Boston’s 3rd Annual New Zineland is back at Cambridge Elks Lodge. This year the two day fest (April 21-22) is bursting with vendors touring from Chicago, DC, Baltimore, Philly, NY, NJ, VT, ME, RI, CT, and, of course, MA. That means you have two days to get there and hit up your local zinesters plus meet and greet those from afar. Programming will include a bookbinding workshop, DIY lino-printing with Kitsch Collins (Medford); a panel discussion on race and small publishing lead by Unbag (Brooklyn); basic self-publishing 101 with Inkroot Studio (Brookline); and a talk on comics, sequential narratives, and character design with Hal Gaucher (Cambridge). This is an all-ages event, so drop in with the kids, parents, and neighbors! Soak up all this knowledge and make a zine. Yes! You can join the zine scene too.
New Zineland was started out of Caitlin Kenney’s love and appreciation for self-publishing. As Kenney stated, “the fest is a great way to bring together and strengthen the self-publishing community while also giving the public the tools and inspiration to start their own projects or just appreciate what’s out there.” What is out there? You won’t know unless you stop in and show your support to these artists for one or both days in April.