The current editor of the only progressive broadsheet newspaper in Britain cites zines as an influence. These community publications got a lot of people through some hard times and had as much meaning in the West as samizdat had in the East. Times are different now, but the rawness and idiosyncracy that is common with zines is needed more than ever.
Here's hoping you're able to accomplish your goals of fairness and accessibility in running the festival! As I'm Canadian, if it isn't too much more work for you to exclude it, please don't send me the festival ticket. I won't be able to use it, but you can give it to someone else if you'd like!
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