Swansea Zine Fest, an event to celebrate fanzines and DIY self-publishing, will be held at Volcano Swansea on Saturday 19th May 2018 from 12pm - 5pm!
A zine (pronounced “zeen,” as in “maga-zine”) is a self-published, small circulation, non-commercial booklet or magazine, usually produced by one person
or a few individuals. Zines can include personal essays, political discussions, fiction, do-it-yourself tips, articles about music or movies, comics, poetry, reviews – anything under the sun! Zines are personal and idiosyncratic. A zinester is a person who makes zines.
Come along to buy and swap zines and DIY publications from a range of zinesters and creators from Swansea and further afield. We will also be holding some zine readings, craft space, free zine giveaways, and a chance to make your own zine!
· Free entry
· Fully accessible venue
· Open to all
You can also follow us on twitter @ SwanseaZineFest !
We will be collecting donations on the day to cover the venue hire cost, and all additional funds will be donated to Discovery, a Swansea-based charity that enriches the lives of the people in Swansea through volunteering. www.discoverySVS.org
OPEN CALL FOR TABLERS / STALL-HOLDERS
Zinesters, zine-makers, small press poets and writers,
indie comics, DIYers - apply for a table at the event and become part of Swansea's very first Zine Fest!
Zine-makers and DIY publishers of any type are invited to have a table at the event to sell their publications, at a cost of £7 for the afternoon.
To apply for a table, please complete the online form: https://goo.gl/forms/r3uN0T5VeWMzMAem1
The deadline for applications is 28th February 2018.
If you have any questions, please get in touch at email@example.com!
BY TRAIN: Swansea train station is a 3-minute walk from Volcano; upon exiting the train station, continue down High Street (past The Grand Hotel), and Volcano will be on your right.
BY BUS/COACH: Swansea Bus Station is in the Quadrant Shopping Centre, and is a 13-16 minute walk from Volcano.
BY CAR: there are a number of car parks in the city centre, the closest being the NCP multi-storey on Orchard Street, a 2 minute walk from Volcano (we recommend pre-booking as this will be cheaper than paying on the day: https://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/swansea-orchard-street/). There is also a large free car park in Park Tawe Retail Park, which is an 8-10 minute walk from Volcano (NB: maximum 4 hour stay in Park Tawe car park).
Volcano has accessible bathrooms in the room adjacent to where the zine fest will be taking place.
Volcano will be selling hot and cold drinks and snacks throughout the day.
There are plenty of convenience stores and restaurants along High Street if you want to get food and drinks elsewhere, and if you head into Swansea city centre there are loads of fast food outlets, shops, restaurants, and coffee shops.
There are also a few cash machines along High Street.
The event will be held on the ground floor of Volcano Theatre, is fully wheelchair accessible, and has a disabled toilet. If you want to discuss any accessibility requirements, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
The event is open to all! Please note however that some content on sale and in the zine readings may not be appropriate for children so they should be supervised. Stallholders must be over the age of 18 but can be assisted by children and young people.