Our PZF 2022 Venue: The Nile Theater
Mesa has many great parking options. Check them out and plan ahead HERE!
Wasted Ink Zine Distro (WIZD) is our sponsor and our Phx Zine Fest home. Both Wasted Ink Zine Distro and the Phx Zine Fest were born out of necessity in our Phoenix community and has worked for over six years to bring people together around self publishing, zine making, solidarity economies, and mutual aid.
Wasted Ink Zine Distro is a storefront and community space located in Nurture House along side Palabras Bilingual Bookstore, Cuentos Cafe, Pachanga Press, and Abalone Mountain Press. WIZD currently represents 350 zine makers who are BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, neurodiverse, and disabled or chronically ill and carries work from Arizona creators and from folks in different states and countries.
WIZD is a communal space with a zine library of over 1000 zines for folks to sit and read with no expectation of a purchase. WIZD invite you to visit the distro, get acquainted with the local zine scene, and find ways to be involved! WIZD will be accepting new zine vendors in January of 2023.
Visit Wasted Ink Zine Distro!
906 W Roosevelt St, Suite 3,
Phoenix Arizona 85007
Thurs 12-5, Friday-Sunday 11-5
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Introducing our Sponsor: Stardust
"Stardust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We operate two reuse centers for home improvement which sell gently-used, salvaged, and surplus building materials at affordable prices. Additionally, we provide deconstruction services that salvage building materials, divert waste from landfills, and support sustainability in the community.
Founded in 1997, Stardust was created when local philanthropist and co-founder Jerry Bisgrove was about to undertake a complete home remodeling project. The first step of the remodeling process was to remove everything from the home, essentially gutting the structure in preparation for a rebuild. The weekend before demolition was scheduled to begin, Jerry and his wife told a friend to take whatever she wanted from the house. When Jerry and his wife returned to inspect the property, they were surprised to discover the usable material from the house was gone, including cabinets, plumbing fixtures, lighting, electrical supplies, and flooring. They asked their friend what she did with everything. She said she used some of the materials to remodel her own home, sold items to friends and relatives, and gave materials to those in need. It is from these humble beginnings that Stardust was born."
Stardust partners with Gifts In Kind:
The Gifts In Kind (GIK) program provides material donations to non-profit organization needing various commodities. GIK allows non-profit organizations access to large quantity and bulk donations of usable materials received by Stardust Non-Profit Building Supplies (SNBS) from local retailers. Items received through GIK may not be sold, bartered, traded, auctioned, raffled or otherwise used for monetary or financial gain by the non-profit organization or their clients.
Learn more about how to donate to Stardust HERE!
"The Arizona Commission on the Arts is an agency of the State of Arizona whose mission is to create opportunities for all Arizonans to participate in and experience the arts. To that end, we deliver grants and support to cultivate sustainable arts communities and promote statewide public access to arts and cultural activities.
The Arizona Commission on the Arts provides grants, programs, services and leadership in support of arts and arts education programs. In partnership with arts organizations, schools, festivals and individual artists, we endeavor to celebrate Arizona’s diverse communities and rich cultural traditions, inspire creativity, grow local economies and enhance quality of life for all Arizonans. Learn more here."
This project is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.
We express our deepest gratitude to the The Arizona Commission on the Arts for providing Phx Zine Fest with a Festival Grant to support the 2022 Phx Zine Fest's efforts to provide 2-day virtual programming and a 2-day in-person festival.
Bring your used books, music, movies, and games to Bookmans Entertainment Exchange. There's no better place to trade in your used stuff because we are truly your one-stop-shop for the holidays. Discover musical instruments, video game systems, home decor, and of course - plenty of books!
We're ramping up our free events both in-store and virtually this holiday season; including our annual favorite, Photos With Santa. We are a locally owned Arizona small business with 6 locations state-wide, which means there's bound to be a Bookmans Entertainment Exchange near you!
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Zia Records opened in 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona and has continued to be at the forefront of independent music retail in the Southwest since then. Zia is the pre-eminent indie retailer in Arizona and Nevada, offering a wide variety of new and pre-owned music, movies, books, video games and more.
For over 30 years, Zia has been host to hundreds of in-store performances with national and local acts. Zia continues to be a significant part of the local music community in Phoenix, Tucson and Las Vegas. In addition to music, movies, books and games, Zia carries an array of pop culture accessories and gift items. You can shop 24 hours a day at www.ziarecords.com!
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Ash Avenue Comics provides a wide range of comics, from mainstream to small press and independent publications, with as large of a selection of graphic novels and back issues as we can fit in the shop. Located in downtown Tempe, Ash Ave Comics is open 7 days a week, just a short walk from ASU and public transportation routes.
