NYC Feminist Zinefest 2019 is on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Barnard College (3009 Broadway, 1 train to 116th) from 12-6pm!
Welcome to the 2019 NYC Feminist Zinefest!
Thank you for bringing your awesome energy & thoughts, ‘cos you make it happen.
This is the 7th year of the zinefest, since it was started up in 2012. It’s been the inspiration for four other incredible zinefests—Massachusetts Feminist Zinefest (2018), Philly Feminist Zinefest (2012 + 2014), Feminist Zinefest Pittsburgh (2015), and Hamilton Zine Fair (2014, 2015, and 2016).
Why a feminist zinefest?
Zines are like the rush of vitality—of pure, home-cooked creativity, of an emotion so big that it overwhelms you, leaping across pages of a booklet, as real as it was in your own chest. Zines are pure creation—all the choices, page layout/mix, everything—are 100% up to you.
We’ve seen zines with stickers all over ’em, with (real) toenail clippings inside (!), with Bible verses & then pages from someone’s diary. Zines can live forever, they tap into strange, electric power, the deeply personal, spit up into a collaged, unholy meld of inside & outside, private thoughts and public space. We love ’em because they don’t look “perfect,” the late-night mad scribblings, everything you want to say but somehow sounds better written down.
Zines are the voices of those who thrive beyond and outside of the margins. Where ideas erased from traditional media live on. We love what that space represents. We want to create more spaces that feel that way.
Wanna hear more about what the day of the zine fest is like? Head to our Accessibility page where we give you the lowdown.
Suze Myers is a graphic designer and zinemaker. She went to Barnard, where she led the Barnard Zine Club and worked in the library. When she’s not makin’ zines, she moonlights as a short film producer, magazine art director, and amateur printmaker. This is her second year as an FZF organizer! Suze is currently in search of the world’s tiniest zine and New York City’s best ice cream cone, both of which she hopes to find in the same place.
Elvis Wolf is the author of Homos in Herstory, a comics zine series about queer history in the USA. They started the first NYC Feminist Zinefest with good pal Kate Angell in 2012, and are thrilled that the zinefest is cruisin’ along to its 7th year in 2019. And that other feminist zinefests have taken root in locations like Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Hamilton, Ontario, and Boston.
Jenna Freedman is the zine librarian at Barnard College and has been making the zine Lower East Side Librarian since 2001. Her zine recently underwent a name change to Before I Forget, and she usually needs a haircut.
Lili Finckel and Pooja Desai are the masterminds behind Femme Mâché, a docu-zine collective & programming series by and for POC women & femme artists. They founded and curate the Chinatown Soup zine shop and are residents at New Women Space, where they hold regular workshops and programs. 2019 marks their first year on the FZF organizational team!
Please be in touch with any questions or comments. We’re always down 2 chat. Our email is feministzinefestnyc (at) gmail dot com :—)