Bingo Night Fundraiser 2017

Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Bingo Night!

Poster by Natalie Allsup-Edwards, 2017.

Highlights of the evening included a treasure trove of prizes thanks to our fantastic sponsors! We would like to thank Diabolical Records, Buds, The Kings English, Signed & Numbered, Fellow Shop, Amour Cafe, and our generous zine maker friends for their donations.

Bonnie and Juli – our fantastic MCs!

It was a fantastic evening for all of us, and we enjoyed the enthusiastic commitment to bingo and Grid Zine Fest. With your help we were able to raise nearly $500 for the upcoming festival.

Thanks again!

Thank you!

Yesterday was the absolute best, and was everything we had hoped it would be! Thank you to everyone who made this weekend possible! We’re feeling so much love for Salt Lake, and the incredible communities and people that came together for a really special day.

Thank you Amber for facilitating the zine making workshop on Friday (and Utah Humanities for making this incredible event happen!) Thanks to Alex, Amber, Erika, Marna, and Matthew for participating in our Friday night zine reading and panel discussion. Thanks Cody and the Rose Establishment for hosting us! It was perfect.

Our Saturday workshops and discussions were incredible– thanks Sara and Pillars of Salt Zine, Dakotah and We Are Here and Ella.

Thanks to Frantastic and the Sass, Early Successional and Strong Words for playing our after party, and to the incredible Alana and Adam at Diabolical Records for hosting us.

It also can’t be said enough, but thank you to the organizations and business who believed in this crazy fest. We truly could’t have done it without you Utah Arts Alliance, Utah Humanities, Dr Volts Comics and the Hand Drawn Photo Booth. Our venue was so perfect, and we were so lucky to be able to hold the first Grid Zine Fest in the Salt Lake Arts Academy.

We’re recouping now, but we’ll be back at it soon! Keep your eyes peeled for a Zine Club in May or June.

With love,

Bonnie, Juli, Natalie and Tim

 

2017 tablers

The inaugural Grid Zine Fest will take place April 8, 2017 at the Salt Lake Arts Academy from 11am-5pm. All GZF events are free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. 

2017 tablers:

 

 

Panel discussion and zine reading

FRIDAY April 7, 7:30pm- 10:00pm, The Rose Est (235 S. 400 W.)

Join us the night before Grid Zine Fest for a zine reading and panel discussion with a few of our out of town guests. The panelists will talk about how they have incorporated zines into their day jobs. The panel will be moderated by Juli Huddleston (zine archivist at the U of U). 

“Working 9-5: Zines in the Workplace” 

Erika Church, zine librarian, University of Utah
Marna Kay, co-owner, Wasted Ink Zine Distro (Phoenix, AZ)
Matthew Murray, zine librarian (Las Vegas via British Columbia)
Amber McCrary (Phoenix, AZ)
Alex Wrekk, Portland Button Works (Portland, OR)

All events during Grid Zine Fest are free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible. Please contact us at gridzinefest@gmail.com with any questions.

Zine making workshop, 4/7 11-2pm

FRIDAY APRIL 7, 11am-2pm in the Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library on the University of Utah campus. 

We’re kicking off zine fest weekend with a zine making workshop, lead by Amber McCrary! The workshop is free and open to the public, and supplies will be provided (feel free to bring your own too!) No previous zine-making experience necessary. We will also have free pizza (!)

This event is in the Gould Auditorium, which is is on the first floor of the Marriott Library at the University of Utah. There is a pay parking lot outside of the library, and no free parking on campus. We recommend that folks take public transit– the closest bus stop is 1530 E. South Campus Drive, and the closest Trax station is Stadium. 

This workshop was made possible with generous support from Utah Humanities. Thank you to the School for Social and Cultural Transformation for also sponsoring this event. All Grid Zine Fest events are free and open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. 

————About Amber————
Amber McCrary is a Diné (Navajo) Zinester, Feminist and Writer. She was born in Tuba City, Arizona and grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona. She is the co-creator/co-editor of the Native American Feminist Musing Zines, Empower Yoself Before You Wreck Yoself Vol.1 and Vol.2, The Nizhoni Beat andShik’is ShiHeart (My friend, heart). Through the Native American Feminist Musings Zine project, she believes unheard voices of Indigenous folk can smash patriarchy one story at a time. She has worked with the Native American Community for the past five years and hopes to do so for the rest of her life. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in American Indian Studies at Arizona State University. She currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

Register to table at Grid Zine Fest!

EDIT MARCH 2: TABLE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. We have reached our tabler capacity, but if you would like to be put on our waiting list, please email us at gridzinefest@gmail.com. 

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Registration for the first annual Grid Zine Fest is now open! Use this form to reserve your table! The form should take less than 10 minutes to fill out. 

Keep in mind that space is limited, and most zine makers should register for a half table ($15), which is approximately 36 inches wide by 30 inches deep. If you are a distro, or small press, please register for a full table ($30). 

We love arts and other DIY projects, but we ask that your table is at least 75% zines.

Space is limited, and registration is first come, first served. Email us at gridzinefest@gmail.com with any questions. 

Zine Club! September 3, 11:00am

Hi friends! Our monthly Zine Club will be held Saturday, September 3rd at Nostalgia Coffee (248 E. 100 S.) from 11:00am to 1:00pm. This is a low-key, free event to hang out and talk about or make zines! Everyone is welcome- no special skills required! Just a desire to be around zine loving folks. 

Check out this awesome flyer that Matt Crane made for us. If you’re interested in making a zine club flyer, please let us know gridzinefest@gmail.com