Lots of zine fests around the country (and abroad) this weekend!
The next Brooklyn Zine Fest won’t be until Spring 2014, but lots of folks are lucky enough to have a zine event in their own town this weekend. Here’s a rundown of what’s happening:
Richmond Zine Fest – Saturday, October 5th
For the first time in four years, we aren’t able to make it to this excellent event which inspired the creation of the BZF. But YOU should go and say hi to the friendliest bunch of zine makers on the east coast.
Be sure to check out beautiful nature-inspired illustrations and poetry by Aijung Kim, the comics of two-time BZF tabler Dre Grigoropol, and food zine The Runcible Spoon, among many other gems.
Albuquerque Zine Fest – Saturday & Sunday, October 5th & 6th
We’ve been to Albuquerque but never the ABQ Zine Fest, which is unfortunate because we’ll be missing Billy da Bunny’s Zine Olympics running all day on Saturday the 5th. Win prizes in events like Speed Stapling, Precision Folding, Proper Assemblage, Creative Cover Design, and the Staple Relay Race.
Tablers will be out on Saturday as well. Pick up a copy of Billy da Bunny’s zines Proof I Exist and Last Night at the Casino, check out the selection at Portland Button Works, and pick up some southwest zines we’d love to get our hands on someday.
San Diego Zine Fest – Sunday, October 6th
This is the first year ever for the SD Zine Fest, so make sure to head over and support independent publishing in your city (if it is, in fact, your city; if it isn’t your city, buy a train ticket and get over there).
Across the sea this Saturday, October 5th, there’s also the:
Happy zine-ing everybody! (And thanks to Alex Wrekk of Stolen Sharpie Revolution for putting together the Zine Event Calendar.)