Canberra Zine Emporium
spae:

ZINE FAIR today. Here’s a quick post-con write up while everything’s still fresh.
It was great to catch up and chat with a whole lot of people I hadn’t hung out with in far too long (and I didn’t have to go interstate to do it o/~)
YES | NO got a pretty good response! I can’t remember exact figures (everything after 2 pm was sort of a blur), but I think we made close to $30 :D A couple people did seem to already know about it (eee!), and a few others seemed really interested when they saw the cause. I had one version on my table and the ACT Comic Meet had another - when people got it from my table, I’d tell them about the other version as well. Was touched when someone shrugged and gave a donation anyway and said “that’s already, I’ll probably get both anyway”.Our baby, I am proud of it.
For the first time in ages, I went sans price list or prints. I don’t think having a price list attracted or discouraged anybody (I pretty much got the same level of interest as normal), although I did get caught out telling prices with a mouthful of lunch twice, so I won’t be doing that again. Did have a moment of baffled amusement when someone picked the sole item on my table WITH a listed price and asked me if it was free.
Also won’t be going without business cards again >_<
People seemed to like the non-sequential series nature of both TTTSNB and Sweet NV. Cool! Realised how old TTTSNB is while chatting with Nic…oh wow.

Notes about the event itself from the perspective of someone who didn’t really leave their table at all all day:
Was EXCELLENT for catch ups - seated between the ACT Comic Meet and Nic, so already in cool company. Met up with some people I hadn’t seen in ages and had a fantastic comic and creative chinwag.
Other bonus: most of us comic folk were all together! It looked like zines and independent press were all sorted pretty well too, which was very nice.
 Compared to the last Zine fair, this event was a massive step up. It was very pro looking, and there were a lot of very cool looking groups and stock there! So impressed with Canberra.
It attracted a decent crowd, so yay!
Quite a few families turned up! I don’t know if the event had a recommended content rating, but it was lovely to see the event as a family outing thing.
 Hooray for indoor events! We got a nice breeze a couple times (until what smelled like someone having a smoko near the door, but that smell quickly left, thankfully), and no freezing/overheating/tempests, so yay for indoor events!
Adorable and perfectly well behaved sausage dog was at the Zine Fair again :D

On the list of things to improve next time:
Signage. I saw zero signage for the event…which, given the name, was both a good and a bad thing. This led to some sweet old ladies wandering in and asking “excuse us but what is going on here?”
I have already complained long and hard about the name…heck, I helped co-ordinate the book. All I can hope is they change the name for the ongoing “annual” event.
A vendors’ pack would have been useful. When I found the hall, I had no idea where to go to find my half-table, and I couldn’t find a general information area either. :| I also have no idea if I did anything that would have breached the venue’s rules, the event’s insurance, the event’s code of conduct, any event content rating because I didn’t get any of that information. I did, however, get an email about parking and food and one panel so that was good.
Including info re: packup time in such a pre-convention pack might also have helped make traders aware about when to pack up, instead of having one of the organisers bark “pack up pack up pack up” at everyone about ten minutes before the advertised closing time, esp confusing as events were apparently still going on.
The Circus was good at announcing when they were on, but I would have liked someone announcing the different panels and workshops too! I think one of the panels was announced, but I didn’t hear anything about workshops.
I was in the middle row of tables and we were ass-cheek to ass-cheek with the tables behind us. It was impossible to move and, if you are like me and cart stock around in a suitcase, almost impossible to store things and sit down. One of the other tables had suitcases spilling out into the walkways and doorways…not so good when there were a fair few people at the event with impaired mobility or excited young kids.
EDIT (Brainfog, forgot to add:)
The event was FREE. That was awesome. Not as many people I didn’t already know turned up to chat art and comics (like with the event last year, very relaxed), but free market = AWESOME.
Overall, I have complaints but would totally go again.

Thanks so much for your feedback Spae - it’s really appreciated and helpful. Just to make clear, CZE were not responsible for the name of the publishing fair - please address your concerns to You Are Here festival.
Thanks again for being a part of the zine fair! :)
-CZE
P.S
If you were at the zine fair yesterday, we would love to hear your thoughts! We’ll take everything into consideration to make next year’s zine fair bigger & better.

spae:

ZINE FAIR today. Here’s a quick post-con write up while everything’s still fresh.

