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Saturday, August 28th, 2010
12:06 am
pander ex-pats reunion venue change!
the venue for the reunion has changed! the new address is 4304 N. mississippi. the #4 bus to fessenden stops right outside, & the house is mere blocks from the yellow line on the MAX.
Monday, August 2nd, 2010
7:25 am
Richmond Zine Fest 2010

The Richmond Zine Fest will be held in Richmond, VA on October 16, 2010.  For information on tabling, workshops, and readings please visit us at http://www.richmondzinefest.org.

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
6:47 pm
so, the portland zine symposium is a month away. how do people feel about arranging a pander ex-pats reunion for any panderistas that are going to be in town? (i know there are going to be a whole bunch of you.) feel free to start making suggestions!
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
12:03 pm
just a reminder that this is not an all-purpose catch-all zine promotion community. if you don't know what "pander ex-pats" means, you will not be approved for membership. sorry!

so, how's everyone doing? read any good zines lately? i personally have been greatly enjoying a bit of a sabbatical from zines following the closure of paper trail distro, but i am getting ready to start reading & writing in earnest again.
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
6:10 pm

Hey dudes & dudettes!

I just wanted to mention that I started a new zine distro & it's finally open for biz! It's called False Start & I'm super psyched about it and really happy with the selection! I used to run Supernova Zine Distro way back in the day, but please, for the love of all things good, don't judge me on that. I was a wee teenager in those days!

So check it out & spread the word!

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
6:47 pm
Postage prices - distro owners
How do you calculate postage into the price of the zine? I know to send an item that is one ounce from NJ to CA is .88 cents - but it isn't $8.80 to send something that is 10 ounces - it's around $2.50.

I'm just slightly confused as to how to do this. When I ran Driving Blind Distro, I had people add up their ounces and calculate their own postage on a chart I made. I want everything postage paid now.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
Monday, September 28th, 2009
8:22 pm
Zine show!

Sorry to x-post this here, my friends.   We are just sort of desperate for some good zines to add to the show.  :) 

Hey Zinesters -

If you are interested in having your zine on display in Richmond's very own Gallery 5 throughout the month of November please mail it into us at the Richmond Zine Fest.   The RVA Zine Fest this year is partnering with Gallery 5 in order to bring zines as an art form to the people.  All art on display through November will integrate with zinesters and the printing process. The Richmond Zine Fest will kick off this exhibit Nov. 6th and 7th.  There will also be an interactive zine display so patrons of the gallery can read your work.

Mail your zine(s) to:

Richmond Zine Fest
PO Box 35501
Richmond, VA 23235

Please specify that your zine is for the Richmond Zine Fest art show.   Zines will NOT be returned.  They will be  donated and split between the VCU Special Collections zine library, the Flying Brick zine library, and an upcoming info shop to the Richmond area.
Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
8:40 am
writing feedback
I've started writing again, potentially for a zine, for the first time in almost 5 years. It's kind of crazy and I like what I've been writing, but I've been a bit unsure about it and would love some feedback.. The person I usually go to for that I wrote just a little bit about in one of my pieces, and I'm not so sure how kindly she'd take to it. Plus, all of it is taken from my real life, and doesn't stray far from the truth, so I'm being kinda choosy about who reads it.

Basically, I was wondering, would anyone like to read some of this stuff and give me feedback? Should I just post it here and let people have at it? I posted a bit in my journal, but I only got one comment, and it was just an "I like it!". I'm not looking for a full editing, per se, just some general feedback on how it flows, if it's confusing, if it's boring or not, etc. 

Let me know, I'd really appreciate your thoughts!
Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
12:52 pm
Recent/Current Favorite Zines?
Dear Panderosa,

Next week I'll find myself at the Portland Zine Symposium for the first time in a couple of years and, having been out of the zine loop for the last, uh, couple of years, I'm wondering: what zines have you read lately that have really stayed with you? Have you read anything really fabulous that I should keep an eye out for? I know the zinesters and distros represented at the PZS certainly don't account for everything out there, but I thought it would be nice to have some recs in mind while I'm browsing around & am obviously happy to file away recs for future trades/distro orders/whatever. Feel free to shamelessly self-promote works of your own, works by your friends, works you carry at your distro, whatever. I'm just on the hunt for some good zines!

If it helps the recommendation process, some of my favorite zines include (but are not limited to): Quantify, Clutch, Doris, Songs About Ghosts, I Hear You Like Stories. I like perzines, political zines, comic zines.

Thanks in advance!


P.S. Will any of you be at the PZS this year? I know there's a thread about who will be at the PZS on We Make Zines, but I didn't know/recognize the majority of the people who responded.
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
10:26 am
what are y'all doing for copies, these days?
Hello all,

I was wondering....

I'm a bit at a loss. With so many of my friends and myself out of office work, and Staples/kinkos using those pay as you go machines, how are you making photocopies of your zines? It's been years since I put out a zine, and I'm excited to get to make my new zine happen. But how? I feel like all the tips and tricks i know to make photocopies on the cheap are out-dated. How are you all challenging the new technologies? I hope this is welcome here.

Thanks in advance for your help
Monday, June 8th, 2009
5:50 pm
New zine, y'all!

Woohoo! Like #11, it's another handwritten zine, half legal and 26 pages of text. It's $2.50. If you're interested in a copy you can PayPal payment to me at perezeeb (at) yahoo dot com or email me at that same address to make other arrangements.
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
9:52 pm
comp zine on class -- call for submissions
Hey, Panderosans!

