February 13, 2012

Support The Denver Zine Library

Denver Zine Library is running a VERY SUCCESSFUL IndieGoGo campaign called Keeping Zines in Our Hands. Kelly Shortandqueer is doing an AMAZING job of promoting this project by getting zinesters and organizers from all over the world to submit video content in praise of the DZL. Local zinester Marya Errin Jones and Chicago transplant Billy the Bunny have submitted videos, as well as guest ABQ Zine Fest artist Annah Anti-Palindrome! The Denver Zine Library houses more than 10,000 zines– its archive. Let’s help keep it going!

Gotta run– more stuff to get done. Tomorrow’s our Lip Service Dirty Zine Reading! Can’t wait!

January 30, 2012

Who Says Tuesdays Aren’t Sexy?

ABQ Zine Fest presents another dirty, DIRTY zine reading at Winning Coffee 111 Harvard SE. 
Don’t let Valentine’s Day get you down! Spend it with us and a shit-load of dirty words turned into filthy stories! Bring your lover(s) too . . .

LIP SERVICE is going to be a full evening of music and zines– just the way we like it! A favorite of our first zine fest, and currently on a tour of the South West, Annah Anti-Palindrome is coming back to thrill us again! Annah Anti-Palindrome is an Optical Sound-Smith, and queer/femme antagonist from Oakland, CA. Annah performs using a variety of different mediums including a Line 6 (DL4) looping system, kitchen utensils, gas-masks, raw eggs, blood pressure cuffs, found objects, her body (mostly her throat), and more!

Joining Annah on this SW visit is On a Clear Day– (Seattle). Get ready for micro-ballads & poetic pleas, for accordion and voice!!

On the local front, The Jeebies are playing a set! Acrobats, dancers, puppets, bright lights, flower eating, the mating cycles of praying manti, costumes, revival– you just never know with The Jeebies– but you better know it’s going to be awesome! DJ Mello is spinning dirty rekkids between the zine readings, and there might be a little puppet performance thrown into the mix! $5-$10 sliding scale (no one turned away) but we want to send these artists off with money in their pockets! They are on tour, after all!

And of course, local zinesters will be on dick . . . uh deck delivering some dirty, erotic, sexy, ridiculous zine selections. Readers include: Anita Margarita, Major Rainy Sneer, Billy the Bunny and a few surprises!



$5-$15 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds) but we do want to send the traveling artists off with money in their pockets! They are on tour, after all!

Lip Service: A Dirty Zine Reading ::: February 14th from 7pm-9:30pm Winning Coffee :::: 111 Harvard SE :::: $5-$15 sliding scale — no one turned away due to lack of funds!

See ya there!!







(Image #1: Annah Anti-Palindrome. Image #2: On a Clear Day)



January 29, 2012

ABQ Zine Fest Sings For Its Supper








ABQ Zine Fest was randomly selected to present at the Inaugural ABQ Sprout Dinner Micro Grant Dinner, held tonight– January 28th. Ten great organizations were given 5 minutes to explain why their organization deserved to take home the proceeds for attending the dinner. All of the organizations were great– all of the pitches were compelling.

BIG CONGRATS to the South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center, Friends of the Orphan Signs and Share the Harvest! Zines? Or . . . food. Yeah, Share the Harvest TOTALLY deserved to win. But, ABQ Zine Fest gave away zines and buttons, and we got to hang out with Small Engine Gallery, which was awesome. It didn’t feel like losing. Not when connections were made. Hands were extended. Zines were perused. Just kind of affirms the fact that zines can build community. Or at least they could. Nothing happens in a vacuum. Nothing exists inside a closed fist. We took a chance tonight, and in doing so, learned more than we knew before.

Photo: Ryan Williams

January 29, 2012

Shit Zinesters Say. Someone had to do it.

Everybody’s doin’ it! ABQ Zinesters Billy the Bunny and Marya took it upon themselves to make Shit Zinesters Say. We posted the video on Friday, and it’s already up to 1500 views! That’s CRAZY. It all started after Marya watched half a dozen different Shit (fill in the blank say). There’s even a video for Shit Poly People Say! How could there NOT be one for us zinesters? So here ya go!

December 1, 2011

ABQ Zine Fest brings RAD DAD Tour to town

RAD DAD ::: Sunday ::: December 18::: Winning Coffee 111 Harvard SE ::: 3:00pm :::

Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood
ABQ Zine Fest and Cellar Door Gifts & Gallery proudly host a reading on Sunday, December 18th @ 3:00pm at Winning Coffee, featuring Tomas Moniz, the founder, editor and writer of Rad Dad , a zine about parenting! Tomas is in town to read from the new anthology, Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood. There will be some local zinesters reading their work as well!

Books will be available for sale. Donations for ABQ Zine Fest 2012 will be gladly accepted as well. 

About Rad Dad:

“Rad Dad combines the best pieces from the award-winning zine Rad Dad and from the blog Daddy Dialectic, two kindred publications that have tried to explore parenting as political territory. Both of these projects have pushed the conversation around fathering beyond the safe, apolitical focus most books and websites stick to; they have not been complacent but have worked hard to create a diverse, multi-faceted space in which to grapple with the complexityof fathering.

Rad Dad belongs to all of us: the papas and mamas and tíos and tías and grandparents and allies and babysitters. It kicks and screams to create community, to be a place to share ideas and experiences, and to build bridges between parents, new and old. Despite the mainstream representation of parenting as largely white and middle class, Rad Dad works to reflect the broad spectrum of parenting: parents of color, poor parents, queer parents, young parents; the zine strives to create a space for those voices. Rad Dad imagines a world in which all children and parents are welcomed in activist spaces as well as workplaces. It recognizes the rights of all children and parents regardless of gender or biology or living arrangements. Rad Dad is dedicated to social justice in the streets and in our homes, and knows that men need to take responsibility for fighting patriarchy, and simply being a stay at home dad or splitting the house work isn’t enough. Rad Dad is what we aspire to be, not necessarily what we are. But Rad Dad wants us to get there together.”

