Celebrating zines, small press & all things DIY in Auckland & Aotearoa since 2009

// Cross Street Zine Library at First Thursdays

Posted on December 10, 2010 by Zinefest Commitee

At the First Thursdays relaunch last week we carved out our own little space for the Cross Street Zine Library, which hasn't seen the light of day since Auckland Zinefest in August. We themed it as a sort-of outdoors picnic style area (to make the space more inviting and comfortable), complete with patchwork tent, picnic blankets, and live soundscape provided by Stress Cadet. After all, this was in the Wine Cellar back alley area that kind-of resembles a bit of a concrete bunker (okay, it is pretty much a concrete bunker). We had so much fun! Huge thank you's to everyone who came along and got involved and/or had a good time. Also thanks to Cleo and K Road Business Association for putting on the event. Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

// Welly Zinefest was rad; bring on 2011!

Posted on November 29, 2010 by Zinefest Commitee


Image copyright Matt Whittwell (Panel discussion on Zine History in New Zealand)

Tessa went down to Wellington Zinefest, and wrote a mini-review on our (friendly) competition over at her column for Sticky Institute. For the sake of not posting things twice, here's the link:
Sticky Institute Electronic Correspondence November 2011

But basically she is a fan-girl and say lots of nice things.Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

// Wellington Zinefest!

Posted on November 3, 2010 by Zinefest Commitee

Just a few short weeks away, and we are super excited to see what this year will entail.


Wellington Zinefest 2010 comes from a slightly different angle to those of past years, with a heavy focus on being inclusive of all genres of self-published works – be them graphic novels, independent music or our regular (but beloved) fanzine.

Stall holders will be hailing from Auckland, Christchurch, Taranaki, New Plymouth, Tasman, Dunedin and Melbourne, with Vanessa Berry (Laughter and the Sound of Teacups) making up the international guests. Kerry Anne Lee (Help! My Snowman’s Burning!) will also be making a special appearance, and we're told that there will be at least two child participants (unconfirmed if Bryce’s super cute daughter will have another zine to purchase)… so be sure to anticipate a bit of a cute-fest as well.

Official sponsor of this year's event is once again the Wellington Cities Public Libraries - so if you make a zine but don't have a stall, be sure to take a copy along anyway cos they'll be sure to snap it up for their zine collection.

Wellington Zinefest
12 noon – 5pm, November 20th 2010.
Mighty Mighty, 104 Cuba Mall, Wellington.

Wellington Zinefest After Party
8pm, November 20th 2010.
The Watusi, Edward St, Wellington.Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail