San Francisco Zine Fest 2010, a two day conference focusing on independent and underground publishing, takes place September 4-5 at the County Fair Building in San Francisco.
The Zine Fest serves as a vital annual showcase of the diversity, creativity, and ongoing exuberance of the small-press movement. This year the Zine Fest has sold out of exhibitor spaces over two months before the show, a clear sign of the growing interest for zines and small-press publishing. The exhibitors range from established small-press publishing houses including RE/Search Publications, Microcosm, AK Press, Sparkplug Comics, and Tugboat Press to first time self-publishers and creators. Writers, cartoonists, crafters, illustrators, printmakers, and all manner of artists will be in attendance. While the majority of the exhibitors hail from the Bay Area and West Coast, creators from across the U.S. and beyond will be in attendance.