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Fanatics’ Favorite New Clubhouse: AFS at the Marchesa
When they set up camp this spring in the Marchesa Hall & Theatre in Lincoln Village, the Austin Film Society made a sanctuary for the movie-mad to congregate and celebrate a shared passion. Whether it’s a visiting director giddy to show her film on 35mm, a sharp-as-a-tack programmer introducing an underseen gem, or the super-savvy audiences who lap it all up, everybody gets a holy kind of feeling at the Marchesa. Amen to that, our brothers and sisters in cinephilia.
Event Calendar & Film Screenings
Weekly film screenings in our 278 seated theatre, presented by
The Austin Film Society
Beverages & Snacks available in the lounge before and after each screening.
Saturday March 1, 11am – 6 pm; Sunday March 2; 12 pm – 6 pm
STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo is coming back to the Marchesa Hall & Theater for another action-packed burst of fantasy, graphics, storytelling, and DIY culture. Like clockwork, heaps of artists, writers and comic lovers flock to Austin each March to experience the best, the weirdest and the newest in the indie media multiverse. 2014 marks STAPLE!’s tenth anniversary as the premiere indie comics convention in the southwest, showcasing over 150 exhibitors of comics, webcomics, zines, art, crafts, games, podcasts, and beyond.
Special guests at the 2014 show include:
- Chip Zdarsky, artist of Sex Criminals, Time Magazine’s #1 comic of 2013! Read an exclusive interview with Chip on the STAPLE! Blog!
- New York Times best-seller Francesco Francavilla, creator of Black Beetle and artist on Afterlife with Archie!
- Rob Harrell, creator of Monster on the Hill, listed among the Best Children’s Books of 2013! Rob will be on our All Ages Comics Panel!
- Stoic Studios, the indie creators of the acclaimed tactical RPG The Banner Saga! Stoic will be participating in an Indie Game Design Panel at the show!
Other programming this year includes a Digital Painting Tutorial
, a panel on Making and Marketing Webcomics
, and a shadow-cast performance by After Midnight!
STAPLE! is only $15 for a two-day pass or $10 for one day, available at the door. Kids 12 and under get in free!
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Discounted hotel accomodations are available at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown, right across the street from the venue. Follow this link and use the code “SBC” to book your room: http://tinyurl.com/staple14hotel
Looking forward to seeing you all at STAPLE!
STAPLE! is sponsored in part by:
The Texas Burlesque Festival 2014 is a three-day hoedown and showdown , celebrating the raucous revival of burlesque, vaudeville , cabaret and the accompanying et cetera. Featuring the black pearl of burlesque- Perle Noir, with the Stage Door Johnnies, featuring reigning King of Burlesque Ray Gunn and this years legend Miss Toni Elling!! Plus Austin’s own Queens of the Tease, Coco Lectric, Ruby Joule and the Jigglewatts., and returning for her 5th year as MC, the inimitable Cora Vette! Plus over 75 of the best burley-q queens and kings from all over Texas, The USA and abroad! So pack your pistols and your pasties-it’s gonna be a wild ride! www.texasburlesquefestival.com
May 5th & 6th, 2014
STAPLE – The Independent Media Expo