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There’s some zine fairs and zine haps I thought I’d update you all on.

May 24 – Sydney
ZINE FAIR – In association w/ Sydney Writer’s Festival
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art
Times: 11:00am to 5:00pm
This zine fair has more than 40 stallholders & some panels going on at the same time. Info on the panels is here: (link). Bird in the Hand and friends are located close to the bar – Tables 1,2,3 etc. Hope to see you there! Come say hello and buy some of our 70+ zines!!!!

May 31 – Melbourne
ZINE FAIR & OTHER INDEPENDENT MEDIA
Venue: The Atrium, Federation Square
Times: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Loads of zinesters and wordsmiths selling everything from posters to mooks, zines and literary journals. Make sure you come and say hello to Bird in the Hand and our wonderful NSW friends at Shelbyville.

June 3 – Adelaide
BIG! Art exhibition
The kids behind Format Festival have organised a grand exhibition in a huge space. They’ve gathered together an array of artfolk from around Australia and they’ll be presenting it somewhat eclectically in the space.

June 7 – Adelaide
ZINE SHOP OPENING!!!
The kids behind Format Festival are opening their own zine shop full of – would you believe – zines! Keen to get stocked? Email Sam Rodgers – samwise27@gmail.com

June 11 – Sydney
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art as part of Creative Sydney Festival
Times: 7:30pm – 10:00pm
LO-FI & LOVING IT – BIRD IN THE HAND PRESENTS
Bird in the Hand Zine Distro have sourced some of Sydney’s finest zinesters and are presenting their zines here for you to take home for small change.

There’ll be plenty going on in the big room downstairs at the MCA. Make sure you pop on down! And check out the rest of the Creative Sydney program to find things to entertain yourselves. There’s plenty of uh-may-zing stuff going on! (link)

June 21 – Sydney
ZINEMAKING AFTERNOON
Venue: Susy’s house
Times: 11:00am – 4.30pm
Last month I held a particularly enjoyable zinemaking/zinester catch up picnic in my backyard in Lewisham. We were all keen to get back together and see if we can keep this going on! Email quiet.chirps@gmail.com to RSVP and get details. It’s open to everyone…

June 27 – Nowra
Venue: it’s a nice little cafe/gallery sort of thing I believe
There’s a zine fair occuring in Nowra this June. To book a table and get more information contact Lissa-Jane lissa.ser @ ywcansw.com.au

August 9 – Byron Bay
Zine Age Riot – Zine Exhibition
Venue: Sea Cell, 4/1 Acacia Street, Byron Bay Arts & Industry Estate
Times: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Organised by Teeluxe (here’s a link to the event)
“An exhibition of zines created by a crew of top notch local and international artists will be on show.
 In addition to the exhibition a bunch of zinesters will be setting up their trestle tables so they can sell, swap, and make their own zines.”

October 4 – Newcastle
TINA/NYWF — SUNDAY FAIR
Venue: somewhere in Newcastle
Times: probably 12:00 – 5:00pm
Well, well, well, details are not confirmed yet but I’m already getting interest from people wanting to book tables. I’m the coordinator this year so if you are keen to mark your interest and get updates as soon as they come email me zinefair.nywf@gmail.com

ORGANISING AN EVENT? LOOKING FOR COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS OR SUBMISSIONS FOR YOUR ZINE? LOOKING TO BROADCAST SOME INFORMATION TO THE ZINEMAKING WORLD?
Pop Bird in the Hand an email with a blurb, a flyer or image, and contact details for further information – quiet.chirps@gmail.com

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