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Zine Fest Houston 2017

T H E C Y B E R F U T U R E I S N O W

This year the annual Zine Fest Houston event will be at Lawndale
Art Center on Saturday, November 11 from 1-7 PM! Zine Fest Houston 2017
is open to the public free of charge and all ages are welcome. With 100+
vendors and over 1,000 attendees in 2016, the fest continues to grow
apace and 2017 promises to be its biggest year ever.

The theme of this year’s festival is T H E C Y B E R F U T U R E I S N O W !

This
theme is all about indulging our wildest and most ~aesthetically
robust~ fantasies about our cybernetic future! What does a C Y B E R F U
T U R E look like to you? For those of us who grew up in the 90s, or
spent much of those early consumer PC years immersed in a freshly
created digital universe, we imagined a lush world like the ones in our
coolest screensavers, or that amazing-looking open-world game slash
chatroom we would spend hours in. But what about the DANGERS of
cyberfuture? Will sentient AI rise up and smash the oppressive and
small-minded humans that engineered it? Will we never escape the
all-seeing-eye of targeted advertising until we have to pay-to-play for
ad-free vision?

What do you see when you look into your crystal
ball emoji? C Y B E R U T O P I A, or C Y B E R D Y S T O P I A ? The
future is yours to decide… Now!

Programming during the day
includes “Zine Distros in the Digital Age: Releasing Your Work via
Blockchain” presented by Conner Clifton, a lecture by Houston Anarchist
Black Cross, a live podcast recording with Veer Queer, an all inclusive
LGBTQ+ podcast based out of Houston, TX, and a screening of selected
zine clips as well as a teen zine workshop and animation workshop with
DIY Animation Club.

2017 PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE*

PROJECT SPACE
2:15-3:00 PM "Zine Distros in the Digital Age: Releasing Your Work via Blockchain" presented by Conner Clifton
3:15-4:00 PM Spotlight On: Anarchist Black Cross Houston Chapter
4:15-5:00 PM Screening of Selected Zine Clips
5:15-6:00 PM Live Podcast Recording with Veer Queer

CLASSROOM SPACE
2:30-3:30 PM Teen Zine Workshop with Jasmine Monsegue
4:00-6:00 PM DIY Animation Club Workshop

*All programming will take place on the 3rd Floor at Lawndale Art Center.

Featured food vendors at this year's fest include Moon Rooster Food Truck, Food Music Life Food Truck and Chocolate Wasted Ice Cream Co.!

Zine
Fest Houston is a local volunteer-run organization and annual event
dedicated to promoting zines, comics, and other forms of small press,
alternative, underground DIY media and art. It is also a grassroots
attempt to build the local zine, DIY, and alternative media scenes and
form networks with media creators in other areas. ZFH is committed to
providing accessible space to celebrate self-publishing and small
presses, encouraging the distribution of independent art, writing, and
media primarily through the medium of zines. The goal of the event is
for attendees to discover new zines and be inspired to create their own
DIY art and media projects.

For more information, please visit the Zine Fest Houston website at www.zinefesthouston.org or send an email to info@zinefesthouston.org.

When:
Nov 11, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
1-7PM, FREE

VP of Marketing & Communications

Promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context.

The Vice President of Marketing &
Communications is responsible for promoting and enhancing Asia Society’s brand
as the leading institution dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and
strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and
the United States. Reporting directly to the President, the VP is integral to promoting
programs and membership, maintaining and improving the organizational image in
Houston via print publications, media relations, social media, and marketing.
The VP also manages the rental facilities department to ensure proper
marketing, sales and execution.


Job
Responsibilities:

 General:

·       
Develops and implements coordinated and creative
multi-platform strategies that harness online/digital, media relations, and
marketing capabilities that multiply the impact of Asia Society, as well as
engage and build audiences in line with the institutional strategic plan.

·       
To do the above across all program areas and
disciplines – arts and culture programs, exhibitions, business and policy
programs, education and education.

·       
Oversees related communications activities tied
to special events (Tiger Ball, Huffington, Night Market, etc.).

·       
Oversees online/digital, media relations and
marketing staff and budget.

·       
Oversees rental facilities department.
Meet/exceed budget revenue goal.

·       
Promotes membership drives/sales.

Media Relations:

·       
Works closely with department directors and
senior staff.

·       
Develops and implements aggressive/proactive
strategies to increase organization’s public profile in the traditional media
(print, radio, TV) as well with new media.

·       
Builds strong relationships and partnerships
with key local and national media outlets to promote Asia Society events and
activities.

·       
Help frame and advance positive, proactive
stories about Asia Society in print, online, radio, and television press.

·       
Facilitates the writing of articles and opinion
pieces for publication in relevant outlets.

