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An apology regarding the date of TCZF 2017

An apology regarding the date of TCZF 2017

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.

2017 workshop schedule

2017 workshop schedule

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!

TCZF 2017 Kickoff Reading

TCZF 2017 Kickoff Reading

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!

A record number of applications

A record number of applications

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.

TCZF bingo night fundraiser

TCZF bingo night fundraiser

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
Tailorbird Tattoo
Rhys Jones/Lowwbones
Boiler Room Coffee
Urban Tails Pet Supply
Boneshaker Books
Smitten Kitten
Angie Toner
Moon Palace Books
Big Mouth Tarot
Seward Community Co-Op
The Fashion Ration
and more to be announced! 

artwork by Sarah Rusch