Organizers

Olympia Zine Fest Organizers

organizer-sage

Sage Adderley is a witchy mama of three humans and two cats. She is passionate about kindness, coffee, mental health awareness, fat activism, and the DIY lifestyle. Sage is the owner of Sweet Candy Distro & Press, Sage’s Blog Tours, author of Invoking Nonna, and writes the personal zine, Marked For Life. She is also the creator of the body positive zine, FAT-TASTIC!

 

organizer-naomi

Naomi lives in the damp and wonderfully overcast Pacific Northwest where she likes to create things and take notes. She made a zine on accident in 2007 and has been carrying on ever since. When it comes down to it, all she wants to do is dance. Arbitrary attempts at communication can be directed to: naomizines@gmail.com

 

organizer-alyssa

Alyssa Giannini is a mover, a shaker and a zine maker. She has been putting out DIY guides and perzines under the banner of Craft or DIY since 2011. When she’s not tediously binding zines, she can generally be found tending to her plants, laughing at her own jokes, or behind the lens of a camera at the matinee punk gig.

 

organizer-nicki

Nicki is a community media devotee with roots to the east and west of the Cascade Mountains. Along with the Olympia Zine Fest, some things that make Nicki happy include freeform radio, people’s history, accordions, bumble bees, and tiny muffins.

 

organizer-kelsey

Kelsey Smith is a librarian, letterpress printer, zine creator, mother, and East coast transplant residing in Olympia, Washington. She believes in animals, constructive activism and community organizing, the all ages movement, and coffee. Kelsey founded the zine collection at the Olympia Timberland Library, which is now over 1,500 zines strong and growing.

Kelsey updates her press page sporadically with new zines and other letterpress detritus: http://hortensepress.tumblr.com

 

organizer-ally

Agatha Burstein likes helping, learning, and being a huge fan of amazing people (like the other OZF organizers)! She is mostly upset about the state of the world but draws some semblance of hope from her friends, libraries, cats, and zine world.

 

organizer-melanie

Melanie Shelton is Olympia’s own Bearded Lady who can now be found teaching & sharing her passion for baking at SPSCC. Melanie is forever excited about all the things! Especially paper crafts, googly eyes and doing it your damn self.

 

chris-bio

Chris Sabatini is a local cartoonist who self-publishes pamphlets every now and again.  He is also running for mayor of Olympia in 2056.  He almost never looks at the internet, but he’s not anti-social.  He works at the library.

Read about past Olympia Zine Fest organizers here.