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The ABQ Zine Fest is free festival featuring zines and the people who make them, read them and distro them.

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!

Keep up with ABQ Zine Fest on Twitter  Zinebook ABQ Zine Fest Website\

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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

FAQ

  • In short, a zine is an independently published periodical, similar to
    a magazine, but on a much smaller scale. Generally done by a single
    person, with a small number of each issue published, the topics can

    range from music, personal ramblings, to pretty much anything else.

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  • A zinefest is a gathering of people interested in zines, where they
    can buy, sell, or trade zines.

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  • That means you will be given space to sell your zines at our zinefest!
    A chance to set up shop and show the world what you do!

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  • We have about 2 dozen total tables available, and 17 of those are

    available for purchase through the kickstarter page.

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  • Well, this is a ZINEfest, so zines will be given first priority when
    it comes to determining who will be given the opportunity to sell
    their goods. However, other non-zine items will certainly be
    considered, as long as they fit in with our guidelines and meet with
    our approval.

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  • Items sold at the zinefest must be hand-made or hand-crafted in
    nature. They must be creative and unique. They must fit in with the
    basic ideals of DIY-enthusists. And they must not, in any way,
    promote discriminatory behavior, such as racism, sexism, homophobia,
    etc. Mass-produced bootlegged Mickey Mouse watches from China will
    not be considered. Things like self-published books, handknitted
    scarves, handcarved statues will be.

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  • You can still pledge to the fest! You may pledge any amount you like! If the level you pledge at allows you a table that you don't need, you can simply say so! No problem! You may also suggest possible pledge levels/rewards!

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    Support ABQ Zine Fest! A buck's a buck. We'll take it!! Thank you!

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    Pledge $5 or more and we'll send you an ABQ Zine Fest Button and list your name in the 2011 ABQ Zine Fest commemorative program.

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    Hey Zinesters! Get your tabling on! Just $10 bucks gets you half a table (3 feet x 2.5 feet) one chair, one ABQ Zine Fest button, and a short listing in the 2011 ABQ Zine Fest commemorative program. (Subject to approval.)

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    A Zine! A Zine! Such a marvelous thing! We'll send you two zines-- one commemorative, ABQ Zine Fest 2011 (we'll also list your name) and one created by a zine fest organizer, and a zine fest button! Thanks!! You're awesome.

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    Calling all Zinesters and Zine-inspired crafters! Table at the first-annual ABQ Zine Fest at the $20 rate and receive: an assortment of ABQ Zine Fest Buttons (3), a short listing in the 2011 ABQ Zine Fest and one commemorative program, a zine fest T-shirt, Half table (3 feet x 2.5 feet) for tabling zines and/or zine-inspired crafts (Subject to approval.)

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    Receive a gorgeous, limited addition zine tentatively called, "Albuquerque, A DAY," created by the ABQ Zine Organizers! You'll also receive an assortment of ABQ Zine Fest Buttons (3), a listing in the 2011 ABQ Zine Fest, one commemorative program, and a zine fest T-shirt.

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    One of our zine organizers likes to write naughty zines about blue collar workers. YUM! Wouldn't you like a zine written especially for the blue collar worker in you? Choose this pledge level and receive a series of racy, blue collar zines (3), PLUS a personalized, down-and-dirty zine created for you, featuring the man or woman in uniform, of your choice! Wear your hardhat! Safety is SEXY . . .

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    3 backers Limited (1 left of 4)

    Ooh, we like your style! Go for it! Table at the first-annual ABQ Zine Fest at the $40 rate and receive: an assortment of ABQ Zine Fest Buttons (3), a short listing in the 2011 ABQ Zine Fest and one commemorative program, a zine fest T-shirt, An assortment of zines written by the organizers of the fest. A full table (6 glorious feet x 2.5 feet) for tabling zines and/or zine-inspired crafts (Subject to approval.)

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    You're super. You're special. You love zines and the people who make them. And you know what? We love you, too. Pledge $50 and we'll send you an assortment of buttons (5), a collection of zines created by the organizers of the fest, a copy of the commemorative program with your name in bold! You'll get an ABQ Zine Fest T-shirt, and some secret, handmade, zine fest swag.

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