Thank you very much to the County Commissioners of Lackawanna County as well as the Pocono Council on the Arts for providing us with the much-needed funds to facilitate the festival. We are super appreciative for your generosity over the years. With this support, we plan to add new workshops in addition to a discussion panel consisting of underground newspaper collectors, writers, letterpress artists and more. One workshop we are currently establishing is a cooking demonstration with locally-produced foods from the Anthill Farm CSA (community supported agriculture) located in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. CSAs are a great way to give back to the land and farmers in our area and gain fresh, organic produce. After all, Pennsylvania is mostly rural! That being said, why not hop on over to our Kickstarter page and give the Scranton Zine Fest that extra boost to help pay for these awesome workshops and panels. You’ll get some nifty handmade stuff in return, ya dig?
For a couple of days now, many of you may have been receiving some Etsy invites to the festival due to the review of your zines or art. We’ve been looking for some outstanding pieces to include in our festival and we’re looking for some new faces to add to the already existing awesomeness of our returning veterans (thank you to all those who come back; your support is what keeps us going!).
If you are located within New York City or Philadelphia, the Martz Bus Trailways is located in these bus terminals and will drive you directly to Scranton. You will get off at a bus station within walking distance to our venue. If you are are too far away to make it in, yet you would still like to be part of the festival in some way, we do accept prints or zines to be mailed to the address we provided you within your Etsy message. We will set up a little display for you just as long as you include the prices of your work. We will try to sell your work at the front table and whatever does not sell, we will mail back along with your profits. We do not accept any commission. No catch-22, promise.