Saturday 4/25 is Day 1 of Brooklyn Zine Fest 2015! Info below.
Zine fest weekend is here! We kick off Brooklyn Zine Fest 2015 on Saturday, April 25th from 11am to 6pm at Brooklyn Historical Society (Map: 128 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights), near the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, D, F, G, Q, and R trains. BHS is a fully accessible space, with elevator access on all floors and sidewalk-level entrance.
We’ll have two full days of exhibitors this weekend — Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th from 11am to 6pm each day — with a completely different lineup of zine makers each day! Make sure to come both days to see everything this year’s zine fest has to offer. See the full list of both days’ exhibitors here, and we’ll post about Sunday’s makers and programming once we wrap up Day 1.
BZF 2015 promo art by exhibitor Deth P. Sun, tabling Sunday.
Saturday features 75 writers, artists, and publishers from Brooklyn & beyond on two floors, PLUS two panel talks led by zine makers in the downstairs Classroom space at BHS.
PANEL TALKS on Saturday, April 25th:
1pm – Food and Drink Culture in Zines
Like zines, food and drink are tangible delights made by hand and best enjoyed among friends. Panelists who write and illustrate food & drink zines will discuss the many ways in which zines explore edible culture, how food is often a jumping off point to a deeper assessment of memories and personal history, and why you should never read a food zine on an empty stomach.
3pm – Black Lives Matter: Zines and Activism
The Black Lives Matter panel provides a space in which we can begin to address the important ways that zines can and have sought to respond not only to recent activism around Black lives and public safety, but also to the more systemic issues that have limited the ways that Black people are perceived.
Moderated by Ajuan Mance of 8-Rock Press and the zine 1001 Black Men. Featuring panelists Nicole Taylor of The Modern Travelers’ Green Zine; Eric Orr of Rappin’ Max Robot (“The Very First Hip Hop Comic Book”); and educator, Black Lives Matter activist, and zine creator Simone Bailey.
(CART services for the hard of hearing will be provided at both panels by Stanley Sakai.)
Exhibitors on Saturday, April 25th:
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
Modern Travelers’ Green Zine
Lovers & Other Strangers
The Magic Of Childhood
Courtney Menard and Tyler Boss
Table Maps for Saturday, April 25th:
Stay tuned for more info on Day 2 – Sunday, April 26th. We’ll see you at Brooklyn Historical Society all weekend!