Mark your calendars, folks – an amazing team of zinesters & activists is putting on the PHILLY FEMINIST ZINEFEST this summer, on August 26th!
The event looks incredible – there will be tons of zinesters, workshops, a raffle, *plus* vegan baked goods (mmm). The zinefest is also a fundraiser for Project Safe, a social justice organization providing advocacy, harm reduction, and support for Philadelphia sex workers.
If you want to table, registration is still open until July 15 – sign up here: Philly Feminist Zinefest Registration. And don’t miss the zine reading they’re planning for Saturday, August 25, at The Wooden Shoe Bookstore!
Also, these workshops will be held throughout the event (summaries and more info can be found here):
From Smoochin’ to Sexin’: Navigate, Negotiate, Communicate – by Screwsmart
Project SAFE: Decriminalizing Sex Work by Project SAFE
Soapbox Alternative Zine Structure – by The Soapbox
Puttin’ the Pain to Paper: Writing about Tuff Stuff – by the For The Birds Collective
How to be an Ally to Sex Workers – by members of SWOP and PERSIST Health Collective
Find out more info on the Philly Feminist Zinefest blog/homepage!
We just added a “Photos” page at the top of this site, so you can browse the pics at your leisure.
Here are some more – again, photo credit goes to Bangarang Art !
Hey everyone… the NYC Feminist Zinefest was lucky enough to have a star photographer, Natty Koper of Bangarang Art! Check out their website – Bangarang Art – and the amazing photos below!
Here are a few photos from the event…
Crowd scene, courtesy of zinester and photographer Kate Wadkins:
Captains Zine and Zine: Kate and Elvis in front of the Homos in Herstory-promoting cardboard cutout! :
Crowded! photo by Dre Grigoropol:
More packed room, photo courtesy of Autostraddle:
Zinester Sarah Rose, of Once Upon A Distro, reading from her zine (photo courtesy of Dre Grigoropol):
Thank you everyone for an amazing & inspiring day. There were a lot of incredible zinesters, hundreds of people at the zinefest, and a great vibe of real community throughout the afternoon.
We’ll post photos of the day here soon…meanwhile, enjoy reading the many zines you picked up today, as will we!
Happy holidays, fellow zinesters and aficionados
As we move into this chillier season, we also move closer to… the NYC Feminist Zinefest!
This season is perfect time for zine-making, art, and crafting… snuggling up in bed with a good book, hot tea, and a new journal or sketchbook, are things that make for a memorable winter day.
So stay warm, and check this page for more info about our awesome zinesters coming soon (!)
Hi friends in feminist zinery! We’re delighted to announce that we have just launched a Kickstarter site to begin raising money to fund the zinefest. Specifically, we need to raise $300 to pay for our event rental, the Brooklyn Commons. We really appreciate your support in this endeavor- thanks for your solidarity. Here’s our promotional video!
The NYC Feminist Zinefest is being held on February 25, 2012 !
Why a feminist zinefest, you say?
Following a year marked by brutal sexual assaults by local police officers and foreign dignitaries alike, the idea of a feminist zinefest resonates strongly for us in 2012. We’d like to showcase the work of artists and zinesters who proudly identify as feminists, and whose politics are reflected in their work.
And also, zines have a special place in our hearts.
There’s just something about the immediacy and expressiveness of a little printed booklet, smudged with printer’s ink or photocopy errors. It’s like a small, pocket-sized emissary of ideas, one who will eagerly come with you on a long train or bus ride, and share its hidden tales.
Currently we’re seeking feminist zinesters to table at the event- $5 gets you a 4′ table space to cover with zines and art. We welcome folks of all genders, races, class backgrounds, and abilities.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!