Melissa from Cherry Bomb Comics will be part of a panel of speakers at the London Zinefest 2009, held at the Women's Library, 25 Old Castle Street, London on Saturday 24th January from 12-4pm.
The panel will be focused on the topic of Women's Media Collectives, and will also include Jess Baines ("See Red" poster making collective and Women in Print), Rahila Gupta (of "Outwrite": anti-imperialist women's newspaper in the 80s), and RAG (anarcha-feminist group/magazine based in Dublin). We will be presenting our individual projects and then discussion will open up about the subject of creating independent feminist media. The discussion will run from 2.30-4.
Other events at the Zinefest include a zine/comic-making workshop, screenprinting, a zine tour of the current exhibition at the library "Between the Covers", a workshop on the history of queer zines, as well as exhibitions showcasing Outwrite and its projects, women & transgender comic makers (curated by Melanie Maddison of "Colouring Outside the Lines" zine), and the Riot Grrrl Portrait Project will also be collecting photos of women inspired by Riot Grrrl.
Cherry Bomb Comics will also be having a small stall of NZ-made zines, and other stalls on the day include 56a infoshop, Manifesta, Ricochet! Ricochet! and more....