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.
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-
Sign up to table at GRZF here!
Two things will be different from last year:
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 email@example.com 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