Sunday, April 12, 2015

FLUKE 2015: A Thing that happened!

FLUKE 2015 is over, and I am very tired. By the way, I am Robert. I am the one writing this. Patrick might write something later. Or he might not. Who even knows?

BUT I know that I speak for him as well as for me when I say THANK YOU ALL a million billion times for making FLUKE 2015 a great thing. We had about 40 more people come to FLUKE this year than last year, making this the best-attended FLUKE ever, I think.

I didn't take any pictures, really, except for this one:


And this one:



And also this one:


If I find links to photos that other people took, I will link to them on the FLUKE Twitter thing, which is @FLUKEAthens.

As always, I didn't get to talk to all of the people that I wanted to talk to, and that makes me sad, but those people are good people, and they understand how these things work. I would also like to thank our 2015 sponsors and thank all of the people who donated copies of their work to the Athens Clarke County Library's 'zine collection. I will deliver those next week.

And now, here is a list of every song that was played during FLUKE 2015:

PRE-FLUKE SET-UP


  • 9:41 AM "Take 'em All"  - Cock Sparrer
  • 9:44 AM "DC Comics and Chocolate Milkshakes " - Art Brut
  • 9:47 AM "It Wasn't As Bad (As I Thought It Would Be)" - Bobby Buttram
  • 9:50 AM "Polka Party" - "Weird" Al Yankovic
  • 9:53 AM "Pinetop's Boogie Woogie" - Blind Willie McTell
  • 9:55 AM "Dance" - Motörhead
  • 9:59 AM "Love Is Alright Tonight " - Rick Springfield
  • 10:00 AM "Whistle Bait" - Collins Kids
  • 10:03 AM "Pop Corn" - Gershon Kingsley
  • 10:06 AM "Tongue Tied Jill" - Charlie Feathers
  • 10:09 AM "The Red & the Black" - Blue Öyster Cult
  • 10:13 AM "Kakeru! Spider-Man" - Japanese Studio Musicians
  • 10:16 AM "The Downfall Of Us All" - A Day To Remember
  • 10:18 AM "Groovy Grubworm" - Harlow Wilcox and the Oakies
  • 10:22 AM "Cherries Were Made For Eating" - Asei Kobayashi & Micky Yoshino
  • 10:24 AM "Midnight" - Chet Atkins
  • 10:27 AM "La Chanson du large" - Sablon Germaine
  • 10:29 AM "Panama " - J Church
  • 10:32 AM "Ain't Got A Pot" - Deke Dickerson
  • 10:35 AM "The Secret Lab" - Shio-Z
  • 10:38 AM "Foggy Mountain Top" - Norma Jean
  • 10:41 AM "Books About UFOs" - Hüsker Dü
  • 10:44 AM "Y'all Get Back Now" - Big Freedia
  • 10:46 AM "Cuckoo " - The Monks
  • 10:49 AM "Motorcrash" - Sugarcubes
  • 10:52 AM "Ay Ay Ay" - Nora Dean
  • 10:54 AM "Trapped" - Los Bravos
  • 10:58 AM "Fancy Action" - Trillion
FLUKE 2015
  • 11:00 AM "Do The Frog " - Gino Washington
  • 11:02 AM "A Hundred And Sixty Acres" - Marty Robbins
  • 11:05 AM "Gayway Twist" - The Frantics
  • 11:09 AM "Can I Kick It" - A Tribe Called Quest
  • 11:11 AM "Magic Valley" - Lincoln County Partners
  • 11:13 AM "The Bounce" - The Fantastic Johnny C
  • 11:17 AM "Rock You All Around The World" - Judas Priest
  • 11:19 AM "She's Gone, Gone, Gone" - Lefty Frizzell
  • 11:22 AM "Under The Double Eagle" - Roy Clark & Buck Trent
  • 11:25 AM "Robot Walk" - Pat & Lolly Vegas
  • 11:27 AM "Let's Jump Tonight - Chuck Willis
  • 11:30 AM "Son Of My Father" - Chicory Tip
  • 11:34 AM "88mph (Video Edit)" - Le Matos
  • 11:37 AM "Super" - Neu!
  • 11:39 AM "People Mover" - Servotron
  • 11:42 AM "I'm Sick Y'All" - Otis Redding
  • 11:45 AM "I'm Hurtin'" - Thee Headcoats
