One more review for the night

Pulling an all-nighter? Working on your second 24HZT submission? Take a break from the late night zine-making, more about make some coffee, side effects add 24 Hour Zine Thing on Facebook and enjoy this review of Nicci’s fantastic cooking zine, “Cook This! #1″.

Cover scan of Nicci's zine
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Keep ‘Em Comin’! Deadline Announced!

July seems to be flying by, look and there is only one week and three days left to complete your 24 hour zine. Have you started yet? If you have already completed your zine, pop it in the mail to this address:

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

and then head over to the Mail Box Page to track when your zine has been received and when your button has been sent out. The official deadline for all 2010 24 Hour Zine Thing zines is Friday, August 20th, 2010, which should give international participants time to get their zines through the mail.

Also, please remember that you can submit your zines for consignment in the 24 Hour Zine Thing Distro, which is currently under construction while all the zines are being uploaded and added. If you are interested in consignment, please fill out the form found on the Consignment Page and include with your 2010 24 Hour Zine Thing completed zine, as well as the extra copies that you would like distro’ed.

Here’s a zine review for all you night owls, and check back within the next hour for another one!

Cover scan of Kim's zine
[outside cover - black felt]

Inside cover scan of Kim's zine
[inside cover]

Goat Farm by Kim Riot
Name: Kim Riot
City: San Diego, CA
Zine Goal: A docu-mini style zine dedicating my years living and
breathing heavy metal as a girl.

Kim’s zine “Goat Farm” is the first zine I have ever received that featured felt as the cover, which really makes her zine stand out, and ties in perfectly with the overall theme. Staying true to the subtitle, “musings of a metal muff”, Kim retells of her experience as a female in the metal scene, and memories of the mindset and behavior of the ladies at shows she attended. Kim also includes an awesomely collaged “The Five Most Metal Animals” section, and includes a guide for spotting “The Types of Metal Heads”. Kim combines musical experiences with personal writing to create a unique, informative 24 hour zine.

Inside scan of Kim's zine

Be sure to check back later for more reviews!

Reviews, reviews, reviews

Sorry for the delay in zine scans and reviews, recipe it’s been one busy weekend! Three more participants have been added to the Participants Page, which makes 78 signed up so far! To celebrate, here are three reviews to help get you in the mood for some 24 hour zine making.

Summertime (and the living is easy) by D

Summertime (& The Living Is Easy) by Dina
Name: Dina
City: Mill Spring, NC
Zine Goal: Genuine writing. Clean, 1/4-sized layout. An actually
FINISHED zine.

Dina’s zine perfectly embodies the carefree feeling many associate with the lazy days and warm nights of summer. Her black and white zine incorporates free-flowing text, with subject matter jumping from present tense adventures to daydreams of a life as an artist, with journals, notes, and music filling each day of her life, pasted over high contrast images and photographs. Dina’s zine is the perfect read to get you into the summer feeling.

Inside scan of Dina's zine
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Half a month left!

Yesterday marked the midway point for the 2010 24 Hour Zine Thing, prosthesis which means there are only 15 days left to complete your 24 hour zine! Two zines have been received so far, with Sandra’s zine “Razor Sharp Haze Daze” waiting for me in my post office box yesterday morning.

Check out the new Mail Box Page to keep track of what zines have been received, and when pins are sent out!

I will be posting some new scans and zine reviews later tonight and throughout the weekend, so be sure to check back often. Also, stay completely up to date with everything happening at the 24HZT headquarters by becoming a fan on Facebook!

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Congrats to Rachel!

Congratulations to Rachel of San Diego, sale California for completing her 24 hour zine and sending it in! Rachel’s cute little zine “Pilgrim” arrived in my post office box today, marking the first zine received for this years challenge.

Finished with your zine and can’t wait to release it to the world? Send your zine to:

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

Good luck to everyone and leave a comment with how you are doing with your 24 hour zine!

Portland Zine Symposium 2nd Annual 24 Hour Zine Challenge!

The Portland Zine Symposium is sponsoring their 2nd Annual 24 Hour Zine Challenge! Here is some information from their website:

Calling all ambitious zinesters! You’re invited to the 2nd Annual, more about 24hr Zine Challenge, presented by the Portland Zine Symposium and the Independent Publishing Resource Center…

Who: The Portland Zine Symposium and awesome zinesters like you!
What: The 2nd Annual 24hr Zine Challenge
Where: The Independent Publishing Resource Center, 917 SW Oak St. #218
Why: To make zines and support PZS!
When: July 24th at 10:00am until July 25th at 10:00am

Zines are awesome and July is International Zine Month! Get yourself one more zine finished for your PZS table, make some new friends over the dizzying madness of staying up too many hours, and help support the Portland Zine Symposium!

