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Zine UnGathering

For the first time, the State Library of Pennsylvania will collect zines made in Pennsylvania. To start the collection, we’re hosting our first Zine UnGathering!

When: November 9, 2019, from 11am to 3:30pm
Where: Keystone Building, 400 North St. Harrisburg, PA, 17120

What’s a Zine?
A self-published (usually on a copy machine) magazine that covers a variety of topics: politics, music, personal stories, art, you name it! Zines have been around since the 1930s, when science fiction fans started to publish fan fiction and art related to the genre, and continued to grow when music fans, political activists, and anyone who had an idea they wanted to put in print decided to use a zine to get their ideas out.

What’s a Zine UnGathering?
A low-key, no-frills get-together of zine creators (also known as “zinesters”); simply put, artists displaying their work and talking shop.

The State Library of Pennsylvania finds zines as a unique way to document subcultures throughout the state, and is working to ensure these works of art are preserved for future generations.

Therefore, whether you’re a zine fan who wants to add to your collection, or someone who wants to learn more about zines, join us for the Zine UnGathering on November 9.

How can you participate?
Are you a zine creator interested in displaying your work?  Sign up for a table at the Zine UnGathering.

Would you like to attend the Zine UnGathering, and you’re not a zine creator? Registration is not required. We look forward to seeing you on November 9!