31 Activities for International Zine Month: July 2013
July is fast approaching and I have created a list of zine activities for International Zine month this year so get stoked! I’m going to make some posters today and send them out with Portland Button Works order or free for a stamp. I’ll post more when I have them printed. Until then, let me know if I am missing something, that goes for everything on Stolen Sharpie Revolution site, let me know what is missing so I can add it! Events can be added to the official International Zine Month page even after the poster is printed!
When posting online about International Zine Month use hashtag #IZM201331 Activities for 31 Days of International Zine Month! July 2013
I LOVE ZINES WEEK!
1 - Sign up or sign in to WeMakeZines.ning.com and write about IZM and what you plans are to celebrate zines this month! Feel free to write about it on your personal site as well!
2 - Make a Top 10 list of reasons why your love zines, post them online if you would like.
3 - Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order from a zine distro.
4 - Reread your favorite zines and remind yourself why you love them so much.
5 - Teach yourself a new zine skill: learn how to book bind, make a 1 page zine, photocopier art, etc.
6 - Check out ZineWiki.org and add your zine or update existing entries.
ZINE EVENT 6 JULY - Kuala Lampur Zine Fest (Kuala Lampur, Malaysia)
POSTAL APPRECIATION WEEK!
7 - Make or decorate some envelopes or postcards to get ready for the week.
8- Make a little flyer for your zine to send out with orders and see if other people will trade for stacks of them so you can all promote each other.
(beginning of Ramadan, Muslim zine friends can pick back up on August 8th)
9 - Write a letter to a zine maker that you don’t know.
10 - Send a care package to a zine creator that you do know.
11 - Make some mail art!
12 - Send your zine out to be reviewed.
13 - Zine Trade Day! Ask someone if they would like to trade zines with you.
14 - ValenZINE’s Day! Write to your zine crush, or write to ZineCrush.com
ZINE EVENT 13-14 JULY - Zine Librarian (Un)Conferencehttp://iczluc.wikispaces.com/ (Iowa City, Iowa, USA)
ZINE DISTRIBUTION WEEK
15 - Leave a zine in public for someone else to find.
15 - Promote a zine that you really like that is not your own.
16 - Send your zine to a distro for distro consideration.
17 - Review a zine online or write a review of a zine to add to your zine.
18 - Order from a zine distro that you have never ordered from before.
19 - Zine Shop appreciation day! Stop by a shop that sells zines and buy some zines or consign your zines.
20 - Free Zine Day! Give your zine away to someone!
ZINE EVENT 20 JULY - DC Zine Fest (Washington, DC, USA)
ZINE LIBRARY AND ZINE EDUCATION WEEK
21 - International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library!
22 - Send your zine to a zine library.
23 - Make a 1 page zine. Here are some instructions.
24 - Organize your zine collection.
25 - Teach a friend or family member about zines.
26- Submit something to a compilation zine.
27 - Organize a zine event! A zine reading or a zine fair or fest or even just for friends to get together and work on their zines.
JUST FOR FUN WEEK
28 - Cook with a recipe from a zine or cook zine!
29- Post a photo online of you with your zine or your zine collection.
30 - Read some zines! Lay in bed and read zines all day if you can!
31 - Log into WeMakeZine and write about your experience or write about it on your own blog.
ZINE FEST 31 JULY - 1 August San Francisco Zine Fest (San Francisco, California, USA)EXTRA CREDIT
-Read a zine everyday
-do a 24 hour zine (sign up here http://24hourzines.com)
-post your progress online on your blog or on We Make Zines
-Attend a zine event
-Draw a comic each day and release them at the end of the month
Please help the Portland Zine Symposium by sponsoring me in the 24 Hour Zine Challenge!
The Portland Zine Symposium is hosting their 4th annual 24 Hour Zine challenge. This awesome event is a fundraiser for PZS and works like a charity walk. You sponsor a participant (or participants!) and you only have to pay-up if the participant/s finish the challenge! If you sponsor someone for at least $10 you will even receive the zine the participant makes!
I have taken part in this event for the past two years and have finished both times. I will be participating again in the 24 Hour Zine Challenge that will be held at the new spacious Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, Oregon on 21 July. I would love love love it if you could help out the Portland Zine Symposium and sponsor me, Alex Wrekk, in the 24 hour zine challenge. There will also be live cams to watch our sleep deprived scribbling….and also so that you can laugh at us.
International Zine Month - Day 2!
Welcome to I Love Zines Week! The activity for today is:
2 – Zine Distro appreciation day. Order something from a zine distro, or write them a letter or an e-mail telling them you appreciate what they do.
Who else hasn't started their 24 hour zine yet?
Last year, I didn’t do it until the very last day of July. I made it incredibly daunting for myself. This year I’m hoping to do it no later than the 27th or 28th, just to make myself feel better, but I’m running out of days heh. I know I’m not alone in this.