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Indy Publishing Weekend in Philly

Aj at Papercuts gives the rundown of a bunch of independent publishing events coincidentally all going down this weekend, including the Philadelphia Zine Fest and a reading with Al Burian, of the zine Burn Collector and many other projects. Al read at a zine reading here in Urbana a couple of years ago and I think it was the best zine reading I’d ever seen. His timing and delivery are well honed and completely appropriate to his material. I recommend seeing him if you can.

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When Zine Readings Go Bad

A year ago the Urbana-Champaign IMC Library held its last zine reading, which was sparsely attended, somewhat due to our friends from Chicago breaking down in Kankakee. The small crowd was made up for by a drunked Slayer fan who helped make it an EXTREME ZINE READING by nearly assaulting local zinester Brad of Silly Little Trouser Monkees.

Of course, I caught it on video. Now, finally, one year later I have the footage captured and compressed for the enjoyment of the world, thanks to a new camcorder to replace my broke-down one.

The video is available for download at

Never one to let opportunity pass him by, Brad has since tapped the man now known as the Slayer Rules Guy to pen an advice column for the upcoming SLTM #22.

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