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Left Coast Right Watch is a California-based news site dedicated to covering politics and extremism throughout the West Coast. Zines will be prints from LCRW articles.
rinky dink press
rinky dink press (rdp) is on a mission to get poetry back in the hands (and pockets) of the people. To date, we’ve published over 80 single-author micro-collections in microzine form, each priced at $1. Not only are we curating socially resonant poetry, we’re publishing it in a DIY container, one that resists the status quo and the rules of the establishment, one that’s redefining indie publishing within the world of poetics.
Buzza Wuzza Comics & Stories
Elizabeth Allen Berry
I am Chaos Magikian. My zines are spell books that create powerful manifestations. They provide space for calm when the sea is rocky. They allow place for expression and cosmic self love.
Wit, Will & Witchcraft
Sher Wicche is a witch and artist with love for research and helping share that research with others. In 2019 I launched Wit, Will & Witchcraft wanting to not only learn more about witchcraft myself but share that info with others in a more accessible way. I also wanted to find and focus on info from a secular perspective, hoping to provide educational content for witches that aren't what you commonly see in your local bookstore. So far we have three zines, all focusing on different areas of witchcraft. And we plan on writing many more!
Outspokin' & Bookish
Amanda (she/they) is an interdisciplinary artist, librarian, educator, and end-of-life doula. They reside in Tucson, AZ. They are currently writing about and creating zines and books on topics such as green burial, exploration of grief, and queer legacies. As an artist and educator, Amanda has enjoyed facilitating creative workshops for fellow doulas and artists to make zines on death positive topics; they would love to see more resources out in the world that support and emphasize the importance of conscious dying (and living) and death care. Their Zine Bike, Outspokin' & Bookish, makes pop-up appearances around Tucson's art markets, fundraisers, and other free community events.
I want to show my unique perspective on things like being a father and raising bright and creative children. I also want to show my own artwork based off my influences and being Mexican/American. I want to inspire others to create like I have with my kids, and also help them both gain confidence in their own artwork and share with the community.
The king of cats
My zines are supposed to be fun little books.
This zine's creators, Deveyn and Loralei, are two local Arizonan queer folks who are seeking to create a deeper understanding of what democracy means to our community. After working closely on this project, we are excited to share both our research and art in zine form!
AmyLou Bogen is a comic creator living in Phoenix. Most of Bogen’s stories are personal and reflect their own experiences growing up queer and working class in the Midwest, wrestling with mental health, learning to trust their own guts, and other normal human stuff.
Bogen has made many self-published mini comics, contributed writings and illustrations to publications and anthologies including “On What Matters”- A S.A.W. Anthology 2020-2021, and has been self-publishing Lost Projects Zine since 2016.
A lifelong learner, Bogen attended University of Arizona (BA, 2017) and more recently The Sequential Art Workshop (S.A.W.) in Gainesville, FL.
Shut Eye Press
I make zines, books, and prints under Shut Eye Press, based here in the Phoenix area on occupied Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh land. While Shut Eye focuses on my own creative projects, I also create letterpress book covers and other commissioned print and binding projects for others. My zines use a lot of different print techniques and book forms, but I have a special love for letterpress—working and caring for the old presses, and making them as accessible as possible for others to play and create with. I prioritize vegan, eco-friendly processes in my shop by avoiding animal products, reducing solvents, chemicals, and waste, and incorporating excess and misprints into new art.
Labriola's Zine Collection
Abalone Mountain Press
We strive to create books for Native people by Native people. We hope to create a press that supports Native artistry in all forms. We hope to bring quality work to Indigenous literature and create a world for Indigenous voices to thrive as genuinely and true to form. We encourage works such as poetry, fiction, non-fiction and hybrid works.
We are an indigiqueer, trans, non-binary, Black Indigenous, Indigenous feminist friendly press. We do not accept any forms of lateral violence, Homophobia, racism or sexism in our work or in submissions.
Catholic School Made Me Gay
You Ruined Everything
Erin is a colorful, queer, aspiring zine author. Her zine, "You Ruined Everything," is a collection of multi-media, surrealist art and collage, critiquing life in a patriarchal, religious society from a queer perspective.
Blood Pen Magazine
A work of post-art, anti-cultural absurdism about mental health, consumption, and the ethical implications of existing! Each issue may contain references to gore and/or physical and mental trauma.
Josephine Jaye is a game designer and audio producer in Phoenix. She’s created two tabletop roleplaying games: