2017 Denver Zine Fest

Denver Zine Library 2015 Logologo by John Porcellino 

Cervantes Color Logo Black Letters.png2017 DENVER ZINE FEST
Saturday, June 17

Cervantes’ Masterpiece & The Other Side
2635 Welton St, Denver
Free to the public!

Exhibitors: Check back to see the growing list of confirmed exhibitors!

Workshops: The deadline for workshop applications was extended to May 10. Fill out the workshop form here.

Volunteer: We need your help to make this event a success! If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out this quick form.

Spread the word: Invite others and stay up to date on our Facebook event.

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Be sure to check out the awesome events leading up to zine fest:

2017 Denver Zine Fest Pre-PartyDZF PRE-PARTY FEAT. DOODLE FIGHTS
Friday, June 16

Ratio Beerworks
2920 Larimer Street, Denver
Free to Attend

Zine Fest is almost here! We’re super excited to be partnering with our friends at Ratio Beerworks to host a special party celebrating the zine culture of Denver while kicking off the festivities for Denver’s annual Zine Fest. There will be a special edition of Doodle Fights!, zines to read, prizes to win, and the best beer in town. Special prizes donated by our friends at Illegal Pete’s and more.

Explosive things can happen when Denver’s talented cartoonists’ community gets together to jam, and now, you can take a ringside seat and get a taste of the zany action at Doodle Fights! A friendly elimination competition and comics reading showcasing a crew of local artists, the event will be hosted by Damian Alexander Bur-ford. And if you go, you’ll be more than an innocent bystander: “Doodle fighters” will take subject cues from audience members and work madly behind the scenes while their cohorts read comic excerpts on stage, and winners will be determined by a vote from the crowd. Imagine a mash-up of poetry readings and WWE for the nerdset. There’s a high possibility of inadvertent adult material!

Zines and CerealZINES AND CEREAL
Thursday, March 30

Cafe Europa
76 Pennsylvania St, Denver

$2 for a bowl of cereal and $1 for a cup of coffee. Vegan milk and gluten-free cereals will be available.

Local zinesters will be selling their zines, so be sure to bring some cash to pick up some awesome reading.

If you bring an unopened box/bag of cereal, you can eat and drink for free!

Zinesters, are you interested in selling your zines at this event? Tables are $7 each and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact us at denverzinelibrary@gmail.com ASAP. Space is limited!

Confirmed exhibitors include: Cosmic BE-INGis Press, Jeremy Stoll, Perpetual Ambivalence,  PolluxShortandqueer, Way Out Magazine

Stay up to date on our Facebook event.


narrators-logo-2014-whiteTHE NARRATORS PRESENTS: FIRSTS

Tuesday, April 11
Buntport Theater
717 Lipan St, Denver
$5-10 suggested donation
We’re thrilled to announce a special collaboration with The Narrators. Come hear zinesters tell true stories on the theme of Firsts, create your own mini zine, and then have the opportunity to take the stage to share your zine with the audience. Plus, there will be free beer from Renegade Brewing Company and also wine available.

Stay up to date on our Facebook event.

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Thursday, May 18
Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm
Mercury Cafe
2199 California St, Denver

$5-10 suggested donation

Calling all Colorado musicians! Mercury Cafe is hosting a show highlighting first time musical performances to benefit the upcoming Denver Zine Fest. 

Never played in front of a crowd? Already in a band but want to play something new with some rad new friends? Now’s your chance! Sign up quick because we’re taking bands on a first come first serve basis. Get in touch With Melissa Black at melissa.rae.black@gmail.com by May 8th to grab your spot and then come out on May 18th to dance your butts off and support your friends. 

We did one of these last year and it was a blast. Don’t be a ding dong and miss out.

Friday, June 16
Start Time TBD
Ratio Beerworks
2920 Larimer Street, Denver
Free to Attend

We are throwing a “Welcome to Zine Fest” part at Ratio Beerworks the night before the big event. We’re working on finalizing some details, but we can assure you that it’s going to be a blast! More details coming soon!