Press Kit

Long Beach Zine Fest is a one-day free public festival showcasing zines, DIY culture, and independent print media.

Now in its fourth year, the print-powered celebration will bring 120+ independent zine publishers to the Expo Arts Center, along with live music, workshops, panels, and a curated food garden.




Sarah Bennett
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Event Highlights

    • Larger venue featuring 120+ independent zinesters
    • Expanded vendor garden, including vegan food court from LB Vegan.
    • Live music from Long Beach bands The Black Noise, Meow Twins, Saint Shivers, Mickey Backpack, and Modus 
    • All-day makerspace by The Studio at the Long Beach Public Library
    • Panels and workshops featuring experts and representatives from a variety of print and zine sub-cultures
    • Free bike valet and ample street parking


From left: Zinester Baecon Bits’ table; LBZF 2017 attendee @chantaldefelice‘s #zinehaul; letterpressing the LBZF 2018 logo; LBZF 2017 attendee @bettywiththebangs’ #zinehaul; zinester marketplace from LBZF 2017.

LBZF Details

Name: Long Beach Zine Fest 2018 or LBZF18
Date: Saturday, September 15
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Venue: Expo Arts Center
Address: 4321 Atlantic Ave.  Long Beach, CA 90807
Cost: Free
Ages: All Ages / Family-friendly
Parking: Free street parking available, free bike valet provided, bikes encouraged

About LBZF18

LONG BEACH, CA – Long Beach Zine Fest, a full-day festival celebrating independent publishing and print, is returning on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at a new venue, the Expo Arts Center in the Bixby Knolls area of Long Beach, CA.

The heart of LBZF is its zine marketplace, featuring more than 120 self-publishing writers, artists, photographers, and cultural storytellers from Long Beach, greater Southern California, and beyond.

Surrounding the marketplace is a curated selection of local food vendors and artisans, live music from Long Beach-based bands, and a full slate of creative workshops and panel discussions responding to the social and political moment.

Today, as we push against the limits of the First Amendment and personal expression, the right to freely publish is becoming a more powerful than ever as a tool for resistance, conversation, and healing. In 2018, Long Beach Zine Fest aims to highlight the significance of this modern use of small-batch print and bring to light the voices that are documenting the cultures and the stories that are shaping our future.