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LONG TIME NO ZINE NEWS!

new-zinesi guess we kinda tend to hibernate in november/december time (daytime job in retail doesn’t help) and it takes the month of january to get back to normal? who knows.

first of all, we now have an instagram account = @vampiresushidistro if you wanna follow it for whatever reason. we’ll try to post pictures there of new stock and from zine events, could be fun! in other news, we finally managed to properly update the website with some new (& back in stock) zines that have been lingering in our stock box for a while, since the last zine fests and stuff.

NEW IN STOCK: hard femme #2, sonorus #2, vampire sushi V, working class queers #1.
BACK IN STOCK: hard femme #1, sonorus #1.

in zine fest news, it was announced last week that SHEFFIELD ZINE FEST is back on March 14th!! *does a happy dance* we’ve sent off our table application; fingers crossed, cannot wait! it was also announced that this years DIY CULTURES will be on 24th May at the Rich Mix in London. we’ve sent off our table application there too. i’m still gutted we couldn’t make it last year; we were just way too busy packing for our big move D:

Zine Fair Brighton is also coming up on 22nd February, but unfortunately we won’t be there cos a) we’re broke and despite brighton being very not that far, it’s an expensive pain to get to on public transport from chatham (have to go up to london and then come down again.) and b) we missed out on the tables anyway, they’re all gone now. but if you can get to brighton on 22nd, you should totally go! i’m sure it’ll be a good time. and speaking of zine fests we cant make it to…. InZine Fest III on 21st March in Coventry unfortunately we won’t make it there either due to £££, distance and the fact it’s too close to some other plans (sleater-kinney..) but once again, if you can get there, you should do it. no such thing as too many zine fests!

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UPCOMING ZINE FESTS = SOUTH EAST LONDON ZINE FEST

hey hey. the website has a new layout. any problems with it/anything not working, please let us know? and we also have some news. this weekend we’ve confirmed tables at TWO ZINE FESTS for November!

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first of all, there is South East London Zine Fair (fb event) on 1st of November at Montague Arms (289 Queens Road, London, SE14 5JN) later on in the month, on 29th November, we’ll be at Zine World / Kilburn Zine & Comic Fair at South Kilburn Studios. (fb event) but we’ll mention that again closer to the date 😉

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ZINE MAKING WORKSHOP THIS SATURDAY (11th OCTOBER)

hey hey hey we are going to be facilitating a zine making workshop at Southbank Centre this Saturday (11th October 2014) along with some other zine folks! below is the info from the southbank centre website:



Saturday 11 Oct 2014 12 noon – 4pm
The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall
FREE EVENT

What matters to you? What would you like to change? What inspires you?

In celebration of International Day of the Girl and London Literature Festival, come and explore feminism, activism and how words can change the world. Cut it all up and reassemble it in your very own fanzine.

This drop-in, free fanzine-making workshop is open to all ages, zine-lovers and novices alike.

Our workshop facilitators are:

For Books’ Sake – the feminist charitable organisation that champions writing by women. They empower women and girls to tell their stories and have their voices heard through publishing, workshops, events, online editorial and more.

Momtaz Begum-Hossain – journalist and crafter who began her career writing for zines when she was 12. She has written for several alternative and music fanzines and was Editor of a craftzine called Fete.

Vampire Sushi Distro – Tukru Dearest is a Finnish zinester with over 15 years of zine-making experience under her belt. She writes the long-running perzine Your Pretty Face Is Going Straight To Hell and runs Vampire Sushi Zine Distro.

Matt Boyce is a London-based comic artist whose work has appeared in many fanzines, magazines and anthologies. Boyce teaches comic book drawing and storyboarding courses at Citylit adult education college in Covent Garden, London. One the first stories Matt drew at the age of 6 was about a robot flying car, fighting an evil robot flying car in space. His work hasn’t changed much since then.

Danny Noble has been making thinly veiled autobiographical comics since 1997, and online picture blogs about life as a grubby modern (but not that modern) woman. In workshops Danny encourages people to not be too precious with drawing, but instead to concentrate on strong storylines.

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VAMPIRE SUSHI BIRTHDAY ZINE – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!!!

