Vagrants Among Ruins

Strangers In A Tangled Wilderness has a sister organization! Sometime last year, some enthusiastic radical steampunks in the UK picked up the editing of SteamPunk Magazine, and they’ve started publishing it as well. So now, there is Vagrants Among Ruins, a radical steampunk publishing collective based in the UK! We are looking forward to working with them on any number of projects!

Mythmakers and Lawbreakers is out!

Margaret Killjoy’s book-length exploration of the intersections between anarchism and fiction, Mythmakers & Lawbreakers: anarchist writers on fiction is out! Find or request it at your local infoshop, independent bookstore, etc. etc… or just buy it online from AK Press or Amazon.com. Also included in the book, as interviewees, is our own Jimmy T. Hand, and SteamPunk Magazine regular Professor Calamity.

Tabling at the Portland Anarchist Bookfair, June 6th and 7th!

We’ll be tabling at the 1st annual Portland (Oregon) anarchist bookfair! Come say hello and peruse our allotment of silkscreened finery and such! (Including, I believe, new jewelry from out from the wane & waste.)

From the bookfair’s myspace: myspace:

June 6 & 7, 2009 (Sat & Sun)
Liberty Hall – 311 N Ivy | Portland, OR 97227
503-516-9220 | axiom.infoshop@gmail.com

The Axiom Collective is hosting the first annual Portland Anarchist Book Fair. This two day event will feature over 20 booksellers, publishers, and zinesters offering a wide range of radical literature and art.

+ Axiom Infoshop Collective
+ In Other Words Women’s Bookstore
+ Left Bank Books (Seattle)
+ PM Press
+ Just Seeds Art Collective
+ Eberhardt Press
+ Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness
+ the Independent Publishing Resource Center
+ Portland Books to Prisoners
+ Portland Radical Reference Collective
+ and more!

This event is FREE to attend. Childcare will be provided, and we’ll be offering yummy treats for cheap. There will be a show at Liberty Hall (bands TBA) Saturday night, too!

The Earth First Roadshow Is Coming!

We had the extreme pleasure of sharing a table (of sorts) with the Earth First! Roadshow at the NY anarchist bookfair. Anyhow, their presentation is really inspiring, and many steps above the usual fare of traveling activist tours. These things are really well thought out, it’s engaging and inspiring. And funny.

So you should go to it. The odds are good it will end up somewhere near you, if you’re in the USA.

Presentation – Intellectual Property Is Theft!

It looks like one of us is to be giving the ole “Intellectual Property Is Theft!” discussion at the NYC anarchist bookfair. It’ll start at 4:30 on Saturday, April 11th. Where it will be doesn’t seem to be announced just yet. There are also plenty of interesting workshops at the event, on both saturday and sunday!

The workshop will cover various things like copyright, copyleft, and Creative Commons, and why it is that anarchists maybe ought to embrace CC licensing on their work. Geeky, yeah, sure. But it should be interesting.

NYC Anarchist Book Fair!

Turns out Book Fair is two words. Who woulda known? I always thought it was bookfair.

So we’re going to be tabling at the NYC Anarchist Book Fair on April 11th and 12th. As per usual, nearly 90% of our table will be filled with free materials, and not just dinky flyers or something. Nearly all of our zines—and all of our CDs—are available free of charge. We’ll have some SteamPunk swag to sell too, of course. We’ve also got at least 4 new zines that I promise you’ve never seen before, just waiting to get printed up for the thing.

So if you’re in NYC, or can be, you should stop by! We might be running workshops as well, but we haven’t heard back (so we’re guessing we’re not). Come talk to us and take things!

Dancing With The Devil

Over at Revolution by the Book, which is AK Press‘s blog, there’s an article up called Dancing With The Devil: The Semi-Sober Reflections of an Anarchist Businessman which explores the motives and hypocrisies and such of being a professional anarchist (that is, an anarchist who makes their living promoting anarchism). It’s something we deal with here occasionally, since some of us profit off the sale of our zines. Thusly, the SHAFP author illustrated the article.