Madison Zine Fest in 2 weeks!

The Second Annual Madison Zine Fest is just two weeks away and we have finalized the schedule! Join local and national zinesters and others in celebrating of underground and independent publishing!
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Announcing the complete schedule of the 2005 Madison Zine Fest!!!


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Madison, Wisconsin—October 2005

Josh MacPhee: Art and Politics
Friday, October 14, 4:00pm
734 Gallery, 734 University Avenue
Join us for the official kickoff of the Second Annual Madison Zine Fest. Josh MacPhee of and Stencil Pirates will present a lecture on street art, stencil graffiti and political artwork. Josh will lead a stencil workshop (weather allowing) and will exhibit a collection of political prints which are a part of the Celebrate People's History poster project, which will also be on display after the fest at the 734 Gallery.
Sponsors: Associated Students of Madison, The Madison Infoshop

Welcome Zinesters Potluck
Friday, October 14, 7:00pm
Lothlorien Co-op 244 W. Lakelawn Place (608)256-6080
The Lothlorien housing co-op is hosting this potluck in celebration of zines and the Madison Zine Fest. Come down to the lake and bring a friend, a dish to pass and a zine to share.

The Madison Zine Fest
Saturday, October 15, 11:00am-6:00pm
Open Book Cafe inside College Library that is part of Helen C White Hall, 600 North Park Street (608)262-3245
Zinesters will be selling, trading and sharing their self-published works at this all-day festival. Over 30 individual and collective zine makers from Madison and throughout the nation will be participating. For specific information on participants, see the Participants page. Part craft fair, convention and symposium, feel free to come and peruse our exhibitions to learn more about zines and the latest in underground publishing.
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Zinesters Stitching Workshop
Saturday, October 15, 12:00 noon
Ethnic Studies Room inside College Library that is part of Helen C White Hall, 600 North Park Street (608)262-3245
Learn to divorce yourself from your long-arm stapler and spice up your next zine with a variety of pamphlet stitching and binding techniques. Tracy Honn of the Silver Buckle Press and Carey Watters will share their knowledge of book arts as well as examine different methods of constructing zines. Bring along your work to bind or come ready to learn a few new tricks.
Sponsor: The Silver Buckle Press

The Zine Scene
Saturday, October 15, 2:00pm
Ethnic Studies Room inside College Library that is part of Helen C White Hall, 600 North Park Street (608)262-3245
Local and National zine creators will describe their experiences creating, publishing and distributing zines. Still not sure what a zine is? Join us to learn more about zines, and details of the do-it-yourself publishing. With participants Joe Biel and Alex Wrekk of Microcosm Publishing, Michelle of Echo Zine Distro, and Billy of Loop Distro

Rhymes with Bean: A Screening of Zine Documentaries in Collaboration with Starlight Cinema and Free Speech TV
Saturday, October 15, 8:00pm
Memorial Union, check "Today in the Union" (TITU) for room location (608)265-3000
Films: $100 and a T-Shirt (new edit) by Joe Biel of Microcosm Publishing, Philly Zine Fest DVD by Bob Sheirs, Madison Zine Fest Video and Chris Dodge Jumping Video by Ryan Stacy, and SourceCode.
This screening of homemade documentaries will highlight the history of zines and describe the current zine scene. The program will feature interviews with zine-makers, footage of zine events throughout the nation, and even films created last year at the 2004 Madison Zine Fest as well as free giveaways from sponsor, Madison Campaign for Free Speech on Cable TV.
Sponsors: Madison Campaign for Free Speech on Cable TV, Starlight Cinema

Zines in the Classroom: How to Combine Independent Publications with Pupils
Sunday, October 16,12:00pm
Madison Public Library's Central Branch, 201 West Mifflin Street (608)266-6300
Our panelists will share their experiences using zines as educational tools in the classroom to analyze media, find new forms of expression, and explore alternatives.Come to hear the stories of Tom Eland of Minneapolis Community and Technical College and Denise Aulik, Malcolm Shabazz City High School and Joe Austin of UW-Milwaukee
Sponsors: The Center for Instructional Materials and Computing (CIMC) , The Madison Public Library

Zinebrarianship: How the Smallest Underground Publications can Reinvigorate your Library
Sunday, October 16, 2:00pm
Madison Public Library's Central Branch, 201 West Mifflin Street (608)266-6300
Why should zines be collected in our libraries? Why are they important? Join three zine librarian activists:Sanford Berman, former Head Cataloger at Hennepin County Library, Jenna Freedman of Barnard College, and Milo Miller of the Queer Zine Archive Project who will explain the marvels of zines and their significance within our culture and our library collections. These three experts will discuss their projects digitizing zines, creating a women’s studies zine collection and cataloging these materials.
Sponsors: The Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America, The Center for Instructional Materials and Computing (CIMC), The Madison Public Library, The School of Library and Information Studies

Reading and Open Mic, Hosted by Randy Stern
Sunday, October 16, 7:00pm Sunday (sign up starts at 6:30)
Mother Fool's Coffee House 1101 Williamson Street (608)259-1301
As a closing for the Madison Zine Fest, Randy Stern will host a reading and Open Mic. Signup is at 6:30pm. A former Madisonian, Minneapolis-based writer, poet, and gay activist, Randy Stern, will read from his book of poetry, The Boy From Reseda. Randy's poetry often looks at life from the perspective of a man who "did not fit the 'ideal' stereotype of gay culture." Sometimes witty and brash, at other times soulful and serene, Randy's writing shows more of the rough edges of personal triumph, struggles, acceptance, and hope.