A few newsy notes from Sparkplug Books just entered our inbox. First off, issue #10 of Elijah Brubaker’s Reich is on its way—it’s a stylized biography of psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich. In this issue, “Reich’s paranoia is beginning to harm his personal and professional relationships, leading to the resignation of two of his closest associates. He carries on anyway, creating a machine with the potential for danger and harm. By the end of the issue, Reich’s former lawyer has filed an injunction against him, and someone close to him is dead.” Here’s a wee preview of the issue.
Sparkplug also announced their fall con schedule:
• The The San Francisco Zine Fest, August 21-September 1. Emily Nilsson will be tabling with new and old books, including the brand new Reich #10. SF Zine Fest is the Bay Area’s premiere zine festival and will take place at the San Francisco County Fair Building on 1199 9th Ave. and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park. It is a free event and will be held from 11:00am to 5:00pm both days. .
• Small Press Expo, September 14th and 15th, Bethesda, MD. Tom Neely will table for Sparkplug at table J1. This year’s SPX will be held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center on 5701 Marinelli Rd., North Bethesda, Maryland. The cost for a one-day membership is $10.00, while the cost for a weekend pass is $15.00; passes can be purchased at the door.
• Short Run, November 30, Seattle. Sparkplug will also be here. It will be held from 11:00am to 6:00pm, at Washington Hall on 153 14th Ave.
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