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Bound by Chance 2

Aug 29, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Last year we teamed up with WORD Bookstores on Bound by Chance, a game-based event that generated custom zines with short stories by authors such as Rachel Fershleiser, Roxane Gay, and Edan Lepucki. We’ve decided to roll the dice again, and have invited Book Riot to curate 2015’s authors. Here’s how it works.

You approach the grand study table of Ace Hotel New York on Saturday August 29th — that’s Judgement Day for all you Terminator fans. You are handed a multi-sided die. Looking up, you notice copies of 10 unique stories. Each page is 5.5″ x 8.5″. The stacks are neat. Uniform. You roll 10 times, and with each roll one work is added to your collection. You may get the same page twice. You may get the same page 10 times. You may win a free coffee. You receive your final page. A friendly assistant hand stamps and staples it together. You grab a cozy spot on one of our couches, open your zine and go … somewhere else.

Authors for 2015 include Diana Pho, Stephanie Saulter, Emily Asher Perrin, Kelly Link, Bijan Stephen, Nina MacLaughlin, Charles Yu, Alaya Dawn Johnson, and more TBA.

This event is free and open to the public. Zines will be made on a first-come / serve basis; limited availability. You can also check out a PDF of the inaugural Bound by Chance.


Aug 29, 2015
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Ace Hotel New York
20 W 29th St
New York , NY 10001 United States