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Year after year the LA Zine Fest continues to grow and develop to the point of becoming a burst of energy where one day never feels like enough. The 2016 LA Zine Fest was held at The Majestic Downtown in Los Angeles. Hundreds of people flocked in and out of the front doors as they poured into the lavishly beautiful Majestic Building. Large chandeliers dripped from the ceiling as pockets of light came from the ceiling that managed to look like stage lights presenting an artist. There were so many people in attendance that we found ourselves waiting in lines to view certain tables. Luckily we came across our friend and renegade zine maker Sifry Borrayo as he set up shop on an empty slab of marble, truly emphasizing a DIY attitude.

You could feel the excitement and energy inside the zine fest as soon as you got inside the venue. Everyone was so welcoming and interested in sharing their work. It was hard to make it down the aisles, as there were so many great tables to look at. Some of our favorite tables were Giant Robot, Influentza, The Oxnard Plain Press, Tiny Splendor, Sleep Talk Press, Zebra Pizza, Snapshot Galleria, and St. Sucia.

This yearly event is definitely something we always look forward to. The power of the press is a powerful thing. Making your own zines and releasing your work on your terms is a big deal and best of all, it's limitless. These communities of zine makers continue to inspire others to pick a pen, a camera, a paint brush or whatever tool you need to create the visions you seek to bring to life.

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