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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

24-Hour Zine Challenge

Posted By on Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 3:38 PM

Not up for a concert this Saturday? Believe it or not, there are non-music-related events happening in the city that day, too. The hands-down coolest: the third go-round of the Anchor Archive Zine Library’s annual 24-Hour Zine Challenge -- an event aimed at celebrating zines (self-published magazines with small print runs) and introducing the uninitiated to the concept of independent media. The challenge starts at 5pm on Saturday, and ends (you guessed it) 24 hours later.

And, if you’ve never made a zine before, don’t worry: the beginner-friendly free event also features an intro to the form, as well as workshops on screenprinting (8-9pm Saturday), photocopying/zine layout (noon-1pm Sunday) and bookbinding (2-3pm Sunday). Those who register and commit to the project for the 24-hour long haul -- sleep optional -- also get a pretty schmancy reward; all the completed zines that the individuals and small groups who sign up for the challenge produce will become part of a special display, which’ll travel to zine libraries across the country. Less zealous zine-lovers can also drop by the Archive space (corner of Roberts and Agricola) at any point during the challenge and contribute as much or as little as they please to the event’s collaborative zine.

I’m in---and I’m totally making a zine about blueberry muffins. Sign up for the Zine challenge by emailing your name and phone number to, or by calling 446-1788.

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