The Brooklyn Zine Fest is an annual exhibition of the best independently published magazines in New York City. Featuring more than 100 writers and publishers from around town and beyond the city’s borders, the event is an incomparably intimate look into a place that’s known worldwide for hosting inspired independent creatives and aspiring young artists. The Brooklyn Zine Fest will be constructed by main exhibition spaces for publishers to display and sell their magazines, along with different panel discussions and workshops for all visitors.
The event will be broken up into two days of magazine madness on the weekend of April 25-26. Saturday will feature a full day of panel talks and workshops. Local writer Jordan Alam will curate the programs. Those interested in attending should stay updated on the event’s website for upcoming updates on the topics of the panel discussions and workshops, as they are currently being decided.
In addition to the weekend’s various happenings, the festival will feature a long list of locally produced independent publications. Each day will host more than 60 exhibitors, totalling in over 150 for the weekend. Among the more promising attendees are Salt Magazine — a bi-annual publication focused on chefs and kitchens from Brooklyn — and I Love Bad Movies, a variety magazine with essays, comics and illustrations focused on entertainingly poor cinema.
With so many peculiar and exciting artistic ventures slated to share their work at Brooklyn Zine Fest, the event is poised to truly embody the creative spirit of New York City. These publications combine to create an artistic universe that’s particular to the Big Apple, and that is seldom discovered beyond the city limits. The fest is set to take place at the beautiful, and fitting, Brooklyn Historical Society for a fun weekend of discovery and enjoyment.
April 25-26, 2015
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201