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Topic: Oh How Ignorant I Am Zinemakers.

I was involved in the print industry for most of my working life. Until today I had never heard the word Zinemaker. I read this article about a woman who works as a poet, writer and Zinemaker.  Anyway after looking it up I wonder if anyone on chordie is a Zinemaker?
A zine (/ziːn/ ZEEN; short for magazine or fanzine) is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced via a copy machine. Zines are the product of either a single person or of a very small group, and are popularly photocopied into physical prints for circulation. A fanzine (blend of fan and magazine) is a non-professional and non-official publication produced by enthusiasts of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest. The term was coined in an October 1940 science fiction fanzine by Russ Chauvenet and popularized within science fiction fandom, entering the Oxford English Dictionary in 1949.

Slawn-che iss toin-che  ( Irish for health and wealth) to everyone on this Saint Patrick's Day.