About the East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest
In 2010, two Bay Area writers/zinesters decided it was time the East Bay had its own indie media celebration modeled on the amazing work people were doing in San Francisco and Portland. Tomas Moniz and MK Chavez organized the first East Bay Alternative Press Book Fair. It was a wonderful experience and a huge success bringing over 50 tablers into Berkeley City College. The following year Brooke Appler created the flyer and helped organize the 2011 event. Again the tables went quickly, with over 60 vendors and artists, and attendance doubled. In 2012, Tomas Moniz and the amazing Rock Paper Scissors Collective members and volunteers Ara, Jamie, Olivia, and Crystal created an even larger, more wonderful event with a slightly different name: East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Festival.
We want to thank everyone who came out in 2012, especially the wonderful tablers, workshop leaders, and our two speakers! This year really happened smoothly and easily, and we are already looking forward to next year! If you have any suggestions, connections, or recommendations on how to improve the event, please do not hesitate let us know. Keep writing, keep living! Love, the EBABZ crew!