Zounds. A hearty welcome to the internet blog thing that we set up for our zine distro. It's called hoojemaflap because we're simply amazing at um, like naming ... stuff yeah?

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Distro at actual gig shock!

After a rather long break from taking zines to shows I finally overcame the laziness last night to go to Social Circkle at the Greenhouse Effect in Hove. It was actually a really good show, I'd never been to the venue before but it was a nice dingy little basement affair with reasonably good sound, the only downside was the utterly ridiculouse bar prices, £3.30 for a pint of Strongbow! Social Circkle were pretty awesome and I would have liked to get a record but had spent all my money on a No Hope For The Kids record before said awesomeness was established. The support bands were Nowhere Fast, The Hard Way and the Teen Sheikhs who were all really good. I'm going to have to track down the Nowhere Fast 7" online I think.

The zine distro went ok, I was sharing a table with the Nowhere Fast guys but had enough room to spread out some zines and put the box on a stool for people to browse. Had a good few people flick through zines but only sold 3 inclusing the last copy of Ploppypants #8. Also sold one of our new additions, the Squatters Handbook 13th edition:

I'm feeling kind of motivated to take the distro to more gigs now. The next thing we've got lined up though (I think) is the Southampton zine fair 21st/22nd November:

Monday, 12 October 2009

october zine social

Well the October zine social went quite well yesterday - we cooked a roast and all got real stuffed. It featured Emma's cake-like yorkshire puddings, Mujinga's home-grown potatoes and some not quite cooked carrots. The peas were good. And gravy actually! That was grand.

I gave Ellie a rocket plant which we planted. I don't hold out much hope for it though coz instead of watering it, she sprinkled it liberally with lamp oil....

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

is you zine friendly?

We will most likely be reprazenting at dis .. yo yo yo .. etcetera ...

Thurs November 12

Alternative Press are hosting another awesome evening of Zines, comix, book arts and poetry at our second Zine Friendly event at the foundry, in order to promote our new project, the Zine Friendly Blog! A resource for Self Publishers far and wide, we will be listing venues, promoters, stockists and events that are all “Zine Friendly”!

To celebrate this we are inviting small pressers everywhere to come down and promote their own work. For free! All we are asking is that people donate what they can, even a zine or two, to help Alternative Press to keep promoting the scene.

There will be communal tables with lots of space for self publishers to sell their work. Also, printmakers or those with large work are encouraged to use the walls as a spontaneous temporary free arts space where you can stick up your work DIY style! BYOB (Bring Your Own Blu-tak!) Also, we are inviting some zine distributors to represent as much of what is going on in the scene as we can.

We’ll be having a cake sale with free tea, Knitting circle, CD compilation lucky dip (just bring a cd of your own favourite music and take your pick!), free blank zines for you to use and a poetry workshop followed by some performances and a short open mic…

Things will kick off at 7pm until around 11pm.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

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