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How I spent my summer vacation zine pack

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Hi, I'm Alex Wrekk and this is how I spent my summer vacation 2010.
I was an organizer for the Portland Zine Symposium, I participated in the 24 hour zine challenge and I started and zine band, recorded a demo and played a show. Then, in the fall I took off for a month long US zine and book tour. What did you do this summer?

This little pack contains my 24 Hour zine challenge zine: Brainscan 25.5, The Copy Scams demo tape, a Copy Scams 1" buttons, and a Portland Zine Symposium 2010 sticker. Here's the details:

Brainscan 25.5
At the IPRC on July 11, 2010 the Portland Zine Symposium sponsored a 24 hour zine challenge. A 24 hour zine challenge is when you make a zine in 24 hours.

Well, this is the zine I made that night. You are not supposed to have any idea what you will put in your zine before you start so I had no idea what would come out of this. What did come out of those 24 hours, besides sleep deprivation delirium, was some photocopier artwork and stories about all the post boxes I have ever had. The count is 4 and each was a distinct time in my life that I wrote about including the secret admirer who wrote love notes to my boyfriend I shared the post box with and stories about long lost penpals.

32 pages 1/8th legal with black covers hand stamped in silver.

Copy Scams Demo tape
The band equivalent of a 24 hour zine!

Steve of Rum Lad zine came to Portland from the UK for awhile and had the idea to start a band. I said "ok" and we got our housemates Paul and Marc to join in the fun! In 3 weeks we wrote 4 songs, practiced, recorded, and played a show that closed the 2010 Portland Zine Symposium!

What resulted was this 6 track demo of 4 lo-fi pop-punk songs all about zines! We have an obligatory intro song filled with excuses as to why the band is so late, another song reads like a cliche zine article full of things we like and hate, a song about stealing photocopies, and a song about the 24 hour zine challenge.

Comes with a 16 page 1/8 sized zine with lyrics and silly drawings.

The Copy Scams are:
Alex Wrekk - wordy stuff
Steve Larder - guitar stuffs
Marc Parker - Bassy things
Paul Burke - drummy and screamy goodness

Photo by Ramsey Beyer

How I spent my summer vacation zine pack


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