Austin Zine Fest, Dec. 14th, 12-4p @George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center

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Austin Zine Fest – 2014!

Austin Zine Fest brings together regional zinesters from the Austin, TX-area for a celebration of print culture. We are a small annual fest focused on highlighting the work of local independent publishers and artists. AZF is co-coordinated by Hillary-Anne Crosby and Caroline Knowles. 

You can contact us by filling out the Contact form below or by emailing us at atxzinefest@gmail.com

The 2014 Austin Zine Fest will take place on Sunday, December 14th from 12-4p at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. Up to the date details are available on Facebook here

More details (including participants) on the way! Keep updated by following us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.  

You can pick up some of Austin Zine Fest’s local & international zine picks over at MASS Gallery’s retail shop, MA$$, in Austin, TX. It’s a great way to support AZF & your local zinesters.

Some of what we currently have in stock:

- The Austin Review
- Heroine Zine
- Museums Press
- Raw Paw
- Red Kitty
- Rough House
- Vagina
- Women Artists: Interviews

… plus many others!

MASS Gallery is located at  507 Calles Street, Suite 108, Austin, TX 78702. Hours & recent happenings are available online at http://www.massgallery.org/

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  www.AustinZineFest.com

Bill Hicks statue coming to Houston

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Bill Hicks statue will be coming to Houston: Here’s a sneak peek

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Over two years after initially announcing plans to fund the construction of a statue of Houston comedy legend, the organizers behind the project say that they are in the final casting stages.

Omar Afra with Free Press Houston announced an ambitious plan at Free Press Summer Fest in 2012 to commemorate the work of comedian Bill Hicks with a stone statue to be placed somewhere in the Houston area.

Hicks died in February 1994 after succumbing to pancreatic cancer at the age of 32. His comedy albums are now like biblical scripture for some comics.

His last public words, which he wanted released upon his death, were positively sublime, considering Hicks spent his comic career raging against everything, albeit with a twinkle in his eye.

“I left in love, in laughter, and in truth and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit.”

“This isn’t just five or six people who have made big donations, its many people from the community,” he says, adding that he has put up the lion’s share of the costs out of his fandom of Hicks.

“The volume of donations has demonstrated the enduring love of Hicks,” he says.

Read more here:

Bill Hicks statue will be coming to Houston: Here’s a sneak peek

 

WEIRDFEST at the Spiderhouse Ballroom – Austin, TX – October 10th, 2014

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WEIRDFEST with Superette, Sciborg & the Robopimps, Alien Knife Fight, Chasca

Spiderhouse Ballroom

2906 Fruth St.
Austin, TX, 78705                 

Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM

WEIRDFEST with Superette, Sciborg & the Robopimps, Alien Knife Fight, Chasca – Tickets – Spiderhouse Ballroom – Austin, TX – October 10th, 2014 | Ticketfly.

Chester Moore’s KingdomZoo Seeks Funding

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Need a $100 sponsor to get a special carrying case for our amazing chupacabra replica. You will be helping us reach kids in a very unique way.

Any takers?

Kids LOVE our chupa but we’re afraid he’s gonna break. You can make a tax deductible donation by clicking link below or sending us a check. Message for details. Let’s help chupa out today!

https://kingdomzoo.donortools.com/

Chester Moore.

 

Texas To Vote On Toll-Free Road Funding Amendment

Texas To Vote On Toll-Free Road Funding Amendment
Lone Star State tackles congestion with a $1 billion annual plan to build and maintain new general purpose roads.

Voters in Texas will decide on November 4 whether they want highway funds to go only to general purpose roads and not to bicycle paths and infrastructure for foreign-owned tolling companies. Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry announced last week that Proposition 1 had qualified for the ballot.

If approved by voters, the measure would reflect a major reversal from Governor Rick Perry’s push for tolling that included plans for a massive Trans Texas Corridor toll road that stalled after stirring widespread opposition.

The proposition would create a temporary constitutional amendment drawing about $1 billion per year from the state’s “rainy day fund” through 2018 and depositing the cash in the highway fund for the sole use of building and repairing new roads that are free for use by all residents. The rainy day fund currently has $6.2 billion from state oil production tax.

“Revenue transferred to the state highway fund under this subsection may be used only for constructing, maintaining, and acquiring rights-of-way for public roadways other than toll roads,” Proposition 1 states.

READ MORE HERE:

Texas To Vote On Toll-Free Road Funding Amendment.

 

Texas Bigfoot with Rob Riggs this Saturday Night in Austin!

TX BIGFOOT with ROB RIGGS this SATURDAY NIGHT!

Austin Chronicle, July 25, 2014, Volume 33, Number 48

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Events

 Rob Riggs on Bigfoot in Texas – Community Calendar – The Austin Chronicle.

Rob Riggs on Bigfoot in Texas

Rob Riggs on Bigfoot in Texas - Community Calendar - The Austin ChronicleRiggs, veteran journalist of the cryptozoological world of bigfoot research, speaks about the Sasquatch framed within an exploration of “shape-shifting shamans, altered states of consciousness, and mysterious energies.” Sat., July 26, 7pm. Free.

