L.A Zine Fest hosts 180+ zinesters, a zine art gallery, arcade games, and music courtesy of KXLU.
Zinesters of the world unite! The 3rd Annual L.A. Zine Fest hosts 180 zinesters in a day-long zine bonanza in the parking garage of Culver City’s Helms Bakery. KXLU’s DJs will be on hand to provide a lo-fi soundtrack while zine zealots sell, trade, and share goods. Workshops will offer DIY/DIT tips on topics ranging from zine publishing and distribution to “Cultivating Culture & Community: Strategies For Overcoming the Bulls**t," while indie arcade games and a zine art gallery will provide extracurricular entertainment. The festival also includes "A Rrose in a Prose," a readers’ series featuring David Markey (We Got Power! Films), Kim Cooper (Esotouric's Secret Los Angeles, LAVA), and Allison Wolfe (LadyFest, Cool Moms), plus a conversation between Jaime Hernandez (co-creator of Love & Rockets) and Charles Hatfield, author and professor of English, CSUN.
The 3rd Annual L.A. Zine Fest is happening in the parking garage of the Helms Bakery building! FREE TO ATTEND, the event will feature OVER 180 ZINESTERS selling, trading and sharing their work, all in one place, for one amazing day!
*Music brought to you by KXLU 88.9FM*
*ZINE HUT by Mark Todd & Esther Pearl Watson*
*INDIE ARCADE GAMES by Glitch City L.A.*
*L.A. Zine Fest ZINE LIBRARY*
*ZINE ART GALLERY Curated by Walt Gorecki*
*DROP IN WORKSHOPS by The Pop-Hop*
10:15-10:45am: A reading/presentation of new works by local comics illustrators David Herrera and Adam Roth.
11am-12pm: **Black Hill Press Presents: ZINE to PUBLISHING**
Join accomplished publishers and authors in a lively discussion about publishing. From concept to creation, panelists will detail their process, offer DIY/DIT tips for navigating the business, and reveal their leap into more traditional publishing.
FEATURING: Tomas Moniz, Yumi Christina Sakugawa, Kevin Staniec, Mark Todd & Esther Pearl Watson.
12:15-12:45pm: "Youth Salad" readers series featuring: Sierra Morris, Felix McCarthy, Sariel Hana Friedman, Harmony Tividad (Harmoon), Shade Theret, Wulf Dale & Drew Lucia.
1-2pm: ***POC Zine Project Presents: CULTIVATING CULTURE & COMMUNITY - Strategies For Overcoming the Bulls**t***
Moderated by POC Zine Project founder Daniela Capistrano, this panel of community organizers and artists from across the country will share their strategies for organizing events, starting a distro and building community on both a local and national level. Hear solutions for solving problems that frequently come up in any grassroots/volunteer-based movement or project and share your own experiences.
2:15-2:45pm: "WOMEN Group" readers series hosted by Dylan Doren.
3-4pm: ****THE CARTOON UTOPIA****
Ron Rege Jr began making and distributing his xeroxed mini-comics through international zine community of the ealry 1990's. His newest book The Cartoon Utopia (Fantagraphics), is sort of metaphysical graphic novel, presenting ideas that stem from Alchemy, Theosophy, and other occult traditions. Regé will read and discuss the book as well as reflect on connections between the secretive nature of esoteric publications and the DIY aesthetic of zines and mini-comics.
4:15-4:45pm: "A Rrose in a Prose" readers series featuring: David Markey (We Got Power! Films), Kim Cooper (Esotouric's Secret Los Angeles, LAVA) & Allison Wolfe (LadyFest, Cool Moms). Hosted by DM Collins.
AND VERY SPECIAL GUEST....
5:15pm: Jaime Hernandez (co-creator of Love & Rockets) in conversation with Charles Hatfield, author and professor of English, CSUN.
*Parking info at http://lazinefest.com/how-to-get-there-go-metro-parking/. Go Metro!*
The LA Zine Fest is FREE, two blocks from the new Expo Line, and it's going to blow your mind right out of your skull in the best way possible. We will see you there!!