Can’t wait to see what BZF 2015 has in store? Tomorrow (Thursday, March 26th) we’ll be hosting a one-night pop-up zine library at the Brooklyn Museum in conjunction with their exhibit Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time, and we’d love to see you there.
This library will run from 7pm to 9:30pm as part of the one-night-only Art Off the Wall party, featuring a DJ, bar, extended gallery hours, and other special events. The library is inspired by a zine Chitra Ganesh published early in her career, and which you can actually view as part of the exhibit!
Peep the wide range of zines you’ll be able to find at this year’s zine fest (April 25th & 26th at Brooklyn Historical Society), pluck a few from the displays to leaf through in a comfy chair, and ask us and other exhibitor-volunteers anything you want about these zines, self-publishing in general, and what to expect at this year’s Brooklyn Zine Fest.
Chitra Ganesh’s visual work features themes of history, pop culture, mythology, science fiction, literature, heritage, feminism, and storytelling — just some of the themes you’ll find in our selection of zines for the evening’s library.
So come on by, have a drink, do some dancing, look at art past your bedtime, and check out the many self-published gems you’ll be able to find at BZF 2015 in April!
Zine Library at Chitra Ganesh: Art Off the Wall
Thursday, March 26th from 7pm to 9:30pm
Entrance Pavilion at Brooklyn Museum
(200 Eastern Parkway, 2/3 to Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum)
All zines by BZF 2015 exhibitors
Here it is — the full lineup for Saturday 4/25 and Sunday 4/26 at the Brooklyn Zine Fest 2015! Each day features a completely different lineup of writers, artists and publishers, all at Brooklyn Historical Society [map] in Brooklyn Heights. Come both days to meet all 150 exhibitors and see everything this year’s fest has to offer!
I Love Bad Movies
The Carbon Based Mistake
Sleeping Creatures Distro
For the Birds
Debbie Fong Illustration
Brain Washing From Phone Towers
Self-Publishers of Chicago (SPOC)
Going Places Zine
OCD Throws Bows
Morgan Pielli / Indestructible Universe
The Ken Chronicles
So What? Press
So Buttons Comix
Put A Egg On It Tasty Zine
FORGE. Art Magazine
Psycho Moto Zine
The Bushwick Review
No Place for a Vacation
Vice Versa Press
Kelsey Short Illustration
Modern Travelers’ Green Zine
Lovers & Other Strangers
The Magic Of Childhood
Courtney Menard and Tyler Boss
Research and Destroy New York City
The Word Distribution
Walk Write Up
The Breaking Shell
Barnard Zine Library
Lower East Side Librarian
Whim Quarterly Inc.
A.D. Puchalski / Shock Cinema
Paper Rocket Minicomics
Got a Girl Crush Magazine
Pop Culture Puke
Displaced Snail Publications
Black Lesbian DIY Fest
Caroline Paquita + Pegacorn Press
Homos in Herstory
Sarah Mae / Big Womyn Press
Ray Ray Books
Haiku & Holga
Usagi Por Moi
We’ll Never Have Paris
Stranger Than Bushwick
Poor Unfortunate Soul Sisters (P.U.S.S.)
SqueeZine!: Brooklyn Accordion Club
East Village Inky
I Love Bad Movies
Come on Down: True Game Show Tales
The Carbon Based Mistake
Deth P. Sun
The Insomniac Propagandist
Saturday, April 25th will include a full schedule of panel talks and workshops featuring local writers, artists, and BZF exhibitors. All programs are curated by the BZF organizers and will cover the diverse range of zines and zine makers from New York City & beyond in 2015. Program topics and participants will be announced on this site as they are confirmed. If you have any suggestions for panel topics you’d like to see, please feel free to get in touch!
Photos by Sylvie Rosokoff
UPDATE 1/14: The Exhibitor Application for Brooklyn Zine Fest 2015 is now CLOSED. Thank you to the many hundreds of zine makers who applied. We will notify you of your application status by February 2nd.
The Brooklyn Zine Fest 2015 Exhibitor Application is now open, and will be open until Wednesday, January 14th at 12pm EST. All applications received during this time will be equally considered as we curate the line-up for BZF 2015, so make sure to have all the information required — including photos of your zines and a clear description of your work. When you’re ready, apply via the link on our EXHIBITORS page.
Attention zine makers interested in tabling at the Brooklyn Zine Fest 2015: Exhibitor applications for BZF 2015 will open on Friday, January 9th, and will remain open until 12pm EST on Wednesday, January 14th. As always, BZF 2015 is a curated event and we’ll need to get a good sense of each applicant’s work in order to put together a diverse and well-rounded fest, so be sure to have a clear description (and some photos, if possible) of your work ready for submission.
BZF 2015 will feature more than 150 writers, artists, and self-publishers showcasing their zines, as well as workshops, panel talks, and other exciting events. If you’d like to follow along with the latest details, sign up for our mailing list here, or stay tuned to the website, Twitter, or Facebook.
Mark your calendars! The Brooklyn Zine Fest 2015 will be held on Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at Brooklyn Historical Society, featuring two days of zine exhibitors, panels, and workshops. Exhibitor applications will open in January 2015, and all details will be posted here as they develop. To keep yourself in the loop, sign up for the mailing list via the link on the sidebar.
The Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014 spanned two days at the beautiful Brooklyn Historical Society, and photographer Sylvie Rosokoff was there the whole weekend to capture it all. It was the biggest and most well-attended Brooklyn Zine Fest in our three-year history, and we couldn’t have been happier with the entire event. From the gorgeous rooms at Brooklyn Historical Society to the amazing variety of zines to the energetic and engaged crowds (and a few adorable pups who pulled their owners into the space), everything was lovely and we had an amazing time.
Below are just a few of our favorites; see all the photos from Sylvie, as well as collections from Tom Scola, Kirsten White, Twitter, Instagram, Animal New York, and several recaps on our PHOTOS page.
After putting together an awesome two-page spread about this year’s event for their print edition, Time Out New York‘s Andrew Frisicano headed to Brooklyn Historical Society to check out all the Brooklyn Zine Fest exhibitors in person. The recap he put up on TONY‘s site today is equal parts strange and poetic, a fitting encapsulation of this yearly celebration of the self-printed page. Here’s a taste of his scent-based review (see it here in full):
“Print has a weight, a texture and a smell. You can read it, tack it on your wall, hand it to a friend, and you can admire its unique fragrance.”
“…the floral aroma of the risograph-printed CybrMall. Sweet, certainly memorable. Street-art zine Carnage comes in a sealed bag to lock in the perfume (fresh paint and pretzels). AlexZine‘s photocopied pages carry an earthy, herbal fragrance. Next time you find yourself with a Kindle in your hand, take a breath and consider just what you might be missing.”
We love the idea of experiencing zines in a new way. So go ahead — open up the envelopes or shoeboxes where you keep them, or just lay down next to the pile of printed matter strewn across your floor, and give it a whiff. You just might appreciate zines in a way you hadn’t thought of before.