Good news for comics fans coming to Edinburgh for the Festival is that there are a growing number of events on of interest to them. There’ll be more news to follow on ELC’s own events, though I suggest you keep your diaries free for Sunday the 28th!
For now though, here’s some exciting information:
First off the awesome Zorras are hosting an Edinburgh Zine and Small Press Fair at the city’s beloved Forest Cafe on Sunday the 7th August (A.K.A. This Sunday!) from 12noon til 5pm. I’m not sure how comic bookish the crowd is going to be, but I’m going to be there selling my own comics, as well as copies of We Are Words + Pictures‘ Paper Science 5 anthology.
ZORRAS: “Zorras are hosting a zine and small press fair!! All tables are booked, and it’s going to be grand! The fair runs from 12noon – 5.00pm. There will be also readings/performances in the evening from about 6:00pm-9pm at an event called FACEPLANT. This means after the zine fair you can eat delicious Forest food and then sit back and enjoy!”
Then at the end of the month there’s going to be another zine fair, this time on the High Street, August 28th and 29th. It’s called I’ve Zine You and is a celebration of all things self published.
IVEZINEYOU: “We think that there is just not enough being done to represent and support people who are spending hours creating amazing books, zines and comics. That is why we are hosting I’ve Zine You an independent publishing bookfair where sellers and fans can come together under on roof.
Come along to the Book Trust, 55 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR or to get involved email IVEZINEYOU@GMAIL.COM “