On Saturday 15th October 2016, the Cathedral city of Lincoln held the first annual zine fest at the Central Library.

Since then, Lincoln Zine Fest has returned each year to welcome zinesters from Lincoln, Lincolnshire and beyond.

“A zine (/ˈzn/ ZEEN; an abbreviation of fanzine or magazine) is most commonly a small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images usually reproduced via photocopier.

A popular definition includes that circulation must be 1,000 or fewer, although in practice the majority are produced in editions of fewer than 100, and profit is not the primary intent of publication”

A zine fest or fair is where zine makers and readers come together to sell, trade and share their DIY wares.