FAQ

Why would I want to stay up all night to read some zines?

Because it is surprisingly fun. It's like a scavenger hunt in a never-ending punk rock bookstore. There is nowhere else  in the world that has library cataloguing RPG. I'll eat my zine librarian hat if you find one. Not to mention, you're supporting a great organization and bringing long-forgotten zines back out in the light.

And if you're competitive, it can really get your juices flowing.

 

Why does it cost $3 to register?

 We have a suggested donation of $3 to support the work of the IPRC and the cost of putting on a 24-hour party with food and drinks. A volunteer committee runs the whole event, and our library is a nimble operation. Your donation, at whatever amount, helps support the IPRC's programming and makes sure we can continue to operate North America's largest zine library. No one is turned away for lack of funds! Here's the place to register if $3 is a barrier to your participation.

Can I pay my donation by mail? Over the phone? In cash at the event?

Yes! Yes! and Yes!

I can't come to this event but I want to help with the zine library! What can I do?

This event is just one part of our year-round zine library volunteering program. If you'd like to volunteer or participate in our library cataloging game nights, contact librarian@iprc.org 

Why can't I have 6 people on my team?

Last year some teams grew quite large and it wasn't fair to the small teams. Feel free to split your team up into two competing teams - it'll be even more fun to beat your friends.

Can I catalog my own zine?

You betcha! You'll even win a special game badge for cataloguing your own zine.

Can I bring zines I want to catalog?

If you like, but please remember we have an IMMENSE collection of already-donated zines that have been sorted already and would love to get those zines circulating in the library. 

Do you have any zines for people with limited vision? 

Yes! We have audio zines and a few large print zines that we'd love to have catalogued. Please let us know if you have any other accessibility needs we can help with.

Will I see a yeti at the IPRC?

Quite possibly! The yeti is shy, so it might hide during raiders, but we have a convenient yeti-meter on the wall to track proximity. 

Can I bring my kid?

Yes! We love kids, and we love parent-kid reading combos even more. We have separate boxes that are specifically youth-friendly zines.  

Can my teenager come on their own or with friends?

Yes! All ages are welcome, but teens 13 years and older are particularly welcome until 10PM without a parent or guardian. 

What if my teenager wants to stay all night?

Let's talk about it! Send librarian@iprc.org an email. 

What if I can only come for a few hours?

Every bit helps! Not everyone can run a marathon. Even one zine catalogued is helpful - and training takes just 15 minutes, so you'll be able to catalog quite a few zines with

 

Why does it cost $3 to register?

A:

 We have a suggested donation of $3 to support the work of the IPRC and the cost of putting on a 24-hour party with food and drinks. A volunteer committee runs the whole event, and our library is a nimble operation. Your donation, at whatever amount, helps support the IPRC's programming and makes sure we can continue to operate North America's largest zine library. No one is turned away for lack of funds! Here's the place to register if $3 is a barrier to your participation.

I can't come to this event but I want to help with the zine library! What can I do?

A:

This event is just one part of our year-round zine library volunteering program. If you'd like to volunteer or participate in our library cataloging game nights, contact librarian@iprc.org 

Why can't I have >6 people on my team?

A:

Last year some teams grew quite large and it wasn't fair to the small teams. Feel free to split your team up into two competing teams - it'll be even more fun to beat your friends.

Can I catalog my own zine?

A:

You betcha! You'll even win a special game badge for cataloguing your own zine.

Can I bring zines I want to catalog?

A:

If you like, but please remember we have an IMMENSE collection of already-donated zines that have been sorted already and would love to get those zines circulating in the library. 

Do you have any zines for people with limited vision? 

A:

Yes! We have audio zines and a few large print zines that we'd love to have catalogued. Please let us know if you have any other accessibility needs we can help with.

Will I see a yeti at the IPRC?

A:

Quite possibly! The yeti is shy, so it might hide during raiders, but we have a convenient yeti-meter on the wall to track proximity. 

Can I bring my kid?

A:

Yes! We love kids, and we love parent-kid reading combos even more. We have separate boxes that are specifically youth-friendly zines.  

Can my teenager come on their own or with friends?

A:

Yes! All ages are welcome, but teens 13 years and older are particularly welcome until 10PM without a parent or guardian. 

What if my teenager wants to stay all night?

A:

Let's talk about it! Send librarian@iprc.org an email. 

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