zine fest planning

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<span style="font-weight: 400;">Saturday July 20</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Breakout session 1, 10:15- 11:00am</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Session name: Zine Fests!</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Facilitator: Jenna</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Note taker: Juli</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">First time organizers</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Boise Comic Arts Fest August 24-25! </span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Curriculum integrated zine fairs</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Call to tabling forms</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Accessibility</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Reaching out beyond people you know</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Zine fest fails</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Fundraisers</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Community partnerships</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Equity and  justice</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Money</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Asking for money</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Financial transparency</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Table fees</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Community partnerships</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Accessibility and equity and justice</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Call to tabling forms</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Outreach and promotion</span> <b>Fails:</b> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Workshops during tabling time doesn’t work for lots of tablers</span> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Solution: table swingers-- volunteers to cover table shifts</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Solution: Separate day</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Keep in mind: it makes it more accessible for folks who can’t spend money</span></li> </ol> </li> </ol> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Taking on too many responsibilities (afterparties, not enough organizers)</span> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Solution: Afterparties- let someone zine adjacent plan the party and host, no one is required to go.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Solution: not an after party, but hosting vegan brunch</span></li> </ol> </li> </ol> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Volunteers: </span> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Solution: special tee-shirt just for them </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Solutions: Make explanations clear, explain before things get hectic</span></li> </ol> </li> </ol> <b>Tabling form, outreach, and promotion:</b> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to specify what kind of materials you want there</span> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">75% rule (or whatever percentage-- some use 50%)</span> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Do you police this?! </span> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to not seem like the gatekeeper</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Clear about intention, explain that non-zines are taking the space of someone else’s space </span> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Suggest other locations for tabling</span></li> </ol> </li> </ol> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">People get nervous about whether or not they qualify</span> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Titles and prizes</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Links (?)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">It is okay to only have one zine!</span></li> </ol> </li> </ol> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Checklist on material types, so tablers understand what is a zine</span> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Let zine makers self-identify</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Zine fest is not the same as ComicCons</span></li> </ol> </li> </ol> </li> </ol> <b>Accessibility, equity, justice:</b> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to make the audience more diverse</span> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">What is the connection with community partnerships</span></li> </ol> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">MKE Zine Fest scholarship</span> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Wasn’t successful the first year (no one applied)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tried again, with more success</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Push outside zine/punk/alt communities-- school, church, work, etc to reach a new audience</span></li> </ol> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Check outreach notes from yesterday’s sessions</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you have a code of conduct make sure you have de-escalation skills</span> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Designate and person to be “security” </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Take a deescalation workshop/ webinar</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Book recommendation, “Make Spaces Safer” AK Press, </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Shawna Potter</span></li> </ol> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Kid friendly flags</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Free tables for folks that can’t afford it</span></li> </ol> <b>Money/ Fundraising:</b> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ask for what they want. If you have an institution, ask for a budget</span> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Don’t be afraid to ask for donations</span></li> </ol> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Are other zine fests posting their finances on their websites?</span> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Should zine fests be more transparent</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Would it help other zine fests?</span></li> </ol> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Table fees: Usually covers the entire</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The Art of Asking,” Amanda Palmer</span></li> </ol> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Call for tabling forms: send them to juliahuddleston (at) gmail.com, and she’ll post them to zinelibraries? </span>
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