Monday, August 10, 2009

Timetable Announced

12:00 pm
Intro with our lovely MC, miss Bridget Walsh.

12:15 pm
Talk with Bryce Galloway
"Bryce Galloway will talk about his experiences making the long running and regular-as-laxitive zine Incredibly Hot Sex with Hideous People, now in its 34th issue. The zine is a Wellington based quarterly, free from Cuba Street at time of issue. Galloway - 43, NZ male and balding - takes to the perzine genre, usually the territory of North American teenage girls."

1:00 pm
Workshop with Dane Taylor
Creating new publications from existing publications (cut and paste).

1:45 pm

Talk with Liam Bowen
Sequential art theory.

2:30 pm
Film screening: '$100 and a T-shirt'
Documentary about zines in the Mid-North West of America by Microcosm Publishing.

"A cultural analysis of what causes zine makers to tick; what the hell zines are, why people make zines, the origin of zines, the resources and community available for zine makers, and the future of zines. Interviews with about 70 zine makers, ex-zine makers, and readers from the northwest. Featuring footage of the Portland Zine Symposium, a zine bicycle tour of Portland, and activities bringing zine culture to life."

3:30 pm
Workshop with Kylie Buck
Basic Zine Binding workshop

"An overview of the different ways of binding zines, with a 3 and 5 hole binding workshop and how to make a one page zine. There will also be instructions to take away."

4:15 pm
Talk from Alex Mitcalfe Wilson
Zines as Freedom of Expression

"I’ve heard that there was once a time when the only way you could find out about anything exciting was by reading a Xeroxed piece of paper someone had stolen from a squat. I may not have been alive back then but, in that pre-blog age, zines formed a central and essential part of many artisitic cultures outside the mainstream. From Hip- Hop’s ‘factsheets’ to the photocopied diaries of romantic Goths, zines were the communicative medium without which those communities could not have survived.

But why bother with them now? In an age where a paralysing quantity of information about new music and art, the traditional staples of zinedom, is available on the internet, what role can zines still play? I believe the unique qualities which define zines; their non-profit status, their limited communities of interest, passionate creators and freedom from advertiser pressure make them an ideal vehicle for cultural communication. My talk will share my thoughts about those points and hopefully explain why I think zines are freedom of expression at its most simple and honest."

5:00 pm
'Zine of the Year Award' is presented by Mikel Krumins, our international judge.

Day event ends just after 5pm.

10:00 pm - 3:00 am
After party

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