The Other Worlds Zine Fair is an alternative to the MCA Zine Fair.
The MCA is sponsored by Transfield, a corporation that operates service contracts in the detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru. We, a small group of zine makers from Sydney, have decided to boycott the MCA zine fair in 2014.
Instead, we want to hold our own zine fair: the Other Worlds Zine Fair. We’ll be holding it on the same day as the MCA’s.
May 25, 11am – 4pm
L3 Central, 28 Broadway, Sydney.
Please register your interest by March 25 by filling out this form.
Half table: $5 / Full table: $10 (tables are 1.8 metres long).
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.
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!
Presence Zine has a great Q&A with the stallholders at this year’s Auckland Zine Fair. Can’t get over how great this chicken with eyeballs is.
Tell us a bit about what people can expect from your zines.
People seem to ask me ‘but what does it mean’? a lot, which is interesting and also sort of a compliment. Why do some people want everything explained to them? I’m trying to come up with a way to politely refuse to tell them without sounding like a jerk.
What’s your favourite part of self publishing?
Making something from start to finish is a pleasure- doing the drawings, organising paper stock, doing the printing, folding, binding, etc.
What’s your least favourite aspect of self publishing?
That sometimes I am more ambitious than my finances allow, and that can be really frustrating.
What other mediums are you inspired by and involved with?
I have drawings which don’t get made into zines, and I also have newly re-learned how to screen print.
Right now I’m focussing on how to work with colour and be a better draughtsperson, so I’m really into Aurel Schmidt’s intricate drawings, as well as the colour and composition of photography by Osma Harvilati and Sam Falls.
What are your thoughts on NZ’s DIY publishing scene?
Its interesting and diverse, but also quite small- which makes it exciting because I feel there is room to push boundaries without feeling self-conscious.
I’m in New York at the moment but I think Bryn might be repping Beef Knuckles at the 2011 Canberra Zine Fair. But I could be wrong.
Anyway, anyone in the area should definitely head down this Sat (April 9, 2011) to spend your money on some cool zines. We were down last year and had a great time. And if Bryn is down there, make sure you pick up a copy of Beef Knuckles #5!
Here are the deets:
Presented by the ACT Writers Centre and Canberra Contemporary Arts Space. Includes zines, artwork, badges, buttons, t-shirts, great designs as well as cupcakes! This event is part of the ‘A Fair with Art’ Saturday markets at Gorman House to be held during National Youth Week.
When: 10am to 4pm Saturday 9 April
Where: Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman House Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon
Cost: Free entry
Bookings: No bookings required. Enquiries on 6262 9191