Day of fest workshops

Day of fest workshops

We’re so excited to announce our workshop schedule! These events will all take place during the fest, Saturday September 24th at the Walker Community United Methodist Church (3104 16th Ave S in Minneapolis). Please join us in discussing these fascinating topics:

  • noon-1 pm “Building Community with Zines in the Twin Cities”: An informal discussion about creating meaningful connections with others in the zine community and beyond.
  • 1:30-2:30 pm “Fancify Your Zine!”: A skillshare where you can learn about how other zinesters make their zines visually interesting, whether with deluxe bindings or specialized printing or unique folding techniques. Bring your own work and share how you fancy up your own publications!
  • 3-4 pm “The Zine-ification of Roleplaying Games”:  Roleplaying games originated in Midwestern garages but grew into an industry of impenetrable accessories and expensive hardcovers. Today, zinesters are reclaiming the genre with online distribution, minimal production values, and varied genres. Come learn about roleplaying games, browse books, and even play a short game!
Pre-fest zinester readings

Pre-fest zinester readings

Not one, but two zinester readings are happening to get everyone ready for TCZF 2016!

First we’ll celebrate the queer zinester community in the Twin Cities by featuring queer and gender non-conforming folks at our Queer Zine Reading, Friday September 16th from 7-8:30 pm at the Quatrefoil Library (1220 E Lake St, Minneapolis). Readers include Sam Glitterwurst, Leda Zawacki, D. Allen, and Stephanie Ursula Aristizábal. RSVP at our Facebook event and invite your friends for a great evening!

The night before TCZF, we’ll attempt to harness some of that excitement in our TCZF Kickoff Zinester Reading, Friday September 23rd from 7-9 pm at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (1011 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis). Our readers will be James DeWitt, Lacey Prpić HedtkeRoy G. GuzmánRobert Wildwood, M.S. Harkness, and Lizzie Savage. RSVP at our Facebook event and show some love to TCZF exhibitors!

Both events are free, though we’re happy to accept donations for TCZF 2017! Thanks to our partner organizations the Q Library and MCBA for hosting us!

Help us out—volunteer!

Help us out—volunteer!

We’re looking for folks who are willing to give just a few hours to make TCZF 2016 happen! Volunteer shifts include making buttons, folding programs, creating artwork, and helping out on the day of the fest. Please fill out our volunteer form to let us know how you can help us make the fest great!

 

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.