Lest you forget my call for participants here is a page dedicated to the sole purpose of getting the new sci-fi/fantasy zine up and running.
Here is the origianl post about getting involved. Don’t be shy! Speak up and get in on the fun!
Do you all know that zines have their origins in the sci-fi/fantasy scene? In the beginning zines were created by fans to showcase fan fiction, pay tribute to certain authors or stories and to general cover the news of the fandom and literary world of sci-fi and fantasy books. As the years went by fans of other things began to create zines. Punk rock fans in particular have created quite a selection of zines over the years. The DIY movement has also made excellent use of zines. Now you can find zines on all sorts of things from how to make your own cheese and build a hammock out of a rain coat to offering emotional support to friends who have experienced abuse to the analysis of the prison industrial complex. For the most part zine culture has swung towards the radical political – zines are very much written about and by people from the radical sub-culture. Often they are used as a means of communications and distributing information.
This is all well and good. I for a time have had a couple of zines fitting the bill of a radical sub-culture publication. But the time has come the walrus said to think of other things. In particular to think of writing a zine that pays homage to my love of fantasy and science fiction literature. A fan zine, a fan fiction zine and all encompassing creative smorgasbord love fest for all things sci-fi and fantasy.
But I don’t want to do it alone. Indeed! I refuse to do it alone! The solitary creative venture has proved to be quite unsatisfying for me in previous endeavors. Therefore I demand that some of you step up to the plate and get involved. You could write reviews, fiction, analysis, draw pictures, help with layout, editing and soliciting and compiling submitions…the possibilities are bountiful.
This will invovled a commitment of collaborative energy. Meaning, I won’t herd you. You enter into this project willingly and excited to actively participate and play a role in making it happen. It will include email communication and maybe (gasp!) phone calls. But its all in the name of fun and fantasy!
If you are interested in helping to shape this little project into something intergalacticly awesome shoot me an email at potter at riseup dot net. Make sure to mention:
1. Why you want to be involved
2. Why your are excited
3. How you would be involved and contribute
4. A little snippet into what you envision this zine being.