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Break out those umbrellas because we are going to make it rain zines, Los Angeles.
Break out those umbrellas because we are going to make it rain zines, Los Angeles.
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Zine noun \ˈzēn\ : a noncommercial, homemade publication usually devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter. 

L.A. Zine Fest 2012 is an event celebrating self-publishing and D.I.Y culture. More than 85 creators from all over the country will be selling and trading zines, comix, prints, posters and all things good on paper. Admission is free and includes tunes during the fest (provided by KXLU), plus an opportunity to see special guest speakers including; Jim Smith of The Smell, Sean Carnage, V. Vale and Henry Rollins. There will also be an after party hosted by L.A. Record with live screen printing from Hit + Run (bring a t-shirt or buy one the day-of).  

The Fest is taking place on Sunday, February 19th above The Last Bookstore, in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. That's right! It's happening! We have been pooling our money together but we haven't been able to raise enough to cover all the necessary expenses.

All money raised will go towards our event costs including: venue-required security guards; table and chair rental; screens, ink, and paper for our hand-silkscreened posters; postcards to advertise our event; plane tickets to help V.Vale, our guest speaker, get to the Fest and back; hiring a quality sound person to do the sound for our panels and discussions; live silkscreening from Hit + Run; printing programs for the Fest; buying t-shirts and silkscreen ink for one of our pre-events; paying the bands for the afterparty; making a short promo video.  

We have some awesome incentive prizes listed to the right. Remember, any amount you are able to give will directly contribute to making L.A. Zine Fest an event we can all be excited to be a part of. Thank you!

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    A first look slideshow of photos from the 2012 Fest and a thank you on our blog.

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    L.A. Zine Fest pin grab bag, a copy of our Guide to L.A. Zine, a first look slideshow of photos from the Fest and a thank you on our blog.

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    L.A. Zine Fest 2012 screen printed t-shirt, L.A. Zine Fest pin grab bag, a copy of our Guide to L.A. Zine, a first look slideshow of photos from the Fest and a thank you on our blog.

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    An illustrated shirt, hand drawn by one of L.A. Zine Fest's poster artists; Alex Chiu, Champoy Hate, J.T Steiny, or Simon Sotelo.

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    A pint of handmade ice cream (or frozen yogurt or sorbet) created by the organizers of L.A. Zine Fest at our HQ. (L.A. area only), an L.A. Zine Fest 2012 screen printed t-shirt, and a pair of truly one of a kind, hand illustrated Converse shoes by poster artist Champoy Hate. BONUS!! You will also receive a copy of both Bound&Gagged and The Blot by LAZF presenter Tom Neely.

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    L.A artist Simon Sotelo will make a fully functional marionette, or 11" x 14" portrait, of you or the person of your choice.

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