We want FZF to be accessible and comfortable for all, so here’s some information on what the actual zinefest will be like. We’re open to suggestions, so please feel free to get in touch!
The 2019 zinefest will take place on the 4th floor of Barnard College’s Barnard Hall, which you can find at 3009 Broadway, New York NY 10027. When you arrive at Barnard, there will be signs pointing the way!
The building where the zine fest is held, Barnard Hall, is wheelchair accessible by a ramp located on the left side of the building, to the left of the main entrance. There are two elevators in the building, one on the left and one on the right, both near staircases.
However, the closest subway station (116th Street on the 1 line), is NOT wheelchair accessible. This is a list of MTA stations re: wheelchair access.
Vision-related: The James Room, the largest room of the zine fest, has both artificial and natural lighting. There are huge windows in the room which help bring in outside light: on a sunny day, the room will be brightly lit. Other rooms include 405-407 and 409; you can view photos here.
Sound Levels: There will be music playing in the large room. If you have any sound issues, or just feel it’s “too loud,” we’re cool with turning it down!
If you’re seeking a quieter zine fest experience, we recommend coming at the beginning of the ‘fest, when there will be less folks and potentially less background noise. We will also have a “Quiet Room” available for folks who want to step away from the main space and hang out.
Crowd-related: If you’re sensitive to crowds, we suggest coming by at an earlier point in the zine fest when there will be fewer people.
Security-related: Barnard College is a college campus, and is staffed by campus security. Most noticeably, there are security guards at entrances to the campus. You do not need to “show ID” or interact with the guard to enter campus.
Contact: If you have any questions on day-of, please get in touch with any of the Volunteers or Organizers so we can help out.
Consent-Based Photo Policy:
If you want to photograph an individual, or two people together, or a small cluster of people, ask for those people’s consent before you photograph them. Ask in a simple way: “Would it be ok if I take your picture?”. Give them the opportunity to say no.
If you are in the room and don’t want to appear in the background of a photo, we recommend that you wear a concealing item of clothing, or be aware of the photography around you. Please let an organizer know if you have any problem with invasive photography. and we will be happy to speak to the person.
Social Media If posting photos on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, use the hashtag #fzfnyc 🙂
* Thank you for helping make FZF an awesome & accessible space! *
More to come soon!
Safe(er) Online Spaces
Although we’re just a humble zinefest, we acknowledge that the internet is not a safe space. Please feel free to email us with additional resources along these lines.
Crisis Override Network is “a crisis helpline, advocacy group, and resource center for people experiencing online abuse.”
https://iheartmob.org/ – HeartMob is a platform where you can report online abuse, connect to a community, and get support.
https://femtechnet.org/csov/survivor/– This page includes resources & protective measures regarding identities online.
Privacy Duck – This is a website devoted to information about how to remove personal items from the open web. It is a sales-based site (despite free information), but offers generous discounts for persons experiencing online abuse as well as LGBTQ community members.