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Pre-Internet, a do-it-yourself magazine collaged together out of bits of typed paper and clip art on a Kinko’s copier was the only way to promulgate one’s unique viewpoint on punk rock, health food, Kierkegaard or Shannon Doherty. Now anyone can just throw all those feelings on a Tumblr (or into a Facebook post). Yet oddly enough, zines are experiencing a renaissance. Even people who’ve never existed in a world without the web – and who therefore have no need to seize the means of production out of the hands of The Man in order to express unfettered opinions – relish the handmade textures of these little art objects. So even though we’re well past the point when zines were the only way to connect communities of Riot Grrrls or yurt-builders, zines are still changing the world by making people reconnect with the tangible joys of the printed word. This fest promises “the dankest comics, interviews, and art works between two staples!” as well as bands to “soothe your ear holes” (Hot Hands, Girls on the Beach, Exitbags and many more). Go, shop, trade, read. – Jessica Bryce Young
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