Grand Rapids Zine Fest

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GRZF 2018

by Sara

The Grand Rapids Zine Fest is back, and this time we will be at Fountain Street Church in Downtown Grand Rapids! It will be held on Saturday, August 25th, open to the public from 1pm to 6pm. The space is wheelchair accessible, and there is one gender neutral bathroom available.

The Grand Rapids Zine Fest is an annual zine festival which was first held on August 24th 2013.  This event celebrates self-publishing culture in West Michigan, providing a space for zinesters to share and sell their work.


Poster by Kim Nguyen

Registration Timeline:

-April 23rd to May 19th: Registration for the 2018 GRZF is open.

-May 20th: Registration closes and tablers will be chosen for the festival.
A curated shortlist of tablers will be determined by the organizers, the rest will be determined by a lottery system.

-May 21st – June 1st: Invitations with payment information will be sent out, and those not selected will be automatically added to the waiting list.

***Registration is not finalized until the table fee has been paid (deadline is June 15)***

-June 25th: Cancellation deadline! Any tablers who cancel after June 25th will not be refunded their table fee.

-Saturday, August 25th: The 2018 GRZF is held from 1-6pm


GRZF 2016

by drewdamron


(Rayne Klar – Art Witch made this awesome poster for us this year!!!)


The event will take place Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 12 to 6pm

@ The Fed Galleries (the same venue as last year).

Thanks Thanks Thanks!!

by drewdamron

Take a look at some of the photos from this year’s Grand Rapids Zine Fest!


See some more awesome photos from the event by our close friend Elice!


by drewdamron


Our exhibitor list is posted



Emma Higgins from Artprize just put together this really nice article about our upcoming event.  Check it out here!

Waiting List

by drewdamron

Hello everyone!  This year’s GRZF is shaping up to be the best one yet and we are very excited.  We will start putting up spotlights of this year’s exhibitors on our facebook page so be sure to check in on it.

We recently had a bunch of folks register and are now full for the moment, so if you are still interested please head to the register tab on this page and sign up for our waiting list.  There are a handful of people who haven’t paid for their table yet so please sign up if you’d still like to participate.

Less than a month left!!!!

ps: we still need volunteers if you’d like to help

Our 2015 Poster

by drewdamron


Thank you for designing this year’s poster Francie VanHoven!

GRZF 2015 Registration is live!

by drewdamron



Registration Form

Thanks everyone!!

by drewdamron

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


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 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!