Lone Star Zine Fest 9/2 in Austin


Some good Latinx zines to be had at this event…

Lone Star Zine Fest is back!

We invite you to join us on Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 when we’ll be zineing it up in air-conditioned comfort at the North Door! This year’s exhibition runs from 1pm-6pm, and we invite you to come buy zines directly from the creators, learn about zine libraries and places you can buy zines both locally and online, and even learn to make a mini-zine of your own at our kid-friendly zine making area. Grab a bite and a drink and stick around after we fold up the tables to mix and mingle with zine makers and zine fans at our afterparty (6:30-8:30pm) and zine reading.

Lone Star Zine Fest is a FREE, fun, and engaging event open to the general public and appropriate for all ages. At the heart of the event is an exhibition featuring over three dozen tables featuring Central Texas zine creators, collectives, distributors, retailers, libraries, and small presses sharing their amazing work in one big room and showcasing the diversity of expression made possible by independent- and self-publishing.

The Fest is organized by a local group of zine-loving volunteers who are passionate about creating space for zine creators and zine fans to come together, and is sponsored by the University of Texas Libraries, Town Talk Library, and many fine members of our community who donated to our Indiegogo campaign.

The first Lone Star Zine fest was held in June 2017, and was a huge success with over 400 attendees, more than 30 exhibitors (including 3 zine libraries), 8 volunteers, 2 fabulous door prizes, 8 zine reading performers, and 2 generous sponsors!

Here are some of the things attendees had to say after the event:

“I loved the diversity of the zine artists represented and the general vibe of the event. I walked away with amazing art and a warm, fuzzy feeling in my belly. ❤ ”

“The energy!! Everyone seemed genuinely happy to be there and open to chatting about their work.”

“Great selection/curation of artists, themes, and subject matter.”

“As a zinester, I loved how open all of the vendors were to trading/looking at my zine! It was awesome to have librarians there as well.”

To find out more, please visit facebook.com/lonestarzinefest (where you can RSVP for the Fest), follow us on Instagram, or search for #LSZineFest.

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