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Brooklyn Zine Fest

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Photograph: Jessica Lin
Brooklyn Zine Fest
Free
Some say print media is dying a slow, ignominious death (we respectfully disagree), but the self-publishing scene is undeniably thriving. Whether out of nostalgia, vanity or boredom, folks are printing pamphlet-size periodicals by the ream (remember those?). As one of the form’s strongest champions, the Brooklyn Zine Fest has established itself in three short years as a publishing expo par excellence. The two-day affair takes over the Brooklyn Historical Society, with 154 creators from around the world, including plenty from the five boroughs, filing in to sell their wares. Here’s a selection of our favorites. As a warm-up to the fair, the venue hosts a panel discussion, “Zines from the Borderlands: Storytelling About Mixed-Heritage,” on Thursday 24 at 7pm (free) and Chicago-based performative-reading event Brain Frame on Friday 25 at 8pm ($8).
Event phone: 718-222-4111
Event website: http://brooklynzinefest.com
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