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Swansea Zine Fest 2018

Event organized by Volcano

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Swansea Zine Fest, an event to celebrate fanzines and DIY self-publishing, will be held at Volcano Swansea on Saturday 19th May 2018 from 12pm - 5pm!

A zine (pronounced “zeen,” as in “maga-zine”) is a self-published, small circulation, non-commercial booklet or magazine, usually produced by one person or a few individuals. Zines can include personal essays, political discussions, fiction, do-it-yourself tips, articles about music or movies, comics, poetry, reviews – anything under the sun! Zines are personal and idiosyncratic. A zinester is a person who makes zines.

Come along to buy and swap zines and DIY publications from a range of zinesters and creators from Swansea and further afield. We will also be holding some zine readings, craft space, free zine giveaways, and a chance to make your own zine!

· Free entry
· Fully accessible venue
· Open to all

You can also follow us on twitter @ SwanseaZineFest !

We will be collecting donations on the day for Discovery, a Swansea-based charity that enriches the lives of the people in Swansea through volunteering. www.discoverySVS.org


We are pleased to announce the Swansea Zine Fest exhibitors!

Emily B Owen
Gavin Mitchell
That's How it Feels For Me
Will Be Betrayed / Opinionated Nobody
Hazard Press
Bristol Brunswick Fig
On The Page
Sam Schafer
This Man, This Pete!
Peter James Maggs
Doodles of Memory and Mind
Rachel Rowan Olive
Oh the tonality!
Emily Axtell
The Screever
Twentysix Books
Laura Wiggans
Tiffany Charlotte
The Ghastling
Black Coffee
Webcomic Name
EAK Press
The Esther Greenwood School For Girls
Ada Berry
Josh Hicks and Ioan Morris
Cath Elms / Spill the Zines
Kirsty Rowles / Forever Incomplete
Morgan Clark



We invite attendees to participate in our zine reading session, which will be taking place on the day between 2 and 3pm. You are welcome to read something you've written, on any theme, for a maximum of 10 minutes (although this may be shortened on the day depending on the number of readers).

We particularly welcome stories from underrepresented groups including women, people of colour, LGBTQ people, and disabled people.

Please provide a content warning if required before reading anything that could be triggering or upsetting for others, and please be mindful that the event is not 18+ so there may be children and young adults in the audience.

If you are interested, please sign up on the day!



BY TRAIN: Swansea train station is a 3-minute walk from Volcano; upon exiting the train station, continue down High Street (past The Grand Hotel), and Volcano will be on your right.

BY BUS/COACH: Swansea Bus Station is in the Quadrant Shopping Centre, and is a 13-16 minute walk from Volcano.

BY CAR: there are a number of car parks in the city centre, the closest being the NCP multi-storey on Orchard Street, a 2 minute walk from Volcano (we recommend pre-booking as this will be cheaper than paying on the day: https://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/swansea-orchard-street/). There is also a large free car park in Park Tawe Retail Park, which is an 8-10 minute walk from Volcano (NB: maximum 4 hour stay in Park Tawe car park).



Volcano has accessible bathrooms in the room adjacent to where the zine fest will be taking place.

Volcano will be selling hot and cold drinks and snacks throughout the day.

There are plenty of convenience stores and restaurants along High Street if you want to get food and drinks elsewhere, and if you head into Swansea city centre there are loads of fast food outlets, shops, restaurants, and coffee shops.

There are also a few cash machines along High Street.



The event will be held on the ground floor of Volcano Theatre, is fully wheelchair accessible, and has a disabled toilet. If you want to discuss any accessibility requirements, please email us at swanseazinefest@gmail.com.


The event is open to all! Please note however that some content on sale and in the zine readings may not be appropriate for children so they should be supervised. Stallholders must be over the age of 18 but can be assisted by children and young people.