Thursday was the deadline to have your zines in for the 2011 24 Hour Zine Thing event, and I have received some beautiful submissions this year! This was the 5th year that I have hosted this event, and it’s amazing to see how different the zines are from year to year. 2011 was all about handmade touches and color copies. Here are the triumphant participants that finished their zine for this year’s challenge!
1. Rachel – Food Issue
2. Kirsty – On A Sugar High 1.5
3. Michelle – Missouri Jam Bomb
4. Brandy – Pixelated 1.5: Attack of the Oil Pastels (Of Doom)
5. Hannah – Undestructable #1
6. Persephone Pomegranate – Reclusive Obscenities
7. Rob – Zero Hour! Printaissance Special Edition
8. Jen – The Power of Craft Compels You!
9. Anonymosity – Green Power [A Guide to Eco-Lifestyle]
10. Deirdree – Elliot Smith Stabbed Himself In The Heart
11. Rory – Posture #2: Create or Perish
12. SBRC – Forget Me Not: A 24 Hour Zine
13. Rick Silva – Caravan #28: Adventures in Geeky Parenting
14. Dennis – Amina
15. Samantha – Unfun (a jawbreaker fanzine)
16. Philip Dearest – Being Brave Is One Thing
17. E*phi – The (almost 6x) 24hrs in Berlin Zine
18. Crystal – Teachers
19. Wes White – Villanelle
20. Jenn – Jacks Heart
21. Alex Wrekk – Brainscan #26.5
If you do not see your zine listed here but have already sent it out, or just completely forgot, send me an email at 24hourzines[at]gmail.com and we will work it out!
Things are beginning to wrap up around here for this year’s event. I have spent the day addressing envelopes, so if your zine is listed here your Participant Pin (pictured above) will be sent out on Tuesday. The sign-up sheet is open, so if you like to be an early bird go ahead and sign up for next year’s event!
Thank you to everyone who signed up, sent in their zine, organized or attended an event, and even the ones who attempted but did not finish. No worries! All that matters is that you helped to keep zines alive and going, which is what this event is all about.
(’24 hour zine aftermath’ by Miss Paquita [who completed the zine above for last years challenge])
The last weekend of July is here, and that means that there are only a few days left to make a 24 hour zine! If you haven’t started yet, here are some great posts from the past week that will help start you off:
Four more brave participants have accomplished their goals and have managed to copy, assemble and send their zines already! Listed below are the latest zines received:
1. Anonymosity – Green Power [a guide to eco-lifestyle]
2. Jen Williams – The Power of Craft Compels You!!
3. Persephone Pomegranate – Reclusive Obscenities
4. Rob Brown – Zero hour! Printaissance Special Edition
Congrats to all nine participants that have sent in their zine so far! If you have already completed your zine, be sure to send it in to this address to get your participant pin:
Raven / 24 Hour Zine Thing
PO Box 2001
Abingdon, VA. 24210
Each year, tons of 24HZT events are hosted all over the world by brave zine-loving individuals, encouraging others to gather together to create a zine within 24 hours. Some events are small gatherings with friends, while others are used as fundraisers for other great zine events. How do they do it?
I have set up a discussion forum on the Facebook page so that we can start to build a resource for those looking to host a 24 Hour Zine Thing event. If you have ever hosted, or organized a 24 Hour Zine Thing event, share your stories and tips on what made that event happen! If you have ever attended a 24HZT event, what was your favorite part? What made that event successful, or not so successful? Head on over there and start posting!
While you’re on the Facebook page, take a second to answer the “Question” on the Wall!
Congratulations to all of you for surviving the first week of the 2011 24 Hour Zine Thing! A few participants have already posted on the Facebook page about their finished zines, and I’m sure there are more of you out there sitting on finished zines! Please feel free to post pictures, ask questions, spread advice and help each other out!
Two events have been confirmed this week!
24 Hour Zine Thing at The Olympia Timberland Library with Gumar and His Magical Midi Band!
Date: 7/29/2011, 1:00 PM- 9:00 PM Location: 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia WA map Phone: 360-352-0595 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your 24HZT challenge: to make a 24-page zine from conception to completion in 24 hours straight. Drop in to the library’s meeting room between 1 and 7 p.m. to use the library’s resources and work with zinester volunteers to create your zine. Supplies provided include recycled magazines, glue sticks, long armed staplers, typewriters, paper, and of course a copy machine. All are welcome to read at the Zinester Open Mike at 7 p.m., to be followed by an epic dance party with Gumar and His Magical Midi Band. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring materials to use or share.
Samizdat Zine Library Opening and 24 Hour Zine Challenge Event!
When? Saturday, July 16th, 2011 7pm-10pm
Where? The Archive on Cherokee Street STL, 3215 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis, MO 63118 map
Please stop by for a number of incentives:
-poetry/zine readings (beginning at 8)
-crafts&art for show&sale
-become a member of the library and get to take zines home with you
-see a really cool banner
-be part of the CHEROKEE COLLABORATIVE ZINE we will be producing
-(potentially) see some awesome (maybe) musical performances
-kombucha cocktails&snacks ! -sign up for the national 24 HOUR ZINE CHALLENGE
if you want to participate in anyway (show yer art, play yer tunes, read yer words, bring food, etc.) contact:
Thanks to all who participated in the 24 Hour Zine Thing!
I’m sure there are still bits of paper and glue stuck to tables and carpets around the world. In fact, there may be people stuck to tables and carpets still. That’s what a flurry of zinemaking does.
So now your zine is done, your fingers have healed, and you need to mail in your zine. We’re only taking zines until September 15. We’ll be scanning the covers and getting them online next. You’ll then receive a 24HZ packet of goodness.
Here’s where you send it!
Avocado Tree Distro
PO Box 2001
Abingdon, Va 24212
The 24 Hour Zine Challenge asks zinesters to create a 24-page zine
from conception to final product in 24 hours straight.
Zines should be of suitable size and technical difficulty
so that this truly is a challenge for individual zinesters.