We had a fantastic weekend participating in the Homunculus Reading and the Pittsburgh Zine Fair. We met tons of awesome new people, sold quite a few books, bought quite a few zines, and generally enjoyed the fun community atmosphere of the fair. My husband even reconnected with a friend from college he had no idea had moved to Pittsburgh.
Because zines are usually written and hand made by the people selling them, we had to explain that I was not, in fact, the author of the books I was selling, but a more traditional type publisher. I was a little worried Wild Age Press’s odd ball nature at the zine fair would mean a wasted day, but far from it. Other great non-zine-type organizations were there, like Small Press Pittsburgh, Barge Press, and the Big Idea Bookstore, all of whom are pretty awesome.
We definitely plan on participating in next year’s zine fair, and we’re already looking forward to it!