Yesterday, some GR zinesters got together to talk shop. We took the ideas discussed and made a zine. A pretty spiffy zine, if I do say so myself.
In order to raise some funds for the upcoming Grand Rapids Zine Fest, we are going to have a feast. (See what we did there?) So mark your calendars for Saturday, January 26, 2013. And then, on that day a little before 2:00pm, leave your house and head down to 106 S. Division Ave.
$5 a person to get in. Pancakes, toppings, coffee and juice will be provided buffet style. Please bring dishes and silverware. Some disposables will be provided if you don’t.
Entertainment is pending, and open to suggestion (live music, film screening and games are options).
If you’re into that Facebook thing, RSVP on the event page.
This occasion will also mark the opening of table and workshop registration. We’ll have an internet terminal on site for your convenience.
We thought that it would be best to hold the zinefest at the 106 Gallery rather than work something out at the library. For the first year, trying to get the amount of vendors to fill the 3rd floor auditorium could lead to disappointment. It would be better to deal with too many people in a smaller venue than not enough people in a huge venue. What do you think?
This would take some pressure off of fund-raising because there isn’t a rental fee for the 106 Gallery. So far, it looks like any raised money will go towards: renting tables, printing, promotion, honorariums, food at the event, paying for the poster, and next year’s zine fest.
Caleb mentioned having a GR Zine Feast to support the GR Zinefest. If we aim to have this near the end of January, it gives us a good preliminary goal to get some things started now. The Zinefeast could be the day we open up registration, and the first big event to spread the word about the Zinefest. So far, we’ve come up with having either a pancake feast or a plated potluck-style dinner. People would come in, pay a $5-$10 dollar fee towards the Zine Fest, eat food, possibly listen to a band, and then register in person for the Zinefest. Other fund-raising event ideas: bake sale, movie night, picnic, art raffle, local business benefit, kickstarter, art raffle, Sunday Soup.Things to sort out for the next meeting on November 3rd:
What do you think?