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Events Wed Jul 17 2013

Fan Interference, Zisk Zine Release at Quimby's

faninterference.png'Tis the season to celebrate America's Pastime, so join Zisk Zine in the release of their anthology Fan Interference: A Collection of Baseball Rants and Reflection on Friday, July 19 at Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 North Ave. at 7pm.

Zisk Zine, a "baseball magazine for people who hate baseball magazines", has been published since 1999. Edited by longtime writers Mike Faloon (Go Metric zine) and Steve Reynolds, the anthology covers the last 15 years of the publication. Contributors range from punk musicians, writers and, of course, fans of the 3-2-6 double play. The issue includes work by Sean Carswell and Todd Taylor (founders of Razorcake magazine), Brian Cogan (The Encyclopedia of Punk), John Shiffert (author of Base Ball in Philadelphia), Charlie Vascellaro (the Washington Post, the Chicago Sun-Times), and Rev Norb (musician and former writer of Maximum Rocknroll).

Faloon and Reynolds will be joined by Jake Austen (know locally as the face behind Roctober magazine, as well as the author of TV-A-Go-Go: Rock Music on Television from American Bandstand to American Idol) for a reading and discussion that is sure to cover baseball from past to present.

Books will be available at the event.

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