“iZINElation Club” is an online education project. Throughout the spring and summer of 2021, a series of online zine learning resources, including an internet video series, a podcast, digital learning materials and a DIY zine gift bag will be launched. All materials will be released on the official website, where the content can be streamed and downloaded. The project will culminate in an online zine party celebration for the greater community. Through “iZINElation Club”, the project hopes to promote zine culture, encourage people to create, and together with our audience, indulge in the expressive power and potential of zines.
ZINE COOP is an independent publishing collective based in Hong Kong. We collect and educate, while curating zine publications, workshops, and exhibitions. Founded in 2017, we operate without a fixed or hierarchical membership system, and we welcome all interested parties to contribute in their own way. Current active members in the group are geographically scattered across Hong Kong, Japan, and Canada, but united in spirit.
An Online Hotspot for Zine-makers and readers
1. iZINElation Club website
Starting from Spring 2021, the iZINElation Club website will be launched to provide a variety of learning resources open to public viewing. These include an eight-episode video series will give viewers a unique inside look at the zine spaces and creators of Hong Kong by visiting studios and bookstores, review materials and techniques, and taking a trip down memory lane. The digital learning materials will include guidelines for practicing, notes, further reading and links to resources online. As an extension of the video education series a four-episode podcast series will bring listeners closer to stories of zine making and zine reading experience, through the narratives of the makers and readers. In addition, viewers can register and receive a free DIY Zine Gift Bag and follow the video instructions of zine making within the comfort of their homes.
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2. Online Zine Party
As a conclusion of the project, students, readers, and zine creators are invited to meet and mingle in a custom design, virtual world platform – Online Zine Party on 26 to 27 June 2021. In this platform, participants exchange ideas and socialize by playing games with one another. Visitors can apply to host a booth at this party and purchase publications to support zine creators.