Lawndale Art Center

Zine Fest 2018

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 – Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018

12:00 PM – 06:00 PM


This year the annual Zine Fest Houston event will be at Lawndale Art Center on Saturday, November 17 from 12-6 PM! Zine Fest Houston 2018 is open to the public free of charge and all ages are welcome.

The theme of this year’s festival is WRESTLING!


12:30-2:00 PM Screening of “Lady Wrestler: The Amazing, Untold Story of African-American Women in the Ring” by Chris Bournea (82 minutes)
2:00-3:00 PM Mockingbird Network Recording
3:00-4:00 PM Comedy and Agony: A History of Wrestling and Humor with Tex Lonestar of Doomsday Wrestling
4:00-5:00 PM Latinx Zinesters in Texas: A Reading & Discussion Featuring Reyes Ramirez, Claudia Delfina Cardona and Yeiry Guevara, Moderated by S Rodriguez
5:00-6:00 PM Jennifer Mathieu: From Riot Grrrl to YA Author: How Zines Changed My Life and Birthed a Book!

1:00-3:00 PM Youth Zine-making Workshop
3:00-4:30 PM Détournement: Content Re-routing in Comics with Christopher Sperandio

4:05-4:20 PM Doomsday Wrestling Grudge Match

*All programming will take place on the 3rd Floor at Lawndale Art Center.

Featured food vendors at this year’s fest include Moon Rooster Food Truck, Somos Semillas Vegan Kitchen and Poodle Floss Cotton Candy!

Zine Fest Houston is FREE TO ALL, but please be aware that the festival has a zero tolerance policy for sexism, racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, or any other forms of discrimination and abuse taken against members of our community such as theft of money or property, physical, verbal, or mental abuse, sexual harassment, inappropriate/unwelcome comments and behaviors, disruptive or disrespectful behavior, and causing a participant or attendee to feel distressed or unsafe. We encourage everyone participating and attending to help us hold the festival up to the standard we have set, and to advise festival organizers if any issues arise in this regard during ZFH. Thank you!

Zine Fest Houston (ZFH) is an annual, all-ages festival dedicated to promoting zines (self-published magazines), mini-comics, and other forms of small press, alternative and underground DIY media and art.

Admission is always free and low cost table space is made available for creators, writers, and artists involved in the creation, publication, distribution, or promotion of alternative DIY media.

ZFH is the sole event in Houston that specifically provides a platform for emerging and established regional and national zine makers in the DIY community to exchange new work and create meaningful relationships that lead to productive collaboration.

For more information, please visit the Zine Fest Houston website at www.zinefesthouston.org or send an email to info@zinefesthouston.org.

Poster Design by Jade Young.


  • Wednesday - Friday, Noon - 6:00 pm
    Saturday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday, Noon - 3:00 pm
    Closed Monday & Tuesday

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking is available in the lot behind the building at the corner of Rosedale and Travis. Street parking is available in the neighborhood behind the center. Please observe parking signs.

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