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
Our tables are now filled! The event schedule will be posted shortly and then we will get the programs printed. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to do a reading!
55 days until the first GRzinefest! Here a few important updates from the organizers:
-Table fees are due by July 10th! If you haven’t paid yet, your spot will open up for those on the waiting list on July 11th.
-As of now we’ve reached our table capacity. If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please send a message here or email us at email@example.com.
-Also, please contact us if you’re interested in reading or volunteering!
GR Zine Fest registration has been up and running! It will be in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, Saturday August 24th, 2013.
Are you are interested in tabling, volunteering, or holding a workshop? (And please, think about getting a half table instead of a full—our half tables are really quite spacious!) Running a workshop gets you 50% off your tabling fee!
You can contact me here, or via my personal Tumblr for questions.
I can also send you/your distro a personal message on Tumblr or Facebook with more details. In that case, respond to this post or send me a message please!
If you know of a zinester or distro that I should contact, please let me know! It’s our first year, and I’m doing my best to reach out to as many people as possible.
You can register for GR Zine fest here.
Our Facebook page is here.
There is very limited space left! If you plan to register, please choose a halfsize table (they’re still 3.75’ by 32”)!