If you happen to be around the San Francisco area and will be attending this year’s Alternative Press Expo (better known as APE) happening this weekend – April 21-22, I’ll be giving out FREE Squires mini-zines. Be on the look-out for the little mini-zine pictured here. It’s nothing too spectacular – just a simple, photocopy-printed booklet. I’m hoping to shoot for two different mini-zines, but who knows! Most likely I won’t be handing them out personally, but they’ll be sitting in a pile along with other publications at the free stuff table.
I’ve only been to a few of these conventions in the past. It’s a wonderful event celebrating the small press publications whether they be professional or DIY photocopied zines. Even if money’s a bit tight, there’s always a good handful of -very- affordable and even free reading material distributed everywhere in the venue – and most of it’s actually good stuff to read. There are also a lot of entertaining, if not, informative discussion panels. I’m not sure if it happens every year, but sometimes there’s a panel on how to start your own zine.
But anyway I also hope to distribute these on North Side, maybe, as part of a prize package in a future contest. I might even make these on some sort of montly or bi-monthly basis to give the Squires some other media to infest. Either way, I’m just glad to get back into self-publishing something…in physical form.