Grand Rapids Zine Fest

Focused on a community of self-publishing in the mitten!

Thanks everyone!!

by drewdamron

Check out some of the amazing photos that Anna Gustafson took from the big day!

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Thanks again to all of the exhibitors, volunteers, and visitors who were able to come out yesterday! We’ve still got some posters and shirts leftover, so if you’d like to grab one (10 for shirts and 1-10 donation for posters) you can either send us an email at grzinefest@gmail.com and we can send them to you, or you can pick them up from Have Company on Division Ave.  Also, a huge thank you to the DAAC for helping us pay off the rest of the rental fee.

 

GRZF in the Rapidian

by drewdamron

The Rapidian just wrote up this great article on us!

Zinesters to celebrate DIY publishing

GRZF 2014 Exhibitor List!

by drewdamron

The GR Zine Fest is coming up quick!! Here is the current exhibitor list of everyone who will be tabling at our festival on August 23rd:


Stranger Two Stranger – Robert Hendricks
Issue Press – George Wietor
Easy Street Publications – Theresa Williams
The Magnolia Review Zine & Confident Cook – Suzanna Anderson
Sunday Home Press – Tif Harrison
Turret Dreams – Jami Sailor
Julie Koslowsky
Sprout Distro
humble pie – Joelle Tuinstra
Butch nor Femme – Lynne Monsoon
Pie and Mischief – Marcus Coleman
Days Like Any Other – Austin Knight
Angry Confetti – Sara Chittenden
Comics for Something – Drew Damron
The Bandit Zine *
Fawn and Fable – Rachel McKay
Dalice Malice
A Stranger Bulge – Ryan Laity
Ghost Car Press – Pranas T. Naujokaitis *
Phone Home Press – Brian Arnold
Alex Nall Comics
High Maintenance Machine – Matthew Reidsma
Brown and Proud Press *
Midwest Vibe – Erik Schneider
This Is The Worst – Ashley Elander
Julia Eff
Ramsey Everydaypants *
Regional Zine- Cassie Tompkins
Meander – Aude Shattuck
This Many Zines Club
Leslie Perrine
Anna Lisa Illustration
Rip It Up – Lisa Quintero
Junk Drawer – Eric Bartholomew
Self-Publishers of Chicago (SPOC)
Pioneers Press *
Tara Jay
Sam Carbaugh *
Have Company – Marlee Grace *
Dani Rewitzer
The DAAC *

* = GRZF Invited Guests!

Posters & Shirts!

by drewdamron

After a long period of teaching ourselves how to screenprint, our posters and shirts are finally finished!

 

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by drewdamron

Looking for even more Michigan zine fun? Check out Mid-Michigan Zine Fair! October 11, in East Lansing, MI. You can register for this year’s fest at http://midmichiganzinefair.tumblr.com/registration

Registration is now closed

by drewdamron

We have just closed registration for this year’s GRZF, but you can fill sign up for the waiting list if you’d still like to table!  If someone drops out, or if we are able to fit more tables, then we will notify those on the waiting list that they can exhibit the day of the fest.  Everyone who has signed up has until the end of July to pay for their table before they lose their spot.

The link for the waiting list is here.

GRZF Benefit Night @ Cult Pizza & Bartertown

by drewdamron

GRZF Benefit Night @ Cult Pizza & Bartertown

 

On June 6th from 4-9pm, Bartertown Diner & CVLT PIZZ∆ will be hosting a Friday night fundraiser for the Grand Rapids Zine Fest. An amazing 20% of their sales will go towards renting the WMCAT for this year’s zine fest!

Their food is already phenomenal, so just imagine how it will taste when you know that it is also supporting your city’s Zine Community!

-Click the picture to go to the facebook event page-

Our 2014 Poster!

by drewdamron

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Rachel Mckay designed our poster for us this year!  Check out more of her stuff at her tumblr: http://mosscarpet.tumblr.com/

Registration is Live!

by drewdamron

Sign up to table at GRZF here!


Two things will be different from last year:

  1. Only distros may register for a full-size table, individuals must register for a half-size.  We’ve made this decision because there were a lot of people with full-size tables -which is great- but we would be able to have a lot more people participate by setting this rule down.
  2. GRZF will be going on at a new place!  The 106 Gallery was a great venue, but they already have something going on that weekend.  We will keep you all posted on the new location!

 

by drewdamron

HEADS UP EVERYONE! Table Registration for this year’s GR Zine Fest will be live this Friday, April 11th!

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