Queer Zines: Doin It in Print

This past Wednesday, February 27, 2013, there was a panel held at ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, near USC.

It featured Amos Mac of Original Plumbing, Milo Miller and Chris Wilde of Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP), and Mimi Thi Nguyen, a longtime writer, part of the POC Zine Project, assistant professor at Univ of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I was lucky to grab a copy of Muae from The Miracle Bookmobile, an awesome book distro.

One thing that particularly grabbed my attention was how much a person wanted to contribute to, and associate with particular institutions and establishments. It’s definitely been on my mind a lot, because one of the underlying issues here is  investing in something (personal) in a discourse that does not adhere to the same (DIY) ethics.

To quote Voltaire, “”Twenty volumes folio will never make a revolution. It is the little pocket pamphlets of thirty sous that are to be feared.”

qz1 Amos Mac shows us his first Powerpoint, looks good!



qz2 Milo and Chris discusses archiving and QZAP.



qz3 Mimi Thi Nguyen drops knowledge.



Photos by Elliot Fong.

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