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Handcrafted Magazine Festival this Weekend

Street Cat Zine Fest in Chillicothe August 12th, 2023.

Chillicothe — If you’re looking for handcrafted, lighthearted, irreverent fun – maybe with some piercing social and political commentary – try the “Street Cat Zine Fest” this Saturday in Chillicothe.

I was introduced to the event’s organizer who happened to be at Chillicothe Council Monday night. Stephanie Renner told me she started the event named after a feline adoptee in 2017 in Lancaster. This will be the second year it’s in Chillicothe, in the Scioto Township Hall.

2022 snapshots from the Street Cat Zine Fest website.

The event’s website links to what zines are: “Short for magazine or fanzine, zines are self-publications, motivated by a desire for self-expression, not for profit.” They became a semi-underground DIY counterculture phenomenon that grew out of sci fi and punk more than 20 years ago.

Watch my interview with Renner below.

The Street Cat Zine Fest is 1 to 6pm Saturday at 164 South Watt Street in Chillicothe. They have a website (8-bit style!), Facebook page, and Instragram page.

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Raised in Ross County, Bearcat class of '87 at Paint Valley. Wrote a column on history and historic preservation for the Chillicothe Gazette right out of high school, then a bachelors in Journalism in the OU class of '91. After starting my one-man company "Intrepid Heritage Services" in Columbus in 1997 to offer historical research, tours, and talks, I retuned to Ross County in 2003. Have been working as a radio programmer and reporter at Clear Channel / iHeart Media Southern Ohio. Started working with the Scioto Post June 27th, 2023.