I know what you’re thinking- what’s a fanzine???
A fanzine is an unofficial publication made by fans, for fans. It has its roots in sci fi and comic fandoms, and is a wonderful, fun way to learn about and interact with other people.
If there’s one thing I learned from being a part of the Fringe community, it’s that being a fan and taking part in all these “extracurricular activities” is just as much fun as watching the show. I’ve also made a lot of great friends from all over the world through Fringe, and I find it so amazing how 1 hour of television can connect so many people together. Every week, Fringies are creating things inspired by the show, and it got me thinking- what if all of this information was compiled into one massive thing? Sure, we have websites and blogs, but what if there was one unique entity that any and all Fringies could contribute to and pool their creativity into one place?
The idea formed- what if we had a Fringe fanzine?
Here’s where you guys come in! Starting the end of May, we’ll be taking submissions of all kinds for content. This announcement is to get you thinking and your creative juices flowing. Your submission can be anything- an article, a review, artwork, fanfic, games, recipes, photos- whatever you can think if that would make for an interesting magazine that YOU would want to read!
I will have more details as to how and where to submit, but here are a few key points:
-The fanzine will be a free, digitally distributed e-publication in the form of a downloadable pdf document. PDF’s can be easily read with free Adobe Reader software.
-For now, I will start with one issue, and if a lot of content is received and there is an interest, more issues will come out, so do not be disappointed if your submission isn’t in the first issue!
-Issue number 1 will be coordinated to be released right before August’s “The Fringe Event” in Vancouver.
-The fanzine will be called “The Bridge,” as it is the thing that connected the universes in the show. In our case, the publication can be another thing that further connects the community together.
This is all not for profit, and all for fun. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (@CheriBot) or @Fringenuity on twitter.
Let the brainstorming begin!