|AN EXHIBITION, FORUM, AND PARTY FOR INDEPENDENT ONLINE PUBLISHING|
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THE PEOPLE: "NO, I'M SPARTACUS!"
Who attends, speaks, organizes, and sponsors WEBZINE? Well, dear pilgrim, the answer
is a resounding you! Our audience is made up of hundreds of different types of people
who are involved with an entire spectrum of media. Intellectuals, freaks, and freaky
intellectuals make their rounds so be prepared to meet someone who is guaranteed to
open your mind.
Audience members at WEBZINE 1998, 1999, and 2000 included activists, designers, journalists, dj's, web workers, educators, artists, culture jammers, subversive anarchists, slackers, assholes, academics, and cool kids. The vibe is very conducive to meeting zinemakers and other online creators. Speakers and panelists usually hang out, drink a beer, and are available for face to face conversations before and after they are on stage. And look out, the emcee Justin Hall might just pull you up on stage and put a mic in front of your face!
THE SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
People that come up on stage during the event are folks that we invite to speak or are people that have mentioned to us that they have the desire to share their experiences or are people inspired at the event to hop up between panels and show off their site. This year, audience stage time is programmed into the event. If you feel you've got something to share (and you must, or you wouldn't be reading this!) please answer our call for speakers.
THE ORGANIZERS AND VOLUNTEERS
We are dedicated and inspired web worker types sick of our day jobs punching code and organizing projects for the dot com establishment. As insiders, we know the mentality of the typical dot-commies and the media hype that surrounds them. WEBZINE 2000 organizers and volunteers help out with the event because direct action must be taken to get people to think about the web as a vehicle for personal, creative, and alternative expression.
WEBZINE has accepted sponsorships from companies such as Adobe, Topica, and Pyra and from web studios such as Rare Medium, Phoenix Pop, Method Studios, and Verso Studios. We have also accepted in-kind donations such as DSL from Northpoint Systems, cakes and cookies from Lady Baltimore Cakes, and ad space from the Bay Guardian. WEBZINE is a not-for-profit event that barely breaks even each year. This year, we are seeking ten $500 sponsorships from web studios and open broadband companies who have indirect interest in supporting an event attended by hundreds of independent online creators. The event is not about selling a product, product showcasing, advertising, or making money. WEBZINE is an exhibition, forum, and party.
|WEBZINE IS A NON-COMMERCIAL ANNUAL EVENT CREATED FOR AND BY WEBZINE PUBLISHERS SINCE 1998|