Athens Zinefest began in 2013 as a private initiative and now is organized by a group of ziners, that aspire to multiply through the years. The festival is organized once a year without sponsors or ads and includes only non-commercial zines. Our goal is the self-organization and dissemination of the culture of fanzines opposite to trends that periodically afflict the ziners-univerce. It is important for us to create an alternative economy, a playback of diy culture and a solidarity network where creation and freedom are not followed by commercial standards and contend to find a way of expression.
Participation in the group is open. On the occasion of the Athens Zinefest 2016 we created a brochure (only in greek unfortunately) about everything that is open in discussion in the community of ziners. Read and send us a message if you want to get involved.
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zinefest2017: we want it to be a day made by zines for zines, based on self-organization and collective action, without wannabe experts. how about you?
we have no intention of organizing a zinefest as a mall-like one-stop-shop, where zines will arrive and sit on shelves to be sold, while the leftovers return to their homes as soon as it's over. instead, we aim to organize a gathering of zines, a day dedicated to them, a day during which they will be both the speakers as well as the subjects of conversations.
with this in mind, we ask everyone interested to participate in making this happen, to add to it and to make it your own. Let's mingle, mix our crazιness and our thoughts.
1st organizational meeting for the upcoming Athens zinefest: Sunday 19/2 18:00 at Steki Metanaston (Tsamadou 13)
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