WE WANT OUR ZINE FEST AND WE WANT IT . . .
In September, please?
A small band of volunteers is producing the FIRST-EVER ABQ Zine Fest in Albuquerque. In just a few short weeks, we’ll be joining a growing roster of creative, cut and paste symposiums across the nation and around the world. ABQ Zine Fest will launch a weekend of wall-to-wall zines and zine-inspired craft, live music, zine-making workshops, zine readings, a 48-hour zine writing challenge, and the first ZINE OLYMPIC GAMES (from the wonderfully warped mind of Chicago transplant Billy McCall.)
The mission of the ABQ Zine Fest is to bring zinesters in the city together--- to illuminate the exciting and vibrant zine scene that exists in Albuquerque, and to foster an only-slightly-competitive, queer-friendly, ethnic-rich environment of creation in written, zine-ic form. Through an exchange of ideas, energy, skill sets, discussions and workshops, ABQ Zine Fest hopes to nourish the expansion of zine culture in Albuquerque.
((((All right, all right. That's all well and cool but, WHAT DO WE NEED THE MONEY FOR?))))
Funding from Kickstarter will help us with promotional materials, guest artist fees, cover the printing costs of the first-annual commemorative zine of the fest which we will give out to everyone who attends, for free. We need your help to LAUNCH THIS ZINE FEST, to keep costs low for vendors, and to help ensure that the fest stays FREE for anyone who wishes to attend. Of course, the more we raise, THE MORE WE CAN DO! Thanks for your support!
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Here's a peek at the epic swag bag you'll receive with pledges of $10 bucks or higher it only looks like an ubiquitous link, but it's really pretty cute, made my Ms. Marya. :http://www.abqzinefest.logicaldesignllc.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/swag_bag.jpg