 Digital:

·       
Works closely with the department directors and
senior staff.

·       
Formulates and implements coordinated strategies
to build and enhance digital impact locally through the website, blogs, social
media, video etc.

·       
Works with internal and external stakeholders
across the institution’s multi-disciplinary and multi-center structure.

·       
Uses metrics to set and work towards goals,
including traffic growth.

·       
Sets priorities and timetables for on-going web
development based on emerging trends in the fast-changing digital world.

·       
Identifies and engages potential
sponsors/funders.

Marketing:

·       
Finds creative methods to build Asia Society’s
brand, promotes awareness and engagement and builds audiences for Asia
Society’s activities.

·       
Institutes measurement and survey tools that
help define Asia Society audiences and gauge the effectiveness of marketing and
promotion efforts.

·       
Oversees marketing activities for the Asia
Society, including development of promotional materials

·       
Coordinates marketing activities of Asia Society
Centers globally.



 Qualifications:


·       
Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing,
Communications/Public Relations, English, International Relations, Asian
Studies, or Political Science. Advanced degree preferred.


·       
Eight or more years of experience working in
communications and marketing, including five or more years in a managerial
position.


·       
Strong writing and editing skills.


·       
Knowledge of Asian issues is an advantage.


·       
Strong media contacts in Houston.


 


 


Personal
Characteristics:


·       
Must be a team leader who uses a collegial
approach to implement strategies and achieve goals.


·       
Creative self-starter with project management
experience and skills.


·     Exceptional inter-personal skills, ability to
work successfully with extremely diverse constituencies, highly organized, with
strong attention to detail, energy and enthusiasm.  Must have strong consensus-building capacity,
as well as effective and persuasive pitching, writing, editing and verbal communications
skills and a strong understanding of new media directions.


·       
Broad interest that spans the fields of art,
culture, policy, business, and education, and the ability to strongly promote
Asia Society activities in all of these fields across many media platforms to a
range of audiences.


·       
Maturity, calm under pressure.


·       
Strong communications skills, written and oral.


·       
Demonstrated resourcefulness and good judgment.


·       
Values diversity of thought, backgrounds and
perspectives.


·       
Ability to multi-task while maintaining vigilant
attention to details.


·       
Personal integrity and ethical standards.


·       
Constantly looking to apply best practices.


·       
Predisposition to mentor and subsequently
increase responsibilities as team develops.



Requirements:


To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The
requirements listed with this job description are representative of the
knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


 Language Skills:


Ability to read, analyze and
interpret event quotes, budgets, and timelines. Ability to respond effectively
to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write plans, press releases,
articles, business letters or e-mails. Comfortable and competent in speaking to
visitors.


Reasoning Ability:


Ability to define problems,
collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.


Other
Skills and Abilities:


Position requires demonstrated
applied skills in word processing and spreadsheet operations, including but not
limited to, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point) and the ability to
learn other software related to scheduling. Ability to work without direct
supervision in a small office environment is required. Ability to hold a valid
Driver’s License and possess a car that can be used for work purposes.


Physical Demands:


 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.


 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and
arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


 


Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability
to adjust focus.


 


Work Environment:


 


The work
environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside
weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually
moderate.


 


Relocation
Expenses:


No relocation costs or travel for interviews will be covered by Asia
Society Texas Center.


 


Please send resume and cover
letter to:


Human Resources


Asia Society Texas Center


1370 Southmore Blvd


Houston, Texas 77004


HRdept@AsiaSociety.org


 


No phone calls please.


 


For more information:   AsiaSociety.org/Texas

Due Date: Nov 30, 2017
Contact Name: Human Resources Director
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Texan production services company Bird House Productions: a self-made success story Founder Lynn Birdwell helps filmmakers land in Texas

Contact Name:
Justin Dunford
Contact Phone:
2814136026

 Lynn Birdwell welcomes filmmakers to her nest – in Texas and her formally adopted hometown of Houston.

 

She wants everyone to know that there is no better place to shoot films than deep in the heart of Texas – and her production services company, Bird House Productions, helps filmmakers, photographers and ad agencies with globally recognized brands enjoy the benefits of shooting in the Lone Star state.

 

Clients rely on the company to facilitate productions from start to finish – from scouting site locations to payroll.

 

The company offers a variety of services, including managing schedule and budget, acting as the employer of record for personnel, arranging production and workers’ compensation insurance and facilitating the applications for state incentives. Bird House even negotiates Texas and U.S. deals with cast, crew and vendors.

 

The company is essentially a one-stop shop for industry professionals, a venture Birdwell founded in 2002, after nearly a decade of developing Directors, and Directors of Photography.

