Saturday, January 19, 2008

New Orleans Craft Mafia wants your swag!

The New Orleans Craft Mafia is proud to sponsor the Alternative Media Expo, presented by Antigravity Magazine. This will be the sixth edition of the Expo, and this year's event will feature over 70 exhibitors with 'zines, comics, films, crafts, photography and handmade clothing, independent record labels and artists with CDs and records, indie and grassroots organizations, filmmakers and much more!

The Expo will take place on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 from noon-7pm at the Contemporary Arts Center (900 Camp St.) in New Orleans, LA. The admission fee for this all-ages event will be $5.

The first 150 paid attendees through the doors will receive limited edition cotton tote swag bags, courtesy of the New Orleans Craft Mafia, filled with freebies and product samples. These bags present a great opportunity to get the word out about your business, band, or organization. Vendors exhibiting at the Expo are also encouraged to participate in the swag bags.

Some swag suggestions include, but are not limited to: coupons, stickers, buttons, magnets, pens, etc. We ask that you do send actual swag items and not just promotional materials such as business cards or flyers. You may attach business cards, etc., to any donated swag, of course. If you are interested in sending in swag material, we ask that you send in the full amount of 150 items.

We will also be accepting product samples, which may include, but are not limited to: CD/DVD samplers, comics and zines, small jewelry or accessory samples, t-shirts, blank notecards or stationary, or other small samples of your products. If you choose to send in samples, we ask that you send a minimum of 25 samples.

The deadline for sending in swag & samples is Friday, February 15th, 2008.
Items may be sent to:

New Orleans Craft Mafia swag bags
c/o Claverie Crafts
P.O. Box 9399
Metairie LA 70055-9399

For more information on contributing to the swag bags, please email mallory [AT]

1 comment:

excerptsnews said...

Attention anyone interested in comics, books, magazines, fashion, photography, art, film, and crafts by local New Orleans writers and artists:

The 2008 Alternative Media Expo, brought to you by Antigravity Magazine, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 12noon to 7pm at the Contemporary Arts Center (900 Camp Street in New Orleans; 504-528-3800).

Come check out over 80 exhibitors; enjoy Abita Beer and PJ’s Coffee. Admission is just $5 at the door.

For more info on the Expo, check out

AuthorViews, Inc., a proud sponsor of this year's Expo, will be interviewing and filming authors, artists, etc. at the event FOR FREE!

If you are interested in having an AuthorViews video made, please make a reservation ASAP because we fill up quickly. Reservations come in 30-minute blocks on the hour and half hour. We schedule reservations on a first come, first served basis, and we always "sell out," so please book your reservation soon. Walk-ins at the event are welcome, but only if there's space available.

To see what AuthorViews is about, check out If you have any questions or would like to schedule a reservation, please email or call 504-342-4806.

Steve O'Keefe
AuthorViews: On a Mission to Film Every Author on Earth!