CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – FIVE BY FIVE – a Faith the Vampire Slayer fanzine

last year at Glasgow Zine Fest, while tabling and reading through Never Kill a Boy on the First Date, i thought to myself “is there such a thing as too many Buffy fanzines? oh hell no.” and then “HEY! What about Faith?” and i thought to myself i should make a Faith the Vampire Slayer fanzine, and i told a bunch of people who came to the vampire sushi table, and everyone thought it was a great idea, and then i did nothing about. but now i have, here is a call for submissions!

FIVE BY FIVE

– a Faith the Vampire Slayer fanzine
because why should Buffy get all the love and attention?
we’re looking for anything Faith Lehane related, really. fan art, essays, lists, fanfic, w/e – SEND IT OUR WAY to zines@vampiresushi.co.uk

deadline november 11th (probably)

some topic suggestions:

Faith & queer rage/betrayal

in defense of Faith

a drawing of ^ that scene of Faith sniffing that knife

‘go ask malice’, the diaries of Faith Lehane

Angel & Faith comics

how This Years Girl/Who Are You are A LOT especially when you read being a slayer as a metaphore for being queer.

QUICK & MUCH OVERDUE DISTRO UPDATE.

NEW IN STOCK = dirty lesbians, forever incomplete #8, forever incomplete #9, from spice girls to riot grrrls, same heartbeats, different worlds #12, same heartbeats, different worlds #13, scorpio moon #6, the ballad of maxwell demon

i don’t know why it has taken me so long to do this update (i’ve had all the new stock since swindon zine fest) but maybe it’s been because i’m starting to work from home next week and i’ve been busy trying to get the flat ready for this big change? i’ve had to move furniture and make space for another desk from the office for another computer and it’s not been as simple as one would assume, especially when you’re me and some simple tasks are sometimes impossible. and i’m also scared i’m going to turn into a fully fledged hermit when i won’t have to leave the house for work. (maybe you should order zines from me to get me out of the house to the post office, *wink wink nudge nudge*)

SWINDON ZINE FEST – THIS SATURDAY 18TH AUGUST

HEY EVERYONE WE ARE GOING TO BE AT SWINDON ZINE FEST THIS WEEKEND AND I’M DOING A ZINE WORKSHOP THERE TOO!

Swindon Zine Fest 2018

Saturday at 13:00–17:00
Central Community Centre, Emlyn Square, SN1 5BP Swindon

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Swindon will have its first zinefest on the 18th of August this year!

A zine (/’zi?n/ zeen; an abbreviation of fanzine, or magazine) is most commonly a small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images usually reproduced via photocopier.

We’ll be running workshops on various zine related activities, and hosting a wide range of stall holders selling zines, small press, comics and illustrations

Workshops:

Sophie Sherwood will be running a sun printing workshop, where you can create your own prints using solar activated paper. (Material cost donations)

Tessa Goodfellow will be running a ‘Self-publish your Photozine’ workshop where she asks that you ‘bring 6 – 10 images around the theme of ‘HOME’ that we can discuss how these might represent a feeling or tell a story. These can be phone images or physical photos. We will then define an aesthetic and explore the most practical route for them in order to create a zine.’ (Pay What You Can)

Vampire Sushi Distro will be running a make your own zine workshop.

For the full list of zine makers, small press, illustrators and comic book makers who will be exhibiting their work at Swindon Zine Fest, you can check out the posts on the Swindon Zine Fest pages (twitter / facebook / instagram) or click through to our website here.

it’s the end of international zine month :( + new zines, yay!

it’s the end of international zine month! where did it disappear??

anyway, here’s a little distro update of 6 new zines (well, one is back in stock.)

NEW IN STOCK = don’t tell daddy, fanzine ynfytyn #30, fanzine ynfytyn #31, keep it clean, move under yr own power #2.

BACK IN STOCK = fanzine ynfytyn #28.

we’ve also got some events coming up next month but i’ll tell you about those next time x

(and remember the 18% discount code IZM18 still works until midnight tonight = 31st july)