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

SFZF 2014 Exhibitor Registration is OPEN

Photo credit: Cindy Maram | Dig In Magazine

Photo credit: Cindy Maram | Dig In Magazine

We're thrilled to announce that exhibitor registration has opened for SF Zine Fest 2014! The show will be Labor Day weekend, August 30th and August 31st at the SF County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park.  

If you are interested in registering as an exhibitor, please visit the Registration page. There you will find further instructions for submitting your exhibitor application and paying your registration fees. Both items must be completed in order to reserve a table.

We encourage all exhibitors to register early! A few reasons why include….

1. After July 15th, 2014 the price for tables goes up for late registrants

2. Exhibitor registration closes on August 1st, 2014. 

3. Exhibitor spots are confirmed as they come in, and we are expecting another year full of artists and vendors. If all tables are reserved before the exhibitor registration deadline of August 1st, 2014 then additional applicants will be placed on a waiting list and contacted if a spot becomes available.  

4. Any special requests will be honored (if possible) in the order received.  So if you need any special arrangements (e.g. power outlets, desire to be near/far from a wall, etc.) it’s a smart move to let us know ahead of time.

Once we receive your application and payment you will receive a confirmation message.

Thank you all for your interest. Keep checking our website for updates about the show, and great info on the zine + DIY community. See ya at the fest!

Exhibitor Registration Opens This Week!

Hey folks,
 
In anticipation of this year's SF Zine Fest we want to give our friends, fans, and community members a heads up in regards to exhibitor registration. We’ve made a couple of overall changes to speed along the registration process!
 
Online registration for this year’s SFZF opens this Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at 12pm PST. There will be a Registration page here on the site where you can submit your exhibitor information and registration fees. Both items must be completed at the time of registration. Zinesters and vendors are encouraged to sign up early in order to guarantee a table space – we anticipate that all of our tables will fill this year.
 
Important dates and details:
 
-- May 15th, 2014 – July 15th, 2014: registration opens for SFZF
 
• 3ft Half table - $50
• 6ft Full table - $100
 
-- July 16th, 2014 – August 1st, 2014: late registration opens for SFZF
 
• 3ft Half table - $65
• 6ft Full table - $140
 
Exhibitor registration closes on August 1st, 2014; registration is on a first come, first serve basis. If all exhibitor spaces are claimed before August 1st, 2014, pending applications will be placed on a waiting list. Applicants will be notified if a space becomes available.
 
Registration fees must be paid within 48 hours of submitting your exhibitor form in order to receive an exhibitor space.
 
Questions can be sent to our SFZF Contact Page. We're looking forward to seeing both long-time friends and new faces this year. With your support this year’s SFZF is sure to be a DIY success! 

-SFZF Team