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Last updated 23 May 2024.

This calendar tracks events in Southern California where zines are bought and sold, or traded. Events with zine in the title have lots of zines. The other events listed mention zines in the description of the event, or in the vendor call. This means they might have zines, but no guarantee.


2024


JANUARY
-1.20 Fresh Pressed by @ttz.online (Highland Park)
-1.21 Los Angeles Art Fair / Photo Zine Swap Meet (Covina)
-1.27 Garabato Festival de Zines (Tijuana)


FEBRUARY
-2.10 Crushes Art Show & Zine Fest (Eagle Rock) Apps_close 01.30
-2.18 Los Angeles Art Fair / Photo Zine Swap Meet (Covina)
-2.23 Black Radiance Mini Arts Fest by @bblitarts (Venice) Apps_close 02.10
-2.24 Black Zine Fest $5 (DTLA) Apps_close 01.24


MARCH
-3.2-3 Print Pomona Art Book Fair Apps_close 01.03
-3.2 Exposición de Fotografía by @ediciones.caradura.cafeteoría (Tijuana)
-3.6 Zomics: A Festival of Zines and Comics (Rancho Cucamonga)
-3.9 Exposición de Fotografía 2 @ediciones.caradura.cafeteoría (Tijuana)
-3.16 Art Market by @farewell.transmission (Long Beach)
-3.16 Nyte Mrkt by @nytemrkt (Long Beach)
-3.17 Genocide Zine Swap @tomorrowtoday.us (Chinatown, LA)
-3.22 Zine pop-ups at Page Against the Machine 6-9 p.m. (Long Beach)
-3.23 818 Zine Fest by @midnighthour_sfv (San Fernando Valley)


APRIL
-4.02 Tuesday Night Cafe by @tnproject (Little Tokyo, LA)
-4.11 Zine Swap with Bre Upton by @ttz.online (Highland Park)
-4.18--5.05 Tokyo Zine Pop Up by @thepophop (Highland Park)
-4.21 Photo Zine Swap Meet by @valeriej.bower (Arts District, LA)
-4.28 Festival del Print Vol.2 by @ediciones.caradura.cafeteoria (Tijuana)


MAY
-4.18--5.05 Tokyo Zine Pop Up by @thepophop (Highland Park)
-5.18 Nyte Mrkt by @nytemrkt (Long Beach)
-5.25 Hyde Park Zine Fest by @laplhydepark


JUNE
-6.02 Convoy Zine Fest by @convoydistrict (San Diego) Apps_close 04.28
-6.22 Dum Dum Fest by @dumdum.fest (Echo Park) Apps_close 04.01
-6.23 LA Zine Fest Apps_close 04.08


AUGUST
-8.10 South Gate Zine Fiesta





2023

The 2023 list tracks only events where zines are bought and sold, or traded. Now that people are circulating more normally I can no longer keep up with all the workshops, launches and other events.

