About

Indiecon is a joint effort of independent magazine, book, art print and zine publishers from all over the world. The three-day publishing festival is based at Hamburg’s Oberhafen, a former freight yard now creative quarter right in the city centre.

Founded in 2014, Indiecon has since developed into a regular platform for an international scene of publishers – and become an annual destination for visitors from media, arts, book trade and the creative industries.

We firmly believe that independent publishing is an important part of a free society. Every magazine, book, art print or zine offers a glimpse into another person’s reality. They spark an exchange of ideas and thereby widen your world.

Right now, since our universe has immensely shrunk, we feel we need this exchange even more. For more on the how and why behind Indiecon have a look here.

Indiecon is powered by an ever-growning community of independent publishers. It is organized by Die Brueder Publishing, an editorial and design office based in Hamburg and Berlin. As Die Brueder team, we have been deeply involved in digital and print magazines for many years and are producers and publishers ourselves. Feel free to get in touch!

Our team is like a small family — once a year we call everyone together and have this wonderful gathering. Here we want to introduce you to a few fellas:

Lara Gahlow
PR and Helpers

Lara’s task is to talk – either to coordinate our committed team or to chat with the press. When there is time, she still finds some words to connect with the exhibitors.

Malte (Brenni) Brenneisen
Supporters and Friends

Knows our supporters, speakers and the press very well. Not in sight? Just look for his white’n’black dog Mücke or a rusty van.

Malte Spindler
Venues and Guests

Every exhibitor was already in contact with Malte. He knows every square meter of the exhibition space and runs the Lucky Punch Press.

Martin Kaumanns
Art Direction

Look around, Martin made everything pretty here. And so it is at the trade fair and conference. If something is unsightly: grab him! Or listen to his music.

Nina Prader
Curation and Conference Direction

Convener of Conference on Publishing for Social Change.
Runs Lady Liberty Press on content, alternative monuments and printed matters.

Philipp Gieseler
Development

Philipp programmed almost every Indiecon-Website. When he is not pushing pixels, he likes to engage with the tactile world. May that be forest bathing or enjoying some nicely printed products.

Urs Spindler
Couch

In case you spot a tired but happy man: you’ve met fresh father Urs. When he’s not wrapping, Urs holds all Indiecon threads together.