We have another zine jam scheduled this Sunday, August 9th from 12-4 p.m.
Sign up and bring your zine in the making. We hear they’re even going to take all the drawings from the Marker Art Party and make a megahuge zine!
Thanks to everyone for coming to the Marker Dance Party! It was so great to see people from different groups come together and interact with the music, the drawing and the dancing. The vibe was pretty positive and we saw so many new faces and groups of people… The day after the event there were people gushing about Oakland.
Check out some great photographs of the evening right here in the RPS Photo gallery. There were a lot of people taking photographs so feel free to add them to this list if you have any in the comments below!
Here’s a further slideshow of the night including some set-up photographs…thanks to Lou, Ramona and DJ Razvan for working the hardest on this evening with the clean-up, setting up of paper, heavy speakers and the poster production.
Some favorite moments:
- The spontaneous human pyramid.
- The totally fabulous rocawear ponytail girl who wandered in from the Vibe next door with her sister at the end of the night and gushed about how she loved artists and wish there were creative things like this in Napa. We told her, “There are! Just start a marker party night there!”
- The band from Arizona that had just played at Mamabuzz coming in and teaching people how to box.
- Those long, long bamboo poles with markers attached (invented by Lou) that allowed people to draw way up high.
- People who drew along to the dance videos projected on the wall.
- All the new ideas passed around–and people wanting to do this again!
Thanks to everyone who came out to our minizine jam last Sunday! The zine librarians have been working hard and pretty and there are a lot of new ideas. We have zine jams every 2nd & 4th Sunday, so the next one is August 9th. I’m sure a lot of you are preparing for the San Francisco Zinefest that’s coming up. We had a nice chat with Francois who’s been working hard with the SF zinesters to make that happen.
Check out those markers up there all ready for you to draw with. We’ve been preparing for the dance party this Friday, please come! It’s kid friendly, people friendly and friendly for people who want to enjoy music (supplied by DJ Razvan) and dance but draw as well. That’s a nice intersection, don’t you think?
Check out this mix from DJ Razvan spinning at the Oasis with the Black Market Techno crew.
Zine Jam: Take those flickr photos and blog posts and turn them into a beautifully crafted Minizine!
When: July 26, 2009 – (Sunday) – 12-4 p.m.
Bring: Your Computer (optional) We’re going to have a computer and printer onsite, but we want to keep this as “phsyical” and handmade as possible. Any glue, scissors, tape, weird pieces of fabric and paper, envelopes as well!
Cost: Free, but donations for printer use and copies made on the RPS copying machine
You have tons of entries on your blog, photographs online, and you’ve written quite a few reviews on sites. Take all that stuff and make it physical. We’re focusing on the small minizine format because those are the favorite zines in our library.
One of our favorite new zine donations: && a beautiful drawn picture diary by Robert “Tres” Trujillo from Come Bien Books, a Bay Area local. It’s a very personal letter with illustrations of objects and internal spaces in Mr. Trujillo’s life as he muses on courage, parenthood, music and being alive.