NerdZine?

Ever since I heard of zines and eZines I've fallen in love with the idea. I think it's a great collaborative way to create and propagate thoughts and stuff so I've been wanting to do one for a long time. I'm not sure if it would be an eZine, or if it would have a physical form as well (that would be cool), but the thing is, I really wanted to start one about nerdy things. Like, do you have a nice poem about Doctor Who? We publish. An essay about Harry Potter? Great, send it! Went to a Harry and The Potters show and want to review it? SO JOKES! 
The project would need an editorial team, and graphics people, but to be honest, I think it could be done. Like, idk, maybe I'm dreaming big, but does anyone feel any bit interested in this idea?
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  • derftabaderftaba Posts: 3
    Mm, it sounds like a good idea in theory, but I guess nerds have different interests so it might be difficult to choose what to publish. Eg. one person might be really into Harry Potter but have no interest in Firefly, for another it might be the other way round. In a way, they already curate media related to their own personal interests through platforms like Tumblr. I might be wrong about this, but maybe focus on a more particular area of interest instead? 
  • Carnah_19Carnah_19 Posts: 8
    I'd never heard of the term zine before this post, but I love the idea of it! I would love to try something out with you! Could you send some links for zines/e-zines that you like so maybe I can get a better idea of what you have in mind? 
    Like derftaba said earlier, a niche focus might be a better place to start, and we could always expand to more things in the future. Looking forward to it! :)
  • SatisfiedEyesSatisfiedEyes Posts: 21
    I think in order to really do this we would need to put a team together who wants to focus on it and is committed to starting it up or getting a first issue out or whatever and then we could get more focused on having people submit their own pieces. I think part of what's hard with things like this is there is so much good content on the internet that if you want to make something like this you have to find good writers producing interesting content who want to participate in order to gather readers
  • MontannaPeachMontannaPeach Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭
    I love this idea! I would love to help out with it. I had to create a Zine a few months ago for school. I could send it to you to see if it's similar to what you're talking about. Mine was music-related, but it would give you an idea of what I can do. :smile:
    "I'll be a story in your head. That's okay. We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?"


    Check out the new nerdfighter zine: http://thegreenlightzine.wix.com/home
  • fingerscrossedfingerscrossed MainePosts: 164 ✭✭
    I am new to the concept of the Zine but I would love to help out any way I can! If anyone has zines to recommend, it might help me get a better idea of how we could put one together. Links anyone?
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  • MontannaPeachMontannaPeach Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭
    @fingerscrossed A Zine is basically just like a magazine but shorter. Here's an example of a magazine I used to help with that is sort of the idea I had: http://www.mississaugaartscouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Limelight-Magazine-Summer-2012.pdf . The Zine wouldn't have to be that long, though I think we would have enough material for it to be. I also have a file of an actual Zine I created that I could send you. Mandichu and I are planning on discussing some of the details soon. We were planning on Skype, but maybe we could do a Google Hangout and include you.
    "I'll be a story in your head. That's okay. We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?"


    Check out the new nerdfighter zine: http://thegreenlightzine.wix.com/home
  • MontannaPeachMontannaPeach Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭
    @Carnah_19 You might be interested in that link as well.
    "I'll be a story in your head. That's okay. We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?"


    Check out the new nerdfighter zine: http://thegreenlightzine.wix.com/home
  • MandichuMandichu BrazilPosts: 22 ✭✭
    Hey everyone! Thanks for your responses and I'm sorry I haven't been active (life's too busy TT-TT). So, MontannaPeach and I have been talking and hopefully we'll be able to do this. We'll try to schedule a google hangout so if you're interested you can contact either of us :grin:
    KEEP ADVENTURING & STAY NOT GROWN UP.
  • SatisfiedEyesSatisfiedEyes Posts: 21
    Any zine updates?
  • MontannaPeachMontannaPeach Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭
    @SatisfiedEyes Yes! We launched the first issue of the zine on March 1st here: http://thegreenlightzine.wix.com/home

    The next issue is due to come out on May 1st. If you have something you want to contribute, let me know. :smiley:
    "I'll be a story in your head. That's okay. We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?"


    Check out the new nerdfighter zine: http://thegreenlightzine.wix.com/home
  • KiarKiar Elsewhere Middle EarthPosts: 14,370 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Oh, I really love this idea, though I'm not sure what I can contribute. I write short stories, though I suppose those will be too long for what you're looking for. Hm, I've recently started to pick up photography, and I could probably write articles relating to spaceflight and exploration. Let me know how I can get involved!
    "A ship is always safer at the shore, but that is not what it is built for."
    My writing project
  • MontannaPeachMontannaPeach Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭
    @Kiar All of those sound great! How long are your short stories? We might be able to figure out a way to incorporate them. Photography could be useful too. We could definitely use more pictures. I'll need to get back to you on what they should be of though. Or if there's a photo you want to submit for Community Canvas, that'd be awesome too. And you should definitely send in an article about spaceflight and exploration. If it's not in this issue, it'll likely be in the next one. Email me at [email protected] to discuss more details. I'm so glad to have you on board! :smiley:
    "I'll be a story in your head. That's okay. We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?"


    Check out the new nerdfighter zine: http://thegreenlightzine.wix.com/home
  • KiarKiar Elsewhere Middle EarthPosts: 14,370 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The stories are roughly 5 pages long, so probably not what you're looking for, haha. But I could definitely help out with some pictures, maybe submit some ones I've already taken, and perhaps write something about space. I'll shoot you an email at some point today-ish :)
    "A ship is always safer at the shore, but that is not what it is built for."
    My writing project
  • MontannaPeachMontannaPeach Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭
    Awesome! I was actually thinking we could split the story up over a couple issues. :smile:
    "I'll be a story in your head. That's okay. We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?"


    Check out the new nerdfighter zine: http://thegreenlightzine.wix.com/home
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