top of parking dividers and motor oil stains. LA Zine Fest is the local farmers’ market, San Diego Comic Con is the WTO Ministerial Conference.

Alisa Yang – LA Zine Fest allows more alternative and independent small press and self publishers, the eclectic variety is unmatched by big mainstream fests. Free admission is great for encouraging people to visit, the cost for table/booth is way more affordable than Comic Con or APE(Alternative Press Expo). You are more likely to find zines that are handmade, unusual, limited editions, or just beautiful works of art.

Jennie Yim – LAZF is focused on artists/writers who self-publish whereas Comic Con is focused on franchises/brands with mass market appeal. Pretty much anyone can exhibit and sell at LAZF and this is facilitated by the inexpensive tabling fees, proximity to mass transportation and core of dedicated volunteer staff. There is so much good will and solidarity based on the common goal everyone has of having a safe space for people of all backgrounds to share their experiences, tell their stories.

Jeremy Arambulo – I preferred it way more than Comic Con. Independent creators/companies tend to get overshadowed by Comic Con’s larger spectacles/events.

Read the rest on Palette’s website!

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Found in the flickr pool….

By remembernostalgia

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browntourage:

LA ZINE FEST ZINE (meta) by browntourage :P

The LA zine fest got me missing the feeling of putting pen to paper. The DIY aspect is so liberating- you can print whatever you want however you want! Whether the pages are filled with photos, doodles, collages, opinions, comics, poetry, or manifestos, zines provide a freeform field for people of all backgrounds to express themselves and find people who relate. 

Flocks of people gathered in the Helms Bakery district Sunday to appreciate over a hundred zine stalls. With such a diversity of styles and content, I tried to check up on women/poc run zines, and ended up taking style pics because i couldn’t not. I was so overstimulated by beauty the event itself merited a zine of its own. Here’s my online attempt.

Featuring: Teen Angels * Dum Dum Zine * Brown Recluse Zine Distro * Tiny Splendor * Rosi

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LA Zine Fest Flickr Pool

Got any rad photos you wanna share from LA Zine Fest this year? Add ‘em to our Flickr pool and we might post some of them here!

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THE BIG DAY HAS ARRIVED…IT’S LA ZINE FEST 2014!

Yep! It’s here! Aside from our tablers, we have a bunch of events, panels and workshops happening throughout the day!

We are so pumped to see you! Come out to 8711 Washington Blvd. to the Helms Bakery parking garage to get your zines & comix fix! For more info about how to get there, click here

Tabling hours are from 10:00 - 5:00 PM, with our keynote speaker, Jaime Hernandez, speaking from 5:15-6:45 PM.

YES!

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Check out our amazing promo video for LA Zine Fest 2014! We interviewed some of the rad folks that will be tabling this year and asked them about why zines and Zine Fest are so important to them.

We’re into the home stretch now…hope your zines are getting folded and stapled, and that you’re excited for Sunday!

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L.A. Zine Fest is an awesome event that requires tons of setup, so naturally they’ve got some super talented volunteers to take on some of the work. DUM DUM got to ask one of these brave souls, Kenzo Martinez, LA Zinefest Organizer & Volunteer Coordinator, about his experience.
DUM DUM: Do you have a favorite zine?
KENZO MARTINEZ: Right now it’s “Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe” by Yumi Sakugawa, who is also hosting a Zine Week event on the 14th at Giant Robot 2, and tabling at Zine Fest.
DD: How did you get involved with volunteering for Zine Fest?
KM: I was tabling back in 2012 at the first L.A Zine Fest, and at the end of the day I started helping other people clean up. There was a cool installation with leaves and twigs that Walt Gorecki (Homeroom Gallery, Jewcocks) put together, so we cleaned that up for awhile, and that was that.
DD: How many volunteers do you have, and where did they all come from?
KM: We don’t have an exact number, some people can make it to meetings while others are otherwise engaged, but we have about 15 awesome people from Earth, L.A, others from nearby stars but they’re all mostly from our D.I.Y and D.I.T communities. Usually they spring fully formed with powers unimaginable from the womb of creation.
DD: What’s the volunteer party potluck like? What kinds of trouble do you guys get into?
KM: Well, it was a pretty snazzy affair with Maui BBQ chips, eggplant sammiches, quiche and stuff. The nicest people came, the sun stood golden in the sky and we dined al fresco. There was talk of art, poetry, music, logistics and time schedules. It was wonderful, until the fire…we put out the fire and filled out some Google docs.
DD: What’s something Fest goers should look out for?
KM: Each other! The beautiful thing is we’re building a community that already includes you, so look around and hang with the family you never knew you had. Oh, and you know our keynote speaker is Jamie Hernandez of “Love and Rockets” right? He’s one of my all time favorite creators, so you should check that out.
DD: How can we get involved in the awesomeness???
KM: Email me at volunteer@lazinefest.com, I’ll give you some options and then we make it happen. For this year’s Fest, get into a comfortable position, imagine something inspiring, close your eyes, take three slooow deep breaths and say to yourself, “I am already part of a community where I can openly express things I care about” and then show up! Bring a zine you made or some stickers in a backpack and say hello, talk and trade with yer awesome new buddies.
You can find Kenzo at L.A. Zine Fest! DUM DUM would like to add that no zines, pets, people or property were harmed during the volunteer potluck.
by Taylor Yates of DUM DUM Zine

