Our inaugural fest kicked off with a zine making workshop with Grid Zine Fest guest of honor, Amber McCrary. The workshop was held at the University of Utah Marriott Library. The pre-tabling festivities continued Friday evening with a zine reading and panel discussion at the Rose Est. The panel discussion, “Working 9-5: Zines in the Workplace,” featured:
Erika Church, zine librarian, University of Utah (Salt Lake)
Marna Kay, co-owner, Wasted Ink Zine Distro (Phoenix, AZ)
Matthew Murray, librarian (Las Vegas via British Columbia)
Amber McCrary (Phoenix, AZ)
Alex Wrekk, Portland Button Works (Portland, OR)
Saturday’s exhibition was held at the Salt Lake Arts Academy, and a full list of exhibitors is available here.