  • 11:47 AM "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young" - Faron Young
  • 11:51 AM "Girlfriend" - Matthew Sweet
  • 11:56 AM "We Will Be Strong" - Thin Lizzy
  • 11:58 AM "Poor Rameses" - The Pioneers
  • 12:01 PM  "Crazy Crazy Feeling" - Esquerita
  • 12:03 PM  "Beware of the Blob" - The Five Blobs
  • 12:06 PM  "Rip It Up" - Little Richard
  • 12:10 PM  "Workin' For MCA" - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • 12:13 PM  "I'm No Communist" - Grandpa Jones
  • 12:16 PM  "Teenagers From Mars" - The Misfits
  • 12:18 PM  "Apache '65" - Davie Allan & The Arrows
  • 12:21 PM  "The Last of The Secret Agents" - Nancy Sinatra
  • 12:24 PM  "What Difference Does It Make?" - The Smiths
  • 12:27 PM  "Frankenstein's Party" - The Swinging Phillies
  • 12:31 PM  "Dancing On The Ceiling" - Lionel Richie
  • 12:32 PM  "Main Title from 'RoboCop'"  - Basil Poledouris
  • 12:34 PM  "Honky Tonk Man" - Johnny Horton
  • 12:38 PM  "See A Little Light " - Bob Mould
  • 12:41 PM  "You're Never Gonna See Me Cry" - Mary Weiss
  • 12:44 PM  "Soft Lamp / Palm Reader" - Monster Rally
  • 12:46 PM  "Electric Dreams" - Tommy
  • 12:51 PM  "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)" - Kate Bush
  • 12:55 PM  "Megawar" - Tony Carey
  • 12:58 PM  "If Nonsense Only Knew" - Silver Scooter
  • 1:01 PM "Ohjo No Shinju" - The Apple
  • 1:04 PM "Thankfully Not Living In Yorkshire It Doesn't Apply" - Dexys Midnight Runners
  • 1:06 PM "Suzy Is A Headbanger" - The Ramones
  • 1:08 PM "Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonight" - The Rezillos
  • 1:11 PM "Never Never Never" - Chee Chee and Peppy
  • 1:16 PM "Rocking the Night Away" - Witch Cross
  • 1:18 PM "Opening Olympiade '72 " - Johnny Teupen
  • 1:20 PM "Hot Dog And A Bottle Of Pop" - Harold Burrage
  • 1:23 PM "Mr. Monkey" - The Spiders
  • 1:25 PM "Honey, Please" - fIREHOSE
  • 1:27 PM "Busy Busy Busy" - Tifton Records
  • 1:31 PM "Never Let Go (Single Version)" - Camel
  • 1:33 PM "What Are Those Things (With Big Black Wings)" - Charlie Louvin
  • 1:36 PM "It Covers The Hillsides" - Midlake
  • 1:38 PM "Wonder Woman" - Tifton Records
  • 1:40 PM "Agua De Beber" - Astrud Gilberto
  • 1:42 PM "Act Naturally " - Charley Pride
  • 1:46 PM "Radioactive Dreams" - Vector Hold
  • 1:48 PM "Rudie Bam Bam" - The Clarendonians
  • 1:51 PM "This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us" - Sparks
  • 1:54 PM "Baby Lied" -  Rick Bowles
  • 1:58 PM "Walkin' And Talkin'" - 3:36 Bo Diddley
  • 2:00 PM "Hey Joe! " - Carl Smith
  • 2:03 PM "Lightning Strikes" - Klaus Nomi
  • 2:06 PM "Marie Provost" - Nick Lowe
  • 2:08 PM "Mama Tried" - Merle Haggard
  • 2:11 PM "Jumping Someone Else's Train" - The Cure
  • 2:14 PM "Against The Ninja" - Dragon Sound
  • 2:17 PM "Tic-Tac-Toe" - Booker T. & The MG's
  • 2:21 PM "Scenario" - A Tribe Called Quest
  • 2:24 PM "Pressure Drop" - Toots & The Maytals
  • 2:28 PM "Cold Blood" - Kix
  • 2:34 PM "One On One  (Feat Tommy Reeve)" - Sebastian Gampl
  • 2:37 PM "Pictures (Of You)" - Pet Milk
  • 2:40 PM "Butterscotch" - Freddie King
  • 2:45 PM "Games People Play" - The Alan Parsons Project
  • 2:47 PM "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy" - Ohio Express
  • 2:50 PM "Stop!" - Erasure
  • 2:53 PM "White Collar Boy" - Belle & Sebastian
  • 2:56 PM "Engine 54" - The Ethiopians
