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Liza Liza and Hunter MC a fun, sexy night of smutty, smutty trivia to raise money for ABQ Zine Fest!! Test your sexy knowledge! Win prizes! This SATURDAY, August 30th 8pm at the Tannex TEAM UP and pay just 10 bucks (teams of up to 5 players).

Yummy treats!
Zine Readings!

Prizes donated by:
Betty’s Bath & Day Spa

Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center

Goddess Bod

Pornotopia

Ale Republic

Elissa McGovern

Tom Tom Magazine

Duke City Donuts

It’s going to be a nice and naughty night!!


abqzinefest.com

TABLE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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 ABQZF 2014 Table REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

CLICK HERE to sign up!

Registration CLOSES on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th at MIDNIGHT! Space is limited. Don’t wait!

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!

Wanna VOLUNTEER and help make this year’s fest the absolute best? Please do! Fill out the contact form and away we go. THANKS!

TESLA Reading and Book Signing with Illustrator Elizabeth Haidle

 

Photo by Steven David Johnson

Photo by Steven David Johnson

A year in the making, and now Mind Afire: The Visions of TESLA is here!

Come hear Elizabeth read from the graphic novel– you’ll probably want to buy your own autographed copy.

If you’ve been considering crowd sourcing to fund your next creative project, find out just how Elizabeth, and collaborator Abigail Samoun surpassed their Kickstarter goal by a remarkable 749%.

TESLA Reading
3/14
7pm
@ The Tannex

Abigail Samoun, author:
During her ten years as a children’s book editor, Abigail has edited board books, picture books, middle-grade novels, & young-adult novels for Tricycle Press, Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Little Brown. She co-founded Red Fox Literary agency in 2012
http://www.redfoxliterary.com/

Elizabeth Haidle, illustrator:
Working from northern New Mexico, she juggles painting, graphic design, & clawhammer banjo. Recent illustration projects include *cover design & imagery for ‘Encyclopedia of the Exquisite’ (by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins) Random House, Fall 2011 * illustrations for picture book series ‘Olivier & the Magic Paintbrush’ (by Menno Visser) Parvenu Publishing, Spr 2013.
http://www.ehaidle.com/

Valentine’s Day Dirty Zine Reading at the Tannex!

We’re BACK!!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, perverts!
Come to the Tannex, Friday, February 14th at 7pm for naughty crafts, zines, music and, DAMN!

Jessica Helen Lopez reads from her new book:
CUNT BOMB

http://amzn.to/1e53lXR

Music’tudes The JEEBIES!
No two The Jeebies shows are alike! Here’s a taste:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XIwj_cB0Kk

Experimental performance by Barb Geary!

Crafts!

ZINE Readings by:
Liza
Marya
Billy
Ruby le Coq
Alex Ross-Raymond
Dirty SKYPE by Andy

MORE!  Just $5

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THANKS for making the 3rd Annual ABQ Zine Fest event SO GREAT. Do you realize that happened THIS MONTH? Yeah– seems like a world away . . .

THIS FRIDAY we’re hosting an evening of music and a few zine readings, too! Hope you can make it!

Help keep FOOD IN THE MOUTHS of the Baby Gatas!
The Tannex hosts an event to help keep some heads above water, making a way when they can . . .

Dia_de_los_MadresUP THE HOLLER “Original songs of love and freezing to death. Bluegrass music in the old-time hills style.” https://www.facebook.com/UptheHoller


JESSICA MIL
S: Radical Mom and ZINESTER FOR LIFE http://abqzinefest.com/zinester-interview-jessica-mills-radical-mom/

MERMA & ROBERTA: Duo that claims to be from New Jersey, loves Alpaca Buttah and Designing Women.  https://www.facebook.com/AlpacaButtah

SEVEN PM sharp. For the babies. . .
The TANNEX
1417 4th. St. SW
11/1/13
(Original artwork by Dhaveed Woody.)

Zinester Interview with Alex the Intrepid!

 

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Alex Wrekk is in town from Portland, OR! Like Ms. Adderley, Alex Wrekk trekked across a handful of states to table at our fledging wee fest– why don’t you come down and get some zines from her distro, Portland Button Works, and check our her long-running zine– Brainscan.

Please tell us about the zines you’ll be tabling at ABQZF!

Portland Button Works will bring our whole zine distro including my personal zine, Brainscan. We will also have our whole catalog of zine themed buttons. I’ve been creating Brainscan since 1997 and it is a zine that has grown as changed over the years some topics have included: travel, stories, reproductive health, love, recovery from emotional abuse, and more wrapped in stark black and white photocopier art layout.

What do you say when someone asks you,  “What are zines?”

Sounds like magazine, without the “maga”. They are like small self published magazine where people get to tell their own story or include their own art. Zines are physical things (e-zines are not zines!) but there is also a large network of communities that celebrate and participate in the culture of zines.

Do you have a zine crush? If so, are you willing to reveal the object of your zine affection?

Of course, but I’m not telling you!

What’s the most challenging thing about zine making?

Finding the time to make them these days.

