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Back for it's second year the Pittsburgh Zine Fair is hoping to be better than ever and create an impression on our local community.

This is the 2nd annual zine fair in the city of Pittsburgh that is created to encourage independent expression, raise literacy awareness & promote the support of local creative talent. Zines are one of the last remaining forms of unregulated human expression and the resulting diversity of subject matter is enormous. Because of this, anyone can participate allowing for a greater exchange of ideas and a basis for building a stronger community. The event aims to foster an experience in which everyone of all ages, gender, background or race can engage self-published creators, zine collectors, local retailers and other local organizations in a relaxed environment.

The 2012 Pittsburgh Zine Fair is set to take place on CMU Campus, University Center Building, Wiegand Gymnasium on September 22nd from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This event exhibits work from local and regional zine and comic makers in addition to providing activities like unique workshops, demonstrations and thought-provoking panel discussions. Overall the zine fair strives to foster an environment to engage independent artists and writers in an experience that encourages personal expression along with gaining valuable knowledge of our community. This event is FREE to the public and will feature entertainment from local DJs, access to vast collections of zines from local organizations and lots of fun people!

We are seeking to raise additional funding to help provide compensation to artists/facilitators/readers involved in the event, purchase supplies necessary for workshops/demonstrations and ensure the success of this event annually. If our goal is reached it will be a huge step towards making sure that the future of the Pittsburgh Zine Fair is stable and will continue to be a presence for the community of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

For more information on the Pittsburgh Zine Fair visit: www.pghzinefair.com

Thank You!

Here are Images of some of the rewards you'll receive:

Sticker Design #1 by Dean Cercone
Sticker Design #1 by Dean Cercone
Sticker Design #2 by Dean Cercone
Sticker Design #2 by Dean Cercone
Banadana Design by Daniel McCloskey
Banadana Design by Daniel McCloskey
Tote Bag Design by Stephanie Neary
Tote Bag Design by Stephanie Neary
T-shirt Design #1 by Andy Scott
T-shirt Design #1 by Andy Scott
T-shirt design #2 by Andy Scott
T-shirt design #2 by Andy Scott
2012 Pittsburgh Zine Fair Poster
2012 Pittsburgh Zine Fair Poster

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    At this reward level donors receive 5 Zine Fair Stickers and the Zine Fair Poster

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    At this reward level donors receive 5 Zine Fair Stickers, 1 Poster and 1 Bandana.

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    At this reward level donors receive 5 Stickers, 1 Zine Fair Poster, 1 Zine Fair T-Shirt and 1 Bandana.

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    At this reward level donors receive 5 Stickers, 1 Zine Fair Poster, T-Shirt, Tote Bag and Bandana. In addition, at this level donors will get a collection of 5 signed zines from a few creators at the event.

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    At this reward level donors receive 2 pieces of original art donated by creators in attendance at the event in addition to a package of Pittsburgh Zine Fair ephemera including a t-shirt, totebag, bandana, poster and 5 stickers. (Photos of original art to choose from will be sent via email once/if funding is successful)

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    At this reward level donors receive a choice of original art, a limited edition 3 color silkscreen print, complete collection of Zine Fair merchandise & promotional items (e.g. Poster, T-Shirt, Totebag, etc..) and a hand-picked zine/comic collection from some of the artists at the Fair this year.

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