  • It was great to catch up and chat with a whole lot of people I hadn’t hung out with in far too long (and I didn’t have to go interstate to do it o/~)

  • YES | NO got a pretty good response! I can’t remember exact figures (everything after 2 pm was sort of a blur), but I think we made close to $30 :D A couple people did seem to already know about it (eee!), and a few others seemed really interested when they saw the cause. I had one version on my table and the ACT Comic Meet had another - when people got it from my table, I’d tell them about the other version as well. Was touched when someone shrugged and gave a donation anyway and said “that’s already, I’ll probably get both anyway”.

    Our baby, I am proud of it.

  • For the first time in ages, I went sans price list or prints. I don’t think having a price list attracted or discouraged anybody (I pretty much got the same level of interest as normal), although I did get caught out telling prices with a mouthful of lunch twice, so I won’t be doing that again. Did have a moment of baffled amusement when someone picked the sole item on my table WITH a listed price and asked me if it was free.

  • Also won’t be going without business cards again >_<

  • People seemed to like the non-sequential series nature of both TTTSNB and Sweet NV. Cool! Realised how old TTTSNB is while chatting with Nic…oh wow.

Notes about the event itself from the perspective of someone who didn’t really leave their table at all all day:

  • Was EXCELLENT for catch ups - seated between the ACT Comic Meet and Nic, so already in cool company. Met up with some people I hadn’t seen in ages and had a fantastic comic and creative chinwag.
  • Other bonus: most of us comic folk were all together! It looked like zines and independent press were all sorted pretty well too, which was very nice.
  •  Compared to the last Zine fair, this event was a massive step up. It was very pro looking, and there were a lot of very cool looking groups and stock there! So impressed with Canberra.
  • It attracted a decent crowd, so yay!
  • Quite a few families turned up! I don’t know if the event had a recommended content rating, but it was lovely to see the event as a family outing thing.
  •  Hooray for indoor events! We got a nice breeze a couple times (until what smelled like someone having a smoko near the door, but that smell quickly left, thankfully), and no freezing/overheating/tempests, so yay for indoor events!
  • Adorable and perfectly well behaved sausage dog was at the Zine Fair again :D

On the list of things to improve next time:

  • Signage. I saw zero signage for the event…which, given the name, was both a good and a bad thing. This led to some sweet old ladies wandering in and asking “excuse us but what is going on here?”
  • I have already complained long and hard about the name…heck, I helped co-ordinate the book. All I can hope is they change the name for the ongoing “annual” event.
  • A vendors’ pack would have been useful. When I found the hall, I had no idea where to go to find my half-table, and I couldn’t find a general information area either. :| I also have no idea if I did anything that would have breached the venue’s rules, the event’s insurance, the event’s code of conduct, any event content rating because I didn’t get any of that information. I did, however, get an email about parking and food and one panel so that was good.
  • Including info re: packup time in such a pre-convention pack might also have helped make traders aware about when to pack up, instead of having one of the organisers bark “pack up pack up pack up” at everyone about ten minutes before the advertised closing time, esp confusing as events were apparently still going on.
  • The Circus was good at announcing when they were on, but I would have liked someone announcing the different panels and workshops too! I think one of the panels was announced, but I didn’t hear anything about workshops.
  • I was in the middle row of tables and we were ass-cheek to ass-cheek with the tables behind us. It was impossible to move and, if you are like me and cart stock around in a suitcase, almost impossible to store things and sit down. One of the other tables had suitcases spilling out into the walkways and doorways…not so good when there were a fair few people at the event with impaired mobility or excited young kids.

EDIT (Brainfog, forgot to add:)

The event was FREE. That was awesome. Not as many people I didn’t already know turned up to chat art and comics (like with the event last year, very relaxed), but free market = AWESOME.

Overall, I have complaints but would totally go again.

Thanks so much for your feedback Spae - it’s really appreciated and helpful. Just to make clear, CZE were not responsible for the name of the publishing fair - please address your concerns to You Are Here festival.

Thanks again for being a part of the zine fair! :)

-CZE

P.S

If you were at the zine fair yesterday, we would love to hear your thoughts! We’ll take everything into consideration to make next year’s zine fair bigger & better.

