Seek & Zine!

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WIN PRIZES!   Have FUN!     Ride your BIKE!!
Make a mini zine in one hour with two/three of your friends! Raise a little coin for ABQ Zine Fest! You’ll have three hours to gather clues from several locations and approximately one hour to make your mini zine! Include all the necessary categories to gain points! Use your bonus points! The highest score WINS! Teams will be given one official Zine & Seek zine with all the clues, zine elements, locations and bonus points. Meet back at The Tannex to have your points tallied. A winning team will be declared! Then, let the trading of the mini zines begin!

 

$5 Donation per team. (Help keep ABQ Zine Fest FREE.)
NO DRIVING.
NO performance enhancing drugs.
STICK TOGETHER
Make something RAD.
Another (((Pre-zine))) event brought to you by ABQ Zine Fest.
SEEK & ZINE
Bicycle Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, September 28, time 1pm 5pm
Visit www.abqzinefest.com for more info SOON!

Journalzining in Albuquerque

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by Marya Errin Jones

The New-media Wilderness. Sure is Lewis and Clarky up in here. Very, very Daniel Booney. Glad that we at ABQ Zine Fest have some new sources for information to go to when we’re in the need to know. Let’s just say that the world of journalism in New Mexico has undergone some serious shake-ups lately, and for the better, we think! There are a few new sources to turn to for art, news, music, local politics and more, that we’d like to talk about. Let’s get started!

Marisa Demarco, former editor at the Weekly Alibi was unceremoniously dismissed a few months ago, as if you didn’t notice. YOU DID. It was straight-up Dickensian, if you ask us. But, you can’t keep a great editor down. Ms. Demarco, along with a dedicated group of writers, editors and designers, launched the online news source, The New Mexico Compass, in late December. If you haven’t clicked through the New Mexico Compass, there’s NO WAY you can shoulder the heft of your part of an intelligent conversation about local politics. Seriously, no way– and with the New Mexico Legislature in session right now, there is a lot of schmatta to wade through. Aside from the weekly KUNM Call-In Show with Elaine Baumgartel, few news sources offer in-depth stories on local politics better than the Compass. You’ll be hard-pressed to read news that’s just as engaging as the “fun” articles. News IS fun at NM Compass. No wonder Local iQ has practically given NM Compass the run of their news desk during the New Mexico Legislature session.

We’re also pretty excited that some of our zinester friends are writing for the new online magazine, Pyragraph. Expect great articles on music, art, design, film, writing and more, coming your way from people like Eva Avenue of the Nightly Noodle Monthly.

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Pyragraph just launched, like a minute ago, but it seems they’ve been working behind the scenes for a while, to build up their site. While cruising the bright and colorful Pyragraph today, it was great to find an article written in November about the 2012 ABQ Zine Fest and zines, in general, penned by Billy McCall, Chicago transplant and veteran zinester, currently based in New Mexico. You don’t know Billy, until you’ve read his zines. You may do so, here.

Whoa. Now, hold on. Before we get carried away, let’s not forget the online sources that have fed us in the lean and in between times, and continue to serve up good food for thought. Samantha Anne Carrillo and Rudolfo Carrillo have been writing articles on art, music and news in the 505 (and the 575) at Things in Light for more the two years. There are few champions of local culture like TIL. (Samantha Anne Carrillo is pulling double-duty as the current music editor at the Alibi so KEEP READING because her articles and her editing are spot on.) Mike Smith, who now has a regular column in the Weekly Alibi, thrilled us with his newsku (that’s, um . . . news+haiku-like) tweets on his Twitter feed. The New Mexico News  reports New Mexico news events in 140 characters or less (and also has an occasional print run). New Mexico News is currently on hiatus. If you’re trying to track down that moveable feast known as the Albuquerque Food Trucks, Follow Eric will keep you up on all the tasty, rollin’, local faire. Launched on Facebook back in August of last year, Inhabitants of Albuquerque might make you fall in love with Albuquerque again.

We know we haven’t touched on ALL of the great online sources in New Mexico that chronicle our daily lives, but hey, someone’s gotta chop up those pretty dead trees and make some zines.

Later!

–ABQZF

Dirty Zine Reading, ValenZine Reading

Spring is definitely in the air! It’s Imbolc for your Pagans, and Ground Hog’s Day for the rest of ya. It’s also finally FEBRUARY and we’re getting ready for our little zine reading at Winning Coffee. Hard to believe but this the third annual dirty zine reading? Now, don’t get nervous. YOU don’t have to read anything! We’ve got our own collection of lovable perverts to read to you! You can expect interesting, evocative tales from Anita Margarita, Major Rainy Sneer Billy the Bunny Liza Bley,
Andrew Lyman, Avery Janeczek Kalapa, and great collection of tunes from one of our favorite DJs, Miss DJ Mello! Calm your nerves or rev your engine by grabbing a tea or coffee from Winning– the drink bar with be open! And honestly, you might get red-cheeks from the things you hear. You might get a little But, being a little uncomfortable is a big part of life, and one of the great things about being human! You grow as you glow.

My Dirty ValenZine Reading
Zine Reading! Give-Aways! Dirty Talk!
Dirty Rekkids by DJ Mello!
Thursday, February 14, 7pm
Winning Coffee
111 Harvard SE
$5-$8 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds).
Contributions go towards the 3rd Annual ABQ Zine Fest in October!
Help keep zine fest free.

See you at the reading!

ABQ Zine Fest presents another dirty, DIRTY zine reading!

Don’t let Valentine’s Day get you down! Spend with us and a handful of depraved but lovable zinesters!! Bring your lover(s) too!

Dirty readings from:

Anita Margarita, Major Rainy Sneer, Billy the Bunny, Liza Bley, Andrew Lyman, Avery Janeczek Kalapa. And, Dirty Rekkids by DJ Mello!

MY DIRTY VALENZINE!

Thursday, February 14, 7pm
Winning Coffee
111 Harvard SE
$5-$8 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds).

 

About ABQ Zine Fest

About ABQ Zine Fest

3rd Annual
ABQ ZINE FEST
OCTOBER 5-6, 2013

The 3rd Annual ABQ Zine Fest is free festival about zines and the people who make them, read them and distribute (distro) them. The ABQ Zine Fest 2013 is a two-day event. Day one consists of tabling of zines workshops, and sale or bartering of zine-inspired DIY crafts. Day two will consist of panel discussions, informal gatherings, live music, zine readyings and other community events.

The Mission of ABQ Zine Fest
The mission of the ABQ Zine Fest is to bring zinesters in the city together— to affirm the exciting and vibrant zine culture that exists in Albuquerque, and to foster a non-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 creation in Albuquerque, and to highlight the diversity of zine making.

HEY. This isn’t happening until OCTOBER??!
Well, yeah. But that’s GREAT! There’s plenty of time to pull it all together, have a little fun in the meantime and get excited about the Fest. There are ways for you to stay up with ABQ Zine Fest happenings:
Sign-up for our newsletter on google groups, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Want to get involved?
We’re looking for sponsors, crafters, zinesters, workshops facilitators, you name it! To get involved, get in touch via email: abqzinefest@gmail.com.