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.
Registration will open on tczinefest.org at Sunday May 21 (11 am Central) and close Sunday June 11 (midnight Central).
This year the TCZF organizers will be reviewing applications and selecting participants (as opposed to a first-come, first-served registration). Applicants will be selected on a variety of factors including type of zine and identification as LGBTQIA, person of color, age (encouraging participation by those 21 or under), and newness to zine-making (encouraging new zinesters to participate). This process will ensure that we have a diverse range of zines and zinesters exhibiting.
Full tables (distros): There will be a very limited number of full-sized tables for distros. The price for a full table is $40.
Half tables: The remainder of the tables will be half tables (approximately 3 feet long). 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. 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.
Those who are not initially selected will be added to a wait list. Everyone who completes the registration form will receive an email by Saturday July 1st 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 wait list.
Payment method: Payment will be via Paypal or personal check/money order.
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!