a place for zinesters - writers and readers
I am in the process of getting a grant from the Arts Council Long Beach for a zine fest, but I don't want it to overlap or take away from the L.A. Zine Fest that is apparently underway (!!! YAY!). I am working with Se Reed at Open to do something down here, but maybe it can be a LB component to the fest at large?
Keep me updated about a possible meet up in June. We should definitely all get in one room/backyard and talk about this.
Bookmachine (inside Hibbleton Gallery), May 6th, 6p-11p This Friday!
223 S. Santa Fe
Fullerton, CA 92832
Come say hi! We'll have a massive load of zinesters there from LA and OC.
a'misa - that event sounds pretty cool. and so does Book Machine. do you know the address?
paul - that's an awesome offer. it would be great to plan a zine event in the evening. let's keep in touch.
Jen! There is a mailing list here: http://lazinefest.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=3f317c24f8f6c6b49...
We'll probably have the mailing list and website fully set up by the end of the month. Hopefully you can make it to our little meet n' greet in June!
By the way, I think my friend Rhea (who is one of the main organizers as well), got a bunch of zines from you a few years ago or something? I remember her mentioning you to me!
Though I live out in Riverside, I know lots of California zinesters, and I am interested in helping promote any So Cal Zine Fest. I am helping to organize the 2011 Riverside DIY Print Fest at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 28, 12-4p. You are invited to submit ideas for workshops, demonstrations, or discussions you would like to lead pertaining to any aspect of DIY print and publishing culture that interests you.
LA Zine Fest now has a facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/pages/LA-Zine-Fest/126092794135808
We're still on the hunt for a venue!
plummer park has a rec center that might be good. it also has a cool outdoor area that people could also table at. i have no idea how much it would be to rent it but it might be worth a shot?
I'd be more than happy to help with promotion, flyer/banner design, planning time and/or tabling.
As far as venues go, maybe see if the LA Gay and Lesbian Center might have space or know of space somewhere for cheap? I know this isn't a queer-specific event, but they host conferences and stuff all the time.
SO excited that this is happening!