I've announced it pretty much on every social media platform I use, but not here yet - my apologies if you've had to see my many other postings about this. Last night, the first 5 copies of 6 Iron Spikes & a Small Hammer came together.
Here's the obligatory blurry cell phone pic:
I had planned to get them done at a copy shop, but that was a bust - the shop closest to my house turned out to be a woman with a photocopier selling Georgia state lottery tickets and cigars, among other things.
I ended up using my housemate's Laserjet copier/printer/scanner. The copier feature worked great, but I need to buy toner if I'm going to go this route since it's not my printer. I'll make 5 more tonight, so I have a nice even 10 to bring with me to the Atlanta Zine Fest tomorrow.
Once I'm ready to start mailing to people, I'll put up info on how to get a copy.
Making a zine has been on my list of "Things I Want to Do" for almost 20 years - it feels pretty awesome to have finally made it happen. Of course, now I'm hooked. I do plan to do put out a second issue, but I'm not sure when - probably in the fall sometime. Writing hasn't even begun yet.
And, in the meantime, I've got some ideas for some non-gaming related one-shot zines.