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LA ZINE FEST ZINE (meta) by browntourage :P

The LA zine fest got me missing the feeling of putting pen to paper. The DIY aspect is so liberating- you can print whatever you want however you want! Whether the pages are filled with photos, doodles, collages, opinions, comics, poetry, or manifestos, zines provide a freeform field for people of all backgrounds to express themselves and find people who relate. 

Flocks of people gathered in the Helms Bakery district Sunday to appreciate over a hundred zine stalls. With such a diversity of styles and content, I tried to check up on women/poc run zines, and ended up taking style pics because i couldn’t not. I was so overstimulated by beauty the event itself merited a zine of its own. Here’s my online attempt.

Featuring: Teen Angels * Dum Dum Zine * Brown Recluse Zine Distro * Tiny Splendor * Rosi

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Make LAZF 2014 the BEST EVER! Support Independent Publishing!

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lazinefest:

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!

We are really coming down to the wire, folks, and your help is vital in helping us to reach our goal! Any contribution to our campaign is a contribution toward the writers, artists, poets, photographers, cartoonists, comix artists, and general weirdos who make zines. If you are reading this, chances are that you are one of those people, or you know some and like them a lot. If you are able to, please consider making a donation—any donation!—to the campaign before time runs out! 

Throw some dollaz to support L.A. Zine Fest 2014 Indiegogo campaign. Doooo it.

Listen to Yumi! She’s kind of a genius.

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Psst! LA Zine Fest application dates are October 11th - October 18th!

Please take a look at our new tabling requirements if you haven’t already! This year’s application process is no longer first come, first serve because of high demand and limited space, so feel free to take your time with the application!

We hope you’re as excited as we are. And please consider donating to our IndieGoGo if you are able — the more support LA Zine Fest gets from the community, the better it will be!

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lazinefest:

Sean Carnage‘s Monday nights at Pehrspace are consistently a sweaty, rewarding party. He’s buddied up with us to raise funds for this coming Zine Fest via this amazing evening of music and readings for all ages. Peep the line up:
11:30 Mothers Of Gut10:45 Pleasure Leftists (Cleveland)10:15 Spokenest9:45 Exorcisms9:15 French Vanilla+ VJ WesPlus special guests the WOMEN group writers & poets performing selected works
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD
Doors 9pm / music PROMPTLY at 9:15$7 / all-ages / no guest lists—thank u!Pehrspace—325 Glendale Blvd., in Historic Filipinotown
For more info and to RSVP, check out the FB event!

Tomorrow night in Los Angeles.

Tomorrow night! See ya there!

virginiawoolfsuicide:

lazinefest:

Sean Carnage‘s Monday nights at Pehrspace are consistently a sweaty, rewarding party. He’s buddied up with us to raise funds for this coming Zine Fest via this amazing evening of music and readings for all ages. Peep the line up:

11:30 Mothers Of Gut

10:45 Pleasure Leftists (Cleveland)

10:15 Spokenest

9:45 Exorcisms

9:15 French Vanilla

+ VJ Wes

Plus special guests the WOMEN group writers & poets performing selected works

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD

Doors 9pm / music PROMPTLY at 9:15

$7 / all-ages / no guest lists—thank u!

Pehrspace—325 Glendale Blvd., in Historic Filipinotown

For more info and to RSVP, check out the FB event!


Tomorrow night in Los Angeles.

Tomorrow night! See ya there!

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Claremont Zine Fest is today!

Today, April 27th, is the Claremont Zine Fest! LAZF organizer Bianca will be tabling with Brodie Foster Hubbard of Fair Dig, a zine about jiu-jitsu (and so much more…), and selling some LAZF merch and Guides To LA. Swing by and say hello–she will have candy!

Claremont Zine Fest is from 1-5 PM at the Pitzer College Grove House (on campus) in Claremont, CA.

 

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Shelley Tersolo took some rad photos of LA Zine Fest for USC’s The Interloper! Check out the rest here!

Shelley Tersolo took some rad photos of LA Zine Fest for USC’s The Interloper! Check out the rest here!

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All photos by Inae Bloom.

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Thanks GRRLPROBS! Check out their recap article about LA Zine Fest here!

