Current Phase: Interest Check Results
A sleepover themed zine focused on anime & manga from the 90s!The project will feature both SFW and NSFW zines, and will have several merch items, both physical and digital, to choose from!Moderator applications begin March 15th, contributor applications begin April 1st!
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Who's running this zine?
Birdie is the head mod, they have years of experience running fan events and are currently in the process of wrapping up the Naruto Cookbook, a zine for which they were the solo mod. Several additional moderators will be announced once moderator applications have closed.Who's allowed to apply?
Anyone 18+! No previous zine experience is required. We will not be policing the content people create on their own time. If we learn that an applicant or contributor has been harassing, doxxing, or threatening other fans, they will be removed from the project.Will the zine be SFW or NSFW? Physical or digital? Will there be merch?
This project will feature both a SFW and a NSFW zine, and there will be several merch items, both digital and physical, to choose from!Can I apply for multiple roles?
Absolutely! However, being accepted for one is not a guarantee that you will be accepted for every role to which you applied.Is this zine charity/paid/p4p?
This zine is p4p! That means that the zine will be sold at the cost of production. In all likelihood, there will be no profit, and if there is, it will be donated to a charity voted on by the contributors.What do I get for contributing?
Contributors will receive a full digital bundle of all zines and merch, and, sales permitting, a full physical bundle as well, free of charge!
Which franchises will be included in this zine?
While we cannot tell you which franchises will be featured until our contributors have made their pitches, you're welcome to take a look at the list of approved and pending fandoms they're allowed to choose from!What about manga that started in the 90s, but didn't get an anime adaption until the 00s?
As long as a series was active in the 90s in some form, it's eligible!What if the big name animes dominate the fanworks?
We'll be asking for rough pitches on the contributor applications to make sure we have a fairly balanced variety of fanworks.Will there be any content restrictions?
This zine will not allow AI generated works, OCs, SIs, A/B/O, or explicit works featuring characters who have not yet reached their teens in the fanwork itself. Aging up canon characters is fine. This zine is anti-censorship.Will the fanworks have to follow a particular theme?
We ask that everyone's fanworks simply follow the theme of 'sleepover'. Whether you want to set your work in the canon universe, a 90s AU, a modern AU, etc. will be up to you!What types of fanwork & merch will be included?
In the zine, we plan to feature illustrations, comics, fics, playlists, recipes and some fun activities. As for merch, we'll have prints, stickers, pins, and charms, plus a few more uniquely 90s merch items we plan to keep a surprise until we get closer to pre-orders!
If your question has not been answered, please feel free to send a message via our retrospring or any of our social media!
The only qualifier for approval was that a series had at least one OVA, anime, or manga active in the 90s.
90s Studio Ghibli Films
Ah! My Goddess
Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040
Card Captor Sakura
Dragon Ball Z
Ghost in the Shell
Hana Yori Dango
Hunter X Hunter
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
Key the Metal Idol
Legend of the Escaflowne
Magic Knight Rayearth
Naruto (90s only)
Neon Genesis Evangelion
One Piece (90s only)
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Seihou Bukyou Outlaw Star
Serial Experiments Lain
Yu Yu Hakusho
Pending anime/manga are series which did not fit within the qualifiers, but were close enough that they'll be put to a vote and decided on using the results.
Full Moon wo Sagashite
Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou
Mahou no Tenshi Creamy Miami
Ouran Host Club