TEAM ZINE: the london zine symposium 2011

i’ve just got back from this year’s london zine symposium, a gathering of zine-makers, illustrators and print-devotees which (happily) seems to get busier and busier every year. i was heartened at the sight of lots of hipster children sitting around the pavements contentedly flicking through their zine purchases on the henage street pavements. i might have a kindle but i’d rather scratch myself with staples than give up my maga/zines and books and this annual get-together is always a celebration of DIY publishing and at its weirdest, cleverest and most fun.

I came home with a copy of the spring edition of Fat Quarter (get yours here), Athemaura: The Libraries Issue (fanzine/blog by a librarian campaigning against the cuts) and a mini-zine containing wise words from miss marple on subjects such as capitalism and village life (present for phoebe).

this week i’ve been thinking what if we we did one more print issue of pamflet, mainly because i thought of an amazing subtitle for it. but if that’s not a good enough excuse for returning to the prittstick and photocopier then this might be: there’s going to be another zine fest at the Women’s Library in London – hurrah! – it’s on Saturday 25 June and more details can be found at Red Chidgey’s website.
Anna-Marie

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