-1.14 Fresh Pressed (a literary event featuring zines in Highland Park)
-1.28 Read or Die Book and Zine Fair $10 (La Jolla)
-1.29 Art Pop-Up featuring zines+ at Very Special LA (Echo Park)
-2.4 No Borders Zine Fest (Venice)
-2.26 Sex & Love Zine Fest by Curious Pub. $7 (Glendale) Apps_close 2.17
-3.1 Zine Fest at San Bernadino Valley College (10 a.m.)
-3.2-5 Print Pomona Art Book Fair
-3.4 Zine Fest at Dr. Strange Records (Rancho Cucamonga)
-3.8 Zine Fest at Chaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga)
-3.25 La Pequeña Festival De Las Artes Del Libro (Mexicali)
-4.22 Packing House Zine Fest (Claremont) Apps_close 4.1
-4.30 Community Fest at Cafe con Libros (Pomona) Apps_waitlisting
-5.28 L.A. Zine Fest (Long Beach) Apps_close 2.22
-5.29 SoCal Zine Hang $ (Downtown LA)
-6.03 Artlands w/Curious Publishing (Redlands) Apps_close 5.13
-6.17 Jefferson Park Zine Fest (no sales, trades and free only)
-6.24 Dum Dum Fest (Echo Park)
-6.24 North Park Book Fair (San Diego)
-6.24-25 Otis College of Art and Design Art Book Fair (LA)
-6.24 Queer Book Bazaar in Plummer Park (West Hollywood)
-6.24 Tiny Tech Zines pop-up (Chinatown)
-6.29 SoCal Zine Hang $ (Downtown LA)
-7.16 Spiralbound by estuario & @2220arts (LA)
-7.17 Grafica Popular de Hoy by @juntademejoras (Ensenada)
-7.22 Compressed Zine & Music Fair (El Cajon)
-7.27 SoCal Zine Hang by @socalzinefest (Downtown LA)
-7.27 Intrn'l Zine Month Pop Up (LA)
-7.28 Zine Pop-up @ Page Against the Machine @6pm (Long Beach)
-7.29 D.I.Y. Zine Fest at Harding Center $ (Carlsbad)
-8.05 Santa Ana Art Walk Zine Pop Up
-8.12 South Gate Zine Fiesta
-8.12 LA Anarchist Book Fair
-8.10-13 LA Art Book Fair
-9.09 Orange County Zine Fest (Anaheim) Apps_close 7.24
-9.09 818 Zine Fest (San Fernando Valley)
-9.23-24 Oceanside Zine Fair Apps_close 8.18
-9.30 Curious Zinefest at Artlands (Redlands) --postponed weather--
-9.1-30 San Fernando Valley Zine Fest (Virtual) Apps_close 7.30
-10.14-15 San Diego Zine Fest Apps_open 7.01-20
-10.22 Packing House Zine Fest (Claremont) Apps_close 10.08
-10.10-11 Rio Hondo College Library Zine Fest (Whittier)
-10.28 Spooky Market by @novacommunityarts (Atwater Village)
-11.11 Pegoste Zine Fest by @pegostee (Mexicali)
-11.12 SoCal Zine Fest (El Segundo) Apps_close 10.25
-11.18 Riso Art & Zine Fest by @gallerynucleus (Alhambra)
-12.3 Grief Zine Swap by @ttz.online (Downtown LA)
-12.09 Zinefest with @curiouspublishing & @theartlands (Redlands)
-12.16 Ensenada Zine Fest Apps_close 11.16


2022

The 2022 list also tracks zine events.
Actual in-person zinefests are in bold.

