Zine Fest Houston 2014

There’s nothing normal about Zine Fest Houston 2014 at The Printing Museum, nor should there be. It is, after all, an event dedicated to promoting all things alternative: Zines, mini-­comics, and other forms of small press, alternative, underground and DIY media art are showcased at Zine Fest. Writers, artists and zine machines are offered table space to drum up some local interest in their work.

This year more than 50 zine creators and artists will be staffing the exhibitor ­tables. They’re ready to network or ­answer your questions about all things ­creative — but watch out. You may come across a wily chicken manning a booth — it’s happened before — and while we’re sure chickens are cute and all that, fans ­reported chickens from previous years weren’t very chatty. Artists participating in one of the panel discussions, lectures or zine workshops for kids and teens are likely to be more ­conversational. It’s tween-­book-­nerd heaven at this fest; kids can take part in a bookbinding and letterpress demos by Lee Steiner and Travis Smith. Festivities continue after dark with a prom­-themed after-­party, “Under the Zine,” where revelers should strap on their prom best and shake their alternative moneymakers to the sounds of The Wiggins and a set by DJ Knife Emoji, among others.

2 to 8 p.m. 1324 West Clay. For information, call 713‐522‐4652 or visit ­­zinefesthouston.org. Free.
Sat., Oct. 4, 2-8 p.m., 2014

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Angelica Leicht
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