We will be providing some supplies (paper, glue, scissors, etc), snacks, and drink – anything you can bring will help. Bring any supplies you normally like to make zines with that you just can’t live without! Also, you might want to bring pillows, snacks, and blankets… We are also asking registrants for a $5 donation which will help us cover any costs for supplies and food that are not donated, so we can make sure your well fed and fully supplied. The IPRC has two copy machines on hand to help you create your fabulous zine, available for 5 cents per side for members (trial membership is $25) and 10 cents per side for nonmembers.

In addition to being a quite awesome challenge, this event will also be a major fund raiser for the Portland Zine Symposium

If you can’t make it to the event, you can find a list of registrants on our website (here: http://www.pdxzines.com/writing/128/) and pick one to sponsor, marathon style! Once you’ve chosen a lucky challenger to back, we’ll list you under their name as a supporter and you will only be asked to make the donation you’ve pledged if the challenger completes their zine. If you pledge more than $10, we’ll provide you with a copy of the zine they’ve created! You pledge helps us raise funds to keep PZS affordable to table at for zine-makers (half table at the symposium are $20 for the whole weekend) and free to attend for zine-appreciators. To support a 24hr Zine Challenger, just email pdxzines@gmail.com with the name of the lucky participant you want to back and the amount you’d like to pledge.

If you’re a challenger, request a form to print out to ask people to sign up on if they’d like to sponsor you, or you can direct them to our website (specifically here: http://www.pdxzines.com/writing/128/) from your blog or website and share the link on your favorite social network (email/facebook/twitter/etc.) to allow your friends to pledge. Your amazing creativity and endurance will really help us make the event a success!

We will also have a live video feed set up at the 24hr Zine Challenge, just like last year, so zine supporters anywhere can encourage the 24hr Zine Challengers and so 24hr Zine Sponsors can check in on who they’ve backed!

Are you a local business? The 24hr Zine Challenge is just another outreach event brought to the community by PZS that you can help out with. If you’re interested in donating any food or treats to help keep our zinesters going their full 24 hours. You donation would be listed here, right on our front page, and on our 2010 Sponsors page!

Please call Katie (804-514-8413) if you would like to make a donation to this event or to Portland Zine symposium.

Preregistration is REQUIRED as space is limited! Email pdxzines@gmail.com or call Blue at (503) 453-5839 to register before time runs out!

If you are in Portland, take advantage of this great opportunity and sign up! If you are not in the area, consider sponsoring a 24 Hour Zine Challenger and helping the Portland Zine Symposium at the same time!

Week One Wrap-up: Where are you? & Interview!

Today marks the end of the first week of the 2010 24 Hour Zine Thing. Where is everyone with their zine making process? Tell us how you are doing in the comment section, cure along with any questions and tips for others working on their zine.

As a special treat to wrap up week one, here is an interview with Ainsley Yeager, the extremely talented artist who designed the 24 Hour Zine Thing Participant Pins, and a review of her 2007 24 Hour Zine Thing submission, “Desk Play”.

Ainsley Yeager

1. Why did you decide to participate in the 24 Hour Zine Thing challenge?
At the time I didn’t exactly have many zines done. I had just started getting into the community and zines in general and I saw the 24 hour zine thing as a way to both connect with other zinesters and start figuring out what kind of zines I wanted to make in the future.

2. What type of pre-planning, if any, did you do before starting on your 24 hour zine?
The only pre-planning I really did was learn how to do stab binding. I may be wrong, but I’m pretty sure that my goal for it was to just make x amount of copies of a zine that was bound in a more unique way than saddle stitch (stapling).

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Did you know?

An additional 5 participants have been added to the Participants page, generic making for a total of 58 participants signed up this year so far! The Flickr set had been set up so that you may view larger scans of all the submitted zines. Interviews and tutorials are in the works for later this week, decease so in the meantime check out this review of Jo Cook’s artsy zine “Double Never”.

Cover scan of Jo Cook's zine

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Blue Monday

An additional 5 participants have been added to the Participants page, online making for a total of 58 participants signed up this year so far! The Flickr set had been set up so that you may view larger scans of all the submitted zines. Interviews and tutorials are in the works for later this week, there so in the meantime check out this review of Jo Cook’s artsy zine “Double Never”.

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Review: Spelunking by Anke Wehner

Whether you are deep into your 24 hour zine making all-nighter or just waking up with your morning coffee and gathering your supplies, salve now would be the perfect time to get inspired by Anke Wehner’s zine “Spelunking”, a journey into the mind of Anke filled with black and white images and a clean, crisp layout.

Spelunking by Anke Wehner

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