-1.22 Zine Release of 'Scenes,ARCHIVED' @PainSugarGallery (Riverside)
-1.27 Online Zine Club with LAPL
-2.10 Online Zine Club with LAPL
-2.19 Zine Launch . Drifter Zine . Issue Five (San Fernando Valley)
-2.24 Online Zine Club with LAPL
-2.26 Tiny Tech Zines Workshop at the Culver City Book Festival
-3.5-6 El Colectivo Meraki (Tijuana)
-3.10 Online Zine Club with LAPL
-3.17 Virtual Zine Workshop with the Canoga Branch of LAPL
-3.19 Zine Workshop at California African American Museum (LA)
-3.19 Adobe Punk: A theatrical zine with music (LA)
-3.24 Online Zine Club with LAPL
-3.25 Comic Zine Workshop at Eagle Rock Plaza (LA)
-3.26 Mixed arts event at Tierra de la Culebra Park (Highland Park) $3
-4.2-3 Print Pomona Art Book Fair Apps_open till March 2
-4.07 Zine Club LA (online with LAPL)
-4.10 Domingo de Creadores at Brewja Barra de Cafe (Tijuana)
-4.19 Conchas y Cafe Zine Meet Up (LA)
-4.23 Zine Workshop at California African American Museum (LA)
-4.29 LGBTQ+ Art Hang: Risograph Zine (Glendale)
-5.05 Zine Club LA (online with LAPL)
-5.10 Zine Making Workshop at City Terrace Library (LA)
-5.11 Zine Making Workshop at South Whittier Library
-5.13 Able ARTS Drawing and Zine Club (Long Beach)
-5.19 Zine Club LA (online with LAPL)
-5.20 KTOWN 88 Zine release by @sister_nunchi (LA)
-5.21 James Spooner book launch and mini zine fest (Venice) $5-15
-5.27 LGBTQ+ Art Hang: Zine Workshop at Hot Donna's (Glendale)
-5.28 Virtual LAPL Zine Workshop with Simon Tran
-6.04 Collective Resilience Zine Fest (Chinese American Museum, LA)
-6.10 Zines and Drawing Club by Able Arts at AAW Gallery (Long Beach)
-6.11 Baldwin Hills Library Mini Zine Fest Apps_open till May 28
-6.15 Teen G.E.N. Advisory Board: Zine Workshop (Glendale)
-6.16 Zine Club LA (online with LAPL)
-6.25 Otis College of Art and Design Art Book Fair (LA)
-6.27 Zine Making Workshop at Blossom Market Hall (San Gabriel)
-6.21 Conchas y Cafe Zine bilingual community writing (East LA)
-6.28 Zinemaking 101 by Curious Publishing $15 (Upland)
-6.28 Conchas y Cafe Zine bilingual community writing (East LA)
-6.29 Zine Making Workshop at The Open Book in Northridge
-7.09 LAZF Zine Pop-Up Studio at the Hammer Museum (LA)
-7.14 Teen Zine Workshop at Cypress Park Branch Library
-7.16 Enlightenment Zine Workshop at CA African American Museum (LA)
-7.21 International Zine Library Day Celebration (Altadena Library Lawn)
-7.22-23 Proctor Valley Monster Film and Zine Fest (Bonita)
-7.23 Zine Swap at Libelula Books hosted by SDZF (San Diego)
-7.28 Zine Club LA (online with LAPL, featuring Miquela Davis)
-7.30 End of Summer Giant Game Day and Zine Blast! (Baldwin Hills)
-7.30 Zinemaking 101 at Stay Gallery (Downey)
-7.31 Zine Social at Lancaster Museum of Art and History
-8.01 Zine making Monday at PopHop Books (Highland Park) $3
-8.08 Zine making Monday at PopHop Books (Highland Park) $3
-8.11 Zine Club LA (online with LAPL)
-8.13 Zine Fiesta at the South Gate Museum & Art Gallery
-8.15 Zine making Monday at PopHop Books (Highland Park) $3
-8.18 818 Zine Fest (North Hollywood)
-8.20 Zine Workshop at California African American Museum (LA)
-8.22 Zine making Monday at PopHop Books (Highland Park) $3
.8-25 Adult 101: Personal Zines Workshop (West Hollywood Library)
-8.29 Zine making Monday at PopHop Books (Highland Park) $3
-8.31 Zine Launch of Compass: I'm Still Growing (San Diego)
-9.01-30 San Fernando Valley Zine Fest (Virtual)
-9.03 Conchas y Cafe Zine virtual release
-9.04 Pop Up Zine Workshop at the Hammer Museum (LA)
-9.10 Orange County Zine Fest (Anaheim) Apps_open June 1
-9.10 Zine Workshop at California African American Museum (LA)
-9.10 VoiceWaves: Intro to Zines (Long Beach)
-9.11 Domingo de Creadores at Brewja Barra de Cafe (Tijuana)
-9.16 Fanzinoteca at Enclave Caracol (Tijuana)
-9.17 LAZF zine workshop at "Beyond the Book" (Downey City Library)
-9.17 & 18 San Diego Zine Fest Apps_open July 1-20
-9.17 Zine Workshop at California African American Museum (LA)
-9.18 Zines for the Soul: A Zinemaking Workshop by Sunday Jump (LA)
-9.28 Art Hang's Zine Nite at Mike Hess in North Park (San Diego)
-10.02 Ensrhined:Presence+Preservation Zine Workshop at CAAM (LA)
-10.08 Sticker and Zine Mart at the Pop Hop (Highland Park)
-10.12 Rewriting our Stories: A zine-making workshop series (Pasadena)
-10.12 Zine Workshop at Remainders Creative Reuse (Pasadena)
-10.14 Zines and Drawing Club with Able ARTS (Long Beach)
-10.21 Hallow-Zine @ Center for Arts Eagle Rock
-10.22 Nyte Mrkt (will include zine vendors) (Long Beach)
-10.27 Hallowzine Workshop (Altadena Library)
-10.28 Pegoste Zine Fest (Mexicali)
-11.11 Zines and Drawing Club with Able ARTS (Long Beach)
-11.12 Side Street Project Zine Fest (Pasadena)
-11.18 T.J.Zine (Tijuana)
-11.19 Zine Workshop-California African American Museum (LA)
-12.03 fundraiser for LA Zine Fest (Rampart Village, LA)
-12.09 Art Machine Zine Event/Fest (San Bernadino)
-12.09 Zines and Drawing Club with Able ARTS (Long Beach)
-12.10 Pop-up Studio: Zines at the Hammer Museum (LA)
-12.16 Garabato Festival de Zines (Tijuana)
-12.17 Building a Spiritual Base for Self & Zine Making (Ontario)



2021

The 2021 list also tracks zine events.
Actual in-person zinefests are in bold.

