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Don’t let your friend-love for someone go unexpressed this Valentine’s Day! 

Two more stops on the I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU Valentine’s Day book tour! See you all back home, Los Angelenos. 

February 14 (Fri) - GR2, 7:00 - 10:00PM in Los Angeles (Official event page

February 16 (Sun) - L.A. Zine Fest at Helm’s Bakery, 10AM - 5PM in Los Angeles

The 3rd annual L.A. Zine Fest is a FREE event celebrating independent publishers, comix illustrators, writers and DIY culture. You can help make it happen!

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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L.A. Zine Fest tomorrow / Sunday! Drop by table 23 to say hello to myself and my amazing table-mate Nowhere Place / Kelsey Short

I’ll be signing copies of I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU and also debuting my newest mini-comic NEVER FORGETS.

I will also be participating in a panel from 11 a.m. to noon about making the transition from zines to traditional publishing. More information here.

Just sayin’, this is my third year exhibiting and probably my all-time favorite zine fest.   

LA Zine Fest
Helms Bakery District Parking Garage

(between La Dijonaise and Vitra)
8711 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

10AM - 5PM FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Powell Library is a stop on the POC Zine Project's national tour! Come learn about the history of zinesters of color, hear some fantastic readings, buy a pile of zines, and make your very own mini-zine. Also find out how to get involved in the UCLA zine scene and contribute your work to the Powell Community Zine Collection!

Featuring the following readers, speakers, and workshop facilitators:

The UCLA Bad Art Zine Collective
Yumi Sakugawa
Pati Garcia (aka Chula Doula)
Mimi Thi Nguyen
Daniela Capistrano
Nyky Gomez
Mariam Bastani
Anna Vo
Texta Queen
Toi Scott
Tracey Brown
Ramiro Alexis Gonzalez
Tomas Moniz
Jodi Nicole

L.A. Zine FestLadyfest Los Angeles, and Voicewaves will be tabling.

More info is available at http://poczineproject.tumblr.com/. This event is cosponsored by the UCLA Library, the UCLA Center for the Art of Performance, the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, and the UCLA Academic Advancement Program.

RSVP to the event here!

Thursday, October 17th

1:00 - 4:00 PM

UCLA Powell Library (on the UCLA campus)

220 Powell Library Building

Westwood, CA

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16th January 2015

In preparation for my essay I have been researching zines and came across this video.

“Zine

1. A handmade publication, often cheaply produced and self-distributed. Zines contain stories, comics, recipes, interviews, photos, and anything else the creator wants to include.”

From this definition, zines are extremely broad and can serve any purpose with the content being literally anything someone wants to put it. This is a very DIY style of creating with little thought on profits or making something within a regulated set of rules.

This video was created in order to promote the Los Angeles 2014 ‘Zine Fest’ which I never knew existed, which shows that this once very underground culture has become hugely popular within the community. I also found a link to the Brooklyn zine fest, and would not be surprised if this was a common thing across America and even the world.

“It’s a wonderful way to express who you are, and meet other folks who make you feel comfortable being yourself” – This video really emphasises this idea that this is a really friendly community which mainly wants people to express themselves through creating zines, be it through illustrations, collage, photography or poems etc. It will be interesting to see how this modern view on zines compares to its roots which I believe were more about political and cultural change. 

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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!