Hey zinesters, we’ve got some news to break!
The bad news is we won’t be having a zine fest this year. The good news is we’re putting together a great calendar of in-person and virtual events to tide you over until KC Zine Con returns in 2022!
We’re calling it Zine Scouts. As the name suggests, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills and earn merit badges (but we won’t make you sell cookies, promise!) From now until KCZC #7 (date TBA, fall 2022), we’ll be hosting a variety of in-person and virtual events, workshops, zine swaps, and get-togethers.
Starting in July, you can visit this page and print out a Zine Scouts passport mini-zine. Print and fold your passport, then bring it with you when you attend a KCZC event. You’ll earn a stamp in your passport for every event you attend. (Even virtual ones!) Collect 7 stamps and you’ll be able to redeem your passport for a neat prize at KCZC #7!
The events calendar will be updated with the first events on July 1 here.
Interested in partnering with KCZC to host an event? Look for a submission form soon to share your ideas with us! We’re also always looking for more Organizers to help shape future KC Zine Con! Organizers volunteer to meet 2 – 3 times a month to plan the fest and any additional events, and we all do a little bit of everything. Anyone can be an Organizer, so even if you’re curious, drop us a line and come to one of our meetings to see if volunteering is for you.