-4.11-24 Curious Virtual Zine and Print Fair
-5.29 Zine Fest by Curious Magazine & Cappucinos and Drip (Pomona)
-6.13 Grrrl Zines a Go-Go and San Diego Zine Fest Pop-Up
-6.26 Goth Girl Summer Fest DIY Art & Music Event (Riverside)
-7.03 Curious Magazine v.3 no.4 Release Party (San Bernadino)
-7.10 Drifter Zine Pop-up (San Fernando Valley)
-7.15 Zine Workshop - "Queer Zines 2.0" (El Segundo)
-7.17 North Park Book Fair (San Diego)
-7.17 Zine Workshop - California African American Museum (LA)
-7.18 Emerjent zine release and Pop-Up by Tiny Tech Zines (LA)
-7.31 Show and Sell by Curious Publishing (Pomona)
-7.31 Zine Swap with San Diego Zine Fest at Libelula Books
-7.31 @DSTLArts celebrates 4 new zines with a pop-up (LA)
-8.27 OC Zine Fest (Anaheim) in-person CANCELLED, only VIRTUAL
-9.01-30 San Fernando Valley Virtual Zine Fest on IG
-9.08 LA Public Library Zine Workshop
-9.11 Tijuana Zine Fest
-9.14 Voicewaves Workshop: Zines (Long Beach)
-9.14 Cafe y Conchas Zine Workshop (Tuesdays in LA)
-9.15 Virtual Zine Workshop with Cynthia T. Navarro (LAPL)
-9.18 Altadena Zine Library event at Arlington Garden
-10.01 Immigrant Identity Poetry Zine Workshop (Santa Barbara)
-10.08-17 San Diego Zine Fest
-10.13 Virtual Bilingual Zine Workshop with Yeiry Guevara (LAPL)
-10.23 Reunion de Creaturas (Tijuana)
-10.29 Exploring South Asian Experiences Through Zines (Claremont)
-11.04 & 18 Online Zine Club with LAPL
-11.06-12.23 Tierra del Sol Gallery Zine Exhibition (LA)
-12.02 & 16 Online Zine Club with LAPL
-12.06 Adult Perzine Workshop (Huntington Park Library)
-12.10 Zineverse San Bernadino (San Bernadino Valley College)
-12.11 Tierra del Sol Holiday Bazaar and Zine Making Workshop (LA)
-12.11 North Park Book Fair (San Diego)
-12.11 Ensenada Zine Fest
-12.18 Fresh Pressed (LA)
-12.18 Mobile Pop-Up Zine Library by San Diego Zine Fest



2020

-1.11 Stage Fright: Mini PoC Zine Fest $ (LA)
-2.29 Zine & Art Pop-Up (Hey Hey Tea Room, LA)
-3.04 Chaffey College Zine Fest (Rancho Cucamonga)
-Womxn of Color Zine Fest (East LA) POSTPONED then CANCELLED
-5th Street Zinefest (Redlands) POSTPONED then CANCELLED
-Vomit 2020, ZineFest+ POSTPONED then CANCELLED
-4.18 Claremont Zine Fest CANCELLED then VIRTUAL
-5.31 Los Angeles Zine Fest CANCELLED then VIRTUAL
-Flair: A Pin, Patch and Zine Event (Stanton) CANCELLED
-8.22 Orange County VIRTUAL Zinefest (Anaheim) on IG.
-San Fernando Valley Zine Fest VIRTUAL
-10.-- San Diego Zine Fest VIRTUAL
-10.31 Trick 'R Zine (Live IN-PERSON event in Claremont)



