We’re aiming to create an accessible event that gives a platform to those often under-represented in zine culture.
HFZF will have people tabling, selling and chatting about their zines, workshops, a calm chill out space and a seven hour zine challenge.
When: Saturday, November 15th from 10am to 5pm
Where: YWCA Hamilton – 75 MacNab Street South, Hamilton ON
Accessibility: The space is accessible, including washrooms. More information about accessibility and safe(r) spaces coming soon!
Book a Table!
A half table costs ten dollars. Book your table here – http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/755382
Free tables available. Email email@example.com to book a free table OR if you are unable to book online through Brown Paper Tickers.
What’s a Zine?
A zine is a self-published book, magazine, or comic. Anyone can make a zine – using low-cost methods like collage and photocopying – to create a space for their words, ideas, images, and more. Not having to rely on traditional publishing allows for non-mainstream voices to be heard!
Find out more about zines and zine making here:
- Rookie – How to Make a Zine
- OCAD’s Zine Library
- Brila Youth Projects – What’s a Zine?
- Barnard Zine Library – Zines
What Do We Mean by Feminism?
Feminism can mean lots of different things to different people. For us it includes:
- intersectionality – acknowledging that folks have lots of different identities and things going on in their lives that make them who they are.
- resisting all forms of oppression – like sexism, poverty, racism, ablism, colonialism
- creating an equitable world for all
- questioning gender norms
- demanding safety at home, work, school and play
- supporting survivors of violence
- seeing the systemic root causes of injustice
More reading about Feminism:
- Jarrah Hodge’s Feminism FAQ Video – http://www.gender-focus.com/feminism-f-a-q-s/
- ‘Feminism is For Everybody’ by bell hooks
- ‘Feminism for Real’ edited by Jessica Yee
What’s a Feminist Zine?
A feminist zine might be about:
- ways to ask for consent
- personal experience about your identity or belief
- critique of your favourite or least favourite TV show
- creating the community that you want to live in
- women’s rights
- experiences as a survivor
- music that inspires you
- comic about your walk home last night
- your feminist hero
- immigration or migration
- a story about sexism you experienced at work
- sexy science fiction
- your take on Canada’s proposed sex work laws
- interviewing a mentor or someone who inspires you
- and lots and lots and lots of other things
If you have any questions about whether your work might fit at the HFZF, you can email or call Erin for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org or 905.525.4573.
We’re really excited about the organizers who came before us! Our ‘About Us’ is inspired by Toronto Queer Zine Fair, Feminist Zine Fest NYC, Philly Feminist Zine Fest.