How long have you been writing zines, and how did you get started?What do you enjoy most about making zines?

I started my first zine in 1994, but didn’t put it out until 1995. I keep reading them and one day it hit me “I can make these too!”

Roughly how many zines do you archive in your personal collection?

Thousands and thousands over the years. I’ve been passing them on lately, though.

So much of the written word we now experience via digital media. Why are zines important?

Because zines can get to places that digital media can’t. There is something very special about the tangibility of zines and holding something in your hand that you know the creator of it touched it as well.

 

Thanks, Alex!

 

 

 

 

Queen of the Road: Zinester, Mother, Publisher, Sage Adderley

Sage_ARight now, zinesters are motoring across the deserts of ‘MERICA, soon to arrive in Albuquerque for ABQZF (It’ll be a speedy journey, as nearly all of the Nation’s national parks are CLOSED, but all the better for US. Get here already)!

One such zinester is Sage Adderley, cruising in from Olympia, Washington. Sage is the proud owner of Sweet Candy Distro, one of the most orderly and and diverse distros in all the land.  Sweet Candy works with writers from all over the US and around the globe. Topics featured in SCD include mental health, feminism, body image, gender, parenting, food, travel, art, survival, fiction stories, and so much more. Check it out! The amazing Sage also runs Sage’s Blog Tours-- an online service that secures “book tours” for authors via the pages of popular literary blog sites. WHAT?! Like we said, BRILLIANT.

If that weren’t enough, Sage, mother of three, also just added a book publishing arm to Sweet Candy. She just released Heavy Hangs the Head, by zinester Taryn Hipp (Lady Teeth), and is currently collaborating with zinester Jonas Cannon (Cheer the F Up) to publish his book, The Greatest Most Traveling Circus. In fact, they just launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise the necessary funds to get the book to press. Click the photo below to screen their campaign video!

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Photo by Courtney Dowdall

 

 

 

 

 

 

A zinester in her own right, Sage will be tabling her long-running zines, Marked for Life and the comp zine about loving your body,  FAT-TASTIC. She’s also writing and editing her first novel. (Jeez! Did we mention she has THREE KIDS? How do you do it, Sage?!) You can take a look at Sage’s zines right here.But why not save you dollars and purchase zines from Sage in person, on Saturday at ABQZF?!

 

Photos courtesy of Sage Adderley and Courtney Dowdall.

Zinester Interview with John & Jennifer Myers: Love & Comics

ABQ Zine Fest is this SATURDAY and SUNDAY. From now until the fest, we’ll be highlighting some of the zinesters exhibiting at The Tannex, The Tan, and Small Engine Gallery on Saturday, October 5th. NEXT: John and Jenn Myers

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Please tell us about the zines you’ll be tabling at ABQZF!

We plan to have three this year:

1. All the Growing Things (written and drawn by Jennifer Myers): a comic book about Maude, an old woman who finds her garden is under siege by strange monsters. To save it she ventures into a mysterious underworld full of bizarre creatures, cultists and cats.

2. The Vagus Street Rehabilitation Project (written by John Myers and drawn by Jennifer Myers:  a comic book that combines a series of loosely connected ghost stories about the haunted Vagus Street Housing Project. (http://vagus.typodmary.com/2009/04/30/vrp1cover/)

3. The Era of Great Wonders (written by John Myers and drawn by Jennifer Myers: a comic book about the war between giant monsters told in the words of the people who lived through it. (http://greatwonders.typodmary.com/2013/07/03/splash-page/)

What do you say when someone asks you,  “What are zines?”

Technically, self published magazines and books but I tend to think its more about a community of like minded individuals all working to support each other creatively.

Do you have a zine crush? If so, are you willing to reveal the object of your zine affection?

Nope.

What’s the most challenging thing about zine making?

Time. Making anything creative is hard work. Making something creative in your free time is exhausting.

How long have you been writing zines, and how did you get started?

I love making things. Taking an idea from concept to completion is one of the best feelings in the world.

What do you enjoy most about making zines?

That amazing rush of feeling vulnerability and accomplishment at the same time whenever I finish writing, laying out, xeroxing, folding, stapling and putting out a new issue. That and the connecting with others doing zines through mail and in person, too.

Roughly how many zines do you archive in your personal collection?

I just started picking up material at last year’s Zinefest, so only a dozen or so.

So much of the written word we now experience via digital media. Why are zines important?

Physical media is special in a lot ways, books, comics, magazines they all have a physicality that we can connect to and attach our memories to. More importantly, we can share them in a way can’t with digital media, it’s easy to pass a book or a magazine along in a way that is difficult with digital media.

Thanks, Jennifer & John

Check out their work at ABQZF this Saturday. On Sunday, John and Jennifer will teach their discussion/workshop: Creative Couples–How To Work With The One You Love.

Zinester Interview with Pam Dailey: TheZINEasaurus

ABQ Zine Fest is MERE DAYS AWAY! From now until the fest, we’ll be highlighting some of the zinesters exhibiting at The Tannex, The Tan, and Small Engine Gallery on Saturday, October 5th. NEXT: Pam Dailey

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Please tell us about the zines you’ll be tabling at ABQZF!

