Hello fellow zinesters and artists alike and welcome to the start of the third annual Scranton Zine Fest in the heart of the downtown Electric City. The zine fest team has been working to bring you the best experience possible. Every year, Dana Marie, Brian and I sit down and talk about what went well about the previous year and what we could work on.
This year, it was pretty much a general consensus that the tables do need to be pre-ordered. To better serve you, we put easy buttons at the end of the zinester and artist forms. It will take you to the PayPal website where it will ask you to make a “donation.” This will be your payment for your table. If you don’t have a PayPal account right now, I highly suggest creating one. It makes transactions like these way easier. This will also be a first-come, first-serve basis so please sign up as soon as possible to reserve your spot. There will be only 24 tables! This does not mean 24 people necessarily; it depends who gets a half table. If by any chance you cannot make it, please email or call one of us so we can clear up your spot.
Another change we’re making is about food. We want to give you more options. There will be vegetarian and vegan choices in addition to this year’s menu. We will be sending the menu along in your care packages so you can get an idea of what food we will be offering. I’d also like some more of your opinions about how we had our runners going to get you food. Did you like this idea? How can we help serve you better with the whole food thing?
Lastly, if you’re feeling a little generous, we will be establishing a Kickstarter page to help fund some costs of the festival. There’s a lot of money that goes towards advertising in general as well as fees for the venue and labor costs so any help is appreciated. You’ll get some pretty nifty swag in return, though. More posts will be made about that later when I have it up and running.
Special thanks to the Pocono Arts Council and our legislators for funding our endeavors in the art community. We greatly appreciate your support.