We’re really excited about the response we’ve gotten so far when we had pre-registration open! If you haven’t registered yet, don’t worry – we’ll be opening general registration again soon, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, check back here often as we begin to feature interviews with our tablers for ZFH 2013! The first up is with Richard Alexander, whose work, uniquely produced on paper plates, features his life with schizoaffective disorder. Read the interview below!
What is your favorite part of zine fest?
I like to talk to people about my work when they stop at my table.
What is something that you’re looking forward to about the 2013 Zine Fest Houston?
I’m going to take at least thirty minutes off from my table to check out the other tables. It helps break things up a little.
What made you decide to participate in the 2013 Zine Fest Houston?
I like the one day format as opposed to two days for most events like these. I sell just about the same amount of stuff in one day at Zine Fest that I sell in two days at other events.
What new projects are you working on this year?
I’m working on part 2 of a two-part story for Richy Vegas Comics. I will have part one available at Zine Fest.
Why does self-publishing appeal to you?
My comics are drawn in ball-point pen on paper plates. The unusual materials and round format don’t exactly interest publishers in taking a chance on me. In 1998 I sent work to Harvey Pekar for him to look at. He said that I would probably have to self-publish, which has turned out to be true.
What is the concept behind your zine/zines?
Richy Vegas Comics comprise a memoir of my struggles with mental illness. The round format allows me to play with conventional narrative presentation and break it down a little. I still have a great interest in readability and accessibility, though.
Thanks to everyone who registered already! We have a great group coming together. REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! Stay tuned for more info.
And stay tuned for a wrap up of our trip to the Portland Zine Symposium! It was such a treat!
Yes folks, it’s finally time. We are opening our pre-registration period until August 15th!
“What kind of tables are available!? How do I get one!?” You may be asking yourself these and other like questions. Fortunately, we are forward thinking individuals and we have provided you with attractively formatted informational web graphics to assist you on this journey!
HERE is the information about registration, table sizes, and pricing.
HERE is the official Zine Fest Houston 2013 Registration form!
We can’t wait to see everyone’s applications; this is definitely going to be a heckuva fest.
Tune in here, our facebook, or on twitter @ZineFestHouston to get yer paws on THE BIG ‘NNOUNCEMENT
Hi everyone! Thanks to everyone who came by our table at Pop shop Houston this past weekend; it was a great time. Now we’re getting geared up for two great events coming up soon, and in rapid succession to boot!
The first event is a zine showcase called For The Elephant: Houston Zine Jamboree
on Saturday, May 25 from 2-6pm at the Texas Art Asylum (1719 Live Oak, Houston, TX 77003)
. There will be high school students exhibiting their zine work as well as a bunch of other artists. Zine Fest Houston will have a booth there with all of our regular merchandise for sale/browsin’.
The following day, Sunday, May 26 from 2-5pm, we will be hosting a workshop titled Be Your Own Publisher! at the Inprint offices (1520 W. Main, Houston, TX 77006)
. For more information on Inprint, check out their website at www.inprinthouston.org
. This workshop will focus on introducing a variety of DIY publishing techniques and we will go over how to create a self-made book through a couple of hands-on exercises. We will be joined by John Pluecker, a writer, interpreter, translator and co-founder of the language justice and literary experimentation collaborative, Antena
. Optional materials to bring to the workshop include any personal writing and/or collage images, but we will provide basic supplies for the workshop such as paper, pens, glue sticks etc.
Also, due to a limited amount of space, we are kindly asking that you RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend the workshop and if you plan on bringing a +1.
Saturday and Sunday May 11-12 Houston!
We’ll be there with zines, stickers, prints, and Houston!
If you are interested in volunteering and the opportunity to sell/distribute your work, just come by the Pop Shop and sit with us Houston!
We’re so excited to announce the location of the 2013 Zine Fest Houston – The Museum of Printing History! We are mega happy, the two are a great match and it’s going to be a fun time. Mark your calendars!
We’ve been plugging away at 2013 and the glorious events to come! It is with pleasure that we can now announce that we have four teen zine workshops confirmed this summer with various branches of the Harris County Public Library! Check out the details here and stay tuned for more information about the workshops.
If you know a teen who might be interested in self-publishing and creating zines, please spread the word. Thanks!
Also we’d like to remind you to get your zines ready for the upcoming Zine Picnic + Swap THIS SUNDAY April 1-5pm at MANDELL (not Menil) PARK! It’s going to be a lot of fun in the sun, so bring a blanket, food and bev, and a selection of your zine collection to swap and share!
As always, please feel free to email us with any questions or if you want to join our mailing list at You can also join our mailing list by emailing us at email@example.com
Happy to announce our official Zine Fest Houston 2013 Compilation names! All the submissions are fabulous and we look forward to seeing you all at the Houston Indie Book Festival, where we’ll be debuting the compilation (after many sleepless nights of layout and mockups and printing, we’ll be happy to be out in the sun again I’m sure) – Thanks to all who submitted!
Anastasia Kirages, Chris Engelsma, Chris Tebow Smith, Edwin Johnston, FUNWUNCE, Gabriel Dieter, Jarrod L. Perez, Jason Poland, John Forse, Lee Steiner, Lindsay Simard, Maria H., Monte Hayward, Shane Patrick Boyle
Coming Sunday, April 7 from 1-5pm at Mandell Park!
Bring your favorite dish/drink, blankets and zines to swap and share! What better way to spend a Sunday than eating great food, hanging out in the sun and celebrating in the joy that self-made publications can bring? This picnic is super casual, so feel free to bring your friends and/or family!
Don’t worry if you don’t have a zine to share. There will be tons of zines to browse and look at!
In addition, The Billy Pilgrim Traveling Library, a new Houston-based bookmobile, will be on hand during the picnic to accept zine donations to their collection!
If you haven’t heard about The BPTL yet, then visit their website at http://thebptl.com/ for more information.
If you have any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!