News Archive

Here is an archive of KCZC new stories, prior to 2024.

3/14/2023- KCZC #8 Applications open 1 week from today on Tuesday March 21st 2023!

3/4/2023- KC Zine Con #8

We’ve got some big news to announce: the epic return of KC Zine Con will be on June 3rd, 2023Read More

10/30/2022- Zine Trunk or Treat – Part 2: Return of the Zinesters

Everyone’s favorite KC Area Zine Trunk-or-Treat is back! Read More

2/21/2022 – KC Zine Con #7

We’re back… and we’re in June now! Save the date for KCZC #7 on 6/11/2022. Read More

6/16/2021 – Zine Scouts

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! Read More

5/5/2021 – Take our Survey

Hey friends! It’s time to start planning KCZC #7, and a lot has changed since September. We’re looking for your feedback on last year’s first even Virtual Zine Con, as well as your thoughts on what Zine Con might look like this year. Please take our survey. The survey has closed: thank you!

8/29/2020 – KCZC #6 Workshops Announced

Kansas City Zine Con (KCZC) organizers are getting ready for this weekend’s sixth-annual zine fest, a celebration of DIY publishing. The annual festival will feature livestreamed panels, Zoom workshops, and a virtual table experience where the public can visit the shops and portfolios of participating zinesters. Read More

7/24/2020 – List of KCZC #6 tablers

We’re excited to announce the zinesters who will be tabling virtually at KC Zine Con #6! This exciting collection of DIY artists, writers, thinkers, schemers, and dreamers will be slinging zines online on September 5th and 6th, during our virtual zine fest event. Read More

7/6/2020 – Applications open for KCZC #6: a virtual zinefest!

Starting on Monday, July 6th, we will be opening virtual table applications, poster submissions, and proposals for zine-centric workshops, presentations, panels, skill-shares, and performances of any type. Anyone can apply, regardless of location! Read More

4/11/2020 – Announcing KCZC #6: a virtual zinefest!

Due to safety precautions surrounding COVID-19, your KC Zine Con organizers have decided to shift our planning focus to hosting a virtual Zine Con 6 event in 2020! This is keeping to our commitment to being a Safer Space. You can also expect us to update this policy to be better-suited for our virtual Zine Con 6 when the time comes. Read More

8/20/2019 – The KCZC #5 programming schedule is live!

Kansas City Zine Con (KCZC) Organizers revealed the official festival schedule for KCZC #5. A day of hands-on-workshops and activism is planned for the fifth-annual festival on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at Pierson Auditorium on the UMKC campus. The event is free to attend. This year’s festival places a special emphasis on allyship and creating an affirming environment for transgender members of the zine community. Read More

7/26/2019 – A statement about our KCZC #5 location

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we’ve been deliberating where to host KC Zine Con #5. As many of you may, or may not, know this year’s Zine Con location has been up in the air due to a hate speech event that was allowed to occur on the UMKC campus this past April. The event resulted in physical violence against trans people in many forms during and after. Many members of our community were directly affected by these events and were traumatized by the University’s inadequate response. Additionally, the University has stated that they are unable to ban hate speech on their campus due to “free speech” policies, which has left many within our community unsafe. Read More

4/22/2019 – KCZC #5 will be on August 31st, 2019

KCZC Organizers announced today that the fifth-annual KC Zine Con – the Midwest’s DIY Publishing Festival – will be held on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at Pierson Auditorium on the UMKC campus. Read More