AZF (official fest) 2014 - Saturday, June 14th at the Erikson Clock Building
^ Flyer by Tracy Soo-Ming
AZF is an annual conference celebrating DIY and handmade media. We feature a wildly diverse selection of panelists, guest speakers, workshops and vendors. Last year--the first AZF—culled more than 300 attendees, 25 vendors, and 21 speakers/workshop facilitators. We expect an even greater turnout for 2014.
The Atlanta Zine Fest is a community resource for diverse DIY media and arts. Our events programming is year-round, culminating in an expansive one-day fest exhibition. We support Atlanta independent creators’ communities—including activists, writers, artists, and organizers—and connect them to broader national and international creators. This platform empowers, educates, and transforms the entire community by providing accessible idea-sharing.
The second annual zine fest, presented by MASS Collective and the Atlanta Zine Library, is slated for June 2014. This diverse event will reflect the dynamism of zine culture, including:
AZF was born through the friendship of Amanda Mills and Tracy Soo-Ming. Amanda created the Atlanta Zine Library in 2010 and runs a cassette label. Tracy co-runs two labels, HOSS and Fan Death, and contributes as a volunteer project manager to CASH, “a non-profit organization that builds open source digital tools for musicians and labels.” Learning of these shared interests, Tracy contacted Amanda online and immediately proposed planning an Atlanta Zine Fest. AZF would come to be the first zine-specific, large-scale festival in Atlanta.