OC Zine Fest

Orange County Zine Fest

Sixth Annual Orange County Zine Fest

The sixth annual OC Zine Fest will feature over 100 vendors across Southern California, some who are debuting new works in their expansive zine collection. This jam-packed day includes panel discussions, speakers, and workshops, plus the local food pop-up Chicana Vegana all taking place at Anaheim Central Library!!

OC Zine Fest:

  • When: Saturday, August 24
  • Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Central Library, 500 W. Broadway Ave.
  • More: Zines at Central Library here.

Event Schedule

TimeKeynote Speaker (1st Floor, Children's Room)
12:00 p.m. Sarah Rafael García of LibroMobile
Writer, community educator, and performance ethnographer, Sarah Rafael García is the author of Las Niñas and SanTana’s Fairy Tales, founder of Barrio Writers and LibroMobile, and a 2019 UH KGMCA-Project Row Houses Fellow. Currently, she splits her time between stacking books in Santa Ana, California and creating a sci-fi literary project in Houston, Texas.⠀


TimeWorkshops (1st Floor, Children's Room)Hosts
12:30 p.m.Found Object Printmaking
Use imprints from nature and household objects to create a series of one-of-a-kind prints! Come and experiment with different printmaking textures and layering techniques in this fun and refreshing workshop. Techniques can easily be replicated in future art or zine-making!

Katie Dinh
1:30 p.m.Book Binding: Making Jacob's Ladder Books! ⠀
Rachel will reveal the secrets of making magic books that reveal hidden messages and images within their folds in this unique workshop.
Rachel Curry
A teaching artist, bookbinder, and printmaker with a practice centered around building community and making art accessible to all.


TimePanel Discussions (1st Floor, Children's Room)Participants
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

#DJZibaZ will be playing music in between panel discussions!! 

Ziba is a current co-organizer of Long Beach Zine Fest 2019 & has been on the organizing team for Long Beach Zine Fest 2018 - 2016. Ziba is also a public librarian for the city of Los Angeles.
As a DJ, #DJZibaZ, Ziba was on the air at KUCI 88.9 FM in Irvine from 2000-2010 with a music show weekly called ZM Rad!o. 

From 2010-2013 Ziba hosted a weekly public affairs radio show called Our Digital Future where she interviewed librarians and archivists from around the world!

Ziba Zehdar

As a zinester, Ziba creates ZebraRadar Zine. Ziba started making zines unknowingly in 2006 when she started keeping a scrapbook which culminated in ZebraRadar Zine v.1 & 2, Zs+Xs / Hoof n' Mouth in 2012. Later Ziba released ZebraRadar Zine v.3, Zebra w/o Pizza, 2018 from her side of a collaborative zine from 2014-2018 called ZebraPizza Zine. ZebraRadar Zine v.4 will debut on August 20, 2019 and is all about the #DjZibaZ story (2000-present) and how you may learn to DJ as well!
1:00 p.m.Engaging Reluctant Readers and Creators through Zines
Zine librarians and teachers using zines in the classroom will share their methods and experiences for engaging students and teaching the creative process using zines.
Brianna Meli, AUHSD Librarian Tommy Kovac, Ziba Perez Zehdar, Wendy Kubiak and Matt Rippon
2:00 p.m.The Sci-Fi History behind Zines
The history of zines comes from science fiction, letters, Star Trek, slash/fan fiction and has a surprising feminist start! Come learn about the invention of "fanzines," some of your favorite sci-fi authors who published in zines, and how the science fiction fanzine gave birth to music zines and more.
Jessica Shaw and Nicole Vandever (The Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Club, CSUF)
3:00 p.m.From our Hearts to La Comunidad
Join LibroMobile Book Advisor and local poet, Marilynn Montaño, in discussion with local writers Gustavo Hernandez, Iuri M. Lara, Selena Pineda and visiting writer Leticia Urieta. Featured panelists will share poetry, lyrical prose and words of struggle and triumph to inspire more folks in our community to share writing from the heart.
Marilynn Montaño from LibroMobile, Gustavo Hernandez, Iuri M. Lara,
Selena Pineda, and Leticia Urieta.