LBZF 2015 Panel: The Zine Table

LONG BEACH ZINE FEST presents THE ZINE TABLE – a panel discussion on DIY, counterculture, and zines, curated by Brodie Hubbard.

This edition will be moderated by Myriam Gurba, a Sister Spit contributor, and author of Dahlia Season and the upcoming Painting Their Portraits in Winter.

The topic: DIY, counterculture, and zine history in Long Beach and Southern California.

Our panelists:

Pre-events Workshops

PRE-EVENT: Media and Feminism Chapbook Workshop w/ Sadie Girl Press

Media and Feminism Chapbook Workshop at MoLAA

Join us for a Free LBZF Pre-event!
Museum of Latin American Art
Sunday, March 8th 1pm – 4pm.

1PM — PANEL: “FEMINISM and MEDIA” – in the Screening room
Discuss how feminism has changed in relation to the mediums by which its ideas are distributed, ie: zines/music in the 80-90’s, academic feminism, and the internet today.

Panel includes:
Lisa Emery: Woman Studies Student/Punk+DIY Princess
Alex Logue: Woman Studies Student/Host of KBEACH’s Femme Fatale
Cameron Kleinberger: History Luminary+Student/Punk+DIY Princess
Sophia Zarders: Visual Artist/Activist
Dalyna Ny: Woman Studies Student/Budding Teacher
Hannah Moroz: Video Maker/Musician

2-4PM — WORKSHOP: “CHAPBOOK WORKSHOP” – in the Art Classroom
Join us to learn about the step-by-step process of how to design, organize, and create a chapbook of poetry using Word. Participants can bring laptops with Word installed or just follow along with a hand out. They will view various chapbook examples and share some of their own ideas.

This workshop is hosted by Sadie Girl Press, a small press dedicated to creating print form collections of poetry, art, and beyond! Began in April 2014, SGP works with emerging poets and artists to give physical form to their work.

For more info, check out their website:

MoLAA is FREE on Sundays and it’s open from 11am – 5pm.


LBZF 2015 Workshops: Bad Bitches and More Than a Feeling

Here are two more discussion workshops that will be happening at Long Beach Zine Fest 2015, curated by Brodie Hubbard.

BAD BITCHES is a workshop that seeks to empower gender marginalized people of color. BAD BITCHES aims to create a movement based on resisting assimilation within leftist culture and mainstream culture and rewrite radical collective history, together.

Nyky Gomez (Brown Recluse Zine Distro, “Skinned Heart” zine) and Ari Perezdiez (“MAXIMUMROCKNROLL,” “La Bola de Cristal”) will facilitate this workshop and roundtable discussion for women, trans*, and queer people of color.

MORE THAN A FEELING – Why Perzines Are More Than Just Photocopied Journals: Jessie Lynn McMains (Reckless Chants) presents this discussion on how to translate everything from little everyday moments to big life-changing events into entertaining and expressive storytelling.

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!