I spent this past Saturday immersed in the best of local DIY publishing at the Twin Cities Zinefest. It was a lot of fun, but I must say that I was so completely exhausted by the end of the day. The highlight for me was The Penny Project. You might recall from last year that the table next to me was offering pennies for your thoughts with the promise to collect the thoughts into a zine for the following year. They made good on their promise, though I am sad to say that not only did I not leave a thought this year, but I actually forgot to buy the Penny Project zine. I am so disappointed! Here’s hoping it finds its way into Infinite Monster’s Etsy shop.
I was inspired by the Penny Project last year to try my own interactive element to my Zinefest table this year. I’m always curious about what people have read, and I figured that zinesters would have excellent taste in books. I was right, of course. :)
I loved talking books with people, and I’ll be blogging more about all the responses I got later this week. So stay tuned!
I sold out of Adrift and Fake Arm 101 (which is the updated version of this zine from last year), and I met so many interesting people. All in all, I would count the 2012 Zinefest a success! Thank you to everyone who made it possible. :)
My zines are available for purchase online in my zine shop.