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.
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.
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!
Registration will open on tczinefest.org at Saturday June 11th (11 am Central) and close Thursday June 30th (midnight Central).
Full tables (distros): There will only be five full (6 feet) tables, which will be reserved for distros. If more than five distros register, the full tables will be assigned to five distros via random selection. The price for a full table is $40.
Half tables: There will be approximately 64 half tables available (3 feet). 35 half tables will be randomly selected from all registrants. The remainder of the half tables will be assigned by TCZF organizers on the basis of self-selected categories including type of zine and identification as LGBTQIA, person of color, and under age 21. This process will ensure that we have a diverse range of zines and zinesters exhibiting.
Those who are not initially selected will be added to a wait list. Everyone who completes the registration form will receive an email by Wednesday July 6th letting you know whether you have a spot or if you’ve been placed on the wait list. Payment from those who have a spot must be received by Wednesday July 20th; otherwise, the spot will be given to the next person on the waitlist.
Sharing half tables is fine, but needs to be indicated at the time of registration. There will only be space for two people behind each half table.
Price: All half-table exhibitors can choose their own price: $30 full price or $20 reduced price. There is no difference in the benefits of full vs. reduced price, and it will have no impact on whether you are selected or not for a space. Paying at the full price level will help TCZF remain sustainable. If you are granted a spot but are unable to pay the reduced price, please let us know—no one will be turned away for lack of ability to pay.
Payment: Payment will be via Paypal or personal check/money order.
Your spot is NOT GUARANTEED until your payment is received and you’ve received a confirmation email from us.