Tomas Moniz is the founder, editor, and a writer for the award-winning zine Rad Dad. He has helped raise three children and has been making zines since the late nineties. He teaches basic skills classes at Berkeley City College and works with the National Writing Project.

See you at the reading!



November 14, 2011

ABQ Zine Fest brings Moveable Type to town!










ABQ Zine Fest & Cellar Door Gifts & Gallery present

(((((Moveable Type: Cross-country Adventures in Printing)))) Kyle Durrie, proprietor of Power and Light Press, a letterpress studio based in Portland, Oregon makes her first visit to Albuquerque in her mobile letterpress print studio, MOVEABLE TYPE!!!

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22nd @ 6pm @ Cellar Door, 147 Harvard SE, ABQ


Moveable Type is a mobile print shop built into the back of an old delivery truck! Experience printing the old fashion way! Come to Cellar Door Gifts & Gallery on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22 @ 5PM for an evening of ghoulish holiday shopping, letterpress madness with Moveable Type and good, grinch-inspired fun!

Zombie Caroling, anyone?

Another great, FREE event brought to YOU by ABQ 

Zine Fest.

(Donations gratefully accepted!)



Moveable Type is making a stop in Santa Fe as well! No ghouls or zombies here– just cozy drinks, and a chill time.

FRIDAY. DECEMBER 23rd @ 6pm @ Kakawa Chocolate House, Santa Fe

September 21, 2011

Annah Anti-Palindrome comes to ABQ Zine Fest






Oakland sound artist Annah Anti-Palindrome is coming to ABQ Zine Fest! She’ll be doing a set at the Dirty Zine Reading on Saturday, October 1st @ 7pm @ Winning Coffee!  WE CAN’T WAIT! And, don’t miss her sound workshop at the Harwood, earlier that day! More on that very soon!!

Annah Anti-Palindrome is an Optical Sound-Smith, and queer/femme antagonist from Oakland, CA. Annah performs using a variety of different mediums including a Line 6 (DL4) looping system, kitchen utensils, gas-masks, raw eggs, blood pressure cuffs, found objects, her body (mostly her throat), and more!

Annah is also the co-editor of the zine “1-2-3-Punch, How Misogyny Hurts Queer Communities”. To read online, see http://zinelibrary.info/1-2-3-punch-how-misogyny-hurts-queer-communities-0

September 21, 2011

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore Reading at Cellar Door Gifts & Gallery October 2nd at 5pm


Suggested donation for this event is $5-$10. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Space is limited.
This event is sponsored by the generous support of Self-Serve Sexuality Resource Center!

“Like William S. Burroughs meets David Sedaris, offering a sort of surreal urban grit with poisoned-arrow that stings and sometimes reveals.” — San Francisco Chronicle

Praise for So Many Ways to Sleep Badly (City Lights Press):

“A gender-bending novel [that] unearths subjects still relatively untouched in popular culture… you’re not going to be reading anything similar elsewhere.”
–The Times (London)

“When I read the first chapter of the newest novel by San Francisco poster child for surviving-and-thriving gender/queer punks everywhere, I felt like I was being yelled at by an excited, manic friend who was pacing around a roach-infested kitchen, occasionally breaking into a runway walk while wearing hot pants made of burnt rainbow flags… The rapid-fire, honest glimpse into the post-gay ruins of San Francisco will likely break even the toughest punk heart.”
— NOW Magazine (Toronto)

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s exhilarating novel is about struggling to find hope in the ruins of everyday San Francisco — battling roaches, Bikram Yoga, chronically bad sex, NPR, internet cruising, tweakers, the cops, $100 bills, chronic pain, the gay vote, vegan restaurants, and incest, with the help of air-raid sirens, herbal medicine, late-night epiphanies, sea lions, and sleeping pills. So Many Ways to Sleep Badly unveils a gender-bending queer world where nothing flows smoothly, except for those sudden moments when everything becomes lighter or brighter or easier to imagine.

Writer, activist, artist, filmmaker and social critic Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is the author of two novels, So Many Ways to Sleep Badly and Pulling Taffy, and the editor of five nonfiction anthologies, most recently Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity and an expanded second edition of That’s Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation. Utne Reader recently named Mattilda one of “50 Visionaries Changing Your World.” Her next anthology, Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform, will be out just in time for Valentine’s Day 2012 – talk about romance! Say hello at mattildabernsteinsycamore.com.

For more information about ABQ Zine Fest please visit abqzinefest.com or abqzinefest@gmail.com
This event is sponsored by the generous support of Self-Serve Sexuality Resource Center!

September 21, 2011

What’s the haps

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September 11, 2011

Don’t Cry, Dry Your Eyes!



Kickstarter is all or nothing folks, and with three weeks to go before the abq zine fest we ur . .  got nothing  . . . but good- old ‘Merican ingenuity! If you pledged to the fest on the Kick, and you still want to support our effort to present the first-ever zine fest in the Burque, you can.  YOU may choose the amount!

Your support will make it possible for abqzinegest to:

+ Print and Purchase T-shirts

+ Print the commemorative fest zine.

+ Keep the fest FREE for anyone who wants to attend.

+ Secure advertising to spread the word.

+ Make more zine fest buttons.

+ Refreshments for performers, tablers and volunteers.