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Los Angeles Zinesters

A group for zinesters & small-press kids in the Greater Los Angeles & Southern California region.

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Members: 76
Latest Activity: Aug 18

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Comment by hank shane on March 13, 2012 at 3:35am

What's current with the zine world? The LA Zine fest's wake has settled- it was an awesome experience... so what's next? Is there another event scheduled besides www.diyprint.org ? If not, let's make one. Something casual perhaps. Some low key trade party or something... 

Comment by Bonks on March 9, 2012 at 8:22am

Hi Indigo! The group that put together the Etsy Craft Night at the Craft and Folk Art museum was the same one who put together the L.A. Zine Fest.  

You might want to try hitting up Zineworks or Girl Zines A-Go-Go out of San Diego. They're both really great groups who love sharing zines!

Comment by Jen on February 6, 2012 at 12:29pm

hey everyone - I've got a new zine out. If you're going to be at the LA Zine Fest on the 19th, you can buy/trade for it there. Otherwise, talk to me about trades or buying! More info is on my wmz page or http://jenvenegas.com/zine

Comment by Indigo on February 4, 2012 at 2:37pm

Hello! I'm an MSW student at UCLA and I'm planning a zine workshop with our school's feminist caucus...

Does anyone know of any groups that would like to co-facilitate with me? I'm hoping to find one or two members from a group to help run it and also (hopefully!) provide some supplies... thought it would be a good way to connect some peeps with zine peeps in the community!

[I remember there was a group that ran the Etsy Craft Night zine shop back in Fall 2011, but not sure what the group was called... if anyone knows their name that would be helpful too!]

Thanks!

Comment by hank shane on December 11, 2011 at 11:34pm

Hey! MonkeyTrash.org is accepting your snippets, your false starts, your beautiful scraps of words that have no home ... go there, send me some stuff, love it

Comment by Open-Minded Press on October 10, 2011 at 2:11am
L.A Zine Fest Applications are up http://lazinefest.wordpress.com/how-to-apply/ :-) Half tables are $15 and the event will be on Sunday February 19th at The Last Bookstore in Downtown L.A. There is room for about 70 vendors...hope everyone can spread the word!

I know this has been something that's been talked about for some time and I want to make sure to thank Jen and everyone who is a part of Los Angeles Zinesters uniting. Mad Hugz!
Comment by Arsenic Alyss on September 14, 2011 at 12:22am

Call for submissions for stitches: a critical dialogue with queer/dyke culture

Cis white able-bodied lesbians do not own the word dyke, nor do they own queer women's culture. This zine is about moving beyond transphobic pseudo-radical feminist discourse. Let's re-envision what a radical, inclusive queer dyke culture could look like and feel like. Open to submissions from people of all gender identities. We will strive to center the voices of those who have been particularly oppressed by current lesbian and queer women's culture, including women of color, trans women, non-binary people and people with disabilities.

Deadline: Nov 6, 2011. 

Contact: punktreerecord@gmail.com.

Comment by Paul de Valera on August 28, 2011 at 10:49pm
Well, I organize two weekly bike rides and six huge bike events every year, that makes for over 200 events a year, some are small. I also do outlaw soapbox derby, draw a comic a day in addition to my quarterly zine and run two business on top of all that. I'm not braggin' but I think for one guy, I do plenty and being thus I am wondering why others don't do more. The ball is in your court.
Comment by Arsenic Alyss on August 28, 2011 at 1:19pm

Paul, 

A smallish zine event in the Valley sounds awesome, but I'm a tad reluctant to "grab the reins" as a newbie zinester who just finished her first project. I'd be happy to help with promotion and organization if someone else with more experience was willing to say, lead a zine-making workshop, bring in seasoned zinesters to talk about their stuff, etc. I've got the enthusiasm, but not the cred. And I think there are a lot of others like me. Heh. : )

Comment by Paul de Valera on August 28, 2011 at 11:11am

It is my belief that some sort of small zine convention or gathering would answer a lot of questions as to a zine library was viable in LA, I tend to think it's not. I'd say the zine heyday was the late 80's through mid 90's but the internet has ruined this for good. I've been doing my zine for near a decade now and not only are we finding it increasingly difficult to find places to drop our zine, I never see anyone else's efforts out there. I own a small bicycle shop in the valley and we could potentially use this space for an evening of zine fun, the venue would be not ideal but it would be free and that's a big plus. However, I do a lot of events already and I'd like someone that is willing to take the reigns on this one and get it together as my plate is beyond full. I can and will help in anyway I can. Any takers? This way we can gauge interest and trade zines etc, do all the cool things that made doing a zine fun back in the day. 

 

Paul.

 

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