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Episode 012 - Zines

By Book Club for Masochists

Our “genre” this month (Zines!) is one that is close to our hearts. We discuss our extensive and not so extensive backgrounds in zine reading and creation, what distinguishes zines from other self-publishing efforts, how Matthew is a big cheater, whether the motivations behind writing zines is different from reading zines, when Amanda and Meghan used to be twins, the best time of day to make a zine, perzines, artzines, wordless zines, and Kirk/Spock fan fiction. Your Hosts This Episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Amanda Wanner Zines Read (in order of appearance): Never Finish Grad School Skillshot Taking the Lane #1, #2, #9 by Elly Blue Culinary Cyclist (zine?!) Fix your clothes by Raleigh Briggs Fashion (We couldn’t find it in the catalogue!) Great Chicken Escape by Nikki McClure Eggheads by Rick Quemado Puddles of Cute by Leda Zawacki Samurai Dreams #6 Velo Vixen #1, #2 by Rachel Krause Long Distance #1 by Sassy Fran Circus Dropping out for Students by Cavegirl He/Her/Him Free/Frer/Frim by Adrian Prawns Sinclair, Sylvie LS, Jewels Generic The Jaded Review Astronaut and Alien by Jen Deberux Fluffah by Kelsey Smith A Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek: The Next Generation #1, #3, #6 by Joshua Chapman (aka Zachary) Peach Melba Links: “Fa[n]zines by Teal Triggs and why you should not buy the book”  The Copy Scams (music about making zines) Best Game Over (a card game about zines!)  Meghan’s youtube video about making a zine Xtra Tuff (zine about fishing in Alaska)  Zine Librarian Facebook Group  Digitizing zines debate Kirk/Spock Interview with the creator of  A Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek: The Next Generation Software tools Scribus Gimp Places and Events The Anchor Archive Zine Library The Independent Publishing Resource Center Vancouver Public Library's Zine Collection Vancouver Comics Arts Festival Olympia Zine Fest The Zine Pavilion at ALA Matthew’s zine things 365 Zines a Year Article about the VPL Zine collection  Poster about creating zine collections in libraries  Episode of the SS Librarianship podcast about zines  Questions What is more important in reading Zines: community or creation? What do you think of the ‘fake’ Star Trek Zine - does it ruin it to know it wasn’t a true story? What is a photocopier? “In this dramatization of transcripts from a legal deposition, a lawyer becomes embroiled in an absurd argument about the definition of a photocopier.” What is QUILTBAG? It stands for Queer/Questioning, Undecided, Intersex, Lesbian, Trans*, Bisexual, Asexual, Gay/Genderqueer. Our Zines The On-Call Waltz, a zine by Anna and Meghan, can be obtained by tweeting at us or emailing Two-Fisted Library Stories (Previously Two-Fisted Librarians) Call for submissions for Two-Fisted Library Stories #6  Call for Submissions for Spicy Library Stories  Check out our Pinterest board and Tumblr posts for all the Zines people in the club read (or tried to read), and follow us on Twitter! Join us again on Tuesday, September 20th, when we discuss books about Spies and Espionage!

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