L.A. Zine Fest is an awesome event that requires tons of setup, so naturally they’ve got some super talented volunteers to take on some of the work. DUM DUM got to ask one of these brave souls, Kenzo Martinez, LA Zinefest Organizer & Volunteer Coordinator, about his experience.

DUM DUM: Do you have a favorite zine?

KENZO MARTINEZ: Right now it’s “Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe” by Yumi Sakugawa, who is also hosting a Zine Week event on the 14th at Giant Robot 2, and tabling at Zine Fest.

DD: How did you get involved with volunteering for Zine Fest?

KM: I was tabling back in 2012 at the first L.A Zine Fest, and at the end of the day I started helping other people clean up. There was a cool installation with leaves and twigs that Walt Gorecki (Homeroom Gallery, Jewcocks) put together, so we cleaned that up for awhile, and that was that.

DD: How many volunteers do you have, and where did they all come from?

KM: We don’t have an exact number, some people can make it to meetings while others are otherwise engaged, but we have about 15 awesome people from Earth, L.A, others from nearby stars but they’re all mostly from our D.I.Y and D.I.T communities. Usually they spring fully formed with powers unimaginable from the womb of creation.

DD: What’s the volunteer party potluck like? What kinds of trouble do you guys get into?

KM: Well, it was a pretty snazzy affair with Maui BBQ chips, eggplant sammiches, quiche and stuff. The nicest people came, the sun stood golden in the sky and we dined al fresco. There was talk of art, poetry, music, logistics and time schedules. It was wonderful, until the fire…we put out the fire and filled out some Google docs.

DD: What’s something Fest goers should look out for?

KM: Each other! The beautiful thing is we’re building a community that already includes you, so look around and hang with the family you never knew you had. Oh, and you know our keynote speaker is Jamie Hernandez of “Love and Rockets” right? He’s one of my all time favorite creators, so you should check that out.

DD: How can we get involved in the awesomeness???

KM: Email me at volunteer@lazinefest.com, I’ll give you some options and then we make it happen. For this year’s Fest, get into a comfortable position, imagine something inspiring, close your eyes, take three slooow deep breaths and say to yourself, “I am already part of a community where I can openly express things I care about” and then show up! Bring a zine you made or some stickers in a backpack and say hello, talk and trade with yer awesome new buddies.

You can find Kenzo at L.A. Zine Fest! DUM DUM would like to add that no zines, pets, people or property were harmed during the volunteer potluck.

by Taylor Yates of DUM DUM Zine

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lazinefest:

The third annual LA Zine Fest is happening in the parking garage of the Helms Bakery building on Sunday February 16, 2014! The event will feature OVER 180 ZINESTERS in one place for one amazing day! ALSO, there will be some amaZINE events: **Black Hill Press Presents: Zine to Publishing**Tomas Moniz, Yumi Sakugawa, Kevin Staniec, Mark Todd, & Esther Pearl WatsonModerated by Lilliam Rivera**The Cartoon Utopia**A multi-media presentation by Ron Regé JrAND….**Keynote Speaker**Jaime Hernandez (co-creator of Love & Rockets)In conversation with Charles Hatfield, author and professor of English, CSUNThroughout the day, check in on Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson’s Zine Hut, stop by NOMAD artspace’s table, and drop in in on activities in the Pop-Hop Zine Zone!The LA Zine Fest is FREE, it’s close to the new Expo Line, and it’s going to blow your mind right out of your skull in the best way possible. We will see you there!!

RSVP on Facebook here! Invite your friends, your mom, your dog (and your mom’s dog), and we’ll see you on Sunday, February 16th!

This just added to the panels at LA Zine Fest!
** POC Zine Project Presents: CULTIVATING CULTURE & COMMUNITY - Strategies For Overcoming the Bulls**t **
Moderated by POC Zine Project founder Daniela Capistrano, this panel of community organizers and artists from across the country will share their strategies for organizing events, starting a distro and building community on both a local and national level. Hear solutions for solving problems that frequently come up in any grassroots/volunteer-based movement or project and share your own experiences. 
Be sure to check out the event page to read more about what will be going on at LA Zine Fest and to RSVP! Invite all your friends. See ya in two weeks!

lazinefest:

The third annual LA Zine Fest is happening in the parking garage of the Helms Bakery building on Sunday February 16, 2014! The event will feature OVER 180 ZINESTERS in one place for one amazing day! 

