Queer Zine Fest London | 1st December

Queer Zine Fest


Queer Zine Fest London | 1st December 2013

Space Station Sixty Five                                                                                                                     373 Kennington Road, SE11 4PS London                                                                            12.00pm – 5.00pm

This year’s Queer Zine Fest London event takes place on Dec 1st at Space Station Sixty-Five queerzinefestlondon@gmail.com and falls on World AIDS Day this year. We’ll have ribbons for sale, talks and workshops on HIV/AIDS in queer zines and more http://www.worldaidsday.org/

QZFL exists to create a space where queer zinesters and queer DIY publishing rules #QZFL2013


Sister Ectoplasma

Queer Zine Archive Project

Howard Hardiman

Cool Schmool

Spill The Zines


House of Brag

Sex Worker Open University

Simon Murphy

Kirsty Fife

Charlie Taylor

John Trouble

Interactive Monster Unit

LIES Journal

K Anderson

John Lee Bird

Rachael Aggs

Mia Eley

Heather Bandenburg

David Shenton

Milk Records

Shay Briscoe

Melanie Maddison

Echo Zines

Eva Megias

Oyster Knife

Spandex Comix

Robot Unicorn Records

Zsa Zsa Zine

Marching Stars Distro

Vampire Sushi

Rebecca Barnett

Let’s Start a Pussy Riot



12:30 – 1:00pm Seb/Kirsty/Bethany

1:00 – 1:30pm For Books Sake: Queer Lit Heroes

1:30 – 2:00pm David Shenton

2:00 – 2:30pm QZAP.org’s AIDS/HIV Zine Show-and-Tell

3:00 – 3:30 pm Charlotte Cooper’s How To Get Shit Done

3:30 – 4:00pm QZAP.org’s xZINECOREx metadata standard

4:00 – 4:30pm Amnesty Write For Rights greeting card workshop



12:30 – 1:00pm Seb (Cinnamon Buns Fanzine), Kirsty (Hard Femme) and Bethany

We are the weirdos mister! Seb, Kirsty and Bethany use self–publishing to represent non–normative bodies. Zines and blogs have been a way for all three of them to discuss binders, body hair and visible belly outlines.





1:30 – 2:00pm David Shenton

David became a queer cartoonist by accident, and went on to contribute strips to much of the gay press through the 80s and 90s ¬– beginning with weekly crap camp jokes but eventually having to face up to commenting on truly serious stuff kicked up in the mid 80s: prejudice, HIV/AIDS and Thatcherism. David has been drawing since 1978, and his art has been published in GayNews, Pink Paper, Boyz, The Guardian, Positive Nation and Polari. His talk will cover the early days of QueerComix.


3:30 – 4:00pm xZINECOREx metadata standard and the move toward a zine union catalog

Milo (QZAP) will talk a bit about the creation of xZINECOREx metadata standard, and the work that zine librarians and archivists (in the U.S. at least) are doing toward creating an online catalog for zines similar to WorldCat.



1:00 – 1:30pm For Books Sake: Queer Lit Heroes

Ayana from For Books’ Sake will be running a zine-making workshop paying tribute to our queer literary heroes. For Books’ Sake is a feminist webzine that celebrates writing for and by independent women, and we will collaboratively create a unique fanzine celebrating queer characters and writers, from Kathy Acker to Dumbledore. Materials will be provided and the finished product will be distributed following the session, through the FBS site and on paper.


2:00 – 2:30pm AIDS/HIV Zine Show-and-Tell

Milo (QZAP.com) will be bringing a selection of zines from the Queer Zine Archive Project that specifically talk about AIDS/HIV in various ways. In this discussion focused workshop, other participants are asked to bring zines related to the AIDS pandemic from their collections and say a little something about their significance. Zines could be prevention oriented, youth focused, political and social, etc. Please feel free to attend, with or without yr own zines. Everyone is welcome!


3:00 – 3:30pm Charlotte Cooper’s How To Get Shit Done

Charlotte says: “I have made a zine for people who struggle to get shit done. It’s for the avoiders and procrastinators, the non-finishers, the inert, the moribund, and the people who dwell on fear and anxiety. It’s for everyone but especially for people whose voices are not already well-represented in the world at large. I made the zine because shit by queer, trans and marginal people is necessary. Because I’m not bad at getting shit done, I wanted to share what I know and to learn about other people’s thoughts and habits about getting shit done. How to Get Shit Done is called a workshop but will actually be a small conversation with whoever wants to join in about the things that prevent us from getting shit done, and the things that help. Participants must promise to be gentle with each other.”


4:00 – 4:30pm Amnesty Write For Rights greeting card workshop

Make a DIY greeting card for Amnesty’s Write For Rights campaign. Extend support and solidarity to Ihar Tsikhanyuk from Belarus, a gay drag performer who was physically and verbally abused by the police after he attempted to register the human rights center he works for as an LGBTI organization.


FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/160624710775600/

MORE INFO: http://queerzinefestlondon.tumblr.com/

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