The London Zine Symposium is a annual event where people interested in zines, small-press, comics and/ or radical culture can get together, buy or sell zines and share ideas with each other.
Event organiser Natalie Ridgway said:
We started the London Zine Symposium because we wanted to find a way for people to share ideas and meet up with other zinesters. Back then it felt like they were few and far between. Now, four years later, we’re expecting over 1,000 people to come, zines are hugely popular and people are interested in reading things that others have taken the effort to make themselves. It’s exciting and authentic.
I think the do-it-yourself attitude of zines appeals to people because its different from the bland, mass-market approach of much of modern-day society. Zines don’t have to be ‘commerically viable’ and it allows for an immense wealth of creativity to be on show at the London Zine Symposium.
This year’s London Zine Symposium, the fifth of the annual event, is going to be bigger and better than ever. This year there will be over 45 stalls filled with zine makers, zine distros, comic makers, anarchists and every other shade of the small press and zine world.
The London Zine Symposium 2010 is being held at: The Rag Factory, Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ
It’s conveniently placed just off Brick Lane on Heneage Street, about 400m south of Rough Trade and the Truman Brewery.
station: Liverpool Street Station
tube: Aldgate East
bus: 205, 25, 254, 67, 15