The Rizzeria’s Zine Club is back with a Halloween Edition on Saturday, Oct 26. Sounds like they’ll be a great discussion on American cultural imperialism in relation to an Australian zine culture, as well as the usual zine making and swapping.
We just got this in the mail — it’s part of an exhibition on 12 to 30 November 2013 at Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
1.Choose any materials (we have provided some examples of materials that will be in the Fluxus Box at Brenda May Gallery, but do not limit your creativity to these items if you are making one from home!)
2. Set your timer to countdown 3 minutes, aaaaand… GO!
3. Make your zine! Remember to include ONE item from your bag or wallet
4. Take a photograph of your zine and upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #gagasagafluxusbox
5. Follow this curated Instagram project at:
So, when Sunday’s Zine Fair is all wrapped up we’re all going to be heading over to the launch of NINETY9 by Vanessa Berry. I can’t wait to see what her 1996 bedroom looked like. I’m guessing lots of sticky tape, blue tack and magazine cutouts. Hope to see you all there. And don’t forget — NYWF / TiNA Zine Fair!! Be there or be square.
Fucking Trans Women: A Zine About the Sex Lives of Trans Women was a 2010 e-zine detailing “a variety of information, from sex education, to biological diagrams, to descriptions of hot sex. There’s a even a guide to muffing, a unique sexual practice you won’t find written about (let alone documented and guided through step by step) anywhere else.” 3 years later and it’s finally available in print!
“I’ve read a lot of zines in my life, and I’ve enjoyed most of them. I don’t know if I can honestly say that any one zine has impacted my life as much as Fucking Trans Women #0. It was put out in October, 2010 by Mira Bellwether. Fucking Trans Women has had a massive impact on my understanding of what queer women’s sexuality could look like in general, and a glimpse of the potential for my own sexuality as a queer trans woman.” – Miriam Kennedy Nadler
More info at the Fucking Trans Women Tumblr.
The Australian election isn’t the only exciting thing happening this weekend. Junior Gazette have announced a new round of open days. So drop in and purchase a zine!
Sunday 8 September, 2-6pm
Sunday 22 September, 2-6pm
Sunday 6 October, 2-6pm
Beef Knuckles have been asked to help co-ordinate this year’s zine fair at This Is Not Art and we’re looking for applicants. Call out is below and please get in touch if you’d like to apply or have any q’s. Looking forward to hearing from you all!
Once again This is Not Art and the National Young Writers’ Festival will be holding their annual zine fair in Newcastle and we’d like to invite all zine makers to be a part. It’s taking place within the weather-proof walls of NYWF HQ (299 Hunter St, Newcastle) on Sunday Oct 6, 2013.
If you’d like to have a stall please email us for an application form at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications close on the 16th of September.
Half of the stalls will be given to those based on the strength of their application, and the other half will be handed out on a first come, first served basis. The reason we are doing this is to ensure that the fair prioritises zines/self-publishing. At the same time we want to maintain the openness and inclusiveness the zine fair is known for.
Applicants should be aware there is a $15.00 stallholder fee that will cover public liability and give you membership with Octopod Arts Association.
Please forward this to all your friends/family/networks and check out our Facebook call-out for more info. We can’t wait to hear from you all!
Hon & Bryn
We’ll be at the Manly Zine Fair next month (Sat 21 Sep). Details can be found on their Facebook page. If you come down please drop by and say hi!
Damn! I bought This Is How You Lose Her last week and now they’re telling me that the new edition will feature a Jamie Hernandez illo for each short story. More over at EW.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Diaz’s brilliant novel-in-stories centers on the now-iconic literary figure Yunior, a bed-hopping, reefer-smoking Dominican immigrant breaking hearts all over New Jersey. Each story delves into one of Yunior’s relationships, and now each of those stories is getting a stark yet sensuous artistic tribute from “Love and Rockets” artist Jaime Hernandez.