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Started by Josh Carmona. Last reply by Anastasia Kirages Dec 27, 2011.

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Comment by Anastasia Kirages on September 15, 2015 at 12:22pm

Once again Zine Fest Houston will be descending on The Printing Museum for the day, celebrating Houston’s diverse creators, artists and voices!  DIY will never die!

More than 70 tablers will be exhibiting their creative projects this year, as we transform the museum into a bustling zine marketplace and exhibition hall.

Programming scheduled during the day includes: a conversation with People of Color Zine Project (POCZP), a panel discussion about event organizing featuring comic artist and illustrator Inés Estrada, Randy Guthmiller of Shapes Zines and Dallas Zine Party and Chris “Uncle Staple” Nicholas of Staple! Independent Media Expo, and a special performance of Good Evening with Conner and Billy by the comedic art collective, MicroSatan. In addition, there will be raffles, demos in the Bookbinding Studio by Lee Steiner of Domestic Papers, and a zine workshop and scavenger hunt for kids and teens!

The annual Zine Fest Houston event will be at The Printing Museum (1324 W. Clay, Houston, TX 77019) on Saturday, October 17 from 2-8pm. Zine Fest Houston 2015 is open to the public free of charge and all ages are welcome.

Celebrations will continue at the Zine Fest Houston after party starting around 9pm at The Summit (3536 Navigation Blvd., Houston, TX 77003) over in the Eastside.

Join us for Zine Fest Houston at The Printing Museum and then join in the revelry at The Summit for drinks and dancing!

Zine Fest Houston is a local non-profit organization and an annual event dedicated to promoting zines, mini-comics, and other forms of small press, alternative, underground DIY media and art. It is also a grassroots attempt to build the local zine, DIY, and alternative media scenes and form networks with media creators in other areas. The goal of the event is for attendees to discover new zines and be inspired to create their own DIY art and media projects.

For more information, please visit the Zine Fest Houston website at www.zinefesthouston.org or send an email to info@zinefesthouston.org.

Comment by Joseph Robertson on December 3, 2013 at 7:55pm

I noticed that Farewell Books was carrying a zine on railroad culture, but I wasn't aware of the rest of those! I appreciate it Anastasia, that gives me something to look into.

Comment by Anastasia Kirages on December 3, 2013 at 7:17am

I would suggest MonkeyWrench Books, Sherwood Forest Zine Library, Farewell Books, Austin Anarchist Book Fair...not sure of what other ones since I haven't lived in Austin in a while.  Hope that helps though!

Comment by Joseph Robertson on November 27, 2013 at 10:49am

Best places to distribute zines in Austin? I'm just getting into the game, any help is appreciated.

Comment by Anastasia Kirages on September 28, 2013 at 11:41am

Once again we gather to celebrate our creative voices and the things we worked so hard to make and show!  Zine Fest Houston is upon us again!

This year at the Museum of Printing History, we'll be celebrating and enjoying new works, print demonstrations, artist talks, a panel discussion, and super fun and cool raffles!  Our featured talks include David Ensminger, punk rock historian and zine archivist, and Michael Bise, an artist and author of "Life on the List," a graphic novelization of his experience with surgery and hospitalization recently featured on Glasstire.

Kids and families are welcome!  There will be workshops for kids and teens during the day.  The programming schedule will be posted later. 

We hope you will join us for this FREE event from 3-8pm and see some new things, appreciate new artists, and perhaps see things unlisted here as of yet...!

Bring cash for buying zines and other awesome handmade things!

The after party is still in the works...

Comment by frank stangel on July 8, 2013 at 7:01pm

thanks! maybe ill take a trip out to 1919 again one of these days, its been a long time.

Comment by Anastasia Kirages on July 8, 2013 at 6:19pm

If any Houston zinesters (or anyone in Texas really) wants to contribute to Zine Fest Houston's table at the Portland Zine Symposium this year, please send us copies of your zine(s) by August 8, 2013 to PO Box 920740, Houston, TX 77292.  Let us know how much to price them at and we can sell them for you or let us know if you would like to give them away for free.  If you have any questions, send me a message here or an email at info@zinefesthouston.org.  Thanks!

Comment by Anastasia Kirages on July 8, 2013 at 6:16pm

You should check out 1919 Hemphill in Fort Worth!  I have never been, but it says that they are a volunteer-run collective space with a lending library, a free store, meeting space and all-ages performance space with a large collection of zines from around North Texas.  Also, I know that there is one that was recently started at Texas A&M's Cushing Memorial Library.  More information about that library can be found here

Comment by frank stangel on July 8, 2013 at 5:23pm

hey. does anyone know if theres any kind of a zine library in the dfw area that is open to the public? i heard theres one in ausin run out of someones house but i dont often make the trip these days out of town. thanks.

Comment by Yes, Ma'am on November 13, 2012 at 3:05pm

Does anyone know when Austin Zine Fest is this year? Any other festivals coming up?


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