Thursday, January 8, 2009

Alternative Media Expo '09 Updates!

The Alternative Media Expo is scheduled for Saturday, March 21st at the warehouse in the Contemporary Arts Center, from 12-6pm. Table space is still available ($25 for 4ft; $35 for 8ft), as are sponsorship packages. Questions? Reply to this e-mail and I'll answer as soon as possible.

Hello everyone in STAPLE! land,

I hope your New Year's went well! With STAPLE! coming up quickly, I thought I'd catch your attention with some updates on STAPLE!'s sister show over in New Orleans, the Alternative Media Expo.

Just a quick programming note: If you're planning to exhibit, please sign up ASAP! Many people like to wait until close to the Expo, but if things move along at last year's pace we might sell out of space, so don't lose out! Plus it helps us plan for food vendors, etc...

So, onto the big news. The biggest news is the official addition of two Expo shows:

The Alternative Media Expo Fashion Show Presented by Dirty Coast [Plus a live art extravaganza] @ One Eyed Jacks on Friday, March 20th

One of the Expo's sponsors, Dirty Coast, is helping plan this immense fashion show that will feature pieces by as many fashion exhibitors as we can cram in. We'll focus on three designers and then work in at least one piece by each of the remaining exhibitors.

If you're interested in having your work featured in the fashion show, you must sign up for the Expo by February 16th. We're looking for jewelry and other accessories, so if you design those, don't feel left out!

Let me know ASAP if you're interested, because the earlier we can start organizing the better. The Dirty Coast fashion shows are always hits, and I think this is a great way to get some new people interested in the Expo and another way to expose you guys to a new audience!

Also, you artists can get ready, because we're going to have art being created live onstage throughout the night. Basically, we'll have artists rotating three at a time, drawing and painting on boards behind the models. If you're an artist and are interested in participating, let me know ASAP because these spots will be limited.

The Alternative Media Expo Post-Party w/ Ballzack and The Buttons @ One Eyed Jacks on Saturday, March 21st

After this year's Expo, we'll re-gather at One Eyed Jacks to watch two great local acts--pretty cool way to close the Expo stretch.

Here are some links for you:

The Alternative Media Expo website.

The Expo '09 Event Invite. (RSVP and let everyone know you're exhibiting!)

The Expo '09 Sign-Up card.

Thanks everyone, and I'm looking forward to this being the best Expo ever. I hope to see all our Austinites in New Orleans, and I'll see you this March at STAPLE!

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