THIS SUNDAY, ZINE PALS. 

THIS SUNDAY, ZINE PALS. 

thescreamingwall:

New post: Zine Vending Machine Launch
canberrazineemporium brought us a vending machine of zines.

thescreamingwall:

New post: Zine Vending Machine Launch

canberrazineemporium brought us a vending machine of zines.

eatzinesdaily:

'YOU' zine is celebrating its 650th issue (!) with a party in Kensington featuring Plastic Knife and Li'l Leonie Lionheart (specifically this one: YOU zine 650th issue launch - with Plastic Knife, Li'l Leonie Lionheart) (via Facebook)

eatzinesdaily:

'YOU' zine is celebrating its 650th issue (!) with a party in Kensington featuring Plastic Knife and Li'l Leonie Lionheart (specifically this one: YOU zine 650th issue launch - with Plastic Knife, Li'l Leonie Lionheart) (via Facebook)

spae:

How I make comics
…and if you want to see me in comics-making action (perhaps excluding the sad punching and lighting stuff on fire), I’ll be working on a couple of projects at the…

spae:

How I make comics

…and if you want to see me in comics-making action (perhaps excluding the sad punching and lighting stuff on fire), I’ll be working on a couple of projects at the…

THIS WEEK!!!

THIS WEEK!!!

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Events to add to YOUR ZINE event calendar:

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Fire up the Carousel: A Zinester Slide Show

10 Zine enthusiasts

10 diverse slide shows

120 minutes of projected awesome (zine themed) Imagery!

Featuring our own printmakers The Rizzeria on Saturday 22nd March,…

spae:

Preview!
ひ・み・つ

We&#8217;re excited to have SpAE at the Canberra Zine Emporium zine fair this year!

spae:

Preview!

ひ・み・つ

We’re excited to have SpAE at the Canberra Zine Emporium zine fair this year!

welovezines:

I’m looking for some Australian and New Zealand contributors to my next zine, Under The Influence: The Antipodean Review.

It will be a zine filled to the brim with music; reviews, photos, drawing, love letters, bios on bands, musicians and record labels, anything and everything related to…

vanessaberry:

Mapping the Words for the Digital Writers’ Festival. Australian writers are invited to submit short written works of 300 to 500 words on where they write and what about that place inspires them.

vanessaberry:

Mapping the Words for the Digital Writers’ Festival. Australian writers are invited to submit short written works of 300 to 500 words on where they write and what about that place inspires them.

refugeeartproject:

Canberrians! We will have a stall at the Canberra Zine Emporium on March 23. We have 4 zines on the table:

No 1. is a comic book zine that came from months of sequential art classes in the Villawood detention centre. It contains many short stories that relate the experiences and feelings of people in detention.

 No 2. is a tribute to Ahmad Ali Jafari, who was a close friend of ours and a regular member of our art class. Ahmad passed away of a heart attack in the Villawood detention centre in late June 2013.

 No 3. is a striking collection of drawings by Mohammad, a Burmese refugee who has been held in Villawood for over 4 years.

 No 4. is a collection of stories, drawings and poems by Murtaza, a  very talented Hazara Afghan asylum seeker.

RAP Zines

CZE ZINE FAIR 2014 TABLES ARE BOOKED OUT

Due to an overwhelming number of responses, we are at full capacity with tables for the zine fair — they’ve all been snapped up!
Missed out on a table? There’s plenty of other other ways to get your zines out there on the day. Submit to our zine vending machine! Get in touch and we will sell your zines at our CZE table! 

For more info, drop us a line: canberrazinemeporium@gmail.com

Hey fabulous people! Are non AUS zines welcome for the zine machine? I'd happily donate my $2 to the Emporium.

Hello! Unfortunately at this stage submissions are just limited to Canberra/ACT zinesters only. But that doesn’t mean it’ll stay that way in the future :)
Thanks so much for your interest though & do shoot us an e-mail and we’ll get in touch when there are opportunities for international zinesters! canberrazineemporium[at]gmail[dot]com
Hope this helps :)

eatzinesdaily:

(via Sticky Institute ZINE FAIR - Festival Of The Photocopier 2014)