Saturday, April 27, 2024

FLUKE Playlists from 2016-2024

We now have a single database of FLUKE playlists from 2016-2024 (there were no 2019 or 2020 playlists due to the pandemic). 

These lists are just metadata. If you want to help us build them out into real, ACTUAL playlists with actual music that can be shared online, fill out this form:

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Patrick Dean-designed FLUKE Dracula shirts available now on the FLUKE Big Cartel site.

Several of you (this is not an exaggeration, and it is something that really happened) asked us to let you know when the Patrick Dean-designed FLUKE Dracula shirts were going to be available again because we sold out of them at the actual event. 

Feel free to tell all of your friends about this.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024


 Apple keeps making it harder and harder for us to copy and paste the artists and titles of all the songs we played at FLUKE off of our somehow-still-working 2010 iPod 7G so we're being lazy and just posting screenshots. You're gonna have to work a little harder if you want to re-create this one at home. Sorry. We love you. 

UPDATE: Playlist (metadata only) here (still needs a few translations) 

Monday, March 18, 2024

FLUKE Pre-Party and Live Comix Reading Friday, March 29 at Bizarro-Wuxtry 6-9 pm


Friday, March 29 at Bizarro-Wuxtry
6 pm-9 pm

Location: Bizarro-Wuxtry, 225 College Avenue, Athens, GA

Before you load up at the 40 Watt on Saturday morning, come join a live comix reading event with podcast host Cam del Rosario (of @gutterboyspod) and Athens cartoonist Abby Kacen (aka Mild Pain and Keep It Weird)! 

See live readings by: 

Join us at Bizarro-Wuxtry on Friday, March 29th, from 6 to 9 pm

Food and beverages! 

Free to attend!  

Brought to you by UGA Special Collections and the Oral History of FLUKE Project. 

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Postscript: "comix vs. comics"

Monday, March 4, 2024


Contact: Robert Newsome,, 706-614-3499


This year’s FLUKE Mini-Comics Festival, sponsored by Bizarro-Wuxtry,

Inch-High Button Guy, Joker Joker TV, Mystic Punks, and

The Sequential Artists Workshop will take place on Saturday,

March 30th at The 40 Watt Club, 285 West Washington Street,

Athens, GA, from 10:00 AM until 6 PM.

Admission for the public is $2.00 per person.

Masks will be REQUIRED for all exhibitors and attendees.


FLUKE is a mini-comic festival that has been organized by Athens-area

comic artists, underground publishers, and their enthusiasts since 2002.

That’s a really long time.

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

advertising-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.

FLUKE is an enjoyable, affordable event for people of all ages and interests.

Flagpole writer Hillary Brown remarks:

"Part of the delight of FLUKE is encountering new folks and browsing

through undiscovered material. There’s stuff for kids, stuff for grown-ups,

stuff for people who like serious autobiographical narratives, and stuff

for people who’d rather read a mini-comic about mice shaped like a

wedge of cheese."


Exhibitors register in advance for exhibition spaces at FLUKE.

EXHIBITOR SPACES for FLUKE 2024 are now sold out.

It is possible that a very small number of additional spaces will be

made available.

Those wishing to obtain one of these potential spaces

should watch for announcements on FLUKE’s website and

social media (IG, Twitter (X), and Facebook).


With gratitude, we acknowledge our sponsors.

For more information, view FLUKE's website at:


#Fluke2024, #MiniComics, #Zines, #AthensGa, #SmallPress #Creators #Festivals #ComicCons #PatrickDeanForever #ForPatrickForever


Photo of FLUKE 2018 inside the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia. Photo credit: Saginaw-hitchhiker - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

FLUKE 2024 poster. Design credit: Jay Domingo (@smoggo on IG)

Monday, February 12, 2024

FLUKE 2024 Exhibitors List

Below is a list of all registered exhibitors at FLUKE 2024. We asked all exhibitors to provide a link to their work. As is FLUKE's tradition, anyone who did not provide a link will have their name linked to a YouTube video of monster trucks. 

We can't wait to see all of you at the 40 Watt on March 30th!



Tuesday, January 9, 2024

FLUKE 2024 pre-registration: HOW IT'S GONNA WORK THIS YEAR


This post will contain (we hope) everything you need to know about pre-registration for FLUKE 2024 exhibitor spaces. 

FLUKE Exhibitor space lottery entries will go on sale at at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 13. There will, at first, be 100 entries available. If they sell out, we'll make more available. Our goal is to make sure that everyone who wants a space at FLUKE 2024 will be able to get a lottery entry. 


You cannot buy more than one entry. Any purchase of lottery entries with a total quantity greater than "1" (one) will be refunded and you will not be entered in the drawing. 

If you use multiple emails to try to trick us and get more than one entry, we will find out, and you will be removed from the lottery drawing. Trust us, we will know. Don't get your friends to buy entries for you. Let's not be jerks about this. 

As opposed to previous years, there are no "locals only" exhibitor spaces available for in-person purchase in Athens. Locals wishing to exhibit at FLUKE should enter the lottery. 

The lottery drawing will take place on Thursday, January 25. It will be live-streamed. Right now, we're planning to roll dice to determine who gets an exhibitor space, but if more than 120 people enter the lottery, we'll use a computer program because the largest die we can find is a d120. The livestream will be a part of the regular weekly show from our OFFICIAL STREAMING PARTNER, Joker Joker TV.

Lottery entries will cost one dollar each. If you are chosen, the exhibitor fee is $15. If this seems like a crass exercise designed to generate more money for FLUKE, that's because it is. We're only in it for the money. Also, there was a 12% increase in our rental cost for the tables and we're passing that along to you. 

The online lottery tickets are sold using PayPal as a payment method. If you don't have PayPal, that's okay. Just get in touch with Robert at and he'll make sure you get a lottery entry. You have to do this before Monday, January 22.

Lottery entries for exhibitor spaces at FLUKE 2024 will be "locked" and no more entries will be sold starting at 12:01am on Monday, January 22, 2024. 

More information will be posted here as it becomes available. Thanks, as always for your decades of support. FLUKE loves you. For Patrick, forever.