Though applications for SFZF2017 are closed, you've still got time to apply to the Grand Newsstand's second annual KIOSK FEST, the only festival in the world that takes over a bunch of newsstands and turns them over to zinesters for two days! And! This year KIOSK FEST is happening September 1 and 2, the two days before SFZF2017 (on September 3)! Apply here before July 14!
SF Zine Fest is thrilled to announce Trinidad Escobar as our guest of honor for 2017. Trinidad is a Philippines-born, Bay Area-raised poet, illustrator and educator; she's been a guest artist and speaker at the San Jose Museum of Art, Pilipino Komix Expo, LitQuake, and The Cartoon Art Museum, and she's got a deep CV of work published in literary magazines, in her own zines, and on walls. Trinidad teaches Comics & Race at California College of the Arts in Oakland, California, and her graphic memoir CRUSHED will be published in August 2017 by Rosarium.
She'll be with us for SFZF2017 to talk, draw, hang out, sign books and do her thing. We can't wait!
We're happy to announce SFZF will be co-presenting the films QUEERCORE: HOW TO PUNK A REVOLUTION on June 17 and HOMEGROWN on June 18 at Frameline, the world's largest and longest-running LGBTQ film festival.
That means we'll be on the stage to introduce the films and talk about SFZF17. That's this Saturday and Sunday! Come celebrate radical queer history with us!
SF Zine Fest applications close JUNE 20!
Apply now: sfzinefest.org/apply
Exhibitor applications for San Francisco Zine Fest 2017 will open May 20 and close June 20. Watch this space (or join our mailing list) for reminders! We can't wait to see you!
The 16th annual San Francisco Zine Fest will be held at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park on Labor Day Weekend, September 2017.
Exhibitor applications will open May 2017; sign up for our newsletter to get a reminder!
ok first off:
THANK YOU! WE LOVE YOU!
your dedicated & extremely handsome SFZF2016 organizing team
Our 15th annual SF Zine Fest was one of our busiest of all time, with over 220 exhibitors and about 3500 attendees (and that's not counting the six different pre-fest events). This was also the first SFZF where we made ASL interpretation available at every single panel and reading throughout the week (thank you Juan Ramirez!), AND the first one where we were able to run a free wheelchair-accessible shuttle all day between the County Fair Building and Civic Center BART. And this was also the first-ever SFZF to have two queer women of color as our guests of honor — long, long overdue on our part, considering who's been doing the most vital work in the Bay Area arts community.
Thanks to ALL OF YOU -- exhibitors, attendees, sponsors, donors, volunteers, organizers, administrative officials, pets -- for making this festival a reality once again.
Oh! Speaking of our guests of honor:
Ajuan Mance, Liz Mayorga, MariNaomi
This year, the State of California honored our fifteen years of work in the Bay Area arts community. San Francisco Zine Fest and our 2016 guests of honor, Ajuan Mance and MariNaomi, were presented with certificates from the California Legislative Assembly in a small ceremony held during the festival SFZF2012-2015 director Liz Mayorga was on hand to accept on out behalf, in representation of all festival organizers past an present.
We wouldn't have been around long enough to gain a fan in state government without all of you. <3
Also, special thanks to our sponsors:
The Intersection for the Arts, our 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor!
Patreon, for hosting our first fundraiser reading as an organization with nonprofit status!
issuu, for funding our wheelchair-accessible BART shuttle, a first for SFZF2016!
San Francisco Public Library! Artist & Craftsman Supply! Flax Art & Design! The Cartoon Art Museum! The Asian Art Museum! Mission Comics & Art! 1984 Printing! Mamacitas Cafe! RADAR Productions! Pegasus Books! Lagunitas! People's Choice Printing! Alley Cat Books! And the great folks at the San Francisco Parks & Rec department!
OK that's it for now. Got some news for us to share? Let us know! The zine scene goes year round!
all our best and let's hang out again soon,
the SFZF2016 team
Just a couple of final announcements for you:
The table map is up! Hooray!
We have a free BART shuttle this year! Wheelchair-accessible, seatbelts for the little ones, running between Civic Center BART and the front door of the County Fair Building all day on Sunday (including an hour before and after fest times, for exhibitor load-in / load-out convenience). Thanks to the generous folks at issuu for helping make this happen!
Two more pre-fest events!
- Friday, September 2 7:30pm-9pm: Fat Fury, Fat Love: Claiming Fat Space in Activist Communities at Pegasus Books Downtown (2349 Shattuck Ave). Featuring Caleb Luna, Kendal Blum, Anna Anthropy, & Na'amen Tilahun. Moderated by Virgie Tovar; co-hosted by RADAR Productions.
- Saturday, September 3 6:00pm-9pm: SFZF Pre-Party at Mission: Comics (2250 Mission Street). The Asian Art Museum presents artists Andrea Nguyen and Jon Adams, from their new exhibit 'The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe,' followed by a mini-reading by SFZF2016 guest of honor MariNaomi, followed by drinks / snacks / hanging out.
ASL interpretation will be provided at both events, and at our day-of artist Q&As at SFZF itself.
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Help us continue to make SFZF as accessible as possible!
OK that's it! See you SOON