Weirdo Zine Fest

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Weirdo Zine Fest is a zine fair that privileges radical and marginalised voices. It is ran by Kirsty Fife of Cross Words Zines and Hard Femme.

Preference for tables is given to women, queers, people of colour, trans, genderqueer, non-binary, intersex, disabled, working class and otherwise marginalised folks.

Previous Zine Fests

2016

2016's Weird Zine Fest took place on January 31st at DIY Space For London.

Stallholders

  • Hard Femme zine
  • Sister Ectoplasma Distro
  • Charlotte Cooper
  • Bad Mouth
  • Eliza Agar Press
  • Apples to Zines
  • Mythologising Me
  • The Chapess Zine & Synchronise Witches Distro
  • Vampire Sushi Distro
  • whydon'tuloveme?
  • Pen Fight Distro
  • Survival Guides
  • Lindsay Draws
  • Oyster Knife
  • Synthetic Fluff Zines
  • Hedgehog in the Fog/Take Care zine
  • Ellipsis zine
  • Sugar Paper zine
  • Poor Lass zine
  • Interactive Monster Unit
  • Fucked Zine
  • The Interloper + Ablaze! + Girl Love
  • Boy Mess
  • Catherine Elms & Kirsty Rowles
  • Kim Searle crafts
  • Cool Schmool Zines
  • Kate Dansette
  • Charlotte Richardson Andrews (of The Queer Working Class Zine Project, Queer Zine Fest London)
  • OOMK zine
  • DIY Couture
  • Cinnamon Buns Fanzine

2017

Weirdo Zine Fest 2017 took place on July 15th at Sutton Place, London. There was an after party gig with Suggested Friends, The Potentials, Anatomy, Cat Apostrophe (solo), and zine readings.

Stallholders

  • Apples to Zines
  • Queer Arcana
  • That’s How It Feels For Me
  • Eliza Agar Press
  • Lindsay Draws
  • Sick Fucks
  • Charlotte Cooper and Simon Murphy
  • Rachael House/Red Hanky Panky
  • Forever Incomplete
  • Liv Wynter // WHEREISANAMENDIETA
  • It Snipped My Heart (Nova Cox and Kate Dansette)
  • Chisel Tip zine
  • Dysphoria Collective
  • Only-two
  • Sister Ectoplasma Distro
  • Cross Words Zines
  • FatFemmeFabulous
  • Vampire Sushi Distro
  • Synchronise Witches Press
  • Cool Schmool Zines
  • Jacob V Joyce
  • Fanzine La Raya

2019

Weirdo Zine Fest 2019 took place on February 9th, at Leeds Central Library.

Stallholders

  • Apples to Zines
  • Will Be Betrayed
  • Lindsay Draws
  • Our Victory Line
  • Cool Schmool Zines
  • Paloma Armás Front
  • York Queer Women & Gender Group - QWGG
  • Zines and Ting
  • Cross Words Zines
  • Someone Somewhere
  • Heart of Heart Zines
  • Kraken & Crow
  • Kitty Collector Zines
  • Gears for Queers
  • GIRL GANG Leeds
  • F. R. Kesby
  • Autistic Leftwing Queer
  • melão brando
  • Synchronise Witches Press
  • Tender Hands Press
  • MollyPukes
  • Susie Rumsby
  • Chella Quint
  • Brown Girls Do It
  • Vampire Sushi Distro
  • TurnTup
  • Samra Mayanja
  • Trash Kitten Creations

2020 (Leeds)

Weirdo Zine Fest 2020 took place on February 1st, at Leeds Central Library.

Stallholders

  • Cross Words Zines
  • Steven Fraser - Do It Theatre
  • Fantastic!
  • Will be betrayed
  • Bettie / Fault & Fracture
  • Heart of Hearts Zines
  • Pixiebiscuit
  • Writers 4 Utopia
  • Gears for Queers // Edinburgh Zine Library
  • It Snipped My Heart
  • Jess Durie
  • vampire hag distro
  • Pennycress magazine
  • Queering_Nature
  • Synchronise Witches Press
  • Someone Somewhere
  • The Common Swings
  • One False Move
  • Our Victory Line
  • Suzines
  • Rachel Rowan Olive
  • Chocolate Revel
  • Slutmouth
  • Kitty Collector zines
  • melão brando
  • Homecoming Queen
  • The Toilet of Venus

2020 (London)

A London edition of Weirdo Zine Fest was scheduled to run on May 30th at the Science Gallery, but was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.