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London Zine Symposium 2009 - Sunday May 3rd

zinester | 30.04.2009 16:48 | Culture

The London Zine Symposium is a day bringing together zines, small press, comix and radicals to celebrate DIY and zine culture. Over 45 stalls of zines, comix, art, crafts and revolution.

London Zine Symposium 2009
Sunday 3rd May 2009,
Entry: Free
The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

The fifth annual London Zine Symposium is kicking off on Sunday May 3rd from 12 noon – 6pm.

The Symposium is a volunteer run day celebrating zines, small press, comix and radical culture!

There are over 60 stalls with distros and creators from across the UK and Europe. There's a healthy number of anarchist, and radical media, coming along including Now or Never, Whitechapel Anarchist group and Last Hours. But in addition there's a range of almost every self-published zine you could want, from photocopied punk zines, through to hand made books, screenprints and artwork.

Workshops & talks
- Roger Sabin and Teal Triggs (authors of 'Below Critical Radar') talking about the politics of zines and comix since 1970

- An examination of the rise of the zine festival and how to organise one

- The politics of the zine library with speakers from Barcelona, New Orleans, and Poitiers (France). This will include Robb Roemershauser recounting a griping story of almost losing everything he ever had from a natural disaster that happen in his backyard. All he had after Hurricane Katrina was his zine library he did and how an anarchist bookstore/ library became the first library in New Orleans to re-opened two months to the day after the storm.

- Zine readings with Alex Wrekk (Brainscan zine) from Portland, Oregan, Chella Quint (Adventures in Menstruation), Kathleen (Scratch that Itch) and Chris Lever (Lipgloss zine)

- Facilities to make a zine from the day with collaborations from those attending with the help of Footprinters print co-op

- How to use popular website Etsy to sell zines

We'll also of course have vegan food and cake throughout the day!

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