24HZT 2011 IS A GO!

Thank you to everyone who has sent emails about this years event, there has been a huge interest in this years event. We have tons of zine libraries and bookstores currently working on setting up great events all over the world to celebrate the 24 Hour Zine Thing! If you are organizing an event and would like to spread the word, send the details to 24hourzines[at]gmail.com and I will post them onto this website and create a Facebook event on our Official Facebook Page.

If you plan to participate in this year’s event, be sure to visit the Sign Up Page, and be sure to check this website and our Facebook page for all the latest news!

All Pins Have Been Sent!

As of last Tuesday, pills October 5th, troche all of the Participant Pins have been sent out! I apologize for such a long delay in getting all of the pins sent out, salve it has been a hectic past few months. Here is a list of the pins that were sent out this week:

1. Kagey, Canada
2. Ivone, Portugal
3. Hannah, Australia
4. Calvin, Canada
5. Aisling, NH
6. Rick, MA
7. Denise, TX
8. Julia, Canada
9. Antonio, Brazil

Now things are finally beginning to slow down, which means you can look forward to seeing new scans and reviews within the coming weeks!

Interested in a Newsletter?

Many of you have expressed interest in some type of newsletter, and I would be more than happy to put one together! If you are interested in receiving a once-a-month e-mail, filled with all the latest 24HZT news, scans and reviews of past zines, and other great tidbits, then please send an e-mail to 24hourzines[at]gmail.com with “Newsletter” in the subject line. If you have any ideas for the newsletter or there is something specific that you would like to see in the newsletters, feel free to include that in your e-mail! I want to make sure this newsletter is helpful and inspirational, and will help with whatever creative blocks might come up next July.

Also! I have noticed there have been a few people still signing up for the event. Please remember that the Official 24 Hour Zine Thing event only occurs during the month of July, and any zines made during other months will not qualify for the event. That does not mean that you should not create 24 hour zines throughout the year! If you have created a 24 hour zine during any other time than July and would like to share your creation, you are more than welcome to send in a copy, but please note that you will not receive a 24 Hour Zine Thing Participant Pin. Sorry for any inconvenience, but sadly the event only occurs during the month of July each year. Any sign-ups received after July 31st at 11:59pm will be added to the next year’s Sign Up sheet. If you completed a zine during the month of July 2010, I have already received your zine, and you did not sign up through the website, just send me an e-mail and we can add your information to the current year’s list!

The 2010 Zines Are In!

Congratulations to all of these brave challengers that agreed to resist sleep and dedicate one full day to the art of zine making during the month of July 2010. Here is a complete list of all the zines that have been received for this year’s event up to the deadline, Friday, August 20th, 2010!

2010 24 Hour Zine Thing Completed Zines:
1. Pilgrim by Rachel
2. Razor Sharp Haze Daze by Sandra
3. Tick Tock Biological Clock #2 by Jolie
4. Syndicate Product by A.j.
5. Journey to Create by Brenda
6. Teen Film Cliches by Chiara
7. If You Like Penguins by Dawn
8. My Life Lessons for You by Katharine
9. Fever Dream by Alexandra
10. The Dark Room by Amanda
11. Marked for Life #6 by Sage
12. The Routes We Wander by Lee
13. I Wipe My Butt With the Bible by Samantha
14. Miss Information by Evelyn
15. Requesting the Pleasure of Your Company by Kelly
16. Rant Boy by Calvin
17. Caravan #22.5 by Rick
18. Nothing Last Forever by Antonio
19. Kankedort by Kagey
20.Ladybug by Ivone
21. Fly Like a Biplane by Hannah
22. Empties by Julia
23. The Electro by Aisling
24. Funeral In My Brain by Denise

If you have sent in your zine but do not see it listed above, please send me an e-mail at 24hourzines[at]gmail.com. The Participant Pin supply is running low, but will be reordered sometime this week, and the rest of them will go out tomorrow. Thank you again to everyone that participated and helped to support the event. If you have any pictures or descriptions of events, you may also send those to 24hourzines[at]gmail.com. Check back often for more cover and inside scans and reviews!

All zines due this Friday!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2010 24 Hour Zine Thing challenge and have already sent in their zines! So far 17 zines have been received, and all the pins have been sent out to those participants. Please remember that all zines completed for this year’s 24 Hour Zine Thing Challenge must be received by Friday, August 20th, 2010. If you have not sent your zine, or do not think that your zine will arrive by the deadline, please send an e-mail to 24hourzines[at]gmail.com, and we can make arrangements. Once all the zines are received, I will post a list of all the zines received for this year, as well as begin with reviews of completed zines. Continue checking back to this website, as well as the Facebook page, to see all the entries!

All completed zines should be sent to this address:

Raven / 24 Hour Zine Thing
PO Box 2001
Abingdon, Va. 24210

2010 24 Hour Zine Thing is Officially Over!

