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2018 Denver Zine Fest
Special Edition Newsletter
The Denver Zine Fest is just around the corner and we have a ton of excitement in store for you!
Saturday, June 23

7pm at Ratio Beerworks
2920 Larimer Street, Denver

Doodle Fights! are back to kick off an early celebration of 2018 Denver Zine Fest!  

Explosive things can happen when Denver’s talented cartoonists’ community gets together to jam, and now, you can take a ringside seat and get a taste of the zany action at Doodle Fights! A friendly elimination competition and comics reading showcasing a crew of local artists. And if you go, you’ll be more than an innocent bystander: “Doodle fighters” will take subject cues from audience members and work madly behind the scenes while their cohorts read comic excerpts on stage, and winners will be determined by a vote from the crowd. Imagine a mash-up of poetry readings and WWE for the nerdset. There's a high possibility of inadvertent adult material!

Some of the best indie cartoonists will be reading their comics, as well as an assortment of artists battling against each other on the easels armed only with sharpies! It's a free event!


6-9pm at Kilgore Books
624 E. 13th Avenue, Denver

Our good friends at Kilgore Books are celebrating a decade of one of the best bookstores in town! Please stop by, drink a beer, give some high fives, and buy some books!

Denver Zine Fest
Sunday, June 24
Sunday, June 24, from 10am - 6pm
McNichols Civic Center Building
144 W Colfax Ave, Denver CO
Free to attend!
Check out the profiles for our 90+ exhibitors who will be joining us from Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and COLORADO!

See below for full descriptions of all events
  • 12-1pm: Zine Olympics (1st Floor)
  • 1-3pm: Artsy Fartsy, hosted by Warm Cookies of the Revolution (3rd Floor)
  • 3:30-4:30pm: Special zine fest edition of The Narrators: Rejected (1st floor)
Interactive Exhibits
  • Take a Story, Leave a Story with Denver Orbit: Denver Orbit will debut their Take a Story, Leave a Story booth. At this booth, you can sit and listen to some of Denver Orbit’s best stories. But! If you have a story you want to tell, Producers Josh Mattison and Shannon Geis will be there to help you to do just that. 
  • Coloring Area by Lowbrow: Zine fest leaving you bursting with creativity? Feeling overwhelmed by so much amazingness in one room? Sit and color, then show off your art to your friends!
We need your help to make this event a success! If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out this quick form!

Food and Beverages
Coffee will be available for sale on the exhibitor floor, courtesy of Mutiny Information Café. There will also be a bar featuring Ratio Beerworks, along with other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. iPie Pizza Truck will be parked outside the front of the venue.

Help us spread the word
Please invite all of your friends! Send them to our website and/or share our Facebook event.
Zine Olympics
12-1pm, Sunday, June 24
Speed Stapling
Each participant will be given three sheets of paper, each with a different pattern of numbered circles. The participant must staple within each circle, in the order in which they are numbered, as quickly as possible. Points will be deducted for inaccuracy. This is a timed event--the best time wins.

Precision Folding
Each participant will fold sheets of paper to various lengths and widths (for example, half-size, quarter-size, tri-fold, etc.). This is a timed event, but the focus is on accuracy. Best time wins.

Proper Assemblage
This is a doubles event, with 2 members per team. Each team will be given 5 zines, each of which has been mis-collated. The team must determine the proper order of the pages, re-collate them, then reassemble them. Fastest time wins.

Stapler Relay Race
This is a team event, consisting of 2, 3 or 4 member teams. Each team member must accurately staple a particular requested pattern on a piece of paper, then pass the paper to the next team member, who must then complete their portion. Quickest time wins.

Creative Cover Design
This individual event will take place throughout the day. Participants must randomly choose a title for an imaginary zine, then come up with the best cover they can. Creativity, imagination, and general design skills are key. The covers will be voted on by the public, and the cover with the most votes wins.
Artsy Fartsy
1-3pm, Sunday, June 24
Join Warm Cookies of the Revolution for an afternoon of both silly and serious TED-esque talks exploring how Art can inspire us, manipulate us, raise our voices, or drown them out.

All Warm Cookies programs are free, with a $5 suggested donation to help with costs. Interpretation and childcare available if requested. A few days notice is helpful for planning!
The Narrators: Rejected
3:30-4:30pm, Sunday, June 24
The Narrators is a live storytelling show and podcast based in Denver, Colorado, and San Diego, California. They're dedicated to promoting the art of true storytelling and providing community access to storytelling events.

The theme of this special zine fest edition of the show is Rejected and will feature true stories from Sydney Crain, Nathan Hall, Brian Flynn, and Mark Trujillo.
Zine Fest After Party
Sunday, June 24
So many zinesters, so little time!
Join us for some extended socializing
7pm at Historians Ale House
24 Broadway #102, Denver

Don't want the excitement to end? Come hang out, grab dinner and/or drinks at Historians Ale house (gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options available). It'll be low key and folks are welcome to stop by or spend the evening there. We don't have a specific area reserved, so feel free to grab a spot anywhere.

Denver Zine Library Merch
Show your support of the Denver Zine Library and Denver Zine Fest in style!

Available at the Denver Zine Library's exhibitor table:
$7 pint glasses
$10 mugs (only a few left!)
$10 tote bags (canvas, red, or blue)
$10 commemorative zine fest posters
$8 glass "zine" tumblers ($15 for 2, $25 for 4)
$15-$20 t-shirts (zine library and zine fest available)
Local Support Provided By:

Denver Zine Library
The Denver Zine Fest is brought to you by the Denver Zine Library, a volunteer-run nonprofit organization with over 20,000 zines in our lending collection. Since 2003, the DZL has promoted zines in Denver and surrounding areas by staffing open hours, facilitating workshops and hosting events. Come check out the constantly growing collection on Saturdays and Sundays between 11am-3pm or by appointment.

For more info about the Denver Zine Library:
Our Facebook page is a great place to stay up to date on DZL happenings (besides this newsletter, of course).

We've recently closed down our Facebook group, so click here to see if you've liked our page yet - and like us if you haven't already!
Impress your friends and support the Denver Zine Library
We're open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-3pm or by appointment.

2400 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80205
Entrance on 24th Street side of building (ring the doorbell)
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Denver, CO 80201

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