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Saturday 4/25 is Day 1 of Brooklyn Zine Fest 2015! Info below.

April 24, 2015

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.

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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.

Moderated by Maud Pryor of vegan food zine Marmalade Umlaut.  Featuring panelists Bill Roundy of Bar Scrawl; Mitchell Kuga of Salt Magazine; and Shannon Mustipher of The Modern Travelers’ Green Zine.

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
Alisha Davidson
BASPER01
Sincerely Analog
Dirt Rascal
Breadawg Bakery
Debbie Fong Illustration
Brain Washing From Phone Towers
Self-Publishers of Chicago (SPOC)
Steve Seck
Sara Lindo
Going Places Zine
OCD Throws Bows
Tsurufoto Nudiezine
Morgan Pielli / Indestructible Universe
The Ken Chronicles
Horror Boobs
Le Fatras
So What? Press
LUNCHMEAT
Jess Ruliffson
Girl Pains
So Buttons Comix
ADAMJK
Tiny Splendor
BFF
Booklyn
Burn Black
Marguerite Dabaie
Vinyl Vagabonds
Hirsute Heroines
Put A Egg On It Tasty Zine
FORGE. Art Magazine
Psycho Moto Zine
The Bushwick Review
No Place for a Vacation
Bill Roundy
8-Rock Press
Justin Corriveau
Holli Mintzer
APROPOS
Hydrochloric
Clown Kisses
Vice Versa Press
Derek Marks
SP Press
Modern Travelers’ Green Zine
Lovers & Other Strangers
The Magic Of Childhood
ET Russian
(^^^) Sharkbite
Courtney Menard and Tyler Boss
Edison’s Notebook
Check-In
Used Gravitrons
Kat Roberts
Cósmica
Stevie Wilson
Sean Santiago
Robin Enrico

Table Maps for Saturday, April 25th:

BZF 2015 Map 1

 

BZF 2015 Map 2

Stay tuned for more info on Day 2 – Sunday, April 26th.  We’ll see you at Brooklyn Historical Society all weekend!

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Photos: Exhibitors Prep for BZF 2015 This Weekend

April 23, 2015

Brooklyn Zine Fest 2015 exhibitors are hard at work getting their self-published magazines ready for this weekend.  Peep some of their in-progress works below, and see everything for yourself this Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th (a different lineup of 75 writers and artists each day) from 11am to 6pm at Brooklyn Historical Society!

The set. #SubCulture4 available this Sunday at the Brooklyn Zine Fest! #bzf2015 #subculturezine

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These buttons look like candy 🍬 designed by @timmypilgrims & created at the @joel_alter button warehouse

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Panel Talks at 1pm and 3pm on Saturday, April 25th

April 19, 2015

In addition to writers, artists, and publishers showcasing their self-published magazines at the Brooklyn Zine Fest  2015 on Saturday, April 25th (a completely different lineup from Sunday, for a total of 150 zine makers all weekend — see the full Exhibitor Lineup here), Day 1 of the fest will also include two panel talks in the downstairs classroom at Brooklyn Historical Society.

CART services for the hard of hearing will be provided at both panels by Stanley Sakai.

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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.

Moderated by Maud Pryor of vegan food zine Marmalade Umlaut.  Featuring panelists Bill Roundy of Bar Scrawl; Mitchell Kuga of Salt Magazine; and Shannon Mustipher of The Modern Travelers’ Green Zine.

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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.

Accordions and Student Section on Sunday, April 26th

April 18, 2015

Sunday, April 26th (Day 2) will feature some special additions at the Brooklyn Zine Fest 2015.  First, early arrivers will be treated to walk-in music by the Brooklyn Accordion Club, who will be debuting their publication Squeezine! at the fest.  (It’s a natural pairing — a compressed accordion looks kind of like a stack of zines, after all.)  To celebrate, an accordionist from the club will be playing at Brooklyn Historical Society’s entrance to kick things off and welcome attendees to the event.

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Also on Sunday, you’ll browse zines by the many college, high school, and vocational students and teachers exhibiting in the Student Section.  We started this special feature last year, and are excited to see what’s in store from this year’s students, who hail from SVA, Parsons, Barnard, The Center for Cartoon Studies, local high schools, and elsewhere.

Student Section exhibitors:  Aimee Bee Brooks  /  Stephanie Zuppo  /  Barnard Zine Club  /  Weakly Boys  /  CJ’s ZinesLaura Lannes  /  Allyson Sheehan  /  Parsons Illustration  /  Parsons Alumni  /  Raw Fiction  /  Mady G.  /  Annie & Anna  /  J.R. Zuckerberg

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On top of all that, the main exhibition spaces will feature a completely different lineup of 75 writers, artists, and publishers (see full Exhibitor List here) from what you’ll find on Saturday.  We’ll see you all weekend!

Statement Regarding Panel Talks at BZF 2015

April 17, 2015

You may have received an e-mail or read a post from Jordan Alam about the Brooklyn Zine Fest.  The claims Jordan makes are upsetting, however several are misleading and some are simply not true.  We did not remove any panels from this year’s lineup.  Jordan’s departure from this year’s fest was due to another event she committed to host, which was scheduled to be held at the same time as this year’s panels.  Please read below for details.

One thing is certain: we have received a strong response from both attendees and exhibitors concerning the value of a Black Lives Matter panel talk at this year’s event.  We have always appreciated feedback from everyone involved in the zine fest — often through responses to our annual surveys, occasionally through direct e-mails — and your responses have made us realize how under-represented POC are in the world of zines and zine fests.  You are right: a Black Lives Matter discussion should and will be held at the Brooklyn Zine Fest 2015, to create a space for a conversation about race and art in self-publishing.  But to do it, we need your help and your involvement. Read more…

Here’s the poster for Brooklyn Zine Fest 2015!

April 8, 2015

BZF 2015 Poster 1500x2000

Poster art by Kseniya Yarosh.  Design by Matt Carman.

And here’s the back of the postcards we’ll be dropping all around Brooklyn, with most of what you want to know about the Brooklyn Zine Fest 2015 (April 25th & 26th from 11am to 6pm at Brooklyn Historical Society).  For more, see the Event Info page.

Poster Back for BZF 2015

One-night pop-up zine library at Brooklyn Museum!

March 25, 2015

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who came out to our Pop-Up Zine Library at the Brooklyn Museum to browse this year’s zines and talk self-publishing with us! And an extra-special thanks to our exhibitors who stopped by to see their fellow zine makers’ work, as well as the volunteers who helped us pull this whole thing off.  We had a lot of fun, and hope everyone got a good preview of what they’ll find at the Brooklyn Zine Fest 2015 on Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th at Brooklyn Historical Society!

Here are a few photos and an excellent video (by Jannese Rojas of Usagi Por Moi) from the event:

Brooklyn Zine Fest Pop-Up @brooklynmuseum. 📝📒#zine #brooklyn

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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.

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.