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Tech Zines Retreat

What is it?

This is a retreat for authors working on zines, cartoons, infographics, videos, animations, and other creative documentation of technical subject matter. It's a week to gather in person, learn from each other, and let fun collaborations and cross-pollinations bloom.

Why should I participate?

It's going to be super fun! You'll get to work on your projects, collaborate with brilliant creative people working on similar projects, visit a lovely wilderness area, make new friends, and enjoy a restorative retreat.

Take on hard projects

Web comic by Julia Evans, @b0rk, used with permission.

What should I expect at Focus Retreat Center?

The best way to understand what we are about, whether it's what you need, and what your daily experience here will be like is to check out these pages:

  1. Our Values
  2. The Retreat Recipe
  3. What to Expect

What are the dates?

The dates are still to be determined. This retreat is being planned in a phased approach, with people first and dates last:

How much does it cost?

Pricing is not yet finalized but we aim to ensure the retreat is financially accessible to as many guests as possible while also being sustainable for FRC to operate. We are generally able to keep our costs for combined food and lodging below what a typical hotel or airbnb stay would cost for lodging alone. If your employer will count the retreat as Professional Development and cover costs or count it as a work trip to save your PTO, that's great!

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