  • 2:59 PM "Blue Grass Stomp" - Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys
  • 3:01 PM "Night Moves" - Orca Team
  • 3:05 PM "The Gas Face" - 3rd Bass
  • 3:09 PM "Downtown District" - Lolski
  • 3:12 PM "Spooky" - The Golden Cups
  • 3:16 PM "Mesmerization Eclipse" - Captain Beyond
  • 3:18 PM "If I Can't Come Back" - Reigning Sound
  • 3:21 PM "Stardust" - Alpha Boy
  • 3:25 PM "Life In One Day" - Howard Jones
  • 3:28 PM "El Casino Royale" - Lyn Taitt & The Jets
  • 3:31 PM "Mandinka" - Sinéad O'Connor
  • 3:34 PM "Alligator Boogaloo" - The White Kicks
  • 3:37 PM "Cut Dick" - Mr. Oizo
  • 3:40 PM "Work with Me Annie" - Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
  • 3:46 PM "Situation" - Yazoo
  • 3:48 PM "March-A-Long With Marvel" - Marvel Comics
  • 3:51 PM "Go Back" - Crabby Appleton
  • 3:55 PM "Round And Round" - Ratt
  • 3:58 PM "Buffalo Pickin'" - Charlie Moore
  • 4:02 PM "Super Trouper" - ABBA
  • 4:05 PM "Bluegrass Breakdown" - Lilly Brothers
  • 4:08 PM "Trash" - New York Dolls
  • 4:11 PM "Rockaway" - Ole Rasmussen
  • 4:14 PM "Pretty Pretty Pretty" - The Fleshtones
  • 4:16 PM "Bud's Boogie" - Bud Isaacs
  • 4:23 PM "Electricity" - Midnight Star
  • 4:27 PM "Whole World Is Celebratin'" - Chris Farren
  • 4:29 PM "If You Ain't Lovin' You Ain't Livin'" - Buck Owens
  • 4:31 PM "Human Fly" - The Cramps
  • 4:34 PM "Baby Elephant Walk" - Henry Mancini
  • 4:38 PM "No Pressure" - Solitaire
  • 4:40 PM "1,2,3, Red Light" - The 1910 Fruitgum Company
  • 4:42 PM "Suburban Home" - Descendents
  • 4:44 PM "Brink Of Disaster" - Lesley Gore
  • 4:46 PM "Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing" - Minutemen
  • 4:48 PM "Super Crush" - Tiger Trap
  • 4:51 PM "Lowella Joan" - Lowell Varney
  • 4:56 PM "Happy Song" - Baby's Gang
  • 5:00 PM "Girls On Film" - Duran Duran
  • 5:05 PM "Under Control  (Feat Tommy Reeve)" - Sebastian Gampl
  • 5:09 PM "Wishing Well" - Black Sabbath
  • 5:11 PM "Flying Saucer Boogie" - Eddie Cletro
  • 5:14 PM "Happy Hour" - The Housemartins
  • 5:18 PM "Tenebre" - Goblin
  • 5:21 PM "Out There" - Blake Babies
  • 5:24 PM "You Better Know It " - The Expressions
  • 5:26 PM "Novelty Yodel" - Bennie Hess
  • 5:28 PM "Shake That Thing" - Hasil Adkins
  • 5:32 PM "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" - Van Halen
  • 5:35 PM "Oklahoma Rag" - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  • 5:38 PM "You're Gonna Miss Me" - 13th Floor Elevators
  • 5:40 PM "Six Days On The Road" - Red Sovine
  • 5:43 PM "Guitars, Cadillacs" - Dwight Yoakam
  • 5:45 PM "Bloodstains" - Agent Orange
  • 5:48 PM "What's Your Name?" - Depeche Mode
  • 5:50 PM "I'm So Bored With the U.S.A." - The Clash
  • 5:51 PM "Title Credits from 'Destroy All Monsters'" - Akira Ifukube
  • 5:53 PM "Unwind the Twine" - Alvin Cash
  • 5:57 PM "Midnight Never Ends" - Dance With the Dead
POST-FLUKE BREAKDOWN AND CLEAN-UP AND WHATEVER
  • 6:00 PM "Academy Fight Song" - Mission Of Burma
  • 6:02 PM "Billy Budd" - Morrissey
  • 6:04 PM "Moon And Stars" - The Half Breed
  • 6:07 PM "Don't Say Nothin' Bad About My Baby" - The Cookies
  • 6:09 PM "Every Which-A-Way" - Roger Miller
  • 6:12 PM "Jag Trodde" - Nora Brockstedt
  • 6:15 PM "Milk Milk Lemonade" - Katy Perry
  • 6:18 PM "The Battiest Car Around" - Tony Eira
  • 6:22 PM "Lost In Love" - Air Supply

