Since 2004, the Twin Cities Zinefest has welcomed creatives, rebels, musicians and frustrated intellectuals to connect, create and share ideas. As the area’s premiere self-publishing event, Zinefest often features an art show, live music, guest speakers and panel discussions. Zinefest plays host to some of the Midwest’s best self-made talent.
Zines (zeens) are self-published books made by people who care. They often cover topics that are not prominently discussed in mainstream media and speak to a small audience of like-minded readers. They can be hand-made or press-run by the power of the creator’s own cash or cunning. If you still have questions about whether something is a zine, you’re not alone. There’s a lot of gray area surrounding the products of small press. Just know that zines often lack proper publishers, distributors and attention. If you think you found something at Barnes & Noble that might be a zine, it isn’t. To hunt the zine in its natural habitat, you’ve got to come to Zinefest.
This year is our 10th anniversary! Come celebrate with us and all of the talented individuals who make Zinefest possible on Saturday, September 21st at Powderhorn Park from 12-5pm! The event is free and open to the public.
EXHIBITORS INCLUDE: 2D Cloud • Aaron Poliwoda • Anna Bongiovanni • C.L.A.P • Codec Club Doodle Club • Hannah Blumenreich • Johnny Misfit • John Porcellino • MCAD MFA Collective • MCTC Zine Collection Queer Zine Archive Project • Natalie Woodlock Obsessive Comic Dames • Rob Kirby • Triamond • Tristan Jimerson • AND MANY MANY OTHERS!
I just spent two hours working out table accommodations for about 60 exhibitors.
Watch your inbox this week for an e-mail with info about where to send your payments!
REGISTRATION OPENS SOON!!
I had the new website almost finished, and then the servers moved buildings in the physical world (not the internet world), and I got a phone call from the company that said only 100-150 customers would have extended outages, and I was one of them! And then when it came back, things were missing and it was horrible and I had to redo everything!
But now it’s fine, so we will TALK SOON, FRIENDS!
hello. when is registration for zinefest open, please.
As soon as the website is finished! I have been on the telephone with the hosting company quite a bit this week, as things are not going as planned. Once all of that is smoothed out and everything is running normally, registration will open.
Zinefest is still happening and it’s changing hands this year, and that transition is trying to occur as effortlessly as possible. However, our former website and e-mail address both expired/no longer exist, and rebuilding and updating/relocating all of this on top of moving forward with planning is what is making everything take longer than usual.