Wellington Zinefest are excited to announce our 2018 zine market. This year, the event will be held on 17th November at the new creative campus Te Auaha on Dixon street.
Zinefest is a platform for illustrators, writers, artists, designers and all kinds of creatives to share their work with other keen audiences. Over sixty stallholders will be selling zines, self published projects and DIY merchandise for an epic zine market day. Spaces for stallholders filled up almost instantly, and roughly 1000 people are expected to traverse the market space just off Cuba Street.
The Zinefest committee decided to hold the market at Te Auaha for the first time thanks to it’s central location, accessibility and creative vibes.
Zines are self-made magazines, typically lo-fi and covering unique content. Zines at the Wellington Zinefest will cover a massive range of topics, from anarchism to cute socks. Each stall is unique and reflects the diversity of talent here in Pōneke.
Zinemaking is an infinite craft – there is no right way to make a zine. Some are professionally bound, while others come directly from the library photocopier.
‘For me, zine culture is one of the coolest parts of living in Wellington’ says Liam. ‘Normal media show you one version of the city we live in – but through zines I get to see a whole different version. For me they show you what’s going on in the minds of the people who live here. Reading a zine is like looking through someone elses eyes for a minute or two… it’s pretty special.’
Zine markets are not about profit – zines typically cost a few dollars each, to cover the costs of production. Alternatively, zinemakers can bring their own zines to trade.