Monday, April 6, 2015

FLUKE folks at the New Town Review!

Hey, y’all! FLUKE organizers Robert Newsome and Patrick Dean will do some readings from their zines and comics the night before FLUKE! 
https://newtownrevue.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/fluke-town-revue-april-10th-flicker-bar/
Friday, April 10th at 6:30 p.m. we are stoked to announce a special Fluke Town Revue, which will be held in conjunction with the Fluke Mini-Comics and Zine Festival.  Location change to Flicker Theatre and Bar.  Robert Newsome and Patrick Dean are our readers. Emily Armond of Sea of Dogs is our musician.
Emily Armond is the brains and voice behind local folk band Sea of Dogs. She spends the rest of her time running, teaching the children, and sitting on the dogs and cats of Athens.
Robert Newsome is the editor of fanzine the Atomic Elbow and one of the co-organizers of Fluke.
Patrick Dean was born in Rome, Georgia, and relocated to Athens to attend the University of Georgia. His comics and illustrations appeared weekly in Athens’Flagpole Magazine for a decade and have been published in Legal Action Comics, Typhon,The Comic Eye, Vice Magazine, and The Oxford American Magazine. He lives with his wife, two kids, a cat, and a dog that acts like a cat.
Thanks as always to Beth Thrasher for our flyer.  Big thanks to Eleanor Davis for co-booking, and for our illustration.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

FLUKE 2015: WHO WILL BE THERE?

Here is a list of all of the sponsors of FLUKE 2015. They are listed on the the right margin of this web page, but they deserve another mention because they are all wonderful people and you should love them with all of your heart.




And now, here is an alphabetical list of everyone who has registered as an exhibitor at FLUKE 2015. As always, this card is subject to change. Every effort has been made to link each exhibitor's name to their websites. In a continuation of FLUKE's longest and most solemn tradition, if we were unable to find an exhibitor's website, their name has been linked to a youtube video of Monster Trucks.






Thursday, March 5, 2015

2015 FLUKE press release!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Robert Newsome / secondperiod@gmail.com / 706-614-3499



14th  ANNUAL FLUKE MINI-COMICS FESTIVAL – APRIL 11th, 2015
This year’s FLUKE Mini-Comics Festival, sponsored by Bizarro Wuxtry, Flagpole Magazine, Inch-High Button Guy, Sequential Artists Workshop, and Top Shelf Productions will take place on Saturday, April 11th at The 40 Watt Club, 285 West Washington Street, Athens GA from 11:00 AM until 6 PM.  Admission for the public is $2.00 per person.
EVENT SPECS
Exhibitor table spaces for FLUKE 2015 are now sold out. It is possible that a very small number of additional exhibition spaces will be made available. Those wishing to obtain one of these potential spaces should watch for an announcement on FLUKE’s website.
FLUKE’S SPONSORS
With gratitude, we acknowledge our sponsors.
Athens’ downtown comics shop boasts a staggering array of alternative comics and zines, as well as a friendly and extremely knowledgeable staff. There are also lots of toys, models, cards, clothes and vintage delights to enjoy as well. Peter Bagge once featured the store in an issue of “HATE,” and has referred to it as “the funkiest business establishment I have ever seen.”
Athens’ alternative weekly is a much loved and used source of information on local music, film, art, food and politics, all delivered with a real sense of ownership and advocacy for our fair city.
Inch-High Button Guy produces the finest original designs in buttons for any occasion, available in a variety of sizes and styles. The buttons are available at Bizarro Wuxtry and at special events.
The Sequential Artists Workshop (SAW) is a non-profit organization based in Gainesville, Florida dedicated to the prosperity and promotion of comic art and artists, offering instruction in comic art, graphic novels and visual storytelling. SAW’s mission is to nurture and educate tomorrow’s generation of visual storytellers, to support creative investigation, exploration and excellence in cartooning and comic art, and to promote literacy in sequential and comic art in today’s culture.
Since 1997, Top Shelf Productions has produced a wide range of handsomely designed craft comics. Based in Marietta, Ga. with offices across the country, their catalog includes work by Craig Thompson, Andy Runton, James Kochalka, Bob Callahan and Spain – plus many more.
FLUKE’s STATEMENT OF PURPOSE / MISSION
FLUKE is a mini-comic festival that has been organized by Athens-area comic artists, underground publishers and their enthusiasts since 2002. Conceived as a venue for the discussion and exchange of timely ideas related to mini-comics, ‘zines, and other independent publications, FLUKE is not a large comic convention or merchandising-saturated extravaganza. This isn't to say we don't like our share of stuff—'cause we do. However, we have kept the organization of the event as simple as possible to ensure that it remains focused on work and ideas rather than merchandising.


Digital images available on request
FLUKE online:  www.flukeathens.com

Saturday, January 24, 2015

FLUKE 2015 Pre-Registration: SOLD OUT

So, FLUKE pre-registration spaces sold out.

That went fast.

We're still pretty shocked by it.

Email Robert at secondperiod [at] gmail if you want to get on the waiting list. We can't make any promises, but spaces have opened up between pre-registration and the even every year since we started reserving space in advance.

Thanks!

FLUKE 2015 Registration is OPEN!

FLUKE 2015 Registration is OPEN!

Go get it!

flukeathens.bigcartel.com