“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.”
I've been battling a nasty ear infestation ever since the Zine Fest last weekend, but I wanted to take a moment to note that the events went really well!
I was utterly amazed by the workshops-people were speaking to topics that were really amazing-zines or otherwise. Topics that were under the radar, even perhaps in zine circles. And they were all really articulate and great to listen to!
This weekend!! Come and visit me at the Lyceum, where I will be helping zinesters set up their wares, watching them present some amazing workshops, and having an amazing time!
Since this event is 100% free and open to the public, buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win some amazing stuff like a MASSAGE from Opal, a gift certificate to Spoonbill and Sugartown, or tickets to see Swayze in Roadhouse IN THE THEATER!
The folks from Regeneraction Childcare will hang out with your kiddies while you browse the tables, so really, there is no excuse not to come!
Hope to see you all there!
All info about the Zine Fest can be found on our website (http://www.NYCZineFest.org)
Until we finalize our formal press release (a week or so), below is some info for you (pretty much taken from the site).
We will send more info over as it happens. Thanks! Write with any questions.
Deb, Alycia, Susan, Aliqae
NYCZF Organizing Committee
NYC Zine Fest '09
June 27 and 28
Brooklyn Lyceum in Brooklyn, NY
12 - 7 both days
Tablers, Workshops, Discussion Groups, and Parties.
The mission of the NYC Zine Fest is to circulate and promote independent, homemade, self-published, and small publications. We aim to support and expand the network of creators who self-publish zines in and outside of the NYC metro area. We aim to connect artists, writers, and collectors of zines and to further the NYC zine community through a two-day annual series of events, including tabling, workshops, presentations and parties. We hope to celebrate and highlight the spirit of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) culture that zines represent.
This event is meant to be fun and participatory. If you have suggestions, comments or would like to help us plan these events, please contact us at nyczinefest (at) gmail (dot) com
We hope to grow this over the years, each time adding additional programming and networking/educational opportunities.
TABLING: TAKING TABLING AND WORKSHOP APPLICATIONS NOW, Deadline MAY 30.
TABLE COSTS: (includes table and up to 2 chairs)
4' ONE DAY: $25 4' BOTH DAYS: $40
8' ONE DAY: $50 8' BOTH DAYS: $90
FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR THE FEST: MAY 29