APE + More This Weekend!

The Alternative Press Expo is coming to town this weekend, and tho' we love to joke about SFZF's rivalry with the big gorrilla, we whole-heartedly reccomend checking it out (there's room in this town for plenty of awesomeness)! It's a huge show (newly expanded this year) with tons of indy, small-press, and alternative comics, graphic novels, zines, books, art, and much more. Many SFZF alumni will be in attendance as well, including Susie Cagle, Doctor Popular, Family Style, Global Hobo, Goteblüd, Monkey & Seal, Malachi Ward, Two Fine Chaps, and many, many more...

Also this week are a panaply of APE-related readings, shows, and other events that are well worth your time. Highlights include
Vanessa Davis at Needles & Pens on Friday at 7:00pm,
the Removable Pants art show (including work by Marc Bell), opening at GRSF on Saturday at 6:30pm, a double bill of a Doc Popular video shoot/art instalation and a release party for the SFSF (that's San Francisco Science Fiction, if you didn't know!) comic EGG at Mission: Comics on Saturday (6pm for Doc Pop, 9pm for EGG), and of course the ceremony for the Isotome Mini-Comics Award at Isotope Comics on Saturday at 8pm... who's gonna win? Nobody knows, but with the excellent pedigree of past winners it's sure to be a very talented guy or gal.

Alternative Press Expo • Saturday, 10/16 11:00am - 7:00pm + Sunday, 10/17 11:00am - 6:00pm • The Concourse
(635 8th Street San Francisco) • $10/one day $15/both days

Vanessa Davis Reading • Friday, 10/15 7:00pm • Needles & Pens (3253 16th Street, SF)
Removable Pants Art Opening • Saturday, 10/16 6:30pm • Giant Robot (

618 Shrader Street, SF)

Doctor Popular Video Shoot + Art Instalation • Saturday, 10/16 6:00pm • Mission: Comics (3520 20th St. Suite B, SF)
EGG Release Party • Saturday, 10/16 9:00pm • Mission: Comics (3520 20th St. Suite B, SF)
Isotope Excellence in Mini-Comics Award Ceremony • Saturday, 10/16 8:00pm •Isotope Comics (326 Fell Street, SF)
San Francisco Zine Fest