Make LAZF 2014 the BEST EVER! Support Independent Publishing!

Some of you may know, that the L.A. Zine Fest is organized by only four people who meet on a weekly basis in hopes of making our annual event better with each passing year. 

As our public support grows so does our expenses, which ultimately comes out of pocket from the attendees, exhibitors, and us organizers. To prevent these expenses from being passed on to ANYONE, we spend a lot of time organizing fundraisers to keep The L.A. Zine Fest alive and running. 

We have some ama-zine prizes for those who donate, so please, check ‘em out! 

Thank you to everyone who has believed in the importance of independent publishing, we are nothing without you!

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Next Wednesday, May 29th, we’ll be teaching an Exquisite Corpse collaborative zine workshop at The Pop-Hop in Highland Park. The best part (besides making zines & making friends) is that the finished zine will be available in the store all summer long! 
Check out the Facebook event but remember to also RSVP at the following link!: http://thepophop.com/events/exquisite-corpse-zine-workshop

See you next week!

Next Wednesday, May 29th, we’ll be teaching an Exquisite Corpse collaborative zine workshop at The Pop-Hop in Highland Park. The best part (besides making zines & making friends) is that the finished zine will be available in the store all summer long!

Check out the Facebook event but remember to also RSVP at the following link!: http://thepophop.com/events/exquisite-corpse-zine-workshop

See you next week!

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100 Issues of Ker-Bloom!Sunday, February 17th2:00 – 3:00@ HRLDRY
Learn more about the letter press printed zine Ker-bloom! at the special occasion of its 100th issue. Have you ever wondered what a letterpress zine looks like in production? What a whole bunch of issues of Ker-bloom! look like lined up next to each other? Well, wonder no further. Writer/printer Artnoose has escaped a Pittsburgh winter to share pictures and explanations about the history and process of the zine. Artnoose will also read from recent issues of the zine.
Be sure to check out Artnoose’s zines at table #31! Artnoose will also be doing a reading a Stories Books & Cafe in Echo Park on February 15th. For more info and to RSVP, click here!

100 Issues of Ker-Bloom!
Sunday, February 17th
2:00 – 3:00
@ HRLDRY

Learn more about the letter press printed zine Ker-bloom! at the special occasion of its 100th issue. Have you ever wondered what a letterpress zine looks like in production? What a whole bunch of issues of Ker-bloom! look like lined up next to each other? Well, wonder no further. Writer/printer Artnoose has escaped a Pittsburgh winter to share pictures and explanations about the history and process of the zine. Artnoose will also read from recent issues of the zine.

Be sure to check out Artnoose’s zines at table #31! Artnoose will also be doing a reading a Stories Books & Cafe in Echo Park on February 15th. For more info and to RSVP, click here!

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This will be the first in a series of posts about the events going on during L.A. Zine Fest 2013, on February 17th! We have a great line up of events happening the day of the zine fest, mostly held in The Moth Theatre, just down the street! All workshops and discussions are FREE, however there is limited seating at the Moth, so if you really want to see something, be sure to get there early to snag a seat in time. Many thanks to our awesome workshop leaders and panelists for creating these events!
Anthologizing Your Zine with Mend My Dress PressSunday, February 17th11:30 AM – 12:30 PM@ The Moth Theatre
With Colleen Borst, Neelybat Chestnut, Maranda Elizabeth, & Osa Atoe
In this workshop/ panel discussion, the founders of and authors represented by Mend My Dress Press will talk about the process of anthologizing zines. Zinesters who have been creating for years and who have many issues of their zine may be thinking about compiling their past issues into an anthology in book format, and we will talk about the process from our points of view.
How do we sift through content, deciding what to (and what not to) include? What are the pros and cons of self-publishing? What are the pros and cons of working with a publisher? What kind of publishers are out there that might be interested in a zine anthology? We’ll go over these questions through our experience and also offer tips on working with designers, promoting books and working with independent bookstores.
Please note: this is not a workshop on how to work within design programs, but will focus on content and strategy.
Be sure to check out Mend My Dress Press (table #47), Maranda Elizabeth (#49) and Osa Atoe (#64) at their respective tables the day of Zine Fest!

