Thank You, Los Angeles!!!

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We say this every year, but this year was the best damn Fest yet. Thank you to our volunteers, without whom we’d be a mess. Thank you for showing up and for being interested in what we put together and what our tablers do. We had a really good time, and we hope you did, too! We can’t wait for next February.

Day-Of-Events

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
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Authors Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, co-authors of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk will be talking with DM Collins and Daiana Feuer of L.A. Record about what they’ve seen, where they’ve been, and why they wrote about it.
*5pm-6pm; Main Room/Zine Library*

SEX STAINS LIVE!

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Playing a live show right after our keynote speakers, we are all going to boogie and wail with Sex Stains. Co-vocalist/2013 Keynote speaker Alison Wolfe did a cool, fanzine-style interview with L.A. Zine Fest HERE. The show is free.
*6:30 – 7pm; Main Room/Zine Library*

WORKSHOPS & PANEL DISCUSSIONS

11:30am – 12:30pm
“POC Famed, Reclaimed & Reframed”
How does our history affect our identity & what can we do to reclaim it? What role do zines play in reframing who we are and the work that we do in the community? This open discussion will be led by Todd Honma of Pitzer College with panelists Yumi Sakugawa (I Think I Am In Friend Love With You), Adam Bernales (Seite Books), Mari Naomi (Dragon’s Breath and Other Stories), Angie Wang (Co-founder of CALA), and Eric Nakamura (Giant Robot)

1:00pm-2:00pm
“Old School, New School”
A friendly, lively discussion between longtime and newer zinesters. They’ll share stories of veteran experience and newer zinester enthusiasm, look at the changing landscape of zine culture, and talk about the current challenges and celebrations of making paper zines. Todd Taylor (Razorcake) will be moderating the open discussion along with panelists Larry Harmon (Genetic Disorder), Sabrina Dropkick (EAT Art DIY), Suzy Mae Mattay (Creative Director, Sandy The Zine), and Johnnie Jungleguts.

2:30pm-3:30pm
“When To Say When?”
As zinesters with all the feels, how do we decide which boundaries to cross? Leap over? Swaddle and never let go? How does leading a tell-all zine life affect our relationships in our everyday lives? And when do our personal stories become more than just our personal stories? This open discussion will be led by Joshua James Amberson (Basic Paper Airplane) with panelists Aurora Lady (Don’t Hide Behind Your Skirt), Alex Wrekk (Brainscan), Kelli Callis (That Girl), and Jonas Cannon (Cheer the Eff Up).

“Straightforward Stitches: Bookbinding for all!”
Have you ever wanted to learn how to bind books? Maybe your zines need a little home-stitched touch? In this brief workshop you will receive information on how to make two different book structures. That means you will be able to leave zine fest with two books made from scratch! Huzzah! Hosted by Alyssa Ilves (interrobang books)

ALL DAY LONG

Drawing/Collage tables hosted by the Women’s Center for Creative Work &
Block Printing with the Craft & Folk Art Museum
and of course……Over 180 exhibitors!

Take Our Shuttle To and From the Fest

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★**PARK SOMEWHERE ELSE** ★ and ★** TAKE THE TRAIN**★

We will have a shuttle (school) bus to L.A. Zine Fest on SUNDAY starting at 12pm!!! Don’t worry about parking, park at any metro train station and take the train, get off on the “Lincoln/Cypress Gold Line Station” – we will take you the rest of the way, and back again!

★TAKE OUR MAGIC SCHOOL BUS TO ZINE FEST ★
★FROM THE LINCOLN/CYPRESS GOLD LINE STATION.★

No need to stress! Our yellow school bus shuttle leaves every half hour, transporting folks to and from the station, to and from the event.
Free to ride!

We ★STRONGLY ENCOURAGE ★ people to take advantage of this since there is limited street parking and construction in the area.

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT USE THE LINCOLN/CYPRESS STATION AS A PARKING LOT

Take Our Shuttle To and From the Fest

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★**PARK SOMEWHERE ELSE** ★ and ★** TAKE THE TRAIN**★

We will have a shuttle (school) bus to L.A. Zine Fest on SUNDAY starting at 12pm!!! Don’t worry about parking, park at any metro train station and take the train, get off on the “Lincoln/Cypress Gold Line Station” – we will take you the rest of the way, and back again!

★TAKE OUR MAGIC SCHOOL BUS TO ZINE FEST ★
★FROM THE LINCOLN/CYPRESS GOLD LINE STATION.★

No need to stress! Our yellow school bus shuttle leaves every half hour, transporting folks to and from the station, to and from the event.
Free to ride!

We ★STRONGLY ENCOURAGE ★ people to take advantage of this since there is limited street parking and construction in the area.

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT USE THE LINCOLN/CYPRESS STATION AS A PARKING LOT

Have you been inside the Goodwill Community Enrichment Center at Fletcher Square?

Why not? This big, beautiful new location is conveniently located on San Fernando Road just north of Fletcher and has thousands of items for you to comb through to find your next great knickknack or table setting or favorite bag. Oh wait, you have too much stuff? Goodwill can help you out with that, too! Donate things you no longer need and know they’re going to someone who wants them. We are thankful for their donation to our Fest!

While at The Fest – Donate to the Goodwill Community Enrichment Center at Fletcher Square!

Just across from our L.A. Zine Fest venue on San Fernando Road is the Goodwill Community Enrichment Center at Fletcher Square. We’re thankful to Goodwill for supporting our community event, and we’d like to encourage our guests to swing on by and check out all the treasure the giant, newest Goodwill in LA has to offer up… Better yet, make a donation of your unwanted-but-still-good items! Never going to skateboard? Donate that deck. Totally over your juicing phase? Goodwill wants that juicer. Help them help you!

LAZF Discount at Alco Printing

 

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We are very thankful for local businesses in the community reaching out and creating special offers to support the culture of self-publishing. We know many of you are printing this week, and we hope this helps you out! They are very, very close to the LAZF 2015 venue, so it’s a good chance to get familiar with the area and support locals.

L.A. Zine Week Starts This Saturday!

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There are going to be so many events the opening weekend of L.A. Zine Week (a.k.a. the week before L.A. Zine Fest)! DUM DUM Zine is having a big, loud, literary party with live music, Long Beach’s public library is sharing the magic of zinemaking, the Echo Park Film Center is making zine flipbooks (!!!), and there’s a literary salon with tons of readers taking over Stories Books and Cafe in Echo Park on Sunday. And that’s just the first two days! Check in on the L.A. Zine Week site or like Zine Week on Facebook to stay in the loop about all the events!

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