Thanks so much to everyone who made it out to this year’s Zine Fair…this might be a bit of a late review, but better late than never! The fair attracted quite the crowd in the front lobby of OCAD as students came in and out of school, many of them walking away with some great zines! We had a pile of great vendors, who are talented OCAD students or alumni. The Zine Library also ran a popular button-making booth than churned out button after button all day long. The Fair wrapped up earlier than anticipated, but there was a great movie-screening afterwards of the film “D.I.Y. or Die,” complete with yummy popcorn in the Learning Zone. Look for future zine-related events to be held in the Learning Zone in the near future.
Another great thing that happened at the Zine Fair was the formation of the OCAD Zine Collective, a student group for those interested in making zines and distributing their work through this clever and cheap format. If you’re interested in joining, please email us and we’ll let you know when the next meeting is.
I also wanted to take a minute to spotlight a few of the great vendors who were represented at the Zine Fair, and point you in the direction of their websites so that you can see what they're doing, even if you didn't make it to the Fair...
Andrew Remington Bailey: hehasantlers.blogspot.com
Alexandra Mackenzie: newphenomena.blogspot.com
The Allisplural team: allisplural.ca
Jesjit Gill: jesjit.blogspot.com
Eunice Luk: euniceluk.com
Andrea Manica: cerealwithasmile.blogspot.com
Jasmine Allen: jasmineruthallen.wordpress.com
Sarah Friend: annaomega.blogspot.com
Laura McCoy: lauramccoy.blogspot.com
If you were a vendor at the Fair and would like to share your site with our readers, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get you up here!
Thanks again to all the great vendors who came out to the Fair,
The Zine Team