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The LA Zine Fest had organized a panel discussion with LA punk pioneer Alice Bag (The Bags, Castration Squad, The Boneheads, Alarma, Cambridge Apostles, Swing Set, Cholita…), Riot Grrrl’s Allison Wolfe (Bratmobile, Partyline, Cool Moms), and filmmaker, Arts Editor for LA Record Drew Denny (also in Bon Bon) at the Moth theater on Sunday night. It was a dream team panel as they had advertised it, since these women had been involved in over 10 bands collectively, and in too many projects to list them here, with activities going from independent film makers, to LadyFest organizers, educators, writers, bloggers, activists, and of course zinemakers…
Ironically, Alice Bag, who describes herself as an agitator and master trouble-maker, modestly said she was inspired by Pussy Riot whereas it is obvious these Russian women were inspired by what started in the US some decades ago, the punk Riot Grrrl movement… And especially, Alice Bag was already performing with a bag over her head in the mid 70s! She explained that this anonymity was very liberating, ‘It was so empowering to have this outlet’, she said, adding that, as a young and poor Chicana, she wasn’t comfortable to express herself in English. She has since published a book in English, ‘Violence Girl’ that she wrote the ‘punk-rock way’, entry after entry as a blogger. At the time, she preferred to connect with people the face hidden behind a bag to escape the stereotypes. As she got older, she definitively embraced her identity as a woman, a Chicana who grew up in East LA. But she insisted they were just having fun at the time, they were not thinking it would make ripples and expand the way the movement did.
Allison Wolfe remembered the pre-internet times, when so much communication was happening without phone and today’s technology, ‘There was more a sense of community than now!’ she added, although she looked amazed of the success of the LA fest, ‘this isIncredible DIY! So much of this is gone from my life, I miss the 90s!’ She explained how the zine culture was important as the ‘scary’ media weren’t speaking to them. By scary she meant she wasn’t happy about the way media were distorting and watering everything down. ‘It [the zines] was an accessible outlet, and I did a zine before starting a band’. They agreed that the same sense of community can now be achieved with social media, but that it isn’t the exact same feeling…


Read the rest of this rad article at Rock NYC!

The LA Zine Fest had organized a panel discussion with LA punk pioneer Alice Bag (The Bags, Castration Squad, The Boneheads, Alarma, Cambridge Apostles, Swing Set, Cholita…), Riot Grrrl’s Allison Wolfe (Bratmobile, Partyline, Cool Moms), and filmmaker, Arts Editor for LA Record Drew Denny (also in Bon Bon) at the Moth theater on Sunday night. It was a dream team panel as they had advertised it, since these women had been involved in over 10 bands collectively, and in too many projects to list them here, with activities going from independent film makers, to LadyFest organizers, educators, writers, bloggers, activists, and of course zinemakers…

Ironically, Alice Bag, who describes herself as an agitator and master trouble-maker, modestly said she was inspired by Pussy Riot whereas it is obvious these Russian women were inspired by what started in the US some decades ago, the punk Riot Grrrl movement… And especially, Alice Bag was already performing with a bag over her head in the mid 70s! She explained that this anonymity was very liberating, ‘It was so empowering to have this outlet’, she said, adding that, as a young and poor Chicana, she wasn’t comfortable to express herself in English. She has since published a book in English, ‘Violence Girl’ that she wrote the ‘punk-rock way’, entry after entry as a blogger. At the time, she preferred to connect with people the face hidden behind a bag to escape the stereotypes. As she got older, she definitively embraced her identity as a woman, a Chicana who grew up in East LA. But she insisted they were just having fun at the time, they were not thinking it would make ripples and expand the way the movement did.

Allison Wolfe remembered the pre-internet times, when so much communication was happening without phone and today’s technology, ‘There was more a sense of community than now!’ she added, although she looked amazed of the success of the LA fest, ‘this isIncredible DIY! So much of this is gone from my life, I miss the 90s!’ She explained how the zine culture was important as the ‘scary’ media weren’t speaking to them. By scary she meant she wasn’t happy about the way media were distorting and watering everything down. ‘It [the zines] was an accessible outlet, and I did a zine before starting a band’. They agreed that the same sense of community can now be achieved with social media, but that it isn’t the exact same feeling…

Read the rest of this rad article at Rock NYC!

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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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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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Donate to LA Zine Fest!

If you weren’t able to make it to the Holiday Mixtape Swap, but would like to contribute to LA Zine Fest’s fundraising efforts, you can donate through PayPal using this link.

Thank you so much for all of your support. You’re what inspires us and sustains us. 

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Psst…registration for LA Zine Fest 2013 opens tomorrow!

Keep your eyes peeled…

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iezinefest:

Hey #Zine Heads! We changed the address to 113 North 5th Street Redlands, Ca. 92373 #iezf All sponsors are still within walking distance.


There’s still time to register!

iezinefest:

Hey #Zine Heads! We changed the address to 113 North 5th Street Redlands, Ca. 92373 #iezf All sponsors are still within walking distance.


There’s still time to register!

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