This will be the first in a series of posts about the events going on during L.A. Zine Fest 2013, on February 17th! We have a great line up of events happening the day of the zine fest, mostly held in The Moth Theatre, just down the street! All workshops and discussions are FREE, however there is limited seating at the Moth, so if you really want to see something, be sure to get there early to snag a seat in time. Many thanks to our awesome workshop leaders and panelists for creating these events!

Anthologizing Your Zine with Mend My Dress Press
Sunday, February 17th
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
@ The Moth Theatre

With Colleen BorstNeelybat ChestnutMaranda Elizabeth, & Osa Atoe

In this workshop/ panel discussion, the founders of and authors represented by Mend My Dress Press will talk about the process of anthologizing zines. Zinesters who have been creating for years and who have many issues of their zine may be thinking about compiling their past issues into an anthology in book format, and we will talk about the process from our points of view.

How do we sift through content, deciding what to (and what not to) include? What are the pros and cons of self-publishing? What are the pros and cons of working with a publisher? What kind of publishers are out there that might be interested in a zine anthology? We’ll go over these questions through our experience and also offer tips on working with designers, promoting books and working with independent bookstores.

Please note: this is not a workshop on how to work within design programs, but will focus on content and strategy.

Be sure to check out Mend My Dress Press (table #47), Maranda Elizabeth (#49) and Osa Atoe (#64) at their respective tables the day of Zine Fest!

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We are one week away from the second annual LA Zine Fest, which means that we are seven days away from the block party of our dreams! There are going to be 100 exhibitors, new and returning; KXLU DJs playing throughout the day; the Zine Library at HRLDRY; extra bike parking in front of Orange20, and amazing workshops and panels at The Moth Theatre. It’ll also be an opportunity for you to buy LAZF posters and buttons, plus t-shirts with our logo (now in COLOR!) and our 2013 design courtesy of Amy Fortunato of No Kings.

Did you RSVP yet? We’ll let you in if you haven’t, but why wouldn’t you want to let people know you’re going? 

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Check out this awesome drawing by one of our exhibitors, Luna Blue Art Collective! We have 8 days to go…where are you at on the excitement scale?

Check out this awesome drawing by one of our exhibitors, Luna Blue Art Collective! We have 8 days to go…where are you at on the excitement scale?

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Shakeytown Radio Hour - Bianca Barragan (L.A. Zine Fest 2013 preview) - (1 hour, 31 minutes)

Bianca Barragan (@cocothegorilla) is a writer, journalist, and one of the organizers of L.A. Zine Fest and L.A. Zine Week.

L.A. Zine Fest 2013 from LA Zine Fest on Vimeo.

Bianca joins BFH, Gene, Libby, and Bob to preview all the events surrounding the fest and L.A. Zine Week. They all discuss what titles hooked them into zine culture and how the DIY ethic is important for Los Angeles. Bianca also talks about her own writing and experiences in organizing last year’s and this year’s LAZF. Being that this is The Shakeytown Radio Hour, there are also wild tangents, including about Tim Roth, Bronson Pinchot, sentient garbage, The Barbarian Brothers, and how the Shakeytown Studio bathroom strengthened a friendship.

Listen to LAZF organizer Bianca Barragan chat zines and more with 2013 tablers Shakeytown Radio Hour! They talk a lot about the awesome workshops and panels that will be happening during Zine Fest. Take notes and get pumped!

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Yup. We’re only ONE MONTH AWAY! That mean’s it’s time to RSVP to our Facebook event and invite all of your friends!
Check out some of the rad workshops and discussions we’ve got scheduled for the day!: 
+ A multimedia reading and discussion featuring POC Zine Project’s Mimi Thi Nguyen, Cristy C. Road, Osa Atoe, Mariam Bastani, Suzy X, and Daniela Capristrano—their first reunion since their 14-city Race Riot Tour 2012! Get a first-hand, informed primer on people of color in zines from the 90s up to now from some experiences zinesters. +Zineworks Collective’s speed-dating-style zinemaker meet-up! In this interactive workshop, get to know possible future collaborators, swap stories and tips, plus leave with a free zine from Zineworks! + Mend My Dress Press’ workshop offering up some strategies to help you begin the process of anthologizing your zine, touching on everything from choosing content to suggestions for publishing. Get advice from the Press’ founders and authors in the flesh! + a panel discussion with Allison Wolfe (of Bratmobile/Cool Moms), Alice Bag (punk musician and author of Violence Girl), Drew Denny (musician/filmmaker), and Charlyne Yi (musician/actress), moderated by K. Bradford.

All of that, plus over 100 exhibitors from around the WORLD (yup, we will totally have at least one Canadian in the house!) showing off their zines, comics and other DIY publications. You can check out the full list of exhibitors here.
Remember, RSVP to our Facebook event, share this post and invite all of your friends! See you on February 17th!

Yup. We’re only ONE MONTH AWAY! That mean’s it’s time to RSVP to our Facebook event and invite all of your friends!

Check out some of the rad workshops and discussions we’ve got scheduled for the day!: 

+ A multimedia reading and discussion featuring POC Zine Project’s Mimi Thi Nguyen, Cristy C. Road, Osa Atoe, Mariam Bastani, Suzy X, and Daniela Capristrano—their first reunion since their 14-city Race Riot Tour 2012! Get a first-hand, informed primer on people of color in zines from the 90s up to now from some experiences zinesters. 

+Zineworks Collective’s speed-dating-style zinemaker meet-up! In this interactive workshop, get to know possible future collaborators, swap stories and tips, plus leave with a free zine from Zineworks! 

+ Mend My Dress Press’ workshop offering up some strategies to help you begin the process of anthologizing your zine, touching on everything from choosing content to suggestions for publishing. Get advice from the Press’ founders and authors in the flesh! 

+ a panel discussion with Allison Wolfe (of Bratmobile/Cool Moms), Alice Bag (punk musician and author of Violence Girl), Drew Denny (musician/filmmaker), and Charlyne Yi (musician/actress), moderated by K. Bradford.


All of that, plus over 100 exhibitors from around the WORLD (yup, we will totally have at least one Canadian in the house!) showing off their zines, comics and other DIY publications. You can check out the full list of exhibitors here.


Remember, RSVP to our Facebook event, share this post and invite all of your friends! See you on February 17th!

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Shakeytown Radio Hour - Adam Villacin (L.A. Zine Fest 2013 preview) (59 minutes) 

Los Angeles Zine Fest 2013 (http://lazinefest.com) is coming up on February 17, so we are talking to participants and organizers to preview the event. This week, it’s illustrator, musician, and weapons enthusiast Adam Villacin (http://adamvillacin.com). BFH, Gene, Libby, and Bob talk with Adam about his work, his acting debut in the fantasy film “Teenius,” and his stint in bands Totally Radd!!! and Dazzler, including when him and Brodie almost crossed paths in Phoenix. Plus, chat about the anti-D&D panic of the ’80s, and a new spin on the game “F***, Marry, Kill.”

Follow Adam on Twitter - @RadamChillacin

Read his L.A. Zine Fest 2012 and 2013 profiles!

Listen to the Totally Radd!!! and Dazzler songs featured in this episode, plus more!

Thanks Shakeytown! This is awesome!

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Neverever is another one of the bands that will be playing the L.A. Zine Fest after party curated by L.A. RECORD. Keep your eyes peeled for the third band, which will be announced Feb. 16th! Find out more about our afterparty here!

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Thanks to everyone who came out to our Screenprinting Social night at Home Room…we had a blast chattin’, screenin’ and jamming out to live music! Can’t wait to see everyone sporting their L.A. Zine Fest tees around town!

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Many thanks to Gabie, Shaggy, Monique, & everyone else who helped us screenprint 60 posters to put up around Los Angeles! This Sunday we’ll do 60 more!

Psst! I don’t quite know how to reply directly to comments & questions (I’m workin’ on it), but to answer limpwristandalatte (best username ever, by the way), these posters WILL be available for sale, along with our other two designs, at the Fest! Some may even be hand colored by our friend and artist, Champoy Hate!

(Source: lazinefest.com)

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What do a zine sale at Skylight Books, a Razorcake zine release party, and an Alex Chiu art opening have in common? They are all part of L.A. Zine Week! Visit the site for a full list of events.

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These are just two of the books I picked up at Seite Books, an amazingly curated used bookstore in East L.A. that also stocks zines. If you can’t make it out to East L.A., Seite will be tabling at the Zine Fest, so you can get your used books & zine fix there!

These are just two of the books I picked up at Seite Books, an amazingly curated used bookstore in East L.A. that also stocks zines. If you can’t make it out to East L.A., Seite will be tabling at the Zine Fest, so you can get your used books & zine fix there!

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