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.
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:
- Support Philando Castile’s family.
- Support Alton Sterling’s family.
- Donate to the bail fund for I-94 protestors.
- Read this statement from NOCAZ and display the downloadable protest posters.
Make your voice heard, whether in the street or by talking to friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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We’re happy to announce that registration for TCZF 2016 will open Saturday June 11th and close Thursday June 30th. We’ll have more details about the process in early June, stay tuned!