The Cyberpunk Apocalypse

The Cyberpunk Apocalypse is a venture that includes a writer's residence, an event space, a small zine library, and a publication. The venture recently moved to a brick row house at 1200 Boyle Street on the Northside after a few years in the neighborhood of Lawrenceville.


Cyberpunk Apocalypse is a themed, quarterly publication that launched in May 2009, and plans to have a presence both online and in print. The publication, spearheaded by founding editor Daniel McCloskey, will have revolving guest editors based on the writers in residence. See more specifics about the mission and guidelines here.
Letterpressed flier for open hours at the Cyberpunk Apocalypse Cafe, Spring 2009

The Cyberpunk Apocalypse zine is distributed by Microcosm:

Reading Venue

The writer's cafe is available for readings. The cafe is open Fridays and sporadically, based on the residents' needs and volunteers' availability.

Past Readers

This young venture has already held a number of readings by local, resident, and visiting writers, journalists, and zinesters, including: Artnoose, Brenda Battad, Moe Bowstern (Xtra Tuf), Elwin Cotman, Mike Faloon, James Jay, Daniel Patrick McCloskey, Eric Nelson, Ocean, Leanne O'Connor, and Shakes.

Writer's Residence

At this writing (May 2009), there are five writers or zinesters in residence at Cyberpunk Apocalypse. They are each there until their projects are completed; renovations are underway for a room that will be dedicated to 2-week revolving residencies.


Email founder Daniel McCloskey at to book a reading or for more information.

External Links

Cyberpunk Apocalypse website:

Cyberpunk Apocalypse blog:

Cyberpunk Apocalypse on LibraryThing Local with Google Map:

What's Nearby?

The new Northside location of the house is near the Mattress Factory, the "house publications" of City of Asylum Pittsburgh, and around the corner from a Crazy Mocha and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Allegheny branch. It's not too far from The New Hazlett Theater, located in the historic Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny.