We are excited to provide great panels at the PHX Zine Fest this year! The panel room is located outside and just north of the food trucks. Please join us for these important conversations!
12:00pm-Our Queer Creative Lives: Zines, identity, community
Charissa Lucille, Lawrence Lindell, Sarah Rachel Evins,
Lorenzo Estril & Kimberly Koerth
In this panel, we will discuss what it’s like being visible and invisible as LGBTQIA folk in our day to day and creative lives. We will discuss how we use our art and zines as an expression of our identity and how we use our art and zines to connect to others, and to find and support our community.
1:00pm-What are we doing here? The significance of independent publishing and radical literary art
Taylor Hines, Mary Hope Lee, Nico Wilkinson and Joy Young,
Rosemarie Dombrowski, Danae Barnes, & Andrew Dana Hudson
How should art respond to the terrors of modern life? Join us for a discussion about how we as artists develop a vision that addresses the social relationships - especially those involving power and authority - that structure our experience, and how we can manifest this vision in the world.
2:00pm-DRIP PHX: Creating space in Downtown Phoenix for Black and Brown Creatives
Carla Chavarria, Desiree Garcia, Aziz Jones, & Alejandro Larios
This panel with DRIP will cover the importance of cultivating spaces for creators of color and members of other marginalized groups to produce and distribute their work in and around Phoenix. We will discuss the necessities of said safe spaces, the potential issues with traditional institutions and whether or not their relationships with POC are problematic. We will discuss how the identities and experiences of these panelists may or may not have shaped their perspectives on the importance of providing alternative channels for creators of color.
3:00pm-The Zine Table Presents: Zines and the Scene-a DIY history of Phoenix counterculture
Hub, Tyree Michael Carter, Cory Weeks,
Serene Dominic, & Brandon Reichard
The Zine Table is a continuing panelist series spanning the history of several cities and DIY creators. This year, we look at the past, present, and future of Phoenix counterculture and the independent artists and journalists documenting it, from skate punk to outsider art to hip hop to indie pro wrestling.