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I tabled for the first time a few months ago. I think it's probably good to keep in mind that things probably won't go perfectly but then you'll have a better idea what you're doing next time.
Bring money to make change!
Realize that people are going to get interested in your zines and decide to buy them based a lot on the title and cover! People in stores often take a minute to read a page or two, but people at zine fests, where its louder and they feel a little weird because the person who made the zine is staring at them while they look at it, probably aren't going to spend as much time evaluating whether they want something or not.
Have something people who are interested in your work but not in buying it that day can take, like a free sticker or business card.
Also check out this thread, maybe: http://wemakezines.ning.com/forum/topics/how-do-you-make-your-zine-...
I made a short zine with an essay called Everything You Wanted to Know About Zine Fests. If you want a copy, send me your address, and i'll put it in the mail right away.