Monday, December 7, 2009

Papery Love (the 09 photos and reportage)

Here's a bunch of gorgeous photos from Wellington Zinefest '09 at Mighty Mighty, courtesy of David Buck. The deep reds and greens of Mighty Mighty sure make a pretty picture.

More people attended Wellington Zinefest '09 than Wellington Zinefest '08 at the Wesley Church Hall. We're torn between our love of this new venue and it's eccentric charms and the possible need for a bigger space (what a nice dilemma to have).

The zine compiled from the make-a-zine-page workshoppers is a thing of beauty. Many keen folk laboured over their thematic montages, creating pages with a real sense of craft and wit. Wellington City Library's Stephanie Poulopoulos is compiling the results for all contributors right about now. And on that subject, The Wellington City Library bought many new zine titles to add to their growing collection.

We poached Auckland Zinefest's best of the fest idea, awarding the trophy for 2009 to Nick of Cross Street Studios, who's debut zine Chew Gum Bitches had the cutest drawings, funniest captions and best packaging of all.

Be sure to add your comments, also naming people in photographs that I might have missed. If you took some photos of the event yourself, post these to Bryce Galloway at That email address should also be good for any other enquiries you might have.

Montage at the workshop table

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Zinefest is in TWO DAYS!

I can't believe how close zinefest is! Only friday to go and then.... Zinefest! on saturday.

Some exciting things have happened in the lead up - today the trophy for the Zine-of-the-Fest was delivered to my office and I have to say... I think it is the most beautiful thing I have seen! I won't give too much away but it will be on display at the Zinefest stall on saturday along with Zinefest T shirts and badges!

Also there will be a zine swap box which is a great way to get new zines that you have never seen before! We have had a swap box every other year and it's always very popular.

We can't wait to see you all there at Mighty Mighty! Turn up from 12 and keep coming till 5. There will be panels, talks and workshops and every year the Wellington City Central Zine Library have a great area for reading and browsing.

Can't wait! See you on saturday.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Wellington Zinefest on National Radio

Two Wellington Zinefest organisers made it on National Radio on friday night with Bryan Crump!

They did a great job talking about zinefest and why people make zines. Have a listen here!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Zinefest is approaching fast! Next Saturday we will all be at Mighty Mighty surrounded by Zines and like minded people, maybe drinking a beer, browsing the Libraries Zine collection or taking a workshop. We hope to see you all there! We have stall holders coming from Auckland, Christchurch and Palmerston North! We have panel discussions, workshops, talks, and Wellington Zinefest T Shirts 2009 edition!!

So see you all there! 21st of November at Mighty Mighty - Noon till 5.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Lend a hand to Zinefest!

Zinefest planning is going great! We have a little hitch though - we need a van! Does anyone have one? It will be needed from 9.30 on the saturday 21st of Nov and then again after 5.

Let me know if you can help us out!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wellington Zinefest Poster!!

Hi Everyone - here is the brand new Wellington Zinefest 2009 Poster! The stall holders are confirmed and all is going well. We Can't wait!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sign Up for Stalls!!

HI All - The Time for sign ups for stalls at this years Wellington Zinefest is coming to a close so please find the online form here if you have not already applied for a stall!

Monday, September 21, 2009


Hi All!

While we have been busy organising Wellington Zinefst 09 I can't help but reminisce about zinefest 08. It was held at Wesley Church Hall and I thought I would post a few photos. This years zinefest is exciting because we have a new venue in Mighty Mighty on Cuba St and with a new venue comes a new set up, different people coming to the event and a whole different feel - and change is good!

But for now lets revisit some great times from last year:)

Bryce Galloway of Incredibly Hot Sex with Hideous People.

The Library Stall with zines that could be issued to people with Wellington Library cards.

The Library Poster Wall.

The Binding Workshop - and stalls in the background.

Talk by zine Veteran Kerry Ann Lee with surprise Guest Moira who used to run Moonrocket Distro.

I can't wait for this years zinefest! I Hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Wellington Zinefest is happening again this year! 21st of November at Mighty Mighty, 12 till 5!

We are currently open for submissions of interest for stall holders and people who would like to give a talk or a workshop! Send us an email and stay tuned.