The Brooklyn Zine Fest is a space for creative, independent, talented voices from New York City and beyond to connect with an engaged audience. Our exhibitors create all kinds of zines to showcase their writing, illustration, photography, interviews, cooking, and any & everything else they'd like to share with the world.

Brooklyn Zine Fest returns this year from 11am to 6pm on Saturday (4/26) & Sunday (4/27) at the Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont St. in Brooklyn Heights). Each day has 75 different exhibitors, plus panels in the Othmer Library on the second floor of BHS. Saturday has a panel on Queer & Trans* Zinesters at 4:30pm, and Sunday has one on Zine Libraries, Archives, and Collectives at 1pm, and another on Anonymity in Zine Making at 3pm. Full list of exhibitors and BZF flyer below.

BZF also has lead-in events tonight (4/24) & Friday (4/25). The schedule for those looks like this:

Thursday, April 24th at 7pm / FREE, All Ages:
Zines from the Borderlands: Storytelling about Mixed-Heritage

Featuring four Brooklyn Zine Fest exhibitors, this panel will discuss questions like, How can zines create new narratives and representations for mixed-heritage people, LGBTQ communities, and people of color? and, What is the role of zines, DIY and self-publishing within marginalized communities?

Friday, April 25th at 8pm / $8, All Ages (with beer for sale to 21+):
Brooklyn Brain Frame 2

Chicago's hugely successful performative comics event returns to Brooklyn, with host Lyra Hill curating a lineup of comics artists, writers, and musicians to perform live versions of their audio and visual work. Featuring several zine fest exhibitors and other New York artists, this show promises wild visuals, some amateur rapping, and live musical accompaniment.

Lauren Measure

One of the items that will be on sale Saturday at Brooklyn Zine Fest is How Do You Like What You Have, the new book of artwork by Lauren Denitzio, formerly of The Measure [sa] and currently of Worriers, which Don Giovanni is releasing. You can pick it up on Saturday at feminist collective For the Birds' table.

Lauren is also throwing a release party in Brooklyn on Sunday (4/27 at Lulu's which her band Worriers is playing, along with their labelmates Shellshag, and local pop punks Chumped. That show starts at 8 PM, is FREE, and will also have copies of Lauren's new book available. Show flyer below.

Worriers have a couple other shows coming up, including another hometown show on July 11 at Cake Shop with fellow NYC band Adult Dude and Halifax's Kestrels. All of their dates are listed below.

Speaking of zines and indie/punk bands, Swearin' and Radiator Hospital play The Miscreant's 50th issue party at Silent Barn on May 3.

Watch a video of Worriers at Suburbia, with the list of Brooklyn Zine Fest exhibitors and flyers, below...


Worriers - "Made to Mend" at Suburbia in 2013


Worriers -- 2014 Tour Dates
4/17 Lulu's Brooklyn, NY w/ Shellshag, Chumped (Lauren's book release)
5/9 Golden Tea House Philadelphia, PA w/ Radiator Hospital
7/11 Cake Shop New York, NY w/ Adult Dude, Kestrels


Brooklyn Zine Fest -- 2014 Exhibitors

Saturday, April 26
Saturday, April 26th
I Love Bad Movies
the carbon based mistake
Used Gravitrons
James McPherson Zines
Harrison Stewart
Usagi Por Moi
Marta Ryczko
Jess Ruliffson
The East Village Inky
Put A Egg On It / SALT
Big Womyn Press
Lunchmeat Magazine
Rellie Brewer
Horror Boobs
Chris Carfolite
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POC Zine Project
The Bushwick Review
Sassyfrass Circus
tsurufoto nudiezine
The Worst: Grief & Loss
For the Birds Feminist Collective
Chris Piascik
Josh LaFayette
Sincerely Analog
Pillow Talk Zine
Homos in Herstory
Quail Bell Magazine
Maya Edelman
Dave Ortega
LI'L PILL-O, Books.
Everything is Fucked, Everything is OK
Fluxxii Mental Health Distro
Keep This Bag Away From Children
Paper Rocket
Big Daddy Bones Press
Jeremy Jusay
So Buttons
Meghan Turbitt
SMH Girls
Brooklyn College Library Zine Collection
FORGE. Art Magazine
Wizard skull
Syndicate Product
So What? Press
Vice Versa Press
PSI Cycling Journal
HQ Press
Egoheads Zine Collective
Brighton Beach Coney Island Local
Instant Rabbit
Trust Me: I Know What I'm Doing
Marnie Galloway
Gary Kachadourian
Triple Lightning
Dirt Rascal NYC
Christian Hendricks
Whim Quarterly Etc.

Student & Teacher Section
1800′s Axl Rose
Hazel Newlevant
Moon Comix
Courtney Menard
The Juvenilia
Aatmaja Pandya
Kjersti Faret
Laura Lannes
TALK Magazine
Amanda Scurti
WBAR Radio

Sunday, April 27
Displaced Snail Publications
Crying Frodo
The La-La Theory
Miniature Garden
Tazewell's Favorite Eccentric
Elation Press
Cynthia Ann
The Ken Chronicles
Desert Island
Smoke Signal
Ramsey Everydaypants
Barnard Zine Library
Lower East Side Librarian
The Cowation
Robin Enrico
Carnage NYC
Jowy Romano
Gutfeelings Zine
Pegacorn Press
Booklyn Art Gallery
The Modern Travelers' Green Zine
Big Tee Pee
Steve Seck
Fangirl Publications
Standard Issue + Tuesday Bassen
A Voyage to Panjikant
Original Plumbing
Erin Fae
Lovers & Other Strangers
Liz Prince
Brandi Lee
Vinyl Vagabonds
Haiku & Holga
I Love Bad Movies
Variations On
Yo, Miss!
Spectacle Theater
The Runcible Spoon
Hirsute Heroines
M. Sweeney Lawless
Brooklyn to Mars
One Page Productions
No Kings Press
The Carbon Based Mistake
On Flora
Take Out
Sleeping Creatures Distro
Rebekka Dunlap
Eleanor C. Whitney/Grow
Brown Rice Magazine
Ray Ray Books
Rad Dad/Tomas Moniz
Art Activist Nia
Eli Brandwein
Packet Biweekly
Research and Destroy New York City
Bar Scrawl
Jess Worby
Lyra Hill/Brain Frame

Student & Teacher Section
Barnard Zine Club
Blame Dagger
Awake Zines
The New School Zine Publishing Collective
The Broke Squad
Twenty-Four Hours
Joseph Giacona
Parsons Illustratio
nParsons Alumni
Hayley Gold
Barnard/Columbia Mountain Stewards
Black Lesbians @ Lesbian Herstory Archive

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