We’re looking for a few new volunteer organizers who would like to help make TCZF 2018 happen. No previous organizing experience required, just a passion for zines! Commitment consists of approximately one in-person meeting per month up until our sometime-in-fall-2018 fest. Please send us an email if you’re interested or have questions, we’d love to have you as part of the team!
We loved the community spirit of TCZF 2017 and we hope you did too! So many thank yous to all the exhibitors, volunteers, donors, and everyone who was a part of the fest!! We couldn’t have done it without you. 💗
Please take our anonymous post-fest survey to help us plan an even better fest in 2018!
Photos from Twin Cities Zine Fest 2017, held September 30 at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in downtown Minneapolis. Click on the photos to embiggen.
The list of creators who will be exhibiting their work at TCZF2017 is now available! Check out bios and table assignments, and strategize your plan for finding all your old and new favorites! The list includes all the invited guests who will be a part of the festivities on Saturday September 30th as well.
The organizers of the Twin Cities Zine Fest regret that that date of this year’s TCZF prevents attendance by those who observe Yom Kippur. When choosing the date of year’s fest, we had a very limited selection of dates available that did not conflict with other zine fests or MCBA events. When choosing dates in the future, we will do our best to avoid excluding any members of our community. We apologize for our oversight.
We’ve got some super fun workshops and activities lined up for you during this year’s TCZF on September 30th!
• 12:00 to 1:00 A Brief History of Comics: Guy Thomas presents a history of comics, from historical proto-sequential art to the modern day. Come learn about and discuss all things comic!
• 1:30 to 2:30 Doodle Jam!: Logan Kruidenier hosts a one-hour doodle jam! This workshop includes exercises that spotlight quick and easy processes to unblock your brain and create all kinds of art.
• 3:00 to 4:00 Mini Zine Storage Boxes: Carolyn Swiszcz teaches you how to make a slipcover box for your zines! Using found or recycled materials, you’ll walk away with a cool way to display your zines.
• Throughout the day Monica Edwards Larson will be demonstrating letterpress printing on the Sister Black (Bike) Press, a mobile printing and publishing studio.
Plus, we’ll have an activity table with button making and mini-zine making, run by librarians from the Minneapolis Community and Technical College Library, the University of Minnesota Libraries, and Hennepin County Library.
We’re kid-friendly and adult-friendly and glad to have you at TCZF 2017!
Please join us for the Twin Cities Zine Fest 2017 Kickoff Reading on Friday September 29 from 7-9 pm! We’ll be at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (1011 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis MN) with a fantastic line-up of artists and zinesters. This year’s lineup includes:
The event is free for everyone and the event space is wheelchair accessible. RSVP at the Facebook event and tell your friends!
We had over 125 people apply to table at #TCZF2017!! Far more than we had anticipated, and more than we have space for, unfortunately! If you’re on the wait list, don’t despair—there’s a good chance you’ll get in. There were two people who didn’t leave an email address on their registration form, so if you applied to table but didn’t receive a notification email, let us know.
Join us for the 2nd Annual Twin Cities Zine Fest bingo night benefit Friday July 14th at Seward Community Cafe! There will be prizes, food, and fun! $1 rounds, $5 blackout rounds. The evening will be hosted by The Fashion Ration‘s Aunt Fancy! All proceeds will benefit this year’s TCZF! Invite your friends at our Facebook event.
Donors for this year’s bingo include:
The Future/Lacey Prpic Hedtke
Boiler Room Coffee
Urban Tails Pet Supply
Moon Palace Books
Big Mouth Tarot
Seward Community Co-Op
The Fashion Ration
and more to be announced!