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LBZF Organizer talks zines on The Blk Grrl Show

Check out this great interview one of our LBZF 2015 organizers did on The Blk Grrrl Show, hosted by LBZF zinester Teka-Lark Fleming. Hear Brodie Foster Hubbard talk Long Beach Zine Fest, Zines, DIY and so much more!


Oh Lordy Lord Lord!

Just dropped off a stack of hand-printed linocuts at Lord Windsor, one of the many local Long Beach coffeeshops that brew their own earthy beany goodness. Remember to check out all the local spots in Long Beach when you come by for the LBZF!

Lord Windsor in Long Beach, California
This image needs a Gnome in it. Just sayin’… Photo courtesy of Emily.



Vendor Apps Close

Our Vendor Applications closed shortly after midnight this morning, and we have been very humbled by the response we got. Huge thank you to over 200 of you that applied to share your zines at the Long Beach Zine Fest.  Our vendor team has some very tough decisions ahead of them, and as much as we wish we could provide a table for everyone, there’s only so much space we have.  We will be sending out emails by the beginning of March to every single applicant, and we appreciate your patience as we get through the mountain of applications we have.

We look forward to celebrating the DIY culture in Long Beach with all of you on Sunday April 12th at the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) in Downtown Long Beach, and be sure to follow and talk to us through our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Blog LBZF 2015 Workshops

LBZF’s first featured event announcements!

The LBZF Events team has been busy putting together a variety of awesome workshops, presentations, and panels for the Long Beach Zine Fest and we’re excited to be able to announce our first featured events!

Mending Your Dress: Coping With Trauma Through Writing

Mend My Dress PressHosted by NeelyBat Chestnut (Mend My Dress Press). Presentation on sharing, oversharing, and not sharing.

NeelyBat Chestnut has been printing her own zines since 2005, writing about topics including incest, self-harm, coming of age and survival. After forming Mend My Dress Press in 2012, she started helping others put their stories out into the world by publishing anthologies and offering a vast catalog as a zine distributor.

In this presentation, Chestnut will offer her insights on the formidable task of writing about deeply personal and vulnerable topics, such as physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, as well as the balance between sharing and oversharing.

Speed Zine Pal-ing

zineworksHosted by Zineworks. Meet new zine friends and collaborators in this speed pal-ing event!

Zineworks is a collective of Southern California artists, organizers, and educators that provides community workshops and resources for zine-making and creative self-publishing. Most often you can find Zineworks all around So Cal at print, zine and art fests, including DIY Print Fest and Coachella, hosting booths for people where people can both learn about zines and make their own.

At LBZF, Zineworks will host the Speed Zine Pal-ing at LBZF, where participants will meet multiple prospective zine pals in speed-dating fashion. This workshop is intended to promote and foster zine community and possible zine collaborations, by sharing zines with new people in one convenient, buddy-centric event. Each time the bell dings, you will have a new zine pal prospect awaiting you!


Vendor Applications Opening Feb 1st

Vendor Applications will be going up on Sunday February 1st, so get excited! Located in Downtown Long Beach the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is an amazing venue, and whether you’re going to be a vendor or you’re just coming to hang out, this is going to be an event to remember!




The Long Beach Zine Fest is happening!

We are excited to announce that the 1st Long Beach Zine Fest is set to be held on April 12, 2015!

Sign the mailing list or like LB Zine Fest on Facebook for updates on vendor and attendee details … and contact the organizers if you’d like to get involved!

Planning on coming?  RSVP on the LB Zine Fest Facebook event!