It’s Fall, the leaves are turning…and you’re wondering, “Where O Where can I get my fix of feminist zines?!!”
Never fear, Kate and I have just the thing for you – - a rad feminist zine reading at Bluestockings Bookstore!
Sunday October 21, at 7pm, a couple of tremendous zinesters will come and read from their work:
* Jordan Alam! of Letters to Self, and Hairstory
* Daniela Capistrano! She just organized the multi-city POC Zine Project tour…plus she’s the author of Bad Mexican!!
* Rachel Levy! of HOAX zine and Reimagining Queer Community, who just moved back to NYC (welcome back Rachel!)
* Kate Angell, my awesome NYC Feminist Zinefest co-organizer, author of such zines as My Feminist Friends and the brand-new A Thousand Times Yes
* Me; I’m Elvis and I will read to you something from Homos in Herstory, my epic queer history zine series
So there you have it! What more could be better than a cozy night in a radical bookstore with your local zine pals?
See you there
from the bsox events calendar:
The awesome POC Zine Project is visiting *13* cities this Fall, on their epic 2012 tour!
Definitely help support in any way you can: get in touch through their website to volunteer, table with zines, or donate funds to this 100% volunteer-run project. You can also help bring the POC Zine Project to your school/college – check here for more details:
“The POC Zine Project’s mission is to makes ALL zines by POC (People of Color) easy to find, share and distribute. Community and activism through materiality.”
Here are the tour dates, so mark your calendars!
Sept 24 New York, NY
Sept 25 Philadelphia, PA
Sept 26 Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 27 Athens, OH
Sept 28 Detroit, MI
Sept 29 Ann Arbor, MI
Sept 30 Chicago, IL
Oct 1 Champaign, IL
Oct 2 Bloomington, IL
Oct 3 Columbus, OH
Oct 4 Blacksburg, VA
Oct 5 Washington, DC
Oct 6 Baltimore, MD
Oct 7 New York, NY
For more info:
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/POCZineProject
Mark your calendars, folks – an amazing team of zinesters & activists is putting on the PHILLY FEMINIST ZINEFEST this summer, on August 26th!
The event looks incredible – there will be tons of zinesters, workshops, a raffle, *plus* vegan baked goods (mmm). The zinefest is also a fundraiser for Project Safe, a social justice organization providing advocacy, harm reduction, and support for Philadelphia sex workers.
If you want to table, registration is still open until July 15 – sign up here: Philly Feminist Zinefest Registration. And don’t miss the zine reading they’re planning for Saturday, August 25, at The Wooden Shoe Bookstore!
Also, these workshops will be held throughout the event (summaries and more info can be found here):
From Smoochin’ to Sexin’: Navigate, Negotiate, Communicate – by Screwsmart
Project SAFE: Decriminalizing Sex Work by Project SAFE
Soapbox Alternative Zine Structure – by The Soapbox
Puttin’ the Pain to Paper: Writing about Tuff Stuff – by the For The Birds Collective
How to be an Ally to Sex Workers – by members of SWOP and PERSIST Health Collective
Find out more info on the Philly Feminist Zinefest blog/homepage!
We just added a “Photos” page at the top of this site, so you can browse the pics at your leisure.
Here are some more – again, photo credit goes to Bangarang Art !
Hey everyone… the NYC Feminist Zinefest was lucky enough to have a star photographer, Natty Koper of Bangarang Art! Check out their website – Bangarang Art – and the amazing photos below!
Here are a few photos from the event…
Crowd scene, courtesy of zinester and photographer Kate Wadkins:
Captains Zine and Zine: Kate and Elvis in front of the Homos in Herstory-promoting cardboard cutout! :
Crowded! photo by Dre Grigoropol:
More packed room, photo courtesy of Autostraddle:
Zinester Sarah Rose, of Once Upon A Distro, reading from her zine (photo courtesy of Dre Grigoropol):
Thank you everyone for an amazing & inspiring day. There were a lot of incredible zinesters, hundreds of people at the zinefest, and a great vibe of real community throughout the afternoon.
We’ll post photos of the day here soon…meanwhile, enjoy reading the many zines you picked up today, as will we!
Elvis Bakaitis is a co-organizer of the NYC Feminist Zinefest, along with their fellow zine captain Kate Angell. This year, Elvis will be giving talks on queer history at Rutgers University, the Hedrick-Martin Institute, and Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse in Baltimore. They also facilitate the monthly feminist bookclub at Bluestockings Bookstore, and are working towards becoming a librarian. Currently, they are working on Homos in Herstory, a comics zine that focuses on 19th and 20th century queer history. You can find their zines at many local, independent bookstores, at their Etsy shop, Captain Elvis’ Cartoon Shack, or on their website: http://elvis007.wordpress.com www.elvis007.wordpress.com.
Hey everyone – on the morning of the zinefest itself, we present you one final zinester!
Here’s Dre’s bio:
Dre Grigoropol, who sometimes goes by Dretime, is an illustrator and writer who makes homemade comic zines. Her comics portray a quirky perspective about living a life style filled with hi jinks, mischief, satire, and surprises. Story topics include ironic pop culture, movie theater etiquette, extreme rock-star idolization, conflicts with menacing fashionistas, and trying to stay true to oneself. She is an alumni of Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, first and only visual arts college for women in the United States. Dre Grigoropol’s comics and illustration have been seen in the Dirty Diamonds Anthology, the Secret Prison tabloid, Philadelphia City Paper, Philadelphia Weekly, Art House Co-op’s Sketchbook Project 2011, and the Covered blog. She conducted a on going a comics and zines writing workshop at the non profit organization Mighty Writers. She also co-organizes the Philly Comix Jam, a monthly meeting where Philadelphia cartoonists make collaborative comics.
Dre and their comics:
And another sample:
Are you into queer, “total-art-freaker” comics, zines and art books?
Then you’ll be a fan of the ambitiously prolific Caroline Paquita, and their publishing house, Pegacorn Press!
Here’s Caroline’s bio:
Caroline Paquita is a Brooklyn based visual artist,musician, beekeeper, and amateur herbalist. After self-publishing for nearly fifteen years (Brazen Hussy, Zine Libs, Womanimalistic), Paquita officially began Pegacorn Press, which is a feminist, queer, and “total-art-freaker” publishing house that specializes in small-run art books, zines and comics. Using stencil duplicators and some good old fashioned elbow grease, Paquita is all about DIY publishing/processes, so feel free to come by the table and talk it up with her!
And you can check out the latest groovy art/comics here:
Or get a lil’ glimpse here:
Here’s the whole selection: