San Francisco Zine Fest organizes workshops and panels to offer an opportunity to learn new DIY crafts and talk to artists. We make an effort to ensure that these workshops and panels engage and inspire our community.  

One of our panels for SFZF 2014 is "Race, Gender, and the Future of Zines." And this is what it's about: 

Zines are a big idea: a medium for everyone, with no gatekeepers, no startup costs, and no divide between makers and readers. So why, in the Bay Area in 2014, do our zine collections still look so different from our communities — and how do we bridge the divides of social capital, unpaid work, and real accessibility? In this panel, we talk to folks building new things with old ideals, and we explore the future of zine culture by going back to its roots.


Anna Anthropy — videogame designer, cultural critic, author of Rise of the Videogame Zinesters and ZZT, and maintainer of the game history archive annarchive.comauntiepixelante.com

Anna Anthropy

Pendarvis Harshaw — Oakland-based writer and photojournalist behind street-interview blogOG Told Me, and a recent graduate of UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. Pen has worked with NPR, the Huffington Post, and the San Quentin News, one of the world's only inmate-run prison newspapers. ogtoldme.com

Pendarvis Harshaw

Nia King — host of the podcast We Want The Airwaves and author of the forthcoming book of interviews Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Livesartactivistnia.com


Moderated by Channing Kennedy. 

This workshop takes place Saturday, August 30th, from 2:00 to 3:00pm.