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Australian Zinesters

This is a group for all Australian zinemakers and lovers.

Location: Australia
Members: 177
Latest Activity: Jun 2

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Comment by TimT on August 20, 2012 at 7:05pm

Vanessa - wow, $45 a table - plus insurance - plus (for those of us who live outside Newcastle) travel and accommodation*. Okay, that's just unaffordable.

*In my case I'd stay with parents.

Comment by Staples on August 20, 2012 at 5:52pm
Elouise (http://smellslikezines.com/) and I (www.thestaples.com.au) are hitting up regional Victoria this Nov & Dec to launch the free best of Bizoo Zine (www.bizoo.com.au) book. But we need your help with places to host workshops, pop up events and vegan BBQ's. Proposed dates and towns are below. Would love to hear from you if you have any hook ups or suggestions...

9- 11 Werribee
12- 18 Geelong
19 – 21 Warrnambool
22- 23 Horsham
24 – 26 Mildura
27 -28 Swan Hill
30 – 2 Dec Shepparton
3-4 Wodonga
5-6 Wangaratta
7 Traralgon
8-9 Frankston
13-14 Melton
15 – 16 Ballarat
17 – 22 Bendigo

Hit me up on staples.jeremy at gmail.com
Comment by Vanessa Berry on August 20, 2012 at 5:33pm

To those thinking of having a stall at TiNA this year, did you know that it's $45 to have a zine stall? Also you need your own public liability insurance. I think this is pretty discouraging to most zine makers. If you think it's wrong, I encourage you to write to the organisers about it, at thisisnotartoffice@gmail.com

Comment by Nicholas Beckett on August 16, 2012 at 8:05pm

Just thought I let you guys know that the TINA (this is not art) festival in Newcastle is holding it's annual Zine and Art market on the 30th September.

Details on getting a stall are here

Tina Zine Fair

I might see you there.

In case the link doesn't work (and for some reason it doesn't seem to be) here are the contact details:

To secure your space as a stall holder at the TiNA markets, please email Brad or Bianca at info@fixxevents.com.au

Comment by nat on August 15, 2012 at 4:36pm

hey folks another zine launch to pop in your diary :)


YOU/Pony For Now Split Zine Launch
Sticky Institute
Shop 10, Campbell Arcade, Degraves St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
DATES: 12 Oct
TIME: 6.00pm (60min)


'YOU' is a free weekly, anonymous, paper zine from Melbourne. 'Pony For Now' is a free, monthly, paper zine from Canberra. The two zines have come together as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival this year to produce a special split issue of both their zines. The zine is being launched at the Melbourne zine haven Sticky Institute.

Canberra, Australia. It's not all about the politics! Beneath that 1970's facade (and between the roundabouts) lies a cultural underbelly that Nat, zinester of 'Pony For Now - T
he Canberra Chronicles' has been cut and pasting about, on monthly basis since January 2012.

Melbourne, Australia. It's not all about the footy! Away from those big men in tight shorts lies a multitude of cultural laneways that Luke You, zinester of 'YOU' has been exploring on a pen-to-paper weekly basis since November 2001.

But take the zinesters out of their cultural comfort zones, entice them to a midway point between Melbourne and Canberra - by promising countyesque good times - the end result can only be described as paperlicious, revealing and smudgy. Having tackled the UK, scribbled up the glacier happenings of Greenland, cut and pasted on crazy paper sizes in Chile, conquered the mightly US of A and Canada, 'Pony For Now' and 'YOU' have joined olivetti/penmanship forces to craft a zine on their 24 hour stay in Ettamogah, NSW.

Comment by nat on August 5, 2012 at 6:25am

this saturday (11th august) - someone (i guess me) will be launching my zine - pony for now (the canberra chronicles) issue 7. they'll be zines, music, vegan muffins & a raffle of an awesome canberra pack i've put together (gold coin - proceeds to sticky)... hope to see you there:


Comment by nat on July 6, 2012 at 11:22pm

canberra zinestArs: nat ('pony for now - the canberra chronicles') & chiara ('rhetorical') are wanting to share the zine love and are inviting you - YES YOU - to the initial monthly/bimonthly canberra zinestAr meetup at
Smiths Alternative Bookshop, 76 Alinga Street Canberra
ACT 2601. SATURDAY 21st JULY. 12:30PM

a monthly/bimonthly coffee catch up to discuss recent zine
makes/purchases/ ideas... let's talk fanzines, politics, music, grrlll riot, art, comics, perzines, social theory... zine topics are endless.....

an open event to anyone - zinemaker or not - there is more to technology than blogs, logs and microbits..... come along and get crazy with the gluestick!


we've a fb page - so spread the zine love:



Comment by TimT on June 23, 2012 at 4:38am

Alice! You are definitely in the right place! Zine central in Melbourne is the Sticky Institute, at the Degraves Street subway (you get to it by going down the stairs on Flinders Street, the side opposite the station). They're open Wednesday to Saturday, 12 to 5 in the afternoons. 

Polyester Books also has a good zine section. They're on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy. Open just about any time.

There are two main zine fairs in Melbourne, the Sticky zine fair - that's in, I think, February - and Page Parlour, the zine-fairish part of the Emerging Writers' Festival. Sorry, that's just happened. There are plenty of other markets, but if you chat to the good people at Sticky (also on Wemakezines) they should be able to help you, offer suggestions for other zine fairs - blog.stickyinstitute.com.

And for non zine related stuff, Melbourne is a pretty hip and buzzing and happening place when it comes to poetry/literary events. There's plenty of regular open-mic poetry gigs, readings, etc that I like to get to. Check out the site melbournespokenword.com! 

Comment by Brownie Fawn on June 22, 2012 at 8:31pm

Het, does anyone know about any cool zine shops, events and festivals in Melbourne, Victoria? I NEED SOMEWHERE TO GO AND SOMETHING TO DO!

Comment by Tiny Rockstar on June 22, 2012 at 6:10am

Dear zinesters in Queensland... WAKE UP! Where'd everybody go? I just moved here to study from the States and it looks like the zine scene here died years ago! Hopefully it is just sleeping. This is a wake up call. Blow that dust off that tape dispenser, brush the cobwebs off those scissors, and lets get going, people! What are people working on, any festivals need organizing, any libraries looking for zines? I want to know! Send me a friend request.


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