2019 event info + FAQ

The 8th annual L.A. Zine Fest will take place on Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 6 pm. in the Helms Bakery parking garage (8711 Washington Blvd, Culver City, 90232)

This year’s Fest will feature around 200 zinesters, and readings, talks, and workshops; zine libraries; the Wonderspace (free, hands-on activities); Playdate (independent arcade games); and exhibitor art curated by Pengu Labs; and MORE!

The Facebook event for LAZF 2019 is here.

A map of the venue with exhibitor names and table numbers is below.

– – – FAQ – – –

I don’t want to drive. How can I get there?

We encourage taking public transit! The venue is right across the street from the Expo Line’s Culver City station—it’s about a five minute walk from the Expo Line station to the entrance to the venue. Five minutes! It’ll probably take you longer to find a parking spot.

Tons of buses run by the Helms Bakery District on the Venice Boulevard side too. That side of Helms is also about a five-minute walk to the venue entrance.

If you’re coming from the Expo Line, note that the northern sidewalk on Washington between National and Wesley is closed due to construction. Simply walk on the south side of Washington and cross over once the sidewalk opens.

I Drove. Where can I park?

Parking is available in two Helms-branded parking lots on the north side of Venice Boulevard, between Vera and Hutchison, and some spots in smaller lots on the premises. (See this map.)

The huge free parking lot that used to be next to the Culver City Expo Line station does not exist anymore. It’s a construction site now, so do not plan on parking there.

Metered parking along Washington Boulevard will be free on Sunday and the 2-hour parking limit is not in effect on Sunday either. Be careful to read signs though—many smaller streets near the venue are permit-only parking!

What’s the accessibility situation with this venue?

The venue does not have stairs to enter and all activities take place on the ground floor. All doorways are ADA-compliant.

We will have one ADA-compliant, all-gender restroom. Restroom facilities will be portables adjacent to the venue. They will be all-gender restrooms.

The northern sidewalk on Washington between National and Wesley is closed due to construction.

The space is not scent-free.

Can I bring in outside food?

Yes! Outside drinks are ok too!

There is no water fountain available in the venue. There is a Co+Op Market at Washington and National where you can buy water, drinks, snacks, and meals. There are also a number of sit-down restaurants in the Helms complex. (See this map.) Please support local businesses if you can!

Can I bring my dog? 

Sorry, not this year. (Service animals are an exception.)

I love coming to this free event every year. How can I make sure it keeps happening?

First off, we are so glad you love the Fest! One way you can help us out: We always need volunteers! You can sign up to volunteer at this year’s event by filling out this form.

You can also make a donation to our ongoing crowdfunding campaign to help us keep the Fest alive and financially accessible. If you can’t make a donation, sharing the crowdfunding campaign helps us out a bunch too!