The registration period for exhibitors for TCZF 2017 will be Sunday May 21 through Sunday June 11. There will be an application review process. More details to be announced in mid-May—stay tuned!
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.
Let us know how we can make TCZF 2017 even better by completing this short, anonymous survey. We’d be grateful for your opinion!
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!
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!
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 Hedtke, Roy G. Guzmán, Robert 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!
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!
A list of the zinesters and invited organizations who will be tabling at TCZF 2016 is now available! Check it out!
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.
Special thanks to all our wonderful sponsors for the awesome prizes that made the night a huge success:
- Boiler Room Coffee
- Boneshaker Books
- Electric Fetus
- Eric Andersen
- MCAD Art Cellar
- Moon Palace Books
- Sassafras Healing Arts
- Smitten Kitten
- Tailorbird Tattoo
- Urban Tails Pet Supply
- Wedge Community Co-op
Show your gratitude by supporting these awesome local businesses!!