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Thursday, February 14, 2013

The LA Zine Fest 2013 Feb 17

The LA Zine Fest is celebrating its second year by bringing a block party to Heliotrope and Melrose on February 17, 2013 from 11 am - 5 pm at The Ukrainian Cultural Center, free admission.

Is it time for the LA Zine Fest already? I'm just glad it's not stuck in the fire hazard of the upper layers of the Last Bookstore. Mini comics and tiny magazines are up for purchase and shouldn't be that expensive at all. Your best bet is for the work of Jon Vermilyea. There's a lot of weird stuff too.

The Cultural Center will be bursting with 100+ exhibitors from across the city, state, and country who are here to share their zines, comics and DIY publications with you! Across the street at gallery/record store HRLDRY is our Zine Library, where you can browse zines from current and past exhibitors. Around the corner, The Moth Theatre will host our workshops and panels. This year's workshops and panels include:

+ A multimedia reading and discussion featuring POC Zine Project's Cristy C. Road, Osa Atoe, Mariam Bastani, Suzy X, Daniela Capristrano & Tomas Moniz --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 experienced zinesters.

+Zineworks Collective's speed-dating-style zinester 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.

Following the last talk, there will be a FREE afterparty hosted by Sean Carnage with live music TBA in the Ukrainian Cultural Center! ALL events, panels, and the Zine Fest itself are free, all-ages, and open to the public!

Afterparty to follow
Extra bike parking in front of Orange 20 from 12pm - 6pm!

Read Q&A's and check out the full list of exhibitors at