Oh my goodness, I don't even know where to begin. I had so much fun at the Portland Zine Symposium. I spent the weekend selling zines, buying zines, and hanging out with some of the most amazing people. It was the best weekend I have had in a very long time.
I have lots of new zines to add to the distro's catalog, but here is a quick list of what I sold out of and what I restocked:
Sold Out Of:
Fat Girl #10
Real Life: A Magical Guide to Getting Off the Internet
hoax. #4 & #5
my little friend #5
Life, Death, Love, & All Of The Above
Emotional Eater #1& #2
Zine(s) you write: She's Not a Morning Person (http://jenvenegas.com/zine)
Share a fun fact about yourself.
I am obsessed with horror movies. I saw Gremlins when I was 4 years old and now have to almost compulsively watch every horror movie that comes out, even if I know it will be terrible.
What is your favorite quote? "I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?" - Ernest Hemingway
Do you collect anything?
I have spent my life collecting different things at different times. At one point, I collected frogs, then owls. I don't know if I really collect anything right now but I know I have a ton of stationery and cat-related things. ;)
What is your favorite childhood book?
My favorite childhood book was this random horror anthology called Haunted Heartland. It was scary
stories based on Middle America.
What are you afraid of?
I am deathly afraid of aliens, specifically gray aliens. I had really bad night terrors when I was a kid about
them that I have never been able to shake off!
name: jami sailor
zines: your secretary, co-author archiving the underground with jenna brager, no better voice and others
fun fact: i was was fire chief for a day after winning a coloring contest because coloring within the lines is good training for fire extinguishing.
favorite quote: "you can't start a fire sittin' 'round cryin' over a broken heart" the boss
favorite childhood book: the monster at the end of this book...starring grover!
collect: photobooth pictures. if we hang out i am probably going to get you in a photobooth if there is one nearby.
fears: since i was a small child i have been afraid of rubber balloons. whenever someone has one i start sweating and getting anxious. its probably because of the anticipation of it popping. i wasn't invited to many birthday parties when i was younger because i would start crying whenever i saw balloons
Today is the last day of International Zine Month. It's a bittersweet day. I have been incredibly productive this month. I have done zine related things that I have put off for far too long, and I have also done zine-related things that I am usually not brave enough to do. It's been a great time!
Day 31 - Post a picture of yourself with your zine.
I just finished my 24-hour zine, Marked For Life #8
name: Nicci Mechler
zines I write: Love Me, Love My Belly (formerly Fat Girl minizine)
Eve Art (series)
fun fact: If a zine has a hand sewn binding or a hand printed cover, I'm 83% more likely to add it to my collection. I totally just made that up. And yet it's completely true.
favorite quote: "I am who I am, doing what I came to do, acting upon you like a drug or chisel or remind you of your me-ness as I discover you in myself." Audre Lorde
favorite childhood book: The Rainbow Goblins, Ul de Rico.
i collect: art, goddesses, tiny boxes, wooden & metal signage, poetry chapbooks, roller derby stickers, & zines (of course!).
i am afraid of: a world that sometimes forgets the necessity of creative expression.
Day 24 – Send in your zine for distro consideration.
I mailed my body-positive compilation zine, FAT-TASTIC #2 to Cindy Crabb's distro.
Day 25 – Order from a different distro than you normally order.
I placed an order with tukru at Vampire Sushi Distro. I’m excited to get my order and enjoy some new reading material.
Day 26 – Review a zine and post it on your website or blog.
Zine Review: Tall Tales 5 by Nik & contributors
On my last library trip, I checked out the zine, Tall Tales #5. I try to choose titles that I am not familiar with and Tall Tales #5 was quite a treat. Each story is a fun mixture of the bizarre and entertaining, from small town nostalgia to work stories. Hands down, my favorite story was the first one, My First and Last Experience with the Pizza Van. I loved the idea of eating pizza in a van with strangers and the ending was awesome and funny.
The date in the zine says July 2010. I’m going to email the author and see if there is a new issue I can pick up.
Day 22 - Check out zinewiki.com and add or edit an entry.
I am glad I looked my name up on zinewiki.com because the info was old on my personal page and Sweet Candy Distro's page.
Although both pages need a lot of updating, I only added my current location and zine projects. I will be sure to go back soon and spruce it up more!
~ Sage Adderley
~ Sweet Candy Distro
Day 23 - Ask someone to trade zines with you.
Are you ready for a funny story? Okay, so I just got an email 20 minutes ago from someone who I communicated with in April and they asked to trade zines in today's email which had nothing to do with IZM. I love the Universe & her mysterious ways.
Zine trade = done.
Today, I am reading a zine that arrived in my po box for distro consideration: Sasquatch
Day 20 - Host a zine party or event at a local library or community center.
Day 21 - International Zine Library day! Visit a zine library.
I've mentioned before how badical the Olympia Zine Library is. Librarian, Kelsey Smith, does an amazing job supporting the zine community and bringing its greatness to Olympia, as well as supporting the local zinesters. She rules.
I visit the zine library every week and always find great zines to check out and enjoy.
I'm looking forward to helping out at this zine event coming up at the library:
4th Annual 24 Hour Zine Thing: We Love Olympia Edition
Saturday, 8/4/2012, 2-7:30pm
Your challenge: make a 24-page zine from idea to completion in 24 hours. Drop in to the library's meeting room between 2 and 7:30 p.m. to use provided materials and make your own 24-page zine. This year, you can make your own zine or help us to make an Olympia-themed collaborative zine. Supplies provided include typewriters, long-armed staplers, glue sticks, recycled magazines, Print Gocco, paper, and copy machines. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Feel free to bring interesting materials to use or share.