Austin Center for Spiritual Living, 5555 N. Lamar Ste. D-115, Austin

www.anomalyarchives.org

 

 

Resource links:

Event Sponsored by Anomaly Archives – Scientific Anomaly Institute
www.AnomalyArchives.org

 

The Bigfoot-UFO Connection, 2014-04-25

Even though sightings of both Bigfoot and UFOs occurring at the same times and places are not uncommonly reported by eyewitnesses, the concurrence of such events is generally dismissed as coincidental, and any possible substantial connection between the two phenomena is not considered a matter of serious inquiry. Rob Riggs and Tom Burnette, co-authors of Bigfoot: Exploring the Myth and Discovering the Truth, discuss the possible connection.

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Austin Center for Spiritual Living,

5555 North Lamar Boulevard, Building D, Suite 115,

Austin, Texas 78751-1073

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Fundraiser Screening of INFRA-MAN for Stephen Romano at the Village Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

This is a fundraiser screening of a 35mm print of INFRA-MAN for Stephen Romano.

Stephen is a fixture on the Austin scene. A published novelist and screenwriter, he’s more passionate about his work than any artist I know. He’s also a dear friend and family member to many people around the world. On April 18th, he was walking on North Lamar Blvd. and a truck jumped the curb, hitting him at full force.

His injuries were profound; he has no insurance. He needs our help, friends.

To donate directly to Stephen now go here. This money will provide Stephen with as much help with incidentals as humanly possible.

Of course you can give a donation at the screening as well. Please come out and continue to spread the word about Stephen’s fund.

 

About the Film
A lazerblasting supernatural kung fu robot epic from legendary martial arts purveyors The Shaw Brothers? Wrap your brain in a diaper and tear off your eyelids! The 10,000,000-year-old villainous Princess Dragon Mom awakens and sets forth to enslave the entire human race with her army of day-glo dancing rubber monster buddies!

Fortunately, modern science has just completed construction of the ultimate cyborg defender: INFRA-MAN! All other ultra-powered crimebashers can hereby go home, because this nuclear atrocity is the most wacked-out non-stop hyperspazzblastular live action superhero monster movie the Earth has ever survived!

See our favorite creature- crushing robostar use roundhouse kicks, sonic lightning beams and random inexplicable explosions to defeat ultimate evil! When the plotless no-rules cartoon mayhem of Godfrey Ho collides with the martial arts mastery of Bruce Lee…Ho/Lee shit!!! (Zack)

Director Shan Hua
Year 1975
Starring Danny Lee, Terry Liu, and Hsieh Wang
Rating PG
Run Time 90min
Age Policy 18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed

The Stephen Romano Recovery Fund

Stephen Romano

One of my best friends was recently struck by a Ford F150 truck that jumped the curb, hitting him hard, sending him up and over the vehicle. Every bone but one was broken in his right leg and he is covered with bruises, abrasions, cuts, and road-rash. He’s lucky to be alive. My friend is Stephen P. Romano, a noted science-fiction / horror author who is one of the most creative people I know and one of the biggest inspirations in my life. And now I have even more to be inspired by in his amazing strength moving forward with his recovery from this terrible incident.

But he needs our help and so I hope you will consider donating to his Recovery Fund at

www.GiveForward.com

Support my friend’s Recovery Fund: Author Stephen Romano Needs Our Help

Fundraiser Screening: INFRA-MAN | Austin | Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

Austin Was Built to Be Segregated

Downtown Austin, as seen from the city’s impoverished east side. Photo by Gina Pina

More than Savannah, Athens, Atlanta, or New Orleans, Austin has earned a reputation as the only salvaged city in the South. That’s the memo delivered to Northern creative types: Skip the stifling humidity of Houston and the oil-money skyscrapers of Dallas, and only drive to San Antonio if you want to watch basketball games—Austin has the bands, the interior Mexican food, the international music and film festival, and it’s bursting at the seams with starry-eyed newcomers hoping to make their way. I was looking forward to all this when I landed at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport four years ago. I was belatedly off to college, and Austin had always seemed pretty cool from afar. The promises were simple: a growing city with a fertile scene. Austin never lied about those, but it became clear after a while that I wasn’t asking the right questions.

One look at the census tracts makes it clear, as does I-35, the grey line splitting the uber-wealthy west side from the impoverished east side. According to the Atlantic, Austin stands as the tenth-most income segregated metro area in the entire country. For all of its desire to be removed from the rest of Texas, Austin is in familiar company here. (Some of the other cities in the top ten are San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas.)

I remember exactly when I first noticed it: my first year in town, wandering around the heart of the city, unwittingly crossing through Red River and Sixth Street. It was an immediate shift. Property value sank, and the sidewalks were now populated entirely with black and brown faces. Casting my gaze back west and seeing all that pallid skin bumbling around in merry debauchery, participating in all those Austin promises, made me feel a little guilty. At that moment it was clear that Austin had some unfortunate secrets, because no matter how liberal or progressive your reputation might be, a history of income segregation will always rear its ugly head.

“The first city plan that Austin leaders came up with was designed to be segregated, but they couldn’t legally write that into effect,” says Andrew Busch, a visiting assistant professor at Miami University who wrote his dissertation on the history of segregation in Austin. “The city was built to be separate but equal under Jim Crow. Parks were built for African Americans, and parks for whites and Latino schools were placed in very specific parts of the city. In 1930 you’d see African Americans scattered all over the city, but ten years later they were all on the east side. Then, in the early 60s, the city built I-35 right through the divided area.”

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Austin Was Built to Be Segregated | VICE United States.