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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

It’s here! The poster forP

31 Days of International Zine Month July 2014

Get Ready!

-Sign in to WeMakeZines.ning.com & write about IZM

-Sign up for 24 hour zine challenge (24hourzines.com)

-Use #IZM2014 when writing online about International Zine Month

 GO!

ZINE EVENT:

26 - 1 July - Zines At The American Library Association Annual Conferece (Las Vegas, Nevada) I’ll be at the ALA with posters!

1 - Make a Top 10 list of reasons why your love zines!

2 - Re-read your favorite zines - Let’s remember why we fell in love with zines in the first place!

3 - Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order from a zine distro

4 - Read a zine from a country other than your own: There are so many fantastic zines from around the world!

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.

7 - Make some envelopes or postcards for postal week

8 - Make a flyer for your zine to send with trades or orders and see if other people will trade for stacks of them so you can all promote each other.

9 - Write a letter to a zine maker that you don’t know

10 - Send a care package to a zine friend

11 - Make some mail art!

ZINE EVENTS:

12 - OC Zine Fest  (Santa Anna, California, USA)

12 - Tampa Zine Fest (Tampa, Florida, USA)

12-13 Portland Zine Symposium (Portland, Oregon, USA)

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 ZineCrush.com (or write to your zine crush!)

15 - Leave a zine in public for someone else to find: leave your zine at a bus stop, bathroom, waiting room, or anywhere else someone will find it!

16 - Send your zine to a distro for consideration

17 - Review a zine online or write a review to share

18 - Order from a different zine distro than usual

19 - Zine Shop appreciation day! Try to find a local shop that sells zine or see if you can get a local store to stock zines!

20 - Free Zine Day! Give your zine away to someone.

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! any size! big or small!

28 - Cook with a recipe from a zine or cook zine!

29- Post photo of you with your zine or zinecollection.

30 - Read some zines! Lay in bed & read zines all day if you can

31 - HallowZINE  Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us. Light a candle at the virtual HallowZine shrine.

 EXTRA CREDIT

-Read a zine everyday

-Attend a zine event

-do a 24 hour zine: sign up at 24hourzines.com

-post your progress on your blog or on We Make Zines

-Drawa comic a day then release a comic zine

-Write about your progress daily online

Here’s the activity poster for 2014 International Zine Month! Print off your own copy here, get one free with orders from Portland Button Works, or send a stamp or IRC (International Reply Coupon) to:

International Zine Month

c/o Portland Button Works

1322 North Killingsworth

Portland, Oregon 97217

USA