Affinity meetups are spaces for zinesters or zine fans with something in common to socialize with each other. We just ask that if you attend a meetup that you be a member of that group.

The links and passcode for all meetups are in the #schedule channel of the Queer Zest Zine Fest Discord server.


Saturday, August 7, 2021

Ace and Aro Spectrum Meetup

Led by Olivia Montoya

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

Asexual spectrum and aromantic spectrum zinesters and zine fans are welcome in this space, as are questioning folks. Let’s get to know each other and talk about asexuality and aromanticism in zines and zine culture!

Trans and Genderqueer Zinester Meetup

Led by Sofía Morillón

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

It is a trans and genderqueer meetup where various topics will be discussed, such as trans representation in media, gender expression and gender identity, plus how do people personally express themselves through creative activities and how zining has helped some of them.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Chronically ill and Disabled Zinesters Meetup

Led by Sam Bates

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Sam Bates is hosting a safe space for chronically ill and disabled folks.

Black and Latine Zinesters Meetup

Led by Sabrina Sims and Sofía Morillón

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Join Sabrina Sims and Sofía Morillón to talk together about being Black and/or Latine in the art world and how we can support each other in our creative lives.

The Asian American Get Together!

Led by Jarea Fang

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

Jarea Fang, the creator of the Asian American queer zine “Secret Life”, is hosting a safe space for Asian Americans queer friends to hang out. Feel free to chat, draw, make a zine, or bring in some music suggestions! We’ll definitely be playing some Conan Grey, Mitski, and Rina Sawayama.