Alco Printing and DocuCopies have sent along some promotional offers to zine makers getting ready for our upcoming Fest. If you’re looking to print your zines, banners, posters, postcards, lost dog flyers, found wild parrot posters….they’ve got ya covered, plus they helped us out a lot printing our postcards and banners with quick turnarounds.
Thanks so much!
From Alco Printing
It certainly is a good feeling when you know that you are within walking distance from a really great bookstore. The Pop Hop, Highland Park’s very own bookstore and print shop, hosted us on June 6 for a grab-bag zine workshop. The zine selection over there is something to be seen–owners Sarah and Robey are doing a bang-up job of curating everything in the store in a way that makes me sad I can’t buy it all.
As you can see, it was a workshop of zine prodigies.
Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30 pm
The original LA Zine Fest organizers bring their mad zine making skills to the table at Pop-Hop. Their zine enthusiasm will help tease your words onto the page, then walk you through the process of putting that work into book form.
You’ll gain two things from this workshop: one, the knowledge of how to fold you own eight-page zine, and two, a finished zine made by you! Materials and a bit of direction will be provided, though you are welcome to bring your own (materials and direction). We’ll also have a traveling zine library on hand for workshoppers to peruse and be inspired by.
Bring a zine to share if you’ve made one before. Or just bring a desire to start!
$5 in advance / $8 at the door
We’re very excited to be working with Pop Hop on this and we hope you’ll come and join us! You can register for the workshop here.
Saturday is Record Store Day: a day of special album releases, of brightly colored albums and sales on vinyl in independent record stores across the globe.
In L.A., Permanent Records is having a midnight sale on Friday night, followed by live performances by Wounded Lion, The Skabbs, and Merx in-store on Saturday evening; Origami Vinyl is having a big ol’ to-do with eight bands, DJs, and tote bags (!!!) for the first 300 customers; Vacation Records will have a ridiculous amount of special releases; Wombleton Records is having a two-day unveiling of non-RSD related, “hot-off-the-plane” records from the nooks and crannies of Europe and the U.S.; The Last Bookstore’s record shop is offering 30% off all vinyl in the store and DJ sets throughout the day. Just get some rollerblades and hit them all.
The Pitchfork list of releases for the day turned me on to this sparkling gem of a record. Behold, the Smuggler’s Way flexzine, whose pages contain a mixture of writing, art, and five flexi discs with songs from the likes of The Dirty Projectors and Cass McCombs! Some tracks and info on the zine are available here, but really, isn’t that picture all the information you need?
In order to focus on bringing you a more diverse kind of blog, the L.A. Zine Fest blog will no longer be bringing you daily content. However, we will be actively tweeting and tumbling and facebooking. Whenever we have new posts, we’ll let you know through Facebook and Twitter.
We’re really excited about all the new things we’re working on for you! Thanks for reading and we’ll see you soon!
#1 MustHave, a queer photozine
This project is about visibility, celebrating diverse queer people, and re-framing the queer experience outside of the victim paradigm often seen in popular culture. It is a way to communicate about non-mainstream queer culture and share empowering images of queerness. #1 must have is a representation, an artifact, and a celebration of queerness in individual terms. We are lucky enough to have incredible love and support in our queer community(ies); our hope is that viewers will find similar empowerment and inspiration through these images.
They’re on issue number two now, so they must be doing something right. I mean, just look at it!
The whole manifesto of Holy Holy Copy Copy by Hrag Vartanian is available here, and includes more awesome gifs and things to ponder regarding copying, replicating, and attribution.