It's all go leading up to this year's Wellington Zinefest - here's a quick summary of the upcoming programme in date order:
The Lightbox: A Zine Exhibition
MON 4 – SUN 24 NOV, ALL DAY EVERY DAY | THISTLE HALL | FREE
The Zinefest Committee curates an exhibition of zine spreads drawn from the Best-of-the-Fest archives and personal collections.
Getting the Party On: DIY Bunting & Cardboard Letters
6-8PM, FRI 15 NOV | MATCHBOX STUDIOS | FREE
2013 Wellington Zinefest is just around the corner and we need your help to make the festival look, well, festive. Expect materials to include glitter and colourful things!
6-8PM, FRI 22 NOV | MATCHBOX STUDIOS | FREE
Pens down, folks. Let’s kick back and remind ourselves of why we make zines: to meet cool people & learn cool things. Our line-up of speakers are all cool people, wanting to share cool things with you. We hope you can join us.
Wellington Zinefest! Make A Collaborative Zine
12-5PM, SAT 23 NOV | JAMES CABARET | FREE
Join us in our celebration of zines, DIY culture and the joy of reading by making a page to be included in our collaborative zine. All materials supplied, a copy of the final zine will be sent to you to keep and show off to your friends!
2013 Wellington Zinefest
SAT 23 NOV I JAMES CABARET, 5 HANIA ST, MT VIC, WELLINGTON I FREE
Wellington Zinefest’s seventh annual free event will be held this month, featuring a new venue and plenty of new ideas.
Designed to celebrate and promote zines – small-circulation, self-published works of a multidisciplinary nature - Wellington Zinefest invites zinemakers from across the country and beyond to meet, be inspired and share their work by selling, buying and swapping zines.
Featuring approximately 50 zine stalls and a collaborative zine-making workshop, the event is open to people of all ages and is preceded by a public programme in the weeks leading up to the big day, which includes includes workshops at Matchbox Studios, a lightbox exhibition outside Thistle Hall and talks presented by key people in the literary and zinemaking community.
Wellington Zinefest afterparty
9.30PM, SAT 23 NOV | MIGHT MIGHTY | $5 ENTRY
Stand-up comedy and music take the day to a happy close at this year’s Wellington Zinefest after-party, following the presentation of the Best of the Fest trophy to the top zine-maker for the 2013 event. Come down to Mighty Mighty to celebrate all things creative.
Demystifying the ISBN: A Talk
5.30PM, THURS 14 NOV | NATIONAL LIBRARY, PIPITEA SEMINAR ROOM | FREE
Wellington Zinefest presented 'Demystifying the ISBN: A Talk' at the National Library this month, as a part of the public programme which leads up to the main 2013 Zinefest event.
The talk brought experts from the National and Wellington Central libraries together with experienced zinemakers to discuss the value of ISBNs to this artform.
You can see pics and catch updates on our Facebook page: facebook.com/wellingtonzinefest