Super successful bingo night!

Super successful bingo night!

We’re so glad that so many people came out for a super fun TCZF Bingo Night last Friday—we raised nearly $700! Check out photos from the event on the Facebook event page (or Instagram or Twitter) to see all the good times.

So grateful to our fabulous host, Lacey Prpić Hedtke and the super staff at the Seward Cafe!

Special thanks to all our wonderful sponsors for the awesome prizes that made the night a huge success:

Show your gratitude by supporting these awesome local businesses!!

Bingo Night August 5th

Bingo Night August 5th

Colorful pink flyer by artist Anna Bongiovanni featuring bingo players both human and animal
Thanks to Anna Bongiovanni for fabulous artwork!

Join in August 5th at the Seward Cafe for a fantastic fun time as TCZF holds a bingo night! Our fabulous host (and long time friend of TCZF) Lacey Prpić Hedtke will keep the evening rolling, calling out YOUR lucky numbers! Probably!

There will be lots of spectacular prizes from local businesses. The price to play? Just $1 a round!!

Huge thanks to our pals at the Seward Cafe (2129 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis) for hosting us! All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Twin Cities Zine Fest 2016. Please spread the word and join the Facebook event.

Submit a workshop proposal

Submit a workshop proposal

Have a great idea for a workshop, panel discussion, or DIY session at TCZF 2016? Please submit a workshop proposal!

While we’ll be happy to consider all proposals, we’d like to specifically ask for proposals of skill shares and discussion topics about the Black Lives Matter movement and police violence (in accordance with our solidarity statement). If there is interest, we can offer a safer space exclusively for POC during the fest.

Black Lives Matter solidarity statement

Black Lives Matter solidarity statement

The Twin Cities Zine Fest goes beyond zines and self publishing. TCZF is a community, a space for the Twin Cities community. We organize this event because we love the Twin Cities and Minnesota and we want to see our area thrive. Part of our mission is to support politically and socially engaged work, and to uplift the voices and experiences of traditionally marginalized groups. In the light of the murders of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights MN, we feel responsible to say something and to act. We stand in solidarity and support the efforts to end racism, police brutality, and support the families of those suffering from ruthless violence and murder from the hands of the police and the state.

Though we are a small event, the Twin Cities Zine Fest organizers strive to create a space that is anti-racist, accessible, and just. We are here for everybody. We will stand up for everybody in the name of justice.

How you can help:

Make your voice heard, whether in the street or by talking to friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors.

Fest planning continues

Fest planning continues

Yesterday we sent out emails to everyone who has a spot at TCZF 2016, and we’ve been busy inviting organizations from Minnesota and beyond to be a part of the fest. This is the fun part—and a big part of our commitment to building community! If you know of zine-focused organizations that would like to be represented at TCZF (especially ones that are focused on people of color), please get in touch!

Registration for TCZF 2016

Registration for TCZF 2016

Exhibitor registration for TCZF 2016 is now open! Click right here to be taken to the form. Registration closes Thursday June 30th at midnight (Central time).

Exhibitor registration for TCZF 2016 is now closed. Contact us with any questions!

Exhibitor registration info

Exhibitor registration info

Registration will open on tczinefest.org at Saturday June 11th (11 am Central) and close Thursday June 30th (midnight Central).

Full tables (distros): There will only be five full (6 feet) tables, which will be reserved for distros. If more than five distros register, the full tables will be assigned to five distros via random selection. The price for a full table is $40.

Half tables: There will be approximately 64 half tables available (3 feet). 35 half tables will be randomly selected from all registrants. The remainder of the half tables will be assigned by TCZF organizers on the basis of self-selected categories including type of zine and identification as LGBTQIA, person of color, and under age 21. This process will ensure that we have a diverse range of zines and zinesters exhibiting.

Those who are not initially selected will be added to a wait list. Everyone who completes the registration form will receive an email by Wednesday July 6th letting you know whether you have a spot or if you’ve been placed on the wait list. Payment from those who have a spot must be received by Wednesday July 20th; otherwise, the spot will be given to the next person on the waitlist.

Sharing half tables is fine, but needs to be indicated at the time of registration. There will only be space for two people behind each half table.

Price: All half-table exhibitors can choose their own price: $30 full price or $20 reduced price. There is no difference in the benefits of full vs. reduced price, and it will have no impact on whether you are selected or not for a space. Paying at the full price level will help TCZF remain sustainable. If you are granted a spot but are unable to pay the reduced price, please let us know—no one will be turned away for lack of ability to pay.

Payment: Payment will be via Paypal or personal check/money order.

Your spot is NOT GUARANTEED until your payment is received and you’ve received a confirmation email from us.

Questions? Email us!
Spread the word!

Spread the word!

Help us spread the word about this year’s Twin Cities Zine Fest by printing off a few of these flyers (with fabulous artwork by Fiona Avocado) and posting them around town!

Just click on the images below for letter size, printable copies.

quarter size black & white
full letter size black & white
full letter size black & white
full letter size color