There was much discussion about our own zines, our experiences in making zines, and so on, and it was amazing to hear stories from someone who has been making zines for three decades! Talk also extended to books, poetry, recommendations of zines/events/lovely independent shops, and a lot more. It's always so useful, interesting, and enjoyable to get the perspectives of other zine-creators.
I enjoyed buying zines, giving away my zines, sharing info/flyers, enthusing about various stuff, and just having a good chinwag, really.
I thought we could make it a regular thing that we all bring in our favourite zines/recommended recent zines, as well as our own, and bring in flyers/info to share about relevant/related things.
I also thought we could use meetings to work towards a collective zine or two! We began a page or two here, which is really as a way of introducing ourselves and our works and compiling it all in one printed place.
A zine of resources would also be great to make, if we can. I started us off with a page of recommended zines, shops, etc. See below!
And also see photo below of the favourite zines which I brought along. I wonder if anyone passing by our table noticed/were curious about the big stash of zines piled up around us. It was a little weird surrounding myself with said paper works whilst waiting for others to show up - but if it stimulates curiosity, and promotes zines to the unknown, well, that's our aim!