2018 Vendors: Wasted Ink Zine Distro, Lorenzo Estril, Prickly Pear Printing, Cap'n Klute's Ocean Almanac
Wasted Ink Zine Distro
Wasted Ink Zine Distro is our zine home in Phoenix, Arizona. Charissa Lucille distros work from over 250 zine makers through their store front and online store. They host workshops and events all year long to help people make zines and find other people making zines. They've hosted workshops with organizations like One N Ten, Phx Art Museum, Girls Rock Phoenix, and the Mesa Arts Center. Wasted Ink Zine Distro houses a reading library with over 700 zines. Drop your zines off at Wasted Ink to be distroed and get involved in all the zine things!
They're excited about tabling at the zine fest for the third year to see old friends, to meet new friends, and to see as many zines as possible!
I'm just a guy who has learned many things from self experience and friends.
I'm excited to table at the Phx Zine Fest to learn from some experiences and talk about them with others.
Prickly pear Printing
Prickly Pear Printing is dedicated to highlighting written and visual work with a focus on growth, beauty, and the celebration of bodies and narratives often silenced.
We hope to capture stories to sustain us in what is often an inhospitable world.
We seek to bring the insistence of the body to the page in ways that combine traditional letterpress with digital printing methods.
Our press and specifically our latest project is the culmination of a friendship and creative connection between two queer poets: Nico Wilkinson and Joy Young. After many conversations around how beautiful it is to hear poems that manage to move through and/or beyond trauma, how we sometimes feel pressured to perform our traumas rather than express a full range of truth in our poems, and how we both return home to poetry scenes in cities that are politically purple (leaning more conservative in both Phoenix, Arizona and Colorado Springs, Colorado), we decided to create a platform to publish work that sustains us as we work toward social justice and building platforms to amplify many voices in our home cities.
We fell in love with one another's poems about love, friendship, hope, and growth. These are the things we struggle to hold close and hope to make tangible for ourselves and others who may need it.
We are stoked to offer a plurality of queer voices in a single anthology! We are thankful to those who trust us with their voices and excited to use Zine Fest as one more opportunity to amplify the voices of our communities.
Avast! The Klute, Arizona slam poet and performer takes to the seas as Cap'n Klute (NOT AN ACTUAL SEA CAPTAIN) to talk about marine conservation and sharks - bringing to shore poetry for sharks, by sharks, and all the profits are donated to shark conservation (though the marine research and conservation NGO Fins Attached). He'll be returning hopefully from the Hurricane-free Caribbean and Sea of Cortez with new tales and video, including new footage of Caribbean reef sharks.
I'm really looking forward to coming back - especially as I'm focusing on explaining the intersection of shark conservation with marine pollution. I've got some new surprises, including a comic book for kids featuring a marine scientist, and some fun, and more importantly, educational ways you can help save sharks and the ocean from the desert, because remember: SHARK CONSERVATION DOESN'T STOP AT THE WATER'S EDGE.