When: Sun., Sept. 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 2015
For East Bay allegiants resistant to crossing the bridge, the annual San Francisco Zine Fest is a great reason to make an exception. The one-day gathering brings together all corners of the DIY zine publishing scene, including both sides of the bay and beyond. This year, it will once again take place at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park (1199 9th Ave., San Francisco) from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Exhibitors will include Oakland’s 1984 Printing, influential game designer and author Anna Anthropy, acclaimed artist Deth P. Sun, sad poetry press Mondo Bummer, Rad Dad founder Tomas Moniz, screen print whizzes Team Print Shop, and way too many more to count. There will also be events throughout the day, including a Q&A with this year’s featured artist, Madeleine Flores. The popular cartoonist, the creator of the webcomic “Help Us! Great Warrior,” now works for DreamWorks. Attend those events, sit in the zine library all day and flip through hand-stapled goodies, or peruse the rows of shy artists sitting behind tables. And make sure to bring (or buy) a tote to hustle your eclectic haul back across the Bay when you’re done.