Hamilton Zinefest is a market day of DIY culture. Stalls selling homemade media, with talks and screenings.
A zine (pronounced “zeen”, a shortening of ‘fanzine’) is any labour-of-love act of short-run publishing, such as amateur poetry journals, fringe political pamphlets, and photocopied comics, crafted by DIY creatives so usually unusual and idiosyncratic.
Dozens of poets, comics creators, fringe politicos, collagists, illustrators, writers and artists will bring their wares to the Meteor for swapping or selling.
At the pricier end of the market, some things might cost $10-$20, but it’s still possible to arrive at Zinefest with $5 in loose change and walk away with several well-turned papery gems
Away from the market space there’ll be:
- The screening of a short doco on the history of Wellington Zinefest with Milly Hampton and Caitlin Lynch
- A talk on the running of local artist-run space Never (formerly Skinroom) by artist/curator Eliza Webster
- A presentation on the Filipino punk and DIY scenes by Noah Romero.
Come and experience the buzz of the Zinefest 2021!