Zine/witch events and plans in Autumn

Tis the season of the witch and as you know, every month is zine month! So I’m excited to announce that this Autumn I’ll be participating in a witch market, a craft fair, an art exhibition, and a feminist zine workshop. Come and say hi if you’re around! You can also read about some of my other plans for this season if you scroll down:

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I’m participating in CritWitchCon! (+ new zine bundles)

I’m participating in Critical Thinking Witch Con 2022! It’s a witch con that focuses on sceptical / agnost / atheist / secular witchcraft. It’s the second edition and it was formerly known as the SASS Witch Con. Register here to attend the witch con (more info below). I’m one of the vendors at the event and will also definitely attend most of the panels and workshops because the programme sounds awesome and I don’t want to miss anything! ๐Ÿ™‚ I expect it will feel like a zine fest or a ladyfest or another DIY event but focused on witchcraft and it’s virtual so you can attend from anywhere. The witch con will also discuss and apply that DIY idea which I’m super excited about.

For this occasion I added two new bundles in my Ko-fi webshop: a quaranzine comix bundle and a self-care mini-zine bundle! You can see some photos below: (And of course I have plenty of witchy zines, stickers, buttons, and spell bags in my shop!)

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Zine events in Ghent in September

Come and make or buy some zines in September! If you are in Ghent this month, check out these zine events:

  • This Sunday September 11th I’ll be participating in the Go Local market at Meubelfabriek. I’ll bring my postcards, buttons, (mini)zines and maybe some other things! Sister Ray Zines will share a table with me with her witchy creations.
  • On Saturday September 17th I’m organising another zine-making gathering! All welcome to make zines, do crafts, or just hang out. It take place from 3 pm at the Bijloke park on the picnic benches in between the STAM museum and the Kunstenbibliotheek. Cancelled due to rainy weather!
  • On Saturday September 24th the feminist collective Girls Go BOOM hosts a workshop to make your own mini-zine. This happens at the Meubelfabriek too.

Also, there’s an online zine symposium and zine jam this Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th with super interesting talks and workshops! Make sure to sign up in advance.

Virtual Portland Zine Symposium 2021 – my virtual zine table

Zines, mini-zines and postcards displayed on yellow fabric. Zine titles are Do it yourself care, Yngwho, Same Heartbeats, Scissors & Chainsaws, Space Invasion, This Bunny Kills Fascists, From Spice Girls to Riot Grrrls, and Witches' Brew.

It’s Portland Zine Symposium this weekend and because of the ongoing pandemic it’s taking place online. But that has the advantage that more people can attend and participate! Like me!

So tomorrow I’m going to take a few of Portland Zine Symposium’s virtual workshops and during the entire weekend I will be “tableing”. Are you curious to see my virtual zine table? You can find all my zines in my zine catalogue and I have a few zine bundles in my webshop too.

Contact me by email if you’re interested or if you have questions. ๐Ÿ™‚

By the way, at the moment I have these special surprise bags available (More info):

Here are a few more photos of my virtual zine table: (Scroll down to know how YOU can table too!)

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International Zine Month 2021 – my webshop(s)

To have or not to have a webshop…

Today’s International Zine Month prompt is about online zine shops so I’m going to present you mine even though I have been hesitant to start one up:

“Buy direct! Do you sell your zines online? Update your shop and post a link to it online so people can get your zines directly from you. Donโ€™t have a zine? Buy directly from someone who posts a link to their shop.”

A while ago I wrote an article on this blog (and in my zine Same Heartbeats #15) about why I didn’t want to set up a webshop for my zines. In short, I prefer readers to email or message me directly to order my zines instead of paying extra fees to the likes of Etsy & co. I might also find it more stressful to keep up with orders (in case there would be a lot more traffic) and I enjoy the more personal and slightly slower element of emails and messages. No offense to anyone who does sell zines through Etsy or other webshops though, I do recognise its advantages and use them as a customer.

A little after I wrote that article, I made a Bandcamp page to share the music of my solo music project Lost Luna. And then I thought: “why not give this online zine shop thing a try?”. So now you can buy a few zine/postcard bundles in my Bandcamp shop! Not every individual zine though because I’ve made so many and because I don’t want to charge more for them to cover the extra fees but there are now options for people who prefer to buy zines this way.

So anyway, if you want to buy my zines, you can still email me but you can also check what I have available in my small but growing webshop…

Check my shops:

Coming soon: Queer Zest Zine Fest (virtual!)

Queer Zest Zine Fest is happening this summer! Don’t miss it! It’s virtual and I’m super happy to be tableing there with my zines. The fest takes place on August 7th-8th but you can already find them online.

More info: QZZF’s website

Today’s International Zine Month prompt is to look up virtual zine events to attend in the near future so voila! Which virtual zine events are you planning to “go” to? Any recommendations for this summer?

So now I’m going to relax and read some zines (been doing well so far with my read-at-least-one-zine-a-day goal) and I’ll leave you here with a photo with some of the zines and postcards I will be selling at Queer Zest Zine Fest (get in touch if you’re interested in any of them):

 

 

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