This year’s event is finally over, and the zines are slowly rolling in. Congratulations to everyone that participated in the event and completed their 24 hour zine! And thank you to everyone who participated and helped to support the event. All pins waiting to be sent will be mailed out in the morning, and please remember that the deadline for me to receive all 24 hour zines completed for this year’s event is Friday, August 20th, 2010.

If you organized an event and have pictures and follow-up information to share, please send all information to 24hourzines[at]gmail.com, and all completed zines may be sent to the address below:

Raven / 24 Hour Zine Thing
PO Box 2001
Abingdon, VA. 24210

Thanks again to everyone for helping to make this year’s event the best ever!

24 Hours Left!

We have officially reached the last 24 hours of the 2010 24 Hour Zine Thing! Two more participants have been added, which makes for 95 total participants signed up this year! Sign-ups will remain open throughout the day, so if you have just stumbled upon this website, it’s not too late.

Eight completed zines have been received, and there are a few pins still waiting to be sent out, which will go out Monday morning. If you have completed your zine, or are almost finished, sent it in to this address:

Raven/ 24 Hour Zine Thing
PO Box 2001
Abingdon, VA. 24210

and sit back and wait until your 24HZT Participant Pin arrives!

Don’t forget to check out the Olympia Timberland Library’s 24 Hour Zine Thing event in Olympia, Washington tonight at 5:30pm if you are in the area! You can find a link to the event, as well as more information here, as well as some details below:

The Olympia Timberland Library & Northern |

The Olympia All Ages Project want to keep you up all night for the second annual 24 Hour Zine Thing workshop. Your challenge: make a 24-page zine from conception to completion in 24 hours straight. Take a break from zine creation at 8 p.m. to enjoy the musical stylings of Olympia’s own Broken Water. The event culminates with willing sleep-deprived zinesters reading from their shiny new… zines on Sunday, August 1 at 3:30 p.m. Note: feel free to drop in at any point between July 31 at 5:30 p.m. and August 1 at 5 p.m. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring materials to use or share.

Need more info?
Contact: Kelsey
Adult Services Librarian
Olympia Timberland Library
313 8th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501-1307
Phone: 360-352-0595

Good luck!

Check out the live stream of the Toronto Zine Library’s 24HZT event!

If you were unable to make it to the Toronto Zine Library’s 24 Hr Zine Challenge Kick Off, you can now watch the event live from your computer! Check out the live stream posted by the amazing Amy! There is also a feature on the site that allows you to chat and encourage the participants along the way. Be sure to stop by and say hello!

Toronto Zine Library hosting FREE event tomorrow!

Toronto Zine Library Logo

The Toronto Zine Library sent over this information about a free event they are hosting tomorrow, July 28th:

Happy International Zine Month!

To celebrate, the Toronto Zine Library is participating in the 24 hour zine challenge and we would love for you to join us! We are hosting a kick off event this Wednesday, July 28th starting at 5pm and going strong until the Tranzac Club closes.

What is the 24 hour zine challenge, you ask?
A yearly event where one attempts to make a 24 page zine from start to finish in 24 hours. From initial idea right through to photocopying/collating/stapling your zine. More information, list of this year’s participants and sign up can be found here: http://24hourzines.com/

(Please note that you dont *have* to register and/or send your zine in when its finished. We encourage you participate to whatever degree you are most comfortable with. Or, you are welcome to just come and hang out at the TZL and cheer participants on!)

Bring your ideas and if youre able a snack to share while we hang out, listen to music, and get a start on our 24 hour zines! Some supplies will be available (paper, glue, scissors, magazine clippings, a couple of typewriters, a long arm stapler) but please do bring your favourite or necessary zine making supplies. Conveniently, there is a 24 hour Kinkos a half-block away!

Also, similar to the event folks at the Independent Pubishing Resource Center (http://www.iprc.org/) in Portland Oregon held a few days ago, we will be streaming our 24 hour zine challenge event live! If you’re unable to join us, bookmark http://www.ustream.tv/channel/toronto-zine-library-24hr-zine-challenege and tune in on Wednesday starting at 5pm EST and participate alongside us from wherever you may be.

Ok, to recap:

WHEN: wednesday july 28th, 5pm EST until close
WHERE: the toronto zine library — 2nd floor of the tranzac club — 292 brunswick st. just south of bloor. close to spadina subway station
COST: free!
WHAT: 24 hour zine challenge kick off
BRING: yourself, your friends, snacks, creativity, zine making supplies, ideas

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=138008569562984&index=1

Holler at us if you have any additional questions or concerns. We regret that the TZL is not a wheelchair accessible space.

The Toronto Zine Library
292 Brunswick Ave, 2nd floor

New: Consignment Form PDF!

Having trouble downloading the Consignment Form as a Word Document? Here is a PDF of the form to help fix that problem. Sorry for any inconvenience!

24HZT Consignment Form as Word Document
24HZT Consignment Form as PDF