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TAGS Fest: Where Comics, Games, and Zines Converge in Edinburgh

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The Tabletop and Graphic Storytelling Festival is a fresh and exciting event that aims to shine a spotlight on the incredible small press talent in Scotland.

This festival will be held at the vibrant Fruitmarket venue, situated in the heart of Edinburgh, on Saturday, December 2nd, running from 10am to 5pm.

TAGS Fest will be celebrating collaborative and visual storytelling in its many forms, from comics to roleplaying games, board games, and zines. The event is free to attend.

A bustling market will feature over 40 independent creators, curated to spotlight new, exciting, and diverse voices. Exhibitors include Eisner-nominated comic creator Ver, Peruvian cyberpunk legend Gustaffo Vargas, and Dundee’s CHIP Collective, publishers of Living with Cancer, a charity anthology dedicated to supporting Cancer Research UK.

The event has also partnered with Leith’s Ancient Robot Games to curate a Board Game Zone full of free-to-play games of all kinds, with both drop-in and bookable games available.

TAGS Fest is run by Eve Greenwood of Quindrie Press and Brian Tyrrell of Stout Stoat Press, two award-winning independent micropublishers based in Edinburgh.

“Scotland has an incredibly strong creative scene,”

“We’re pleased to be able to add a new small press event to the calendar, and give Scotland’s fantastic creators another opportunity to show off their work.”

Eve Greenwood

“Storytelling is something to be shared and treasured,”

“We’re so excited for attendees to meet local authors, get ecstatic about ground-breaking new releases, and play together in Fruitmarket’s wonderfully accessible venue.”

Brian Tyrrell

WHAT: Tabletop and Graphic Storytelling Festival
A celebration of independent, self-published work from creators.
WHEN: Saturday, December 2nd 2023, 10am–5pm
WHERE: Fruitmarket, 45 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DF
HOW: The market is free to attend and is not ticketed. The Board Game Zone is free to drop into, and some volunteer-run games require booking free tickets at tagsfest.co.uk

For more information, visit tagsfest.co.uk or contact Eve and Brian at hello@tagsfest.co.uk. Follow TAGS Fest on Instagram and Twitter at @tasgfestival.

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