Twin Cities Zine Fest

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First Annual Twin Cities Zine Fest (2004)

Organizers: Erik Farseth and Gerald Prokop

The First Annual Twin Cities Zine Fest took place at SSCA Gallery during the Summer of 2004.

From the Press Release: 

The Stevens Square Center for the Arts and 770 Radio K are proud to present: The first annual Twin Cities Zine Fest, July 23-25, 2004. This three day festival will feature workshops, readings, an art show, live music, zine trading and tabling.

The 2004 Twin Cities Zine Fest is being held in conjunction with a four-week exhibition of Zines and Flyer Art at the SSCA Gallery (July 17-August 14, 2004).

The gallery show will feature gig posters by local poster artists, as well as original artwork and photography by local and national zinesters.

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Chris Dodge (“Street Librarian”), delivering a lecture about zines. (2004)

SCHEDULE – Zine Fest 2004

Friday July 23, 2004
Opening Reception
7 PM – Midnight @ Stevens Square Center for the Arts

Saturday, July 24, 2004
Readings and Zine Fair
Noon – 6 PM @ Stevens Square Center for the Arts

Sunday, July 25, 2004
Closing Night Party and Concert at the Triple Rock Social Club
Live music by The Knotwells and The Bleeding Hickeys

PRESS:

  • City Pages “A-list” preview
  • “Zinefest draws writers, artists from across US,” feature article by Emily Urness, Pulse of the Twin Cities (2004)

Second Annual Twin Cities Zine Fest (2005)

Organizers: Erik Farseth and Gerald Prokop

Reception and Party: July 23, 2005

Featuring music by: 

  • Falcon Crest
  • The Divebomb Honey
  • Formaldehyde Junkies
  • Step On It
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Zine Fest flyer by Bill Hauser (image Copyright 2005 by Bill Hauser)