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Zine Review: Self-Educated #8

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Title: Self-Educated

Publisher: Steve Ayers

Issue Number: #8, September 2005

Page Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Page Count: 12

Printing method: Black and white photocopy

Price: Email (Replace "at" with the @ symbol.)

Looks like Self-Educated has gone on a diet since the last issue, seeing as how the page size (and count) has shrank a bit. The layout and printing quality is looking as rough and early ’80s than ever, as well, but that ain’t a bad thing. Most homemade zines don’t usually aspire to attain the polished car look anyway. That’s what "real" skate magazines are for.

Anyhow, issue #8 contains a nice lil’ helping of random stories and photos, and there’s even a fold-out, which kind of startled me. I think Steven really needs to quit work, school and contributing to said real mags so he can concentrate full-time on making the next issue of Self-Educated blow doors on all comers. Here’s looking forward to issue #9, Steven. Bring it on!

Baker Christmas Demo!

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Calling all SoCal inhabitants! Don’t miss out on all the carnage at the third annual Baker Christmas Skate Demo featuring Emerica pro Andrew Reynolds and the rest of the Baker team.

It all goes down on Sunday, December 18, 2005 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at 1200 Spring Street (between College and W. Ann Street) at the China Town Gold Line train stop in downtown Los Angeles, California.

Bring canned food items to be entered into our biggest raffle ever, with prizes from Emerica, Baker, Spitfire, Independent, RVCA, Epitaph and many more. There will also be a skate demo, a Game of SKATE, DJs, live locals bands, live graffiti art, a barbeque and much more. See you there!

Art Show at KCDC!

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It’s the holidays, people! Time to start partying hard! Head on over to KCDC skate shop in Brooklyn, New York this coming Saturday, December 10 between 8:00 pm and 12:00 midnight to check out their new art gallery show featuring work from Giovanni Reda, Todd Bratrud and Judd Hertzler.

Complimentary beverages will be served courtesy of Tiger Beer and Mountain Dew. Sorry, but the show is for those 21 and over with ID only. If you’re not 21, don’t worry. The art will be hanging up for a month during regualr store hours.

Don’t forget, KCDC is fully stocked with decks, shoes, sweaters, hoodies, beanies and much more for Christmas. Tell your parents they have gift certificates!


99 North 10th Street

Between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York

(718) 387-9006

Harley Tour in TransWorld Skateboarding!

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Check out page 165 in the brand-new January 2006 issue of TransWorld Skateboarding. It’s a special fold-out opener of "Outside the Law", a full 13-page article written and shot by Mike O’meally, documenting Heath’s Harley Tour put on by Emerica last Summer.

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Photo by Mike O’meally

It’s loaded down with super-cool pics and a really entertaining story. Ah, the bug of creativity bites Emerica once again! Who else would do such a cool, spontaneous and unique skate tour like that? No one. Emerica is on point, bitches!