Zine Fest Houston 2011 Summary

31 May

Zine Fest Houston 2011 may have been the best Zine Fest Houston ever.  We had a great venue, a good turn out, stellar live music, and plenty of interesting zines.

The event started off with a zine reading by Kirk Loftin of CatBat.  The Grass Skirts played next, followed by  Organ Failure.

The discussion panel, featuring Lindsey Simard of Weak Highlights, Jason Poland of Robbie & Bobby, and Francisco Lo of Film Monitor, talked about DIY, promoting, the advantages and disadvantages of Houston, and pitfalls they’ve encountered.

Muzak John started off the second set of live performances:

Carlos Pozo played next.

Infant Mortality Rate & Rotten Piece followed. At the very end of the fest, Carlos Pozo, Infant Mortality Rate, and Rotten Piece played an impromptu battle set together. The battle set is available as a free download here.

Thank you to everyone who attended the fest and helped with the fest! Special thanks to Khon’s, Khon, Super Happy Funland, Copydotcom, all of the musicians, all of the volunteers, all of the panelists, all of the tablers, and our emcee.  We couldn’t have done it without you.

We’re looking forward to next year’s Zine Fest Houston. In the meantime, continue to work on your zines. We’re planning to release the Zine Fest Houston compilation in 2012.  If you’re interested in contributing, please send us an email at our info address.

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