VEND AT ZINE FEST
Special COVID notice regarding vending in 2022:
MZF 2022 will be in person, but with some pandemic-related changes. The process to sign up below remains the same as it has in prior years.
The main difference is that the fest will be smaller to accommodate for social distance. This unfortunately means fewer vendors will get a chance to table with us this season. (We do have plans in place to expand the fest if things evolve to look safer as the big day nears.)
Please read the instructions below carefully and we hope to see you on April 30th!
VENDOR LOTTERY OVERVIEW:
Tabling at Milwaukee Zine Fest is so fun that we sell out of spots every year (especially with limited capacity for 2022).
To keep everyone's chances of getting in as fair as possible, we run a lottery each season. The lottery remains open for several days, and joining it is totally free! 2022's lottery is open Feb 3rd through 5th -- it is now closed and vendors who joined should stay tuned for next steps.
When the lottery closes, the Zine Team randomly pulls a batch of vendors that gets in. We then do a diversity audit of those selected to ensure fair representation in a variety of ways. We believe inclusion needs to be proactively instigated: this is what the audit is for.
Those who get in via the lottery must then officially register, including paying a $20 vendor fee, to confirm their spot. Everyone else gets waitlisted in random order and are contacted if/when slots open up.
Want more detailed info? Cool: just click here for our vendor general FAQ page and then swing back to sign up.
STEP 1: JOIN THE LOTTERY WHEN IT OPENS.
STEP 2: GET RANDOMLY SELECTED TO VEND.
STEP 3: PAY YOUR REGISTRATION FEE.
STEP 4: SEE YA IN APRIL!
The 2022 lottery will be open:
Thurs, Feb 3 at 10am through
Saturday, Feb 5th at 10pm
(The order in which you join makes no difference: please take your time and don't stress.)