Events! Microcosm In Your Town

Want to meet us in person, check out our books, or see an author speak? We’ve got author events and convention events coming up!

Upcoming Author Events

None right now, check back soon!

Interested in having an author at your store or event? Reach out!!

Microcosm at Roller Con 2023

Upcoming Tabling Events

Zine Youth Workshop with Queer Futures!

  • Saturday, June 8 2024 | 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Off the Beaten Path Books — Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Join Kalen from Microcosm Publishing at Off The Beaten Path for a zine workshop. Make your own books, publish your own stories! More info

Microcosm at the Portland Indie Book & Art Fair! 

  • Saturday, June 29 2024 | 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Honey Latte Cafe — Portland, OR
  • The Portland Independent Book Fair returns bigger and better with a summer edition featuring Portland publishers, best-selling authors, as well as a lineup of zinesters and artists all selling their work directly to the public.

    The participating Indie Publishers are representing hundreds of authors with a wide variety of books in all genres. Artists will have a variety of offerings from prints to stickers to apparel. All sales go directly to the vendors. Stock up on summer reads and support independent publishers at the same time! Know your local! This is an all-ages, ADA-accessible, and free event.

    Participating Presses Include: Microcosm Publishing, Fonograf Editions, Kitchen Table, First Matter Press, Airlie Press, University of Hell, Two Plum Press, Believe in Wonder Publishing, Gobshite Quarterly, The Poet Heroic, Zines n’ Things, Pile Press, Perfect Day, Conjunction Press, Lovely Magazine, Cooklin Comics, Chess Club, Forest Ave Press, Korza Books, Book Arts Editions, BERM, Secret Room Press; Artists include: Lindsey Perez, Judy Jiang, Megan Chin, Claire Gunville, Stephanie Hatch, Ree Artemisa, Sylvie Huhn, Krystal Perez, Seth Sypko, Melissa Reed, Chelsea Wilkinson, Destinee Davis; Tarot by Mealz Mealz and Kya Papaya and ice cream creations by Brain Freeze Treats. More info

Upcoming Trade Shows and Industry Events

Usually not open to the public, these industry events are a chance for store buyers to peruse our books, write orders, and chat about terms. We plan to either attend or exhibit at the following events. If you’ll be there too, drop us a line—we’d love to meet you.

Microcosm at the Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon’s Peerpocalypse!

  • Monday, May 6–Thursday, May 9, 2024 | Seaside Civic and Convention Center — Seaside, OR
    Members of the Microcosm crew will be hanging out and tabling at this annual conference of leaders, emerging leaders, innovators, and peers in the mental health and addiction fields who want to become more involved in the peer community. Adopting the philosophy that peers bring with them a great deal of knowledge and expertise, the event is about bringing the community together to share information, skills, and experience. More info

Microcosm at Roller Con!

  • Wednesday, July 10–Sunday, July 14, 2024 | World Market Center — Las Vegas, NV
    Microcosm returns to this fun annual event for roller skaters of all disciplines to get together. A few thousand derby players, park skaters, dance skaters, officials, productioneers, vendors, announcers, vendors, photographers and fans from all over the world, all gather in Las Vegas to share stories, raise hell and skate, skate, skate. New to roller skating? Seasoned and scarred veteran? Every skill level is welcome, and we’ve planned tons of events for everyone to enjoy! MCP will be in the house to hang out and peddle our booksome wares. More info

Microcosm at XOXO Fest! 

  • Thursday, August 22–Saturday, August 24, 2024 | Revolution Hall — Portland, OR
    Microcosm is excited to be back at XOXO Fest for its long anticipated final ride. XOXO is an experimental festival celebrating independent artists and creators working on the internet, bringing together writers, designers, filmmakers, musicians, game developers, coders, cartoonists, and more to share their stories and struggles of living and working online. XOXO focuses on the emotional experience of making things online, with difficult subjects including financial insecurity, anxiety, depression, mental health, impostor syndrome, burnout, racism, sexism, and online harassment. At its evening events, XOXO spotlights the best indie artists and online projects in four days of programming across multiple disciplines, including online video, podcasts, music, videogames, tabletop gaming, and internet art. More info

Interested in having an author at your store or event? Reach out!!

Planning an event and want us to be part of it (speaking, author readings, movie screenings, setting up a book and zine pop-up shop, etc.)? Let us know!!

In the Portland area? We can set up a book fair at your workplace like the ones your school used to have.