GATHERINGS, BY ISSUE:


1: NEW YEAR — celebrating lunar, dumpling-folding, blessings by Miss Piggy Lee
2: CORRESPONDENCE — studio nite @Andra's, postcards, italian sausage bao
3: ABOUT — wait for it —
4: TECHNOLOGIES — big-screen presentations (Chantal! Eva! Quinha!) at the round table, self-spinning lazy susan, livestreamed karaoke, fruit service by Pear Ware, Eva's lightboxes @High Tide Gallery
5: BLOOM — picnic, passing sticky rice, badminton by the Southeast Asian market @FDR Park
6: SWEAT — work & play @Truelove Seeds Farm, lettuce-bearing ritual, how to save seeds, sudden rain
7: SOURCE — beach day send-off, strong wind and sand, warm water, fish snacks @Mike's
8: HARVEST — potluck @Heidi’s, debut khao man gai, shepherd’s purse wontons, shoyu cured eggs, biore nose strips for all
9: GARMENT — clothing swap @Andra's, sew jobs, egg drop ribbons, pig blanket hallo-weenies, many treats
10: CHANCE — BYO game @Connie's, wheel of fortune: a scratch-off, mahjong, cards, mystery egg rolls
11. TAKE CARE — hotpot :-) byo ingredient, dinner steam, marbled nails, warm dessert soup
12. WANING — A LUNAR NEW YEAR PARTY @The Rotunda in collaboration with Sarah Kim; jubilation, grace, variety
13: WAXING — returning home — potluck @Heidi’s, DIY buffet & karaoke, our hearts will go on





BOX SETS


We are in the process of constructing box sets for our second full print run of Issues 1–13, originally published in Philadelphia between Lunar New Years (Pig / Rat).

We intend for box sets to find their homes in community reading spaces and zine libraries, so that queer and trans Asian readers can in turn, find their home here. Let us know if you are, or know of, any such space near you that would like to host a box set!

Each box set includes:
Issues 1–13, informational inserts printed on vellum, plexiglass, plywood, zinc screws, polypropylene strap with aluminum buckle.
6 1/8 x 9 5/8 x 3 inches
Edition of 50


RESOURCE GUIDES


Part of our practice is to gather resources, from our community at home, for our community at large. Our resource guides have taken form as a placemat distributed during a gallery show, a one-page booklet shared with a printmaking class, and a digital document disseminated following a panel — and always, we hope, in response to present needs.

If you would like a digital or print copy of any resource guides we’ve assembled, email us at printingfortunes@gmail.com.

this DOC ︎︎︎


comprises a full transcription of Press Play — LIVE!, a Zoom panel we hosted in May 2020, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and in the midst of incredible movement work for Black liberation and police abolition.

We facilitated a conversation with No Shame Distro, Sponge Gourd CollectiveEndless Editions, Other Publishing, and Ulises, and posted here some highlights on their varying models for care, sustainability, and adaptability.

We began to assemble a crowdsourced list of bail funds and reeducation tools not only for our queer Asian community, but also for those we are adjacent and accountable to.
Here they are.

this BOOKLET ︎︎︎


was made in collaboration with Alyssa Piro’s Artist Books, Zines, and Independent Publications class at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in the fall of 2019.

We invited the class to write about print resources  in and outside of the institution that they found inaccessible, or in abundance. We collectively edited a document of riso resources, distribution sites, queer and Asian archives, and returned this booklet.

this PLACEMAT ︎︎︎


was printed on the occasion of Issue 4: TECHNOLOGIES. We solicited recommendations on critical and culturally resonant texts, as well as queer- or Asian-operated places of importance; and printed the latter as a grid of QR codes.

These placemats debuted on a round table we built, crowned with a lazy susan, for our issue release at High Tide Gallery. Many of the linked restaurants and sites are now out of business, for reasons including development and forced eviction.



In the Year of the Pig 2019,

FORTUNE was a Philadelphia-based publication project conceived by Andrienne Palchick, Heidi Ratanavanich, and Connie Yu; and assembled by and for queer Asian publics. Each of 13 monthly issues joined letterpress and risograph printing, featured multiple contributors, and was released through community gatherings of varied scale.

In the Year of the Rat 2020,

FORTUNE looks forward to hosting archival inquiries, print-based skillshares, more public collaborations, and many meals with you. We think of printing and self-publishing as a practice of process-oriented learning, and as a means of gathering, remembering, history-making. As such, FORTUNE will always be a public project, tended to collectively.


If you are a QTBIPOC artist, writer, printmaker, or organizer interested in collaborating ︎︎︎

If you are a community reading space / zine library looking to collect or purchase a box set or individual issues ︎︎︎

If you are a queer or trans Asian person looking to connect and keep posted about future gatherings ︎︎︎

︎ reach out to us at printingfortunes@gmail.com.
︎ find us on Instagram at @manyfortunes.


This website is a work in progress. Alt text, mobile adjustments, additional details, and cute images to come — stay posted, and let us know if we can better design what you’re looking for.

Project support (including this website) provided by The Velocity Fund, administered by Temple Contemporary at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, with generous funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.