At this year’s zine fest, we will be having great homemade favorites provided by Crispin’s Catering. On this year’s menu we have three hot foods including amazing pulled pork sandwiches, vegetarian pasta fagioli and vegan chili. Then for desserts, we will have Texas sheet cake (pictured above, similar to a fudge brownie), rich red velvet cupcakes, tandy cake (a peanut butter and chocolate cake square) and vegan chocolate chip cookies!
Later in the night, enjoy light fare and wine stay and tuned for a great line up of poets and authors. The night will conclude with the announcement of our 50-50 raffle winner. 50-50 tickets can be purchased at the door for a reasonable price.
We can’t wait to see you all!
Adding to the revitalization of the art scene in Scranton, Christine Medley, a design professor at Marywood University (and founder of Crow Designs), along with Matt Hiller, founder of Revival Press, will be establishing a letterpress shop on Adams Avenue in the coming months. On the same street that once housed one of the country’s first Internet Cafe and Bookstores, the now defunct Prufrock’s is only a memory of an independent library: but we have the power to change that.
Personally, I find this to be a great addition to the downtown area that will build interest in the history of graphic design. Letterpress takes time, patience and meticulous attention of detail (mostly) but it is also rewarding and most of all, extremely fun. If you can get excited about wooden or metal pieces of type, then this will be the place for you. Please keep on the lookout. I hope to get collections of zines for leisurely reading when workshops or art shows are held at the shop.
I hope everyone is having a fantastic Wednesday! I wanted to share with everyone an opportunity for exposure and idea exchange. I’m in my first year of grad school at Marywood University in Scranton. For my thesis, I’m exploring zine creation and letterpress artists. I will be doing interviews at the Scranton Zine Fest and if you’d like to make your mark in history, please let me know and you can help a girl out with a video camera!
Hello everyone! This is just a quick update. I was just making a note of how many more zinesters from P.A. we have this year in comparison to previous years. Keep up the great work! We now have seventeen people signed up for the fest and it’s getting bigger every week. We’re so excited to see old friends and to connect with new ones. As usual, we are gradually assembling some badass care packages for you to oogle over so just hold tight!
Check out Midge from our festival last year! Now that’s table-pizazz. A great way to attract customers to your table is to really make your table stand out by using signs, different colored tablecloths, organized displays, the works! Work it, girl!
Thank you very much to the County Commissioners of Lackawanna County as well as the Pocono Council on the Arts for providing us with the much-needed funds to facilitate the festival. We are super appreciative for your generosity over the years. With this support, we plan to add new workshops in addition to a discussion panel consisting of underground newspaper collectors, writers, letterpress artists and more. One workshop we are currently establishing is a cooking demonstration with locally-produced foods from the Anthill Farm CSA (community supported agriculture) located in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. CSAs are a great way to give back to the land and farmers in our area and gain fresh, organic produce. After all, Pennsylvania is mostly rural! That being said, why not hop on over to our Kickstarter page and give the Scranton Zine Fest that extra boost to help pay for these awesome workshops and panels. You’ll get some nifty handmade stuff in return, ya dig?
For a couple of days now, many of you may have been receiving some Etsy invites to the festival due to the review of your zines or art. We’ve been looking for some outstanding pieces to include in our festival and we’re looking for some new faces to add to the already existing awesomeness of our returning veterans (thank you to all those who come back; your support is what keeps us going!).
If you are located within New York City or Philadelphia, the Martz Bus Trailways is located in these bus terminals and will drive you directly to Scranton. You will get off at a bus station within walking distance to our venue. If you are are too far away to make it in, yet you would still like to be part of the festival in some way, we do accept prints or zines to be mailed to the address we provided you within your Etsy message. We will set up a little display for you just as long as you include the prices of your work. We will try to sell your work at the front table and whatever does not sell, we will mail back along with your profits. We do not accept any commission. No catch-22, promise.
Hey guys! Just reminding you that our Kickstarter page is up and ready (with only two more weeks to reach our goal)! Thank you very much to Kenny Amato, Edward Dermody, and A.j. Michel for a total donation of $50.00 towards our cause. Our goal is to get a panelist of rad speakers, poets, zinesters, underground newspaper artists and writers to add to our festival. Thank you for all your support. Please tell your friends about the fest!
Hey guys! I was just dropping by to say, please check out our Kickstarter page. You can help us out and get yourself some pretty cool stuff in return! Our goal for this is $500. If we don’t reach it, you get your money back. Thanks for all your support and see you in a few months!