2024 Autoptic Festival General FAQ

Exhibition Location and Hours on Saturday, August 17th

The floor show for the 2024 Autoptic Festival will be held on Saturday, August 17th at the The Coffman Memorial Union:

Coffman Memorial Union
300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

It will be open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

What is the 2024 Autoptic Festival?

The 2024 Autoptic Festival is Minneapolis’s premier comic and independent print festival. Organized by The Autoptic Foundation, and featuring table exhibitions from over 120 local, national and international artists from the world of comics, zines, posters, print and beyond, the 2024 Autoptic Festival will allow attendees to meet, purchase work from and interact with some of their favorite and soon-to-be favorite creators. The 2024 Autoptic Festival will be the 5th time the show has been held, and our hope is that this one will be the best one yet!

Is the Autoptic Festival a comic convention?

Short answer: No.

Long answer: The Autoptic Festival will feature artists, collectives and publishers working in any and all fields of comics, prints, zines, posters and much more. While there is a strong comic presence at the show, comic creators make up only about 1/2 of the exhibitors on the floor. If you are a fan of printed, hand-made and limited edition media, chances are there will be something new for you to discover at the Autoptic Festival, comic books or otherwise.

How much does it cost to get into the Autoptic Festival?

Public admission to the 2024 Autoptic Festival will be free! It is important to us that anyone who wants to come to the Autoptic Festival to check out all of the great work on display and for sale can do so without having to pay admission.

If you are planning on applying for a table to exhibit at the 2024 Autoptic Festival, our table fees are as follows:

  • 1/2 Table – $100 USD
  • Full Table – $160 USD
  • XL Table – $200 USD