$4 – $6

Weird & Wired Punk Bazaar and Zine Expo

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St. Mary's Center

320 Mifflin Avenue

Scranton, PA 18503

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Cultivated in the coal mine lands of Northeast Pennsylvania, Weird & Wired ​brings the local DIY subculture to the forefront. Two hours from New York City and Philadelphia in either direction, Scranton is a town of artistic miscreants, urban makers, music collectors, metalheads, hippies, and punx of all breeds. At this event, artists, makers, zinesters, and collectors showcase their handmade works and wares.

The festival is a showcase for audiophile specimens like vinyl, cassettes, and VHS tapes, and a social space for zines, comix, radical publications, and other printed matter as well as original handcrafted works. We celebrate original art, patches, pins, stickers, vintage clothing, ethically-sourced taxidermy, bone jewelry, retro toys, video games, horror memorabilia, and other odds and ends. We see the DIY world as a weird and wired fusion of music, writers, artists, and makers. We like to think of Weird & Wired as the ultimate confection of indie subculture – a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

Weird & Wired began originally as the Scranton Zinefest in 2011. Organizer Jess Meoni started making zines in high school, mainly reflecting on punk culture and local music. After attending the Philly Zine Fest in 2010, she was inspired to establish her own festival in Scranton. The event grew each year with new zinesters exploring social commentary, personal issues, and more. In 2018, after several smaller community events, she decided to organize an alternative market – namely, The Not Another Punk Rock Flea Market. Curating a range of artists, makers, and collectors, the event escalated in curiosity and attendance. After a decade of coordination, Weird & Wired was finally born, showcasing the best of the local punk scene, indie maker circles, and zine publishers.

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