There's something super-compelling about the feeling of old letters and notes from a lover in your hands. Not so much when youre clicking around your inbox to find e-mails expressing similar sentiments.
The inaugural Underground Publishing Convention celebrates the human connection, spreading the paper love at various venues. Zine queen Jacki O, musician/comic artist Brandon Huigens, and writer Camilla Orr all veterans of the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco thought it was time to bring together local and national purveyors of self-published writings, music, and other works to help nurture Phoenix's burgeoning DIY scene. The event will feature skill-share sessions where folks can learn about things like screenprinting and beer-brewing. Plus, there are some sweet afterparties scheduled, such as UPC's very own stage at The Real Coachella music bash at Trunk Space on Saturday night.