The 2017 Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair is going to be postponed
The 2017 Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair is going to be postponed from April 22 to September 16, 2017.
Last fall we booked the two 2016 venues for this year’s event. A few weeks ago one of the venues cancelled our agreement, leaving us with no place to hold workshops/speakers. Since then, we have been unable to find a venue that has enough room for vendors as well as 2-3 workshop spaces that is also accessible (not requiring stairs), and available on the originally scheduled date of April 22.
After meeting with several venues, it is likely that the September 16 event will be held at three venues in North Oakland: the OMNI the East Bay Community Space and the Temescal Arts Center. These venues are within several blocks of each other and we will be using an adjusted workshop schedule to allow adequate travel time between venues. We are excited to be working with community-based organizations, however these locations offer additional challenges such as parking availability. We will be confirming the locations and sharing details in the next couple of weeks.
At this time, we will be refunding all vendor fees paid, and will re-open the vendor application process in late July or early August. All workshops that have been accepted will be moved to September if the presenters are available and willing.
Thank you for your understanding,