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Brooklyn Zine Fest
Apr 26, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Brooklyn Zine Fest is a yearly exposition of self-published magazines in the greatest borough in the greatest city in the world. This third annual event will showcase approximately 150 writers, artists, and publishers from New York City and beyond over two days.
In addition to the main exhibition spaces where zine makers will offer their publications for sale (typically priced between $1 and $10), the Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014 will feature a series of panel talks in Brooklyn Historical Society’s beautiful Othmer Library.
As always, the BZF is free to attend, all ages,and open to everyone.
Queer & Trans* Zinesters (Saturday 4/26 at 4:30pm)
For some of us, the first time we connected with queer people was through zines. How do queer zinesters — especially queer people of color — tell their stories? How do zines build queer community (or not)? Listen to these panelists speak on how queer and trans* identities appear (or don’t appear) in their zines and how zine culture figures into the rest of their lives.
Collecting Zines (Libraries, Archives, & Collectives) (Sunday 4/27 at 1pm)
Zines are often thought of as impermanent; most have a very limited distribution and are not expected to be distributed forever. However, there are many large and growing zine libraries, archives, and public collections that are making zines more permanent and lengthening their “shelf life.” On this panel, we will be discussing the ethics of zine collecting and how collectors go about their work.
Anonymity (Sunday 4/27 at 3pm)
What are the benefits/drawbacks of being a “public zinester”? Some zinesters find that the material they put out might change their relationships with other people if it was put under their real name; some just find it to be part of “zine culture” to be mysterious. Do you put your real name on your zine? Come find out what our panelists have to say about and share your own experiences with anonymity.