Now that we are past the LA Zine Fest, we wanted to share our experience and reflect on the event, as well as share our photos from the event. We had an absolutely great time at the fest! We met so many amazing people, both attendees and fellow zinsters. This was an incredibly inspiring event with so much energy and kindness.
We came to this event with no idea what to expect, but a lot of optimism. We decided just to make our table look nice, be prepared to talk to a lot of people, enjoy the other tables, and just generally out ourselves out there. We were not disappointed.
Our topic is very niche. There were other zinesters there with specific topics, like a self-care workbook zine, and a recipe zine called “food for feels.” Many people also had prints and patches. It made us really excited to do another zine fest so that we could expand on our table and do more!
For the first few hours, there was a trickle of people and it was easy to get around. But by the afternoon, so many people came to see the art! It was so cool to see all the support that the artists were receiving from the public.
There were lots of amazing tables and organizations at the fest, like this one, JT’s Wonderfull. Everyone’s zines, prints, art, and displays were so inspiring!
At the venue, the Pasadena Convention Center, there was this amazing public art piece “The Other Toy Story” by Joyce Dallal. The multitude of colorful toys is so visually fun.
There was also a little gallery of past LA Zine Fest posters as well as the work of @richwestkoast who made the 2018 poster.
Overall, we had an amazing experience and we are so inspired to go to even more zine fests!