Sunday, November 11, 2012

Check It Out

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Friday night, Missy and I headed out to the OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY to attend the TEEN ZINE SECTION LAUNCH PARTY. Missy was a SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER at the event and WEREWOLVES (sans me) played an acoustic set of songs. Before heading out to the library, Missy put together a bunch of GOODY BAGS that were going to be raffled off at the party. Each goody bag had a copy of her book, PERSONAL CHARM, several copies of her zines, a bookmark, and a collection of one inch buttons that she designed...

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By the time we got there, the PIZZA AND ZINE-MAKING PARTY was in full swing. We had just enough time to say "hi" to our friends before Missy had to take the stage. Our friend Lonna, who coordinated the event and is also a librarian at the library, interviewed Missy along with our friend Katy, who also makes zines. During the interview, Missy and Katy talked about how they got into making zines, why they love zines so much, and why it's important for teens to have access to zines. They also talked about how teens could go about making zines of their own...

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After the interview, Lonna gave us a quick after-hours tour of the library while the band set up and sound checked:

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After the tour, we checked out the temporary ZINE READING LOUNGE while everyone else was waiting for Werewolves to perform. It doesn't look like much, but there are actually over 100 TEEN-FRIENDLY ZINES stuffed into that little magazine rack...

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Before heading back into the auditorium to see Werewolves play, we checked out drawings that were left on the zine-making table in the lounge...

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Lonna and Katy:

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Missy and Jay:

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Missy and Jean:

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Missy and Kamron...Kamron was one of our favorite kids that we saw that night. We really dug his hat! Anyways, we were happy that he won one of Missy's goody bags in the raffle at the end of the night...

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