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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

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