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VAMPIRE SUSHI vol 5 COMPILATION ZINE

oh i think it’s that time of year again that we need to start doing something about a new issue of VAMPIRE SUSHI COMPILATION ZINE! october 31st (AND OUR FIFTH FUCKING BIRTHDAY!!!) will otherwise totally sneak up on us (it probably still will and panicked finishing of zine will ensue, on top of trying to figure out an awesome halloween costume.. i should have made this post about a month ago, really!)

so yes, after a couple of years break we are again looking for submissions! drawings, photographs, collages, embroidery, anything! also considering horror stories and reviews / articles of horror / spooky fantasy/sci-fi films / books / other media! the zine will be quarter size / a6 but your piece doesn’t have to be necessarily, we’re perfectly able to resize things on the photocopier.

the main theme is vampires but other monsters & horror creatures / themes are welcome too. anything related to twilight is not welcome, unless its taking the piss out of sparkly ‘vampires’. if you’re not sure if your idea / theme / subject fits, just ask us! the theme is super broad, as long as it’s spooky / halloweeny ♥ ♥ ♥

as before we’d especially love zinesters we distro to take part in this compilation.

suggestions:.
♥ marceline the vampire queen / buffy / dracula / american horror story / the craft / sabrina the teenage witch / hocus pocus / ghostbusters etc etc etc fan doodle.
♥ review / article about your favourite horror film / vampire book / episode of buffy the vampire slayer / supposedly trashy (YA?) fantasy book series.
♥ your favourite / dream halloween outfit.
♥ tarot reading / spread for vampire sushi distro (done this before, would LOVE to do it again for this year if anyone would like to do it…)
♥ vampire / horror fan fic / original fiction.

DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 25TH 2014 DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TIL WEDNESDAY 29TH OCTOBER, (so we can get it finished/printed for halloween = our fifth birthday) but please please let us know if you will be submitting so we know to expect it and leave a space for 😉

for more info just ask in comments or email us at vampiresushidistro at gmail.com

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GRAB BAGS + updated zine descriptions ♥ ♥ ♥

we have been terribly quiet all summer. our deepest apologies! we’ve finally had a proper post move stock check, and even written some descriptions for the zines. about flipping time!

while unpacking we found a whole bag-for-life of old zines from tukru’s personal collection that we had meant to do grab bags of ages ago. (like a couple of years! we found the bag under the bed…) and the other day we finally sorted them out into FOUR grab bags:


THE GRAB BAGS HAVE ALL BEEN SOLD, THANK YOU & SORRY!

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WE’RE BACK! + INTERNATIONAL ZINE MONTH.

HELLO! we are back from holiday and finland! funnily enough while looking for something i needed for the trip, i found the distro stock. so the distro is open again and well, i’ll get the pending orders posted this week, promise. any problems i will let you know in the next few days.

this whole travelling malarky means that we’ve missed HALF OF INTERNATIONAL ZINE MONTH! darn! obviously we have missed zine distro appreciation day (day 3) but the lovely emma who writes hedgehog in the fog wrote a little lovenote about us (& marching stars) on their blog. thank you. we appreciate it ♥ ♥ ♥ anyway, to celebrate internation zine month there will be 14% off all orders when you use the discount code/coupon zinemonth14!IZMLIST2014LORES

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STILL CLOSED.

we’re all moved into our new home, however we are not fully unpacked (cos we have no shelves or wardrobe) and i have no idea which box has all the distro stock. we are going to finland on friday to attend tukru’s brother’s wedding and do stuff. so no orders will be processed until mid july at the earliest. once we’re back, we’re gonna get some shelves and then unpack. but until that has been do, NO ORDERS WILL BE PROCESSED.

unfortunately i haven’t been able to figure out a way to close the shop with this new system without losing all the info it has taken me approx forever to put in.

see you later kids. hope you have an excellent summer. we’ll be back soon enough!

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TEMPORARILY CLOSED + GRAB BAGS

hey kids, the distro will be temporarily closed until we’ve moved into our new house cos i’ve just gone and packed up the distro stock! you can still place an order if you wish, but they won’t be posted until we’re moved in and i’ve unpacked that box.

in the meantime if you have a hankering for some zines, i went though my personal zine collection the other week and i’ve got some (5) grab bags for sale. £4.50 inc P&P to UK each. each bag has 20+ zines (about 700g in weight) various subjects and genres/styles. you can purchase one buy sending us the £4.50 as a personal payment via paypal to vampiresushidistro@gmail.com (which i prefer cos fees) or buy using the button below.

ALL THE GRAB BAGS ARE GONE! (for now) and have been posted today. if you missed out, do not fret. i’ll probably have another few once i’ve finished my current to read pile..