Bremerton Zine Fest 2023 @ Evergreen Rotary Park
Zinesters unite 📖
Published July 31, 2023
📆 Saturday, August 26th • 11 am – 4 pm
📍 Evergreen Rotary Park: 1500 Park Ave, Bremerton
📞 (360) 473-5305
🎟️ Free to attend
The Puget Sound area is a hotbed of zine activity, from the legacy of the (now defunct) Zine Archive and Publishing Project in Seattle to the long history of zines made by DIY punks in Olympia. And later this August, Seattle zine enthusiasts can take the hour-long ferry to Bremerton for the city’s new zine and small press fest.
For the uninitiated, zines (pronounced “zeen”) are limited-run, self-published booklets, pamphlets, or comic books usually printed by photocopier about literally any topic—music, politics, feminism, memoir, skillsharing, etc. They subvert the commercial system and are a way to connect with the people and communities around us.
On August 26th, Seattle zine enthusiasts can take the ferry to Bremerton for the city’s first annual zine and small press fest. Hosted at Evergreen Rotary Park, Bremerton Zine Fest showcases 35 participating artists. The festivities kick off at 11 am with an introduction by Mayor Greg Wheeler followed by a reading by Bremerton’s Poet Laureate Tia Hudson at 1 pm.
Don’t miss the featured artist of the afternoon: Pat Moriarity, a punk rocker-turned-comic artist whose freaky, energetic illustrations appeared in The Stranger, Sub Pop, Columbia Récords, Nickelodeon, and earned him accolades from Rolling Stone.
📸: Bremerton Zine Fest 2023
Jas Keimig is an arts and culture writer in Seattle. Their work has previously appeared in The Stranger, i-D, Netflix, and Feast Portland. They won a game show once and have a thing for stickers.