We’re very excited to announce that the 13th annual Twin Cities Zine Fest will be held Saturday September 30th at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts! We’re thrilled to partner with the great folks at MCBA to host an event which will have more space and a new audience to share the love of zines!
And we’re thrilled to reveal our fabulous poster for TCZF 2017 created by Twin Cities artist and zinester Chan Chau! We couldn’t be happier to celebrate the spirit of TCZF with Chan’s wonderful art. Check out more of Chan’s artwork at http://cargocollective.com/chanc.
Registration for tablers will open in May, so keep your eye on our website and social media for announcements!
The TCZF organizers would like to say THANK YOU to all of the volunteers, exhibitors, attendees, readers, sponsors, & donors for helping make TCZF 2016 the largest and best one yet. You can find plenty of photos on Twitter, Instagram, or our Facebook event page.
We’re so excited to be less than a week away from #TCZF 2016! Please visit our 2016 fest page to get all the details about the day of the fest (including a pdf copy of our program, featuring an exhibitor map and suggested restaurants around our venue) and help us spread the word with the hashtag #TCZF!
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!
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!
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.
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!!
Did you miss your chance to register to table at TCZF 2016? Never fear! Fill out our wait list form so we can let you know if/when spaces become available! Please be sure to read over the exhibitor registration information for full details.