 

“I had gone to work as a broadcast producer for a large ad agency,” she said. “But my old clients kept calling me, asking, ‘Where are you? We want to work with you.”

 

She decided to get back to production, and start a business to serve these repeat customers – and her goal from the start was for Bird House Productions to function even better than the best in the state; she wanted her company to be one of the best in the world.

 

“From the very beginning, I wanted us to operate like the global-level production services companies,” she said.

 

Like a true Texan, she went about building the business with grit and tenacity. She pushed herself to constantly learn and update her skills – making her a real asset, with an ever-expanding knowledge base and attention to the latest trends.  

 

In addition, Birdwell surrounds herself with as many talented individuals from her industry as possible. She began this practice when she co-founded Rio Bravo Pictures, a company she helped build into a nationally recognized brand.

 

“When I was starting out, I made a continued effort to hire people who knew exponentially more than I did to manage and produce projects,” she said. “I wanted to learn everything I could from the best people I could find. Those folks are still friends, and we work together to this day.”

 

Now she has assembled a group of most valuable players to keep Bird House running smoothly.

 

Birdwell takes pride in her team’s attention to details and follow through on each project.

 

“It’s important to me that we always maintain the industry standard production guidelines that make production processes work well,” she said. “In this business, you can never assume anything. Always be prepared for things to go wrong, because they often will.”

 

The approach has paid off. Bird House Productions’ work has been recognized by the American Advertising Addy Awards, Telly Awards, WorldFest Awards, MTV Awards, UK Music Video Awards, Gracie Awards and at Cannes, among others.

 

Birdwell remains committed to helping Houston grow into a haven for filmmakers, agency creatives and directors, to achieve their vision – a reputation she is convinced the city can easily attain.

 

“Houston has everything television, feature film, or commercial directors and producers could want,” she said. “From the standpoint of obtaining filming permits or easily accessing locations, it’s extremely production friendly. It can double as locations and cities around the world. Not far away there are small towns and cities that can work as towns from various time periods. Texans are overwhelmingly supportive of the film industry. And Houston is an amazing potential hub for productions of all shapes and sizes.”

 

For more information about Lynn Birdwell, visit lynnbirdwell.com.

 

For more information about Bird House Productions, visit bhprod.com.

HC's Photography Throughout the Years


Open to subscribers and members of local photography groups and associations. Join us for an art gallery style Meet the Editors event. Meet past and current Houston Chronicle photographers while viewing some of the greatest pieces of photographic work since the founding of the Houston Chronicle. Attire is business casual. Questions can be directed to events@chron.com. Sign up today at www.houstonchronicle.com/meettheeditors

When:
Mar 23, 2017
Open to subscribers and members of local photography groups and associations
Cost:
-
Time:
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:

Coordinator - Social/Digital Media

Exciting Career Opportunity!

Theatre Under The Stars is looking for a
dynamic individual to join our team! 
Theatre Under
The Stars is a Houston based non-profit institution dedicated to enriching life
through the experience of quality musical theatre and positively impacting
lives beyond the stage through innovative education initiatives.  Join us as we move into our 50th
Anniversary year!

POSITION:  COORDINATOR, DIGITAL/SOCIAL MEDIA  __________________________________________________________________________________________

JOB PURPOSE

This
position supports the marketing team by strategizing, creating and implementing
all promotional, rich media, online advertising in support of all TUTS events,
initiatives and productions.  This
position also creates and sends all TUTS mass e-communications, is responsible
for blogs and all social media sites. As part of the
PR Team, the Digital/Social Media Coordinator will also assist with general PR,
marketing and communications activities and initiatives.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·        

Coordinate, build
and disseminate all TUTS e-communications including email marketing and social
media content.

·        

Coordinate
and manage all digital platforms including:


o  

TUTS.com
website


o  

Social
Channels

·        

Competitive
Research within the theatre / entertainment industry and generally in the real
world

·        

Compile, analyze and report on web site traffic and sales clicks-thrus
from TUTS e-communication pieces

·        

Manage
social media sites including content planning and analytical data reporting

·        

Oversee
Social Community Management, and internal employee engagement

·        

Work closely
with Ticketing Services to develop and manage generated content across all platforms

·        

Post
calendar listings to external sites

·        

Work with
Manager of Communications and Director of Marketing to develop and maintain
eCommunication Policies and Procedures for the organization.

