a place for zinesters - writers and readers
Justify making zines as opposed to making blogs. I know I struggled with that a bit before getting into zine-making.
A little background can be nice, but if I paid for anything called a "workshop" I'd want most of the content to be practical.
I think knowing how to do a one-page zine is great.
I'd also want to leave with some sense of how to do layout so that I could assemble pages both by hand and on the computer and then get them printed/copied so they assembled into a zine. So that includes a basic understanding of how you have to order pages so they are in the right order after a zine is folded and stapled.
An introduction to some basic tools is nice: long-arm staplers, bone folders, and paper cutters.
I'd appreciate a crash course on selling zines and networking. You can tell them about some web communities, explain the basic process of getting stores/distros to take things on consignment, and mention setting up a website or etsy store.
I think people will be left the best if they are given some resources they can go to if they want to learn more but also if they'd be able to make a zine and get it out in the world fairly comfortably without consulting any other guides.