Publication name: ZiP MegaZine
aka Zine in Progress, ZiP Zine, ZZ, ZMZ
Physical location: San Francisco, CA
Virtual location: Down by the river, outer Cyberspace
Creator/Founder: The Whimsical Wizard of ZiP (WWZ) / Tony Longshanks LeTigre
Distributor: ZinesFromOuterSpace (ZFOS)
Publisher: ZFOS / C3P0
Email address: zipzine-at-riseup.net
Snail mail: ZiP MegaZine, P.O. Box 420051, San Francisco, CA 94142
Price: Print – $7.00 per copy + shipping
ZiP is FREE to read, download, & print autonomously as well!
AS OF FEBRUARY 2013 WE ARE ENGAGED IN A MAJOR OVERHAUL OF THE SITE, GIVING IT A MAKEOVER (ALREADY IN PROGRESS, YOU MAY NOTICE) AS WELL AS FINALIZING CORRECTIONS TO THE ZIP.3 LAYOUT BEFORE IT GOES INTO A PRINT EDITION. WE ARE ALSO PREPARING DOWNLOADABLE PDF FILES & SEARCHABLE, INDEXABLE PLAIN-TEXT PAGES OF ALL CONTENT IN THE ZINE — BEGINNING WITH THE 3RD CHAPTER & CONTINUING RETROACTIVELY UNTIL ZIPS .1 & .2 GET THE SAME IN-DEPTH TREATMENT.
WE RETURN, WITH MANY BLESSINGS & REJUVENATIONS IN STORE! WE AIM TO HAVE SPECIAL-EDITION PRINT COPIES OF ALL THREE ZIP-CHAPS TO DISTRIBUTE AT THE NOISEBRIDGE BENEFIT-IN-PROGRESS (+ FUNDRAISER + ART AUCTION + LIVE MUSIC & PERFORMANCES + BELTANE / MAYPOLE CELEBRATION). IF THAT EVENT DOES END UP MATERIALIZING, AS WE HOPE IT WILL, THE DATE IS TBA BUT WILL MOST LIKELY FALL IN APRIL OR EARLY MAY — OF THIS YEAR (7DD, 2013). YOU CAN REACH US DAY OR NIGHT AT ZIPZINE-at-RISEUP.NET.
NOW BACK TO THE MOUNTAIN OF OUR LABORS WE MUST GO. GIVE US A SHOUT ONCE IN A WHILE, EH?
THE WHIMSICAL WIZARD OF ZIP
TUESDAY, FEB. 19, 2013 (12:54 A.M.)
click title to view each chapter below
RELEASE DATE: Friday, Feb. 8, 2013
ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE JULY 15th, 2012, ZIP.3 HAD A DIFFICULT & VERY PROLONGED CHILDBIRTH. IN SHAMEFUL FACT, IT TOOK NEARLY 10 MONTHS TO DELIVER THIS MONSTER BABY. THE OFFICIAL WEB RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT FINALLY WENT OUT FRIDAY, FEB. 8TH — AS IT HAPPENS, ALMOST EXACTLY ONE YEAR FROM THE RELEASE OF ZIP.1 AT NOISEBRIDGE (VALENTINE’S DAY, 2012). WE ARE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING CORRECTIONS TO SOME PAGES OF ZIP.3, SO BEAR WITH US…ACTUALLY, DON’T JUST BEAR WITH US, BUT HELP US BY NOTIFYING US OF ANY CORRECTIONS TO BE MADE / MISTAKES TO BE UNMADE NOW, SO WE CAN MAKE THE PRINT FILE (AT LEAST) AS CLOSE TO PERFECTION AS POSSIBLE. SEND CORRECTIONS TO ZIPZINE@RISEUP.NET.
RELEASE DATE: APRIL 20, 2012
RELEASE DATE: Feb. 14, 2012
ZiPFILES: Info about this site & ZiP MegaZine
Welcome to ZiPZineZone (ZZZ) the online home of ZIP: Zine in Progress & its host entity ZFOS: ZinesFromOuterSpace. ZZZ may in time grow into an umbrella for a variety of different zines and printing projects growing out of Noisebridge hackerspace.
ZiP MegaZine (ZMZ) is a quasi-quarterly hacker-friendly “mega-zine” (hybrid zine + magazine) inspired by Noisebridge.
ZinesFromOuterSpace (ZFOS) is a mailing list & discussion group for zinesters, zinephiles, printmakers, screenprinters, and other DIY publishing aficionados in San Francisco, with connections worldwide.
The goal of ZFOS, as of January, 2012, is to start a DIY print shop and publishing label. We want to hear about your zinetic, print-making, silkscreening, & guerrilla public art projects – past present and future. We want you to contribute to ZIP and start up a new venture of your own. We want you to help us tweak the traditional materials and formats used in printing. And we would love if you would help us start zine-making workshops at Noisebridge, and assist in our current major undertaking: a hacker print-shop-in-development by the name of C3P0. You’ll be hearing more about that very soon…
The following pages provide more in-depth info on ZiP and related projects.
zipfaq – Forever Answerless Questions
zipgloss – ZiP lingo, acronyms & abbreviations defined
zipperheads – Meet the charmed circle who make the ZiP magic happen, & a few special friends
zipvault – The ZiP MegaZine online scrapbook & archive, including logos, promo artwork & fliers, B sides, & gems from the cutting room floor
zipshop – merchandise, swag, shopportunities galore
zlinks – links for hackers, zinesters, and you!
zlang – “ZiP Language,” a form of encryption introduced in zip02 that is currently in development
Donate to ZiP MegaZine
We always need money for printing & various & sundry other items to placate the old wizard-in-chief. (He’s a nightmare when the candy supply runs low.) Donate here!
Read list info & register for Zines Not Drama (ZND), the ZiP/ZFOS mailing list, right here. (Low traffic, & showing no sign of increasing.)
The following are (mostly) secure, encrypted email addresses you may use for contacting ZiP/ZZW.
Letters to the editor, general bellyaching, gossip: email@example.comWebsite admin / tech issues: Longshanks@SPAZ.oRG
Print orders, subscriptions, & submissions: ZiPzine@riseup.net
Mailing list / ZFOS & general zine info: ZFOS@riseup.net
Noisebridge/hacker stuff & D*R*A*M*A*: AnthonyLeTigre@Gmail.com
For submissions guidelines & related info, click here.
(Keep Making Zines!)