About the Olympia Zine Fest

The FIFTH annual Olympia Zine Fest is happening October 25-27, 2019! The table expo takes place on Saturday, October 26 at the Olympia Center.

We invite YOU to Olympia to partake in zine adventures, readings, tabling, and workshops. We want to introduce you to our zine community.

Why Olympia?

Olympia, Washington is a magical land tucked between Portland and Seattle. Olympia has a long history of being home to a robust DIY scene that has fostered nationally recognized musicians, activists, and artists. Over the years, creative citizens of Olympia have produced a smorgasbord of seminal music and art festivals, including Yo Yo A Go Go, Ladyfest, Homo A GoGo, the International Pop Underground Convention, Gender Jam, the Olympia Experimental Music Festival, the Oly Old Time Festival and the Olympia Comics Festival.

The Olympia Timberland Library houses a massive collection of over 1,500 zines, and Last Word Books is home to the original Olympia Zine Library. The Evergreen State College has produced many generations of zinesters, comic artists and book artists and has hosted many infoshoppes over the years.