IE Zinefest

I tabled again at a zinefest, this time Inland Empire Zine Fest in Redlands. It was a pretty slow (and suprisingly rainy) day, but people did come through. Zinefests and other DIY spaces have always intrigued me more than Comic Con or other more traditional conventions. The stuff published there is always so unique and idiosyncratic--non sequitur photo books, pages out of a diary, queer subculture zines, etc. Each table is uniquely that person's life experience and interests made manifest. Sure, not everything is polished and accessible as your average comic book or graphic novel, but it feels real and tactile in a way that the slick, fandom-oriented tables at COmic Con doesn't. 

 Sami and Isaac doing homework. It was a slow day. 

Sami and Isaac doing homework. It was a slow day. 

 Stickers were the big seller. At the end of the day we started drawing on random scraps of paper and giving the drawings away for free. 

Stickers were the big seller. At the end of the day we started drawing on random scraps of paper and giving the drawings away for free. 

 Tasted and Zine Collective.

Tasted and Zine Collective.