I'm going to try to put together a comp zine on class for WisCon -- the feminist speculative literature convention i attend most every Memorial Day. WisCon panels on class tend to be made largely of FAIL, so i thought maybe a primer to get some of the basic, preliminary discussion and thought out of the way would be a good idea.

But, holy crap, i do not want this zine to be composed largely of the maundering of the same SF fans who can't seem to get their heads around class discussions in the 1st place, so i'm really trying to spread this call for submissions thru'out the zine community, too.

Here's a rough idea of what i'm looking for. Tomorrow i'm going to make the rounds of We Make Zines and zine_scene to get this call circulated, but i wanted to start here to get things rolling.

I know the deadline is kinda short, but this whole idea pretty much coalesced in just the past week or so.

Current Mood: busy
Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
7:44 am
what a wierd dream
I dreamed I was going to a zine fest, and my partner and my mom were with me. When we got there, I was surprised to see that there were only a few people about, and everyone was confused because nothing had been set up yet. We all stood around waiting to see what was going to happen, trying to figure out what was going on. A blonde gal (in the dream I knew her, but now I can't remember who she was) came in, very upset, and told us that Ericka B. had been shot that morning or last night. So we all freaked out and the gal and I comforted each other. Then artnoose came in and she hadn't heard, so I told her. We all were still waiting to see if the zine fest was going to be cancelled or what, when the organizers finally started to arrive. They had met to decide what to do and decided to go ahead with the fest. So we all started getting thing set up. People slowly started to arrive -- some had heard and were coming to see if the fest was still happening or not and others had not heard but quickly found out upon arriving. Alex came in; she already knew about it. She slowly started setting up a table and told me that she wasn't sure what to do: part of her felt like we shouldn't be having a fest in light of what had happened, and part of her felt like the fest was exactly what we needed -- that we all needed to be together, surrounded by and sharing zines -- because there wasn't anything we could do for Ericka and we just had to wait to see if she was going to pull through or not.

Current Mood: groggy
Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
10:55 am
frenzy distro
I know it's been well over a year now since the closing down sale, but I just got to thinking about this today again. Does anyone know what actually happened with Joyous? Did any of you get your order?
Monday, July 14th, 2008
1:43 pm
Daddy's Little Girl zine

Originally uploaded by surlygrrrl [ELBfoto]
Revisiting my mid-90s zinedom. Kickin' it old skool, for my other Etsy shop.

As I said in a comment at Flickr, I'm not sure yet if this is a good idea, or if I should be mortified.

This is in lieu of the photo zine for the moment. This is baby steps toward finding the motivation to do that.

[x-posted from my LJ. It didn't even occur to me initially to post here as well.]
Saturday, April 19th, 2008
9:59 am
Sunday, April 13th, 2008
8:50 am
Hey folks, I made a zine event organizers community for those who are interested I went with zinefestorg because it seemed odd to have zineeventorg since the two "e"s next to each other was awkward. This will be a moderated community for folks to talk about zine event organizing and networking and what not.
Thursday, April 10th, 2008
5:55 pm
Rachel Kramer Bussel
Here's where I admit to having a spectacularly crappy memory when it comes to people. I don't remember every name & project I've ever had experience with, and that includes zines I used to carry. This is why I suck at things like Trivial Pursuit. It's nothing personal, so it never means a person wasn't awesome enough to stick in my memory banks, I just have a total swiss cheese brain.

So recently I was talking with Rachel Kramer Bussel via email about cupcakes, because she helps run a popular blog called Cupcakes Take The Cake & I shoot my friend Sheela's cupcakes nearly every Saturday, so Rachel used a couple of my photos when she posted about Sheela. The whole time I was thinking that her name sounded super familiar, but not because she's a blogger or an author (she writes popular erotica) because my knowledge of those things is recent. She ended up asking if we knew each other somehow because my name seemed really familiar to her. How funny is that? I told her it was probably either mutual friends or zines (though she's not in the Pander database as a customer/orderer). She thinks that's definitely it because she did a zine in the 90s called I'm Not Waiting (not the one by the girl in the UK), however I don't remember that zine at all. I could have carried & not even remember (I didn't check my old order book). SO do any of you remember it? I thought Ciara might since she has an awesome memory for these things & has a steamer trunk full of 90s-era zines. Or are any of you familiar with her otherwise? I hate not remembering shit like this!
Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
4:30 pm
call for submissions: compilation zine about the prom

Remember at the prom that night
You and me we had a fight
But the band they played our favorite song
And I held you in my arms so strong

“never say goodbye” – bon jovi (slippery when wet, 1987--don't act like you don't know!)

if you’ve been out of high school for more than a year, it’s easy to forget that prom season is upon us. seems like just yesterday i was squeezing myself into my hideous handmade dress and heading out, dateless as usual. i’m not a romantic, but I’m a sucker for nostalgia—old photos, old stories, memories, what-could-have-beens. i’m looking for submissions for a prom-themed zine. share your memories, your critiques of the tradition, your fashion faux pas (or fabulousness), your dream prom music play list or prom date/s, your do-overs, and please, please, please, share your photos (an absolute must!) didn't go to the prom? why not?

submissions and photo scans can be emailed to me at perezeeb (at) yahoo dot com. please include “prom zine” in the subject line just in case the email gets dumped into the bulk folder (i have a tendency to delete everything that lands in there without looking closely). if you don’t have access to a scanner you can email me for my mailing address and send your photo.

deadline: sunday, may 4, 2008 (pretend you have to buy your ticket to the prom by this date or you ain't going!)

contact: perezeeb (at) yahoo dot com

if you have any questions, feel free to email me. also, spread the word to anyone you think might be interested in writing something.
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