SFZF2016 is only five months away!

Hello from the SF Zine Fest team!

Don't forget: the 15th Annual San Francisco Zine Fest is happening on September 4th 2016 in Golden Gate Park. Exhibitor applications will open on June 1st and close June 21!

Lots of great zine things are happening in the Bay Area and California this month:

The third annual Queer Comics Expo will be held at SOMArts in San Francisco on June 18-19. The Queer Comics Expo is part of the annual National Queer Arts Festival, via the Cartoon Art Museum’s partnership with the Queer Cultural Center. Ticket pre-sales will be happening soon!

The Sacramento Black Book Fair is happening June 3-5! The celebration will include panels, book signings, talks, cultural & food vendors, book discussions, children’s activities, poetry readings, art displays, and much more.

Have you been to The Grand Newsstand, the sidewalk kiosk in downtown San Francisco? The stand specializes in independent publications and is looking for more zines!

News from the SFZF organizing team: our own Avy Jetter will be speaking on the closing panel for Omi Gallery's 'Dear Brother' exhibit, "Decolonizing Comics" -- catch her being smart and cool at Impact Hub Oakland on May 16.

SFZF director Channing Kennedy and SFZF exhibitor Minnie Phan attended this year's Asian American film festival CAAMfest with pen and watercolors in hand - read their illustrated report at Colorlines!

Remember your favorite photo from SFZF 2015? Chances are very, very good it was taken by the incredibly talented Liz Acosta, who's dealing with some unexpected medical bills right now. Please consider donating to her cancer treatment fund

Are you making something cool happen in or around the Bay Area zine scene? Want to tell us about something great? Let us know! Email us or hit us up on Twitter and Facebook.

We hope you have a wonderful April, and we will see you in September!
- SF Zine Fest Team

BART Transbay Service Closure During SF Zine Fest

A reminder to our East Bay friends: 


BART will be shutting down transbay service between September 5th and 7th; West Oakland BART Station will be closed. BART will offer lifeline bus service between 19th Street in Oakland and the Temporary Transbay Terminal in San Francisco, but the buses are intended only for those who have no other options.

AC Transit will be running its regular Transbay Bus Service. Transbay buses drop off and pick up at multiple locations in the East Bay and at the Temporary Transbay Terminal in San Francisco.

  • Line F: serves Berkeley, Emeryville & North Oakland (including Ashby BART)

  • Line NL: serves Oakland (including 19th St. BART/Uptown Transit Center)

  • Line O: serves Alameda & Oakland (including Fruitvale BART)


Getting to Zine Fest the Temporary Transbay Terminal in Downtown SF:

Catch the 7 bus toward the Sunset District at the stop at Main St. & Howard St. (at the NW end of the Terminal). Get off at Lincoln Way & 9th Ave.

Or walk up Main St. to Market St. (away from the freeway) to the Embarcadero BART/MUNI station. Take the N MUNI line Outbound. Exit the train at 9th and Irving stop and walk north one block on 9th Avenue. At Lincoln Way, you will see the County Fair Building directly in front of you.


Consider taking the ferry!

The San Francisco Bay Ferry will be offering additional service on its Alameda/Oakland/San Francisco route and Vallejo/San Francisco route during the BART closure. From the San Francisco Ferry Building, catch the 7 bus at Fremont St. & Market St. or the N MUNI train at Embarcadero station Market St. & Main St.