I.R. Harris returns for year 2.

12f77139-9599-4938-b42a-3efa5b06b5c5I. R. Harris is an indie Dark-Epic Fantasy author, textile designer,and digital mixed media artist who considers Ireland to be her second home. She has recently returned to the mountains of Western North Carolina after receiving her MA in Peace, Conflict and Sustainable Development from the University of Limerick in the Republic of Ireland.Harris is constantly drawing upon those experiences abroad throughout her writing process, and her love for the outdoors and for travel has inspired her particular advocacy for the dissemination of knowledge and social justice through various creative processes. She is the author of three dark-epic fantasy series, The Bound Trilogy, The Legion Series and The Dark Hunger Chronicles. Harris has been a participating artist and panelist for the Asheville Comic Expo, Greensboro City Con, Marble City Comic-Con, the Americana Burlesque and Sideshow Festival, GEEKOUT, the North and South Carolina Comicons, and has participated in the Authors’ Tent at the Baltimore Book Festival as well as the Emerging Authors’ Tent for the Decatur Book Festival. Harris prides herself on utilizing the amazing artistic talent within her North Carolina community and has partnered with local artist Clint Hardin for her current series, The Legion, and comic illustrator David Osborne for The Bound Trilogy. Harris is known for her support of and collaboration with the indie art movement, working closely with musicians, visual artists, and emerging authors, to help bring their voices to the marketplace.

The Hop will be dishing up yummy ice cream!

The Hop Ice Creamery will be serving up delicious ice cream during the zine fest.
More about them from their website:
The Hop Ice Cream Cafe has been proudly serving Asheville, NC since 1978 with premium quality homemade Dairy & Vegan Ice Cream and Sorbet, Fair trade Coffee and Espresso, unique specialty desserts and more. In addition we host a variety of Birthday Parties, Free Family Friendly Entertainment, and special events at each of our three Asheville locations.
The Hop

We’ll Never Have Paris Returns for year 2.


We’ll Never Have Paris

Andria Alefhi
I’m the editor and creator of We’ll Never Have Paris (WNHP), the only zine dedicated to memoir and nonfiction, since 2007. We give priority to emerging and new to print writers, and all submissions must be true stories on the theme of ‘tales of regret’. I’m in Zinester Trading Cards Series 2
and my website is www.wellneverhavepariszine.com

Dave Cole will also be at the zine fest. Dave is a contributing writer and editor for WNHP.

Thank you Woolly Press

Huge thanks to our 2017 poster printer and sponsor, the wonderful Woolly Press Check them out, we couldn’t do it without them.

Woolly Press

Established in 2013 by Mica Mead and Colin Sutherland, Woolly Press is a risograph publisher and print shop based in Asheville, North Carolina. Utilizing a Riso RP 3700 digital duplicator. Woolly Press has produced a variety of publications, products, and artist prints of family and friend’s works, as well as regional and nationally based artists. Woolly Press strives to provide an outlet that supports original content, displays high quality creative technique, and an excellence in printing with a commitment to the environment.
Woolly Press

2017 tables on sale now

Vendor tables are now on sale on a first come basis!

First, a few rules:
Asheville Zine Fest is an exhibition for independent publishers, small press and creators of zines, comics, chapbooks, anthologies, pamphlets, and other readables. If you’re not sure your work fits these categories please ask before applying. We understand you have other ventures you may want to promote at your table but we are asking that 75% of your table space be used for the above items. You may use the other 25% for other items you’ve created (stickers, shirts, records, artwork, etc.).

We aim to be a family friendly event so we ask vendors to label any mature content so parents will know before approaching the table. We reserve the right to remove any problematic material in the interest of providing a safe space for all our attendees.

We also aim to be a safe space event for all. We will not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ageism, and any other forms of discrimination or harrassment.

Okay, that’s the rules. Now the fun part! We have two options for tabling at the Asheville Zine Fest:

1: Full table, 6 feet, for $40

2: Half table, 3 feet, for $20 (you share a rented table). *If you have someone you want to share with, rent a full table and tell us both vendors info.

To reserve a table please send payment via Paypal to avlzinefest@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Primary Contact and contact email
  • List of people using the table (full names)
  • A short description of what you plan on selling
  • Website where people can see your stuff (for advertising, leading up to the event)
  • A short bio for our website

No table is guaranteed until payment is received.

We can’t wait to see you all on May 7th!