2019

-2.16 Cosmic Zinefest (Redlands U.).
-3.06 Chaffey College 'Zines Fest
-3.17 San Fernando Valley Zine Fest "Valley Girl Redefined Edition"
-3.23. Curious Zine Fest (Ontario)
-3.23-24 Womxn of Color Zine Fest & Pop Up Show (East LA)
-3.31 Joshua Tree Zine Fest
-4.6-7 Mini Zine Fest at Jr. High LA
-4.12-14 LA Zine Fair (Superchief Gallery)
-4.13 Claremont Zine Fest
-4.27 Chula Vista Zine Fest
-5.09 Visions of Wellness Mini Zine Fest (LA)
-5.24 UCI Libraries' Zinefest
-5.26 Los Angeles Zine Fest
-5.28-31 Powell Zine Fest (UCLA library)
-6.09 Zine Fest at Alley Art Festival (Vista)
-6.28 The Animation Guild Zinefest (Burbank)
-7.13 Tijuana Zine Fest
-8.11 Tiny Tech Zine Fest (LA)
-8.24 Orange County Zinefest (Anaheim)
-9.08 Long Beach Zine Fest
-9.21 San Fernando Valley Zine Fest
-9.28 Zine Block Party (Ontario)
-10.5-6 San Diego Zine Fest
-10.12 Hallowzinefest $ (Hive Gallery, LA)
-10.13 Pomona Zine Fest
-10.27 5th Street Zinefest (Redlands)


2018

-3.07 Chaffey College 'Zines Fest
-3.24-25 Womxn of Color Zine Fest & Pop Up Show (East LA)
-4.01 Joshua Tree Zine Fest
-4.14 Claremont Zine Fest
-4.28 Chula Vista Zine Fest
-5.27 Los Angeles Zine Fest
-5.05 Zine Talento (Ensenada)
-7.05 Zine Fronteras (Tijuana)
-7.14 Tijuana Zine Fest
-7.21 Pomona Zine Fest
-7.21-22 Papercuts Zine Show (Oceanside)
-8.25 Orange County Zinefest (Anaheim)
-9.15 Long Beach Zine Fest
-9.29 San Fernando Valley Zine Fest
-9.29-30 San Diego Zine Fest
-9.20 Riverside Zineposium
-10.21 Zine Halloween
-10.28 Inland Empire Zinefest (Redlands)
-11.26 UCSD Student Zine Fest


2017

-3.25 ZineMelt (LA)
-4.22 Claremont Zine Fest
-4.22 Zine Talento (Ensenada)
-5.28 Los Angeles Zine Fest
-7.7-9 Zine Fronteras (Tijuana)
-7.15 Tijuana Zine Fest
-8.06 Long Beach Zine Fest
-8.19 Orange County Zinefest (Anaheim)
-9.23 San Fernando Valley Zine Fest
-10.7-8 San Diego Zine Fest
-10.29 Inland Empire Zinefest (Redlands)
-11.04 Papercuts Zine Show (Oceanside)


2016

-3.06 Los Angeles Zine Fest
-3.19 ZineMelt Comic and Zine Fair (LA)
-4.16 Claremont Zine Fest
-4.24 Long Beach Zine Fest
-5.21 Zine Talento (Ensenada)
-6.25 ZineMelt Comic and Zine Fair (LA)
-7.01 Zine Fronteras (Tijuana)
-7.15-16 Papercuts Zine Show (Oceanside)
-7.23 Tijuana Zine Fest
-7.24 Orange County Zinefest (Anaheim)
-10.01 San Diego Zine Fest
-10.22 Hallow-ZineMelt (LA)
-10.23 Inland Empire Zinefest (Redlands)
-11.05 Zine Talento (Ensenada)


2015

-2.15 Los Angeles Zine Fest
-4.25 Claremont Zine Fest
-4.12 Long Beach Zine Fest
-5.23 ZineMelt Comic and Zine Fair (LA)
-7.3-5 Zine Fronteras (Tijuana)
-7.19 Orange County Zinefest (Anaheim)
-10.03 San Diego Zine Fest
-10.10 Hallo-ZineMelt (LA)
-10.25 Inland Empire Zinefest (Redlands)


2014

-2.16 Los Angeles Zine Fest
-4.19 Claremont Zine Fest
-7.12 Orange County Zinefest (Anaheim)
-10.05 San Diego Zine Fest
-10.26 Inland Empire Zinefest (Redlands)


2013

-2.17 Los Angeles Zine Fest
-4.22 Claremont Zine Fest
-5.18 Riverside DIY Print Fest
-10.06 San Diego Zine Fest
-11.02 Inland Empire Zinefest (Redlands)


2012

-2.?? Los Angeles Zine Fest
-11.17 Inland Empire Zinefest (Redlands)


2011

-pre-LAZF era







This list does not claim to be exhaustive.
If you know of a fest I should include for historical purposes,
I will be happy to add it. Please message me.


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