Glasgow Zine Fest 2018

by glasgowzinefest in Glasgow, City of Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow Zine Fest 2018
We did it
On 10th April 2018 we successfully raised £343 with 19 supporters in 42 days

Glasgow Zine Fest, an annual community-based self-publishing festival that encourages attendees to make, share, and do.

by glasgowzinefest in Glasgow, City of Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow Zine Fest (GZF) is a weekend of workshops, screenings, talks and socials topped with the biggest self-publishing fair in Scotland.

Each year we partner a local maker in Glasgow to produce the design idenity for the festival. For GZF 2010 we have worked with RISOTTO — Scotland’s leading risograph print specialist, and stationery co. led by designer, Gabriella Marcella.

The 2018 festival, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April at CCA Glasgow, is our most ambitious yet with a range of events running in addition to our zine fair. Our events are the beating heart of GZF and as our festival grows, so does our zine fair as a platform for zine-makers and self-publishers. 

Without additional financial support none of this would be possible! Donate and receive much thanks and plentiful limited edition merchandise. For more info. on what you will get, scroll to the bottom of this story...

What your support will help us deliver — #GZF18

During the fest. there will be opportunities for people of every skill level at a range zine-making workshops: a comic zine workshop led by BHP Comics; a feminist zine-making workshop led by Aylson Stewart; a children's printmaking workshop led by Louisa Winning encouraging them to 'make a friend smile'. After their successful poetry workshop last year, Glasgow-based RAUM will be back focusing on writing, editing, and publishing poetry.  Design by ZAG and Ssssstudio will be leading design workshops dealing with creating zines and typography. 

Talks this year will come from OOMK, who will be discussing their collection of Malaysian zines; dardishi, an online zine for Arab women will be guiding people through the process of online self-publishing, Adele Patrick, founder of Glasgow Women's Library, will be in conversation with researcher and curator Sarah Lowndes and archivist Elizabeth O'Brien about the radical potential of collecting and archiving protest materials; artist-led Glasgow institution Transmission will discuss attempts to transform the politics and potential of the institution and the highs and lows of artist-run activity.

In the evenings, we have partnered with Scottish Queer International Film Festival to deliver a film screening each night, and during the daytime, we will have zine libraries on display from Glasgow Women's Library and Edinburgh Zine Library.


What your support will get you!

Limited edition Glasgow Zine Fest Tote Bag, with design by RISOTTO.

Get your hands involved, keep your zines safe, lose your keys at the bottom, collect breadcrumbs there if you like!

Limited edition Glasgow Zine Fest Enamel Badge, with design by RISOTTO.

Wear with pride, because we do!

Glasgow Zine Fest enamel badge (along with RISOTTO designed enamel badge).

Don't forget, we will be sharing thank-yous for everyone who supports, and the top pledgers will get ALL ACCESS PASSES to the Fest on 14 and 15 of April!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Thank you, buddy!

Your name will be listed on our website as a supporter, where we will vigorously thank you and remind everyone that we couldn't have done it without you!

£10 or more

Thank you, friend!

You will receive a thank you postcard, designed by our team and handwritten. Your name will be listed on our website as a supporter, where we will vigorously thank you and remind everyone that we couldn't have done it without you

£15 or more

Thank you, ol' chum

We'll send you one of our limited edition Glasgow Zine Fest 2018 festival tote bags, with this year's artwork designed by Risotto. You will receive a thank you postcard, designed by our team and handwritten. Your name will be listed on our website as a supporter, where we will vigorously thank you and remind everyone that we couldn't have done it without you

£25 or more

2 of 20 claimed

Thanks, mate!

We hope you like enamel badges, because you'll be getting one of our Glasgow Zine Fest zine logo enamel badges. +one of our limited edition Glasgow Zine Fest 2018 festival tote bags, with this year's artwork designed by Risotto. + a thank you postcard, designed by our team and handwritten. + Your name will be listed on our website as a supporter, where we will thank you and remind everyone that we couldn't have done it without you.

£35 or more

2 of 25 claimed

Thank you, pal!

You will receive a thank you on our website, a thank you postcard, a festival tote bag, a zine enamel badge, as well as an additional enamel badge that matches our 2018 design by Risotto. Oh boy!

£100 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Thank you, BFF!

We don't know when you won the lottery, but thanks for sharing with us! In addition to a thank you on our website, postcard, enamel badges, and our tote bag, you'll have an All Access Pass to all of the events GZF has to offer. This includes screenings, talks, and workshops. We'll coordinate with you which events you'll be attending to make sure to set aside a ticket for limited capacity events, and then you'll be on your way!

£150 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Thank you, BFF (plus one)!

In addition to a thank you on our website, postcard, enamel badges, and our tote bag, you'll have an All Access Pass to all of the events GZF has to offer, and you'll be able to bring a pal. This includes screenings, talks, and workshops. We'll coordinate with you which events you'll be attending to make sure to set aside tickets for limited capacity events, and then you'll be on your way!


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