The first annual Grand Rapids Zine Festival celebrating self-publishing with a festival of exhibitors, readings, and workshops. Free and all ages!
-Our Safer Space Policy:
Grand Rapids Zine Fest is organized to create and uphold a space that is not ruled by commercial interests, publishing giants, sexist, racist, ageist, ableist, and/or trans*/homophobic individuals. It is a collectively shared and generative space wherein all peoples involved are respected and cared for. For these, and a number of other reasons, GRZF will not tolerate zinesters, zines, or attendees who promote what we are working against.
The schedule for GRZF August 24th!
9-11: Tablers and Volunteers arrive at the 106 Gallery to set up.
-GRzinefest begins at noon-
12-1: Panel Discussion on a cartoonist’s education with John Porcellino, Drew Damron, and Sam Carbaugh.
1-2: Workshop led by Rachel Foss “Jam Comics: collaborate with others on an improvisational comic.”
2-3: Workshop led by The Bandit Zine
3-4:Workshop led by Karen Heeringa “Scriptwriting 106: flex those writing muscles by writing a script that no one will ever act out”
4-5: Workshop led by Beth Hetland “One Sheet Wonders:
Mini-comics with only ONE piece of paper!”
5-6: Readings by exhibitors (email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!)
-GRzinefest ends at 6pm-
The Exhibitor List:
SMASH Printing Press
twelveohtwo zine distro
Love Bunni Press
The Creative Notebook
Your Secretary, Archiving the Underground
Stranger Danger Zine Distro
Fort Foot Comix
Sprout Anarchist Collective
Hooray for Comics
Stranger Two Stranger
Flat Mtn Press
Tigers Sniffing Catnip (Sara Chittenden)
go it alone (together)
Self-Publishers of Chicago (SPOC)
Deep Water Earth First
These Things Happen