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).
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.
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.
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
Sydney’s Rizzeria has been another beneficiary of The Rocks Pop Up program and have moved to The Metcalfe Arcade, Shop 5, 80-84 George St, The Rocks! To celebrate they’re having an opening party on Wed July 24, 6–8pm. Word on the street is there’ll be a Riso shaped piñata!
The Rizzeria is print collective that look after a whole bunch of stencil printing things (Gocco, Riso etc). Like many Sydney zinesters they’ve been an invaluable resource to us and am glad they’ve found a home (although temporary). Congrats guys!
Today is Day 9 of International Zine Month and according to the Zine Month Calendar it’s “write a letter to a zine creator you don’t know” day. So to give you a hand with your task here’s a video to making your own origami envelope which I discovered on the 24 hour Zine Thing site.
And just a quick shout out to Australia Post and the postal system in general — back in high school Australia Post was my gateway to the world and without it I would have missed out on all my issues of Maximum Rock N Roll and Guttermouth t shirts from Street Cleaner. So thanks for being the internet before the internet even existed.
A big congratulations has to go out to Sticky Institute for stocking their 10,000th zine! As many of you know, Sticky is a Melbourne zine distro located in the depths of Flinders St. They’ve played a vital part in Australian zine history and the fact that they are up to 10,000 is nothing to sneeze at. I actually think that Sticky were the first distro to ever ask us to stock Beef Knuckles and to three nerds from Sydney, getting that email was and still is a very big deal.
So congrats Sticky, and here’s to 10,000 more!