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Jul 19

Zine Fest this weekend (July 19-20, 2008)

I will be at the Zine Fest this afternoon. Last night I saw a special tie-in event at the Cartoon Art Museum where the artist read there comics aloud to projected art. What a great way to get ready for a comic show of unique voices. I will probably be hanging around with the talented folks from the Cartoonist Conspiracy like Doc Pop , Kraig Rasmussen, Mike Hales, John Cowan, Michael Capozzola and Jeff Plotkin.

Here is the official info:

What is the SF Zine Fest?

It’s a FREE annual two-day conference for independent and underground publishing. Exhibitors come from all over the West Coast, and while the focus is on zines, all walks of DIY life are represented — comics, arts and crafts, literary presses, and more. SF Zine Fest was founded in 2002 by Jenn of Starfiend Distro.

SF Zine Fest 2008 is brought to you by the hard-working folks at Family Style, Michael Capozzola, Just Visiting, John Isaacson, and many other wonderful volunteers.

When and where is the SF Zine Fest?

Saturday, July 19 from 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday, July 20 from 11:00am – 7:00pm

SF County Fair Building
(formerly Hall of Flowers)
9th Ave. at Lincoln Way (in Golden Gate Park) map

Why the new location?

With the idea of exposing DIY zines, comics, and crafts to the widest possible audience, we decided to move the Fest yet again to a location where a larger and more diverse group of attendees could find us. The SF County Fair Building is over twice the size of last year’s location, and is located in beautiful Golden Gate Park, just a block off of 9th Ave. and Lincoln Way. We are expecting more attendees and exhibitors than ever this year.
The SF County Fair Building is easily accessible by bicycle (lots of parking right out front) and also by public Transit: The N train and the 6, 16BX, 43, 44, and 71 bus lines all drop you off within a couple blocks of the Fest! Parking can be more difficult, the adjacent lot is for loading and unloading ONLY. There are some paid parking lots in the nearby Inner Sunset district.

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