My head’s been wrapped around that other little project I have on my plate, the Slant Film Festival, which takes place this weekend in Houston at the Aurora Picture Show. The Aurora is a really great arts space. It was originally built as a church in 1928. The pews are still there, but now people go there to see cutting edge film — a different kind of church. If you’re in the Houston area, please stop by at one (or both) of the screenings — one is Saturday night and the other is Sunday afternoon. We have an excellent line-up of films this year. Details here. I’ll be bringing some copies of Hyphen with me as well.
It's super busy around here at Hyphen. That's cause Issue 9 has just landed. We just spent all of Tuesday night stuffing the mags into envelopes to mail to you, dear subscribers. Everyone, from editors to event folks to our web team, was there pitching in. We do everything ourselves — from stuffing the issues with subscription cards, to sealing them in envelopes, to dragging them all to the post office. We also have to prepare packing slips to mail to our distributors. And here in the Bay Area, we personally work with many of the independent bookstores who carry us. That means this weekend, Hyphen folks will be driving around, picking up old issues, dropping off new ones. It's a lot of work.
Since we are run entirely by volunteers, all donations go toward the production and marketing of the magazine. Donate today and become a member of our Overachievers Club. For a $50 donation you'll get a free subscription (and virtual hugs).