TheZINEsaurus is a personal zine. I share stories about my life and observations about the universe. It’s a sporadically produced zine; no regular schedule. I merge and express my love of words, writing, drawing, photography, story-telling, nature, science, animals, tape, glitter, glue, and paper.  With synonyms.  And sometimes antonyms. This is how I rejuvenate my soul. This year, I have three new full-size zines: Zine of the Apocalypse, Depression, and Road Trip. And I have three mini zines: Spring-Sprang-Sprung, Hygienic Ornamental Patterns, and Haiskoo. I’ll also have copies of my zines from the two previous years.

What do you say when someone asks you,  “What are zines?”

Zine is like ‘magazine’. They are little self-published collections of stories, images, photos, whatever. Zines started in the 70′s and 80′s as FanZines, publicity for people’s favorite bands. Now, they’ve evolved into being anything we want them to be. If you can think of it, somebody is writing a zine about it, somewhere. There are fiction zines, poetry zines, per-zines (like mine) where people share their personal lives and commentaries, stuff like that.

What’s the most challenging thing about zine making?

I find it hard to capture my ideas as they are floating by. I have tons of ideas, and I don’t always remember to write them down! I consciously make time for zine’ing every week. It soothes my soul.

How long have you been writing zines, and how did you get started?

I’ve been producing what could be called zines since the fall of 2011, when I did my first zine as part of the first ABQ Zine Fest weekend challenge. My background is in art, and I’ve been combining my sketches, photos, and other images with my words and thoughts since art school in college in the early 90′s.

What do you enjoy most about making zines?

I love it when my vision of what I want to create comes out as good as the image in my head. And I love it when the words in the thesaurus I use teach me something more about life.

Roughly how many zines do you archive in your personal collection? 

Ummm…. three. four. something like that.

Do you have a zine crush? If so, are you willing to reveal the object of your zine affection?

Yes.

No.

So much of the written word we now experience via digital media. Why are zines important?

It’s so important to have the physicality of the zine in your hands. And for us creators to actually create, put pen to paper, so to speak. The visceral act of art and writing changes when it’s solely digital.

Thanks, Pam!

 

 

Zinester Interview with Anita Margarita: Sensualist

ABQ Zine Fest is MERE DAYS AWAY! From now until the fest, we’ll be highlighting some of the zinesters exhibiting at The Tannex, The Tan, and Small Engine Gallery on Saturday, October 5th. NEXT: Anita Margarita 

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Please tell us about the zines you’ll be tabling at ABQZF!

Naughty Bits are my collections of erotic tales. New this year will be Bits of Naughty,  mini-zines of single stories created just for Dirty Zine Readings. There will be a few other treats by my alter-ego, Elisa McGovern.

She’s usually too shy to write under her own name, but she decided to be more confident in her writing this year.

What do you say when someone asks you,  “What are zines?”

Self-published, DIY bits of heaven on paper. Thoughts and deeds and ideas transcribed for your entertainment and/or edification. Pick up one and find out. Then pick up another. And another. Don’t stop until you understand, and then pick up another because you do understand.

Do you have a zine crush? If so, are you willing to reveal the object of your zine affection?

Who don’t I have a zine crush on? Liza Bley’s Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf is amazing, sexy, sex-positive educational hotness, much like Liza herself. Major Rainy Sneer keeps me on the edge of my seat (because I like the pressure on my pubic bone) with her hot stories of blue collar sex. Billy da Bunny likes it freaky; that’s right up my alley. Pamela Dailey’s TheZINEsaurus is also a delightfully wordy-nerdy zine after my own heart. (I heard she’s getting a little dirty this year, too!) Lisa Barrow’s Oh Dear No blows me away, artistically and linguistically. That’s why I table with her. That and I really like her. I’m probably forgetting some zines, and I’m sure I’ll fall in love with others this year.

What’s the most challenging thing about zine making?

Some days it’s time; some days it’s erotic inspiration. I’m very particular about my stories. I have to “road test” them for quality and spank-ability. After that, it comes down to finding visuals. Searching craigslist casual encounters for my “Salute to the Magnificent Cock” issue was fun but time-consuming. Turning off Google safe search is also fun but quickly overloads my brain.

How long have you been writing zines, and how did you get started?

About 2 years. I was tricked into writing something for the first Zine Fest in 2011, and discovered I liked it. (Writing, not being tricked.)

What do you enjoy most about making zines?

Getting to express myself without the pressure to please anyone but myself. I love it when someone tells me my stories make them hot, but that’s just gravy. Delicious, delicious gravy.

 

Roughly how many zines do you archive in your personal collection?

I have probably like 45 zines of zines I have Um…without counting, probably 75 or so. I’m excited to increase that number through Zine Fest 2013.

So much of the written word we now experience via digital media. Why are zines important?

For me, I appreciate the tactile quality of paper in my hands. Even a borrowed zine is your possession for the time you’re holding it. On the practical side, it takes less electricity to read a zine than to read a blog.

Thanks, Anita!