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Milwaukee Zine Fest happens all day from 10:30am to 4:30 pm!
Pop by whenever is best for you.

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2022

This year MZF is back in person for the first time since 2019.
A lot happens throughout the day: see below for details.

 

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Please note that MASKS ARE REQUIRED at all vendor tables that have a sign requesting them.

Please watch for these signs and wear a mask at these tables. MZF strongly encourages mask wearing at all times, regardless.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 30 at MPL CENTRAL

ALL MILWAUKEE ZINE FEST EVENTS ARE FREE TO ATTEND!

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MEZZANINE LEVEL OF MPL

SHOP & SUPPORT

Dozens of vendors bring their zines, chapbooks, small press publications and other DIY bound creations to showcase at the fest.

 

Our diverse group of vendors come from all over the region (and country)!

Come support their craft and buy yourself a special treat!

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SWAP & SHARE

Part of zine community ethos involves sharing, trading, and swapping. MZF encourages this by having a swap table set up. Stop by to leave a zine and take a zine in order to share with others.

This is *not* a "free zine" table and and we ask the community to respect this. In order to take a zine, you need to leave one in its place.

Suggested zine value of $1 to $5 only, to help keep things feelin' fair :)

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MAKE YOUR OWN ZINE!

Stop by the activity area for quick zine making fun; great for all ages.

The Makerspace Team from Milwaukee Public Library's Mitchell Street Branch will be here to help teach a fun folded zine technique with all the supplies needed to quickly make something magical.

11AM to

1:30 pm

ACTIVITY TABLE ZONE

WALK UP, HANDS-ON
LETTERPRESS PRINTING

Get inky with our talented friends from UWM Print Club! They're coming by to help you print your very own poster the old school way: by hand!

Learn to pull a print, and take one home: all for free.

12pm to

1pm

FIRST FLOOR COMMUNITY ROOM

PANEL DISCUSSION:
HOW TO GET YOUR ZINE 
OUT IN THE WORLD

You've made your zines, and now you want to sell them through a store or distro--but how?  We've gathered some friendly Milwaukee zinesters and sellers to help demystify the process and explain how zine selling works for them (and you)!

 

Featuring:

Lion's Tooth Bookstore

Woodland Pattern Book Center

BEARBEAR Creative

The Art of Quinn Blackshere

2pm to

3pm

FIRST FLOOR COMMUNITY ROOM

WORKSHOP:
SEWN ZINE BINDINGS

Zines can be bound in many ways, from just simple folds, to the classic double-staple! This workshop focuses on hand sewing techniques with needle and thread.

MPL's very own Maria Burke will teach two styles: a traditional pamphlet stitch that's great for half-folded zines, and a stab-binding style that works for stacks of pages including oddball shapes and sizes. Space is limited!

ONGOING

SOCIAL MEDIA

#mfz2022

Throughout Saturday (and beyond) please share your experience, your zines, your own events, links, and anything you learned during MZF using the hashtag #MZF2022 across your social platforms.

We'd love to see what you're up to and help share it with our community!

We hope to see you at MZF 2022!
Thanks for supporting our vendors!

Questions about something not answered above or in our FAQ section?
Please feel free to reach out to The Bindery:

info[at]binderymke.com

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