Yay, thanks so much to everyone who came to the zine workshop yesterday. About 20 people turned up at Welcome Home to read some zines, listen to me babble about stuff and then make some zines themselves. Big thanks too to Jen and Mhari for all their fantastic help.
I was fully expecting everyone to run away when the zinemaking part started but at least half the attendees made a zine! It was really thrilling to see what everyone came up with, especially as some people were making their first zine ever. It’s a lovely feeling to have put people on the first steps to becoming a zinester. I took photos of lots of the zines that were made and will post those soon.
I also started a Zine Challenge where people could sign up and pledge to publish a zine by the end of the year. We’ve already got 16 people signed up so I can’t wait to see what they come up with.
If you couldn’t make it along to the workshop, you can still join in. I’ve created a Zine Challenge page where you can add your name, and there’s a Flickr group for sharing photos, asking questions and promoting your finished zine.
I made a little zine about zinemaking for the workshop but I also have a batch of wrongly-photocopied versions to give away. All the info is there but the pages are in a different order than they should be. If you want one, just email me your postal address (see top right for address) and I’ll send one out totally free. That’s UK only I’m afraid. If you’re outside the UK and want one, get in touch and you can PayPal me the postage or send me a trade. (All gone!)
Hurray for zines!