zine, [zeen] noun. 1. abbr. of fanzine; 2. any amateurly-published periodical. Oxford Reference


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Zine News Round-Up! from Spill The Zines!

Zine News Round-Up!


Hello everyone! I must apologise for the short length of this news post, as it’s apparently been a rather slow fortnight in the British zine scene. Last week saw Glasgow’s first zine fest, which I hear was a big success, and yesterday Ladyfest Essex was a success, managing to raise a tidy sum of money for the charity Refuge (if you didn’t get a chance to go, you can still donate to Refuge at Ladyfest’s JustGiving page). We’ve got lots more zine fests coming up this summer, as listed below, so hopefully next fortnight we’ll have a little more news to share! Don’t forget to email us anything and everything related to British zine culture at spillthezinesukATgmailDOTcom.

Cath x


1. Zine Releases
2. Upcoming Events
3. Submission Calls
4. Distro News
5. AOB (Any Other Business)


1. Zine Releases
- Issue 106 of Bi Community News aka BCN is now out with its usual mix of writing about bi life, bisexuality in wider culture and the UK bi scene itself. Order a copy or a subscription at www.bicommunitynews.co.uk.
- I released issue 8 of my feminist perzine, Here. In My Head., this week. More info on how to buy a copy or ask for a trade at my blog.

2. Upcoming Events
- Zine Fest! 2011: 25th June. Held in the Women’s Library in London, which has its own extensive zine collection. Be there or be some sort of square!
- Bradford Zine Fayre: 2nd July. Still in the planning stages. For more info on how to get involved, visit the We Make Zines page.
- Birmingham Zine Festival: 9th July. 12 til 6pm. Lots of workshops and tables (including my own table)! Come down and say hello! RSVP here.
- Camden Zine Fest: 8th October. Very far in advance, but this event is still in the planning stages, so if you want to lend a hand, get in touch with the organiser Will at camdenzinefestATgmailDOTcom.

3. Submission Calls
- Rotherham zine library is looking for donations! For more info, visit http://rotherhamzinelibrary.snaek.org/.

4. Distro news
- Marching Stars has been updated, with lots of new zines in stock, some of which I will be reviewing next week.
-Vampire Sushi has gone on a brief hiatus; you can keep up to date with their activity on their tumblr.

5. A.O.B.
- This video has been floating around the internets recently; 3Trousers has made a film out of part of his early UK punk, featuring loads of cool covers from the early days of UK punk zining.
Worth a gander:

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