·        

Other duties
as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS


·        

Bachelor’s degree in Public
Relations, Marketing, Communications or related field is required


·        

3+
years of professional work experience in a comparable position with direct
involvement with digital media


·        

Excellent
writing, editing and proofreading skills


·        

Strong
customer service and problem solving skills and the ability to work effectively
with a variety of individuals and personalities


·        

Proficient
at prioritizing while performing a variety of detailed-oriented tasks


·        

Ability
to complete assignments on time with minimal supervision


·        

Ability
to work well independently and with a team High standards of ethics and
integrity
                              


·        

Proficiency
in the following software applications:


·        

MAC
Operating Systems


·        

Microsoft
Office


·        

Google
Drive


·        

Wordpress


·        

Email
Marketing (ex: Vertical Response)

 

 

 


·        

Adobe
Creative Cloud


·        

InDesign


·        

Illustrator


·        

Photoshop


·        

Lightroom


·        

After
Effects


·        

Premiere
Pro


·        

Apple
Final Cut Pro


·        

HTML
/ CSS Coding

 

Due Date: Mar 17, 2017
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How to Kickstart Your Writing Career via Kickstart


How to Kickstart Your Writing Career via Kickstart

Instructor: Adam Holt

This class is intended for writers who are considering publishing a novel independently and using crowdfunding as a financing resource . Whether traditionally published, hybrid, or indie, writers will learn the ins-and-outs of how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign. Writers will learn how to pitch their story - as well as their novel’s story - to potential backers, as both are important. This will be an interactive workshop in which writers receive first-hand experience using the Kickstarter template. Come prepared to learn quickly and make new writing buddies, as participants will work in teams to create their first campaign.

TIME: Saturday, December 3rd, 9:30 AM- 12:30 PM

PRICE: Early-Bird until Monday, November 28th: $30 Members, $45 Non-Members. After Monday, November 28th: $45 Members, $55 Non-Members—Become a member here:
http://www.writespacehouston.org/memberships.html

LOCATION: Writespace

LEVEL: All levels

CAP: 15 writers

When:
Dec 3, 2016
Cost:
$30-45
Time:
9:30 am
Saturday Time & Price:
9:30am $30-45

the Houston Chronicle

Address:
4747 Southwest Fwy
77027 Houston , TX
United States
Texas US
Hours:



Space Types: 


The Heroic Page: Zine Fest Houston 2016 Fundraiser


This year
Zine Fest Houston will be spearheading its first ever fundraiser to help
raise funds for Zine Fest Houston 2016: Year of the Ama-Zines!


With 72 vendors and over 1,000 attendees in 2015, the fest continues to
grow apace. Since 2013 fest organizers have been diligent in seeking
out, collaborating on, and creating fresh year-round programming in the
form of workshops, pop-up tabling events, and unique zine and creator
driven events like Comix Gauntlet and the annual ZFH compilation
release.

Burgeoning collaboration with artists and groups
around Houston have created rich opportunities for rigorous programming,
which will require a rigorous budget to match. We expect 2016 to be our
biggest year ever. We need your help to make it happen!

WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 16 FROM 7PM-12AM
WHERE: HOMECORE (2010 COMMERCE, UNIT B, HOUSTON, TX 77002)

TICKETS can be purchased in advance for a minimum donation of $10 through Paypal via our website here: http://zinefesthouston.org/2016-fundraiser/. They will also be sold at the door for $12.


We will have lots of WONDERFUL RAFFLE PRIZES that you can win
throughout the night! The more raffle prize tickets you purchase, the
higher chance you have of winning a great prize from one of the
following FABULOUS artists or BADASS local businesses and groups~!!

ARTISTS
Angel Oloshove
Bill Daniel
Christopher Sperandio
Emily Link
Eye Sore
DUAL
Gabriel Martinez
Gissette Padilla
Jason Poland
Kate Mulholland
Michael Bise
Randy Guthmiller
Regina Agu
Rene Cruz
Sarah Welch

LOCAL BUSINESSES/ORGANIZATIONS
Art League Houston
Axelrad
DiverseWorks
Glasstire
Gulf Coast Literary Journal
Houston Center for Photography
Kaboom Books
Lawndale Art Center
Mystic Multiples
Space Montrose
The Creek Group
The Printing Museum
Underbelly
Yellow Rose Distilling

We will also have some AWESOME food and drink sponsors for this event, so don't miss out! (list will be continuously updated)

FOOD: Green House Catering/ Food Music Life Food Truck, Tacos A Go Go, Dinner Bell Cafe and Bake Shop, Fat Cat Creamery
DRINKS: Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company, Deep Eddy Vodka

In addition to FOOD and DRINKS, we will also have MUSIC provided by DJ 2 DEEP, Mumbai, and DJ Kona FM!!!


Zine Fest Houston is a local volunteer-based organization and annual
one day festival dedicated to promoting zines, mini-comics, and other
forms of small press, alternative, underground DIY media and art.

When:
Apr 16, 2016 to Apr 17, 2016
Cost:
$10 in advance, $12 at the door
Time:
7:00 pm to 12:00 am
Saturday Time & Price:
7pm, $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Location:


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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