Alert all zinesters! Olympia’s second annual 24 Hour Zine Thing starts this Saturday evening, courtesy of the Olympia All Ages Project, the Olympia Timberland Library and art space Northern. What’s involved? Making zines – by hand. For 24 hours straight (stock up on sleep ahead of time) participants are challenged to make a 24-page zine from start to finish.
The Zine Thing is strictly low-tech: computer layout is verboten, meaning you make your zine the old-fashioned way, with pens, paper, scissors and glue. Supplies will be provided by feel free to bring your own to use or share. There’ll also be typewriters on hand, plu pens, glue sticks, scissors, X-Acto knives, old magazines and encyclopedias, binding needles and thread will be available.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. July 31, with a break partway through with special performance by local band Broken Water. At 3:30 p.m. Aug. 1 zinesters will read from their work, and a display celebrating International Zine Month and educating people about zines will in the front entrance hall at the Olympia Timberland Library through July. There are also 24 Hour Zine Thing events in Portland and Seattle during July.