At the fifth annual L.A. Zine Fest, printed matter still matters, especially if it's self-printed. Here, you can shop, swap or flip through stories, art, comics and all manner of periodicals by more than 200 national zine makers and small-press publishers with names like #SNATCHPOWER, ASSWIPE and Suicidal Goldfish. Better yet, you can take part in workshops and learn how to be a DIY publisher yourself. The schedule also offers panels on various topics and readings at the Last Bookstore featuring returning guests V. Vale, writer, publisher and former member of psych-hard rock band Blue Cheer; and Alice Bag, punk-rock singer and feminist activist.
PS: I'll also be tabling all day at LA Zine Fest with Rudy Bleu -aka @QueerPunkDisco - we'll be at the Majestic - stop by and say hi, pick up a copy of my self-published Pipe Bomb for The Soul!