ALSO, there will be some amaZINE events: 

**Black Hill Press Presents: Zine to Publishing**
Tomas Moniz, Yumi Sakugawa, Kevin Staniec, Mark Todd, & Esther Pearl Watson
Moderated by Lilliam Rivera

**The Cartoon Utopia**
A multi-media presentation by Ron Regé Jr

AND….
**Keynote Speaker**
Jaime Hernandez (co-creator of Love & Rockets)
In conversation with Charles Hatfield, author and professor of English, CSUN

Throughout the day, check in on Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson’s Zine Hut, stop by NOMAD artspace’s table, and drop in in on activities in the Pop-Hop Zine Zone!

The LA Zine Fest is FREE, it’s close to the new Expo Line, and it’s going to blow your mind right out of your skull in the best way possible. We will see you there!!

RSVP on Facebook here! Invite your friends, your mom, your dog (and your mom’s dog), and we’ll see you on Sunday, February 16th!

This just added to the panels at LA Zine Fest!

** POC Zine Project Presents: CULTIVATING CULTURE & COMMUNITY - Strategies For Overcoming the Bulls**t **


Moderated by POC Zine Project founder Daniela Capistrano, this panel of community organizers and artists from across the country will share their strategies for organizing events, starting a distro and building community on both a local and national level. Hear solutions for solving problems that frequently come up in any grassroots/volunteer-based movement or project and share your own experiences. 

Be sure to check out the event page to read more about what will be going on at LA Zine Fest and to RSVP! Invite all your friends. See ya in two weeks!

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Pre-order your t-shirt today for $15 and pick it up at the LAZF merch table on the day of the Fest! This design comes to us from LA cartoonist Mike Jasorka of Bombshell Comics, and is the official design for this year’s Fest. If you can’t pick up the t-shirt, we can mail it to you (for additional shipping and handling) after the day of the Fest–but you secure your shirt when you order in advance, so don’t be left cold and shirtless.  Here’s what the design looks like without a t-shirt–you’ll be seeing it around town on postcards and flyers really soon!

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iezinefest:

Repost with #iezq for a chance to win a high five and merchandise! #zine #zines #zinester #zinelife #diy #diyordie #iezf

LAZF is super excited to check out this year’s IE Zine Quest!
I think this will be IEZQ’s second year, which is rad. So many great zine fests and zine-related events have been popping up all over Southern California in the past couple of years and us LA Zine Fest folks couldn’t be happier!

iezinefest:

Repost with #iezq for a chance to win a high five and merchandise! #zine #zines #zinester #zinelife #diy #diyordie #iezf

LAZF is super excited to check out this year’s IE Zine Quest!

I think this will be IEZQ’s second year, which is rad. So many great zine fests and zine-related events have been popping up all over Southern California in the past couple of years and us LA Zine Fest folks couldn’t be happier!

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LA Zine Fest is hosting an ALL HALLOWS ZINE workshop at the Pop Hop! For just 10 buckaroos you can make a terrifying zine and an even spookier mask. See ya there, creepazoids.
Tuesday, October 29th
7:30 PM
Pop-Hop Books & Print
5002 York Blvd.
LA, CA 90042

RSVP at The Pop-Hop!

LA Zine Fest is hosting an ALL HALLOWS ZINE workshop at the Pop Hop! For just 10 buckaroos you can make a terrifying zine and an even spookier mask. See ya there, creepazoids.

Tuesday, October 29th

7:30 PM

Pop-Hop Books & Print

5002 York Blvd.

LA, CA 90042

RSVP at The Pop-Hop!

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2014 Tabling Application

lazinefest:

moona-mcjune-a:

lazinefest:

LA Zine Fest 2014’s tabling applications are now up online! Remember, this year it isn’t first come, first serve, so you have until October 18th to turn in your app.

We’re so excited and hope you are too!

Do this! It’s first come first serve, and extremely limited space!

We just want to clarify that it is actually NOT first come, first serve this year! Last year we used that method and ran out of tables in less than a day — we just didn’t think that was fair. So this year the event will be curated, but you’ll have a week to turn your application in before they will be reviewed. We do have a larger space this year but space is still limited!

Just a reminder that the application closes TONIGHT, FRIDAY OCTOBER 18TH @ MIDNIGHT PST!!!! So get ‘em in while you still can!

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2014 Tabling Application

LA Zine Fest 2014’s tabling applications are now up online! Remember, this year it isn’t first come, first serve, so you have until October 18th to turn in your app.

We’re so excited and hope you are too!

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