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Zine Fest Houston 2016 at Lawndale Art Center!

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Screen Shot 2016-07-20 at 10.47.34 PM.pngHOUSTON, TEXAS, Wednesday, July 20th, 2016–

Zine Fest Houston is excited to announce its partnership with Lawndale Art Center for ZFH 2016: Year of the Ama-Zines! This year the fest will take place on Saturday, November 19th at Lawndale Art Center (4912 Main St, Houston, TX 77002). Registration for Zine Fest vendors will open on August 19th.

 But, why are we moving?! Because of the growing popularity and scale of Zine Fest Houston and to accommodate growing crowds and accessibility needs, the festival is moving to a larger venue for 2016: Lawndale Art Center. This move will provide a more comfortable fest experience for both attendees and vendors. In addition to a physically larger space, Lawndale also provides close proximity to public transit and good parking availability. Although we are changing locations this year, Zine Fest Houston would like to thank The Printing Museum for its past collaboration and cooperation, and we look forward to continuing a fruitful relationship with the museum and its staff in the years to come.

Zine Fest Houston is a local volunteer-based organization and annual one day festival dedicated to promoting zines, mini-comics, and other forms of small press, alternative, underground DIY media and art. With 72 vendors and over 1,000 attendees in 2015, the fest continues to grow apace. Since 2013 fest organizers have been diligent in seeking out, collaborating on, and creating fresh year-round programming in the form of workshops with organizations such as Art League Houston, The Houston Center for Photography, and Writespace Houston, pop-up tabling events, and unique zine and creator driven events like Comix Gauntlet, and the annual ZFH compilation release.


For more information on Zine Fest Houston: zinefesthouston.org
We are also on Twitter and Instagram: @zinefesthouston

For information on Lawndale: lawndaleartcenter.org

Zine Fest Houston 2016 Compilation submissions are OPEN!

8 Mar

Hi zinesters,

Hope everyone’s 2016 is off to a good start!

We’re excited to announce the official call for submissions for the 2016 Zine Fest Houston compilation! Local illustrator, writer and comic artist Jessi Jordan will be our featured artist for 2016, and will be designing the cover for the compilation, among other projects. Thanks, Jessi!

The theme of this year’s Zine Fest Houston is going to be “The Year of the Ama-Zines”

  IN A WORLD… BESET BY HATERS…AN AGE OF CHAOS… WHO WILL RISE TO DEFEND PRINT CULTURE? Out of the mists of time, heroes will appear: IT IS THE AGE OF THE AMA-ZINES! Warriors of the written word, the drawn line, and clandestine workplace copy making have gathered for battle this year on the fields of publishing in this, THE HEROIC PAGE. What adventures will our heroes have? Upon what noble struggle will they stake their fate? FIND OUT IN 2016, THE YEAR OF THE AMA-ZINES!

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You can view details on what to submit for the compilation HERE. The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 11. Please let us know if you would like us to send you the details in a different format for any reason and don’t hesitate to email if you have any questions as well.

We are really excited for Zine Fest Houston this year and hope you are too!

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ZINE FEST HOUSTON 2015

31 Jul

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN Y’ALL
you know the drill

OPEN REG 2015

ZFH 2015 POSTER and Menil Fest Unbirthday recap~!

19 Jun

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Our poster is here! So many thanks to Sarah Welch for her BEAUTIFUL design, and thanks also to Lady Lazarus who will be putting their incredible skills behind a run of prints YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PROCURE at the fest! Aren’t you excited!?

This post is belated for another reason: we wanted to offer a recap of the Menil Fest, where we held an Unbirthday Party at the Menil Bookstore! We released our beautiful compilation that day and to celebrate nothing in particular, we decorated the store and had a DELICIOUS cake made as well as a PIÑAta!!!

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Stacy and Maria having an organizers’ moment!! Maria is making…… a face

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Super fun. Many thanks to Sally Glass and the bookstore staff for helping us put this wonderful day of fun together!❤

SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR ZFH COMPILATION 2015!

12 Mar
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art by Sarah Welch

Submission Details for the 2015 Zine Fest Houston Compilation
 
Details
The zine will be in black and white, with a full color cover. Each page will be 8 ½” tall by 5 ½”.  Contributor credits and contact information will be featured in the zine as well, so please include with your submission a 1-2 sentence bio and your contact info.

We are limiting the contributions to zine creators who have either tabled at a Zine Fest Houston event, or live in Houston and the surrounding areas. We want to keep the zine focused on Houston, natch.

We would like to have the zine ready for this year’s Menil Fest Indie Book Fair, which is on Saturday, April 18. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, April 11, 2015.

What to submit


The theme of this year’s Zine Fest Houston is: “The Triumph of Artificial Zinetelligence”  
 
IN A WORLD where digital publishing meets the creamy softness of that perfect paper, we scan the horizon for signs that our synthesis has truly become complete. Out of a box of tech mess and old paperwork rises AZ: ARTIFICIAL ZINETELLIGENCE – is it human, machine, or zine? WILL THE WORLD EVER KNOW?
 
Traversing the information superhighway like an 18-wheeler trying to get on 45N from 10E, the phenomenon known as Artificial Zinetelligence harnesses the intimacy of the tactile with the community of the digital. Print culture hasn’t just survived… IT HAS EVOLVED! Where will we go next in the never-ending quest to fold, staple and distro where no one has folded, stapled and distro’d before? STAY TUNED….
So, you can interpret this how you wish. There is a 2 page maximum to keep the zine from being unwieldy. We want the pages to reflect each contributor, so please do not submit incomplete pages.  Pages should be 8 1/2″ by 5 1/2″.
We encourage you to make new work for this year’s zine compilation theme, but understand that there are time constraints! J

Rights to the work
By submitting your work you agree to let us print it in the 2015 compilation. You will retain all other rights to your work. 

How to submit

By email:  Reply to this email (info@zinefesthouston.org) with your attachment as a .tiff, .jpg, or .png file. SUBMISSIONS MUST BE 300dpi. 

By mail:  Mail your photocopies (or originals if you don’t need them back in a hurry) to:
Zine Fest Houston
c/o Stacy Kirages
PO Box 920740
Houston, TX 77292
A note about Menil Fest Indie Book Fair
We will be tabling at the Menil Fest Indie Book Fair again this year, which is on Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11am-6pm. If you’d like to come join us and/or sell your zines on our table (we could always use an extra person at the table for breaks and such), let us know by replying to this email (info@zinefesthouston.org). We’d love to have a strong showing of Houston zines to represent us, and this is a great way to present work at the Indie Book Fest without having to get your own table.
ALSO EXCITING NEWS…we are partnering with the Menil Bookstore this year for an all day fun event at the Menil Community Arts Festival called Zine Fest Houston’s Un-birthday Party! We hope you will be able to stop by and participate in all the un-birthday activities we have planned that day, or if you would like to help out at the event, please let us know!!!

ZFH 2014 Interviews #14:

27 Sep

Today’s interview features Morriss And Lulu, two best friends with a passion for crafting and who put out their first zines for ZFH! Read their beautifully formatted interview to find out about their “accidental” introduction to zines and ZFH! Thanks y’all!

(we advise you view the image at full size!)

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ZFH 2014 Compilation Cover by Sebastian Gomez de la Torre!

30 Apr

ZFH 2014 Compilation Cover by Sebastian Gomez de la Torre!

Whetting your appetite for the compilation, here’s a peek at the official cover! It’s a candy-colored undersea world and it is sooo luscious! We are really excited about this comp!!! We’ll see you Saturday at Menil Community Arts Festival!❤

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