Sunday, September 26, 2010

Zinebriated: 9/25/2010 A Night To Remember

Zinebriated 2010 started out with a big blank wall 13 ft tall by 71/2 feet long and as I'm taping the letters across the middle of the empty space, all I'm thinking is 'how are we gonna fill this much space in the span of a few hours?'. The people came. Turned out another event DontBelong.coms first live video cast was booked the same night and they had 2 bands set to play. We combined forces and as the music played people added more glue, ink and color to the now not so empty 'zine space. Aj Moyer did some great spoken word pieces between the bands that were entertaining and thought provoking. (THANKS!)

Everytime I went to the wall to add something I was surprised by all that had happened since I last visited. It was becoming it's own organism warping and changing with each personality that interacted with it. Food was being servedd (zine sandwich contest was cancelled due to poor planning) and it was delicious (thanks ANDY)! We had a bridal party come in off the Strip to party with us and add alittle flair to the wall. It was a great representation of how people can come together and create! By the time Rolling Fingers finished up their bang up set the wall was filled. It reminded me of a cave drawing in it's size, though the content varies slightly from hunting and gathering (or does it?). Innerviews' Chris Jones was on hand to print out copies of their latest release the LOVE ISSUE. The first 16 guests got goodie bags with stickers, pins, zines, patches, and candy!

CLick here to see some of the photos

Now the second half of the project begins as I craft what was done throughout the night into a zine that will be mailed out when done! Extra big thanks to my lady Stevie for all her hard work and love, she really came through :) XXOOO Thank you to The Beat Coffeehouse, Emergency Arts, Altered NAtion, Innerviews, Bike Bucket, Aj Moyer, Dreaming of Lions, Rolling Fingers, Mad Tam Lopez, the baristas, and's Max.
THANKS Especially to everyone who came out and supported underground zine culture and art in Las Vegas!!!!! That means YOU!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

(UPDATE)Just when you think....

Everything has been smoothed out there's another bump in the road, a page you forgot to include or one that is upside down and wasn't caught till you printed 75 of em. So here's the latest for tonight adjustments and all.....

Due to a mix up that was beyond our control, Close to Modern will not be performing. :( However the boys from Rolling Fingers came through on a days notice and saved the day! GAME ON! Thanks guys, lotsa love! WE hope we can have Close To Modern play at another event since those guys are super rad. Aj Moyer is still set to steal your heart straight outa your chest make your mind explode scanner style with his spoken word. The prep for this experiment are in place! All that's missing now is YOU! See you in the LAb at 6pm!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Final Flyer post! Zinebriated just days away!

Final Flyer Updates : Musical Performance by Close To Modern
///Spoken Word Performance by AJ Moyer!!!! All the pieces have come together we gonna have a mad silly crazy good time! Can't wait to get down! See you soon! Join us on Facebook at :) Thank you all for your continued donations!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Zines On Toast Tour Stops in Vegas!

Last Friday the Zines On Toast Tour a band of zine slinging writers and illustrators came by the zine library for some food, coffee, and to talk zines. Alex Wrekk, Steve Larder, Tom Fiction, Isy Morgenmuffel, Edd Baldry and Natalie Last Hours all sat down and chatted with me that morning picking up some flyers and stickers and Leaving more zines behind. Unfortunately due to their tight schedule, they weren't able to stay for a reading. :( Everyone was real friendly and it was great to have their support with kind words about finding a zine library in this odd, dry desert city. SO support The tour by going to the reading in your area, and buying some merch. You can come down anytime and see their additions to the library which is now looking bloated at over 400 titles! Thanks for taking the time to stop by, for donating your work, and spreading the love of zines and DIY self publishing across the Us! Safe Travels!

Zinebriated! An interactive zine experiment

Join us for an awesome night you won't soon forget!