Brum Zine Fest 2019: Comparatively Stronger

by Brum Zine Fest in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 7th July 2019 we successfully raised £5,487 with 53 supporters in 28 days

We're mobilising to resource this year's #BrumZineFest gloriously by paying artists and covering working costs despite not securing funding.

by Brum Zine Fest in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

108% Funded!?

As you can see it's been a busy day for us all! We thought getting to Birmingham's historic Jewellery Quarter along our crowdfunder train line this morning was exciting (and it was!), then some extra funding hit (tip of the cap to Back Her Business for seeing the potential in our idea) and we also received the most individual pledges in a day that we have so far. As my grandad used to say, well, I'll go to the foot of our stairs!

You guys have absolutely blown what we thought was possible with this hastily compiled, necsesary crowdfunder completely out of the water. As there's three days remaining until our campaign closes we'll be updating shortly with what our stretch goal equates to, and how you can continue to support our work.

As the festival draws very near now, we want to say the biggest heartfelt thank you for resourcing us so wonderfully to do this work, from pretty dire circumstances into strength, pride, joy and hope. We can't wait to spoil you guys rotton on the other side and update you about all that your investment leads to, but for now we hope this message goes some way to doing those feelings justice! Goodnight, legends!

And for those of you who can make it, we'd love to welcome you to the festival on Saturday to give you a high five and raise a jar to you in person. Check out the full programme of events that you've helped to make happen here!

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Zine Homeslice

If you pledge £10 or more you'll receive a shout out online and printed THANK YOU in this year's festival programme. Cheers, homie!

£15 or more

Zine Champion

Pledge £15 for a shout out and THANK YOU, plus a special edition printed souvenir ticket for Brum Zine Fest on Saturday 6th July. That's why they call you the champ, champ!

£20 or more

Zine Boss

When life gives you lemons, you make a zesty zine! Pledge £20 for a shout out and THANK YOU, a ticket for Brum Zine Fest, plus a copy of Comparatively Weaker, a zine created exclusively for the festival featuring submissions around failure, rejection and validation by a range of artists. Thanks, boss!

£30 or more

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Zine Hero

Not all heros wear capes, but they still need somewhere to keep their stuff. Pledge £30 for a shout out and THANK YOU, a ticket for Brum Zine Fest, plus an exclusive Brum Zine Fest musette.

£50 or more

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Zine l0rd / l4dy / li3g3

Pledge £50 for a shout out and THANK YOU, a ticket for Brum Zine Fest, plus an exclusive Brum Zine Fest T-shirt. Big ups to all our honorary friends of any gender, all of whom we want to feel right at home in these threads.

£75 or more

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Zine Legend

Pledge an ama-zine £75 to receive the whole kit and caboodle: a shout out online and THANK YOU printed in the festival programme, a souvenir ticket for Brum Zine Fest, plus a copy of the Comparatively Weaker zine, exclusive Brum Zine Fest musette, and exclusive T-shirt. You deserve it, you complete and utter legend!

£100 or more

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Zine Master

Pledge £100 to receive all Zine Legend rewards, plus a place at a zine-making workshop led by the Brum Zine Fest team so you can learn the craft yourself. Absolute respect to you, oh wise zine master!

£250 or more

6 of 10 claimed

Mighty Zine Team

Pledge £250 to receive a zine workshop for your whole team, led by Brum Zine Fest curator Louise Byng exclusively for you and your mighty squad to fold, cut and stick your way into a new dimension!

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