Hear this Zine - exhibition launch
Saturday 02 July, 2pm
The Audio Foundation Hub, 4 Poynton Terrace, Newton, Auckland

Opening: Saturday 2 July, 1pm
Film screening: Saturday 2 July, 2pm
Closing: Sunday 31st July

An exhibition looking at the relationship between small press publishing and DIY music in New Zealand. On display will be zines from the last twenty years of underground music, blow-ups of favourite pages, original artwork and a listening post of related music.

The show will open with a screening of live concert footage from Get! Set! Go! Girl Rock Festival shot by Greta Welson.

The exhibition will open on 2 July and carry on throughout the month, and will also be open on Saturday 16 July, during the zine market.

This event is curated by Beth Dawson on behalf of the Audio Foundation.

If you have material you would like to be part of this show please message Ducklingmonster Futurian or email

Open hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-4pm

24 Hour Zine Making Workshop
Saturday 09 July - Sunday 10 July, 12 noon-12noon (24 hour long event!)
Tangleball, 27 Edinburgh Street, Newton 

24 Hour Zine Thing is a challenge for zine-makers, and only takes place in July as part of International Zine Month.

We are holding our own event to help encourage you to take part in this challenge, and also to provide a forum for zine-makers of all levels of skill to make a new zine, in a supportive and exciting environment.

The idea is similar to the 48 Hour film making competition. In 24 hours you are challenged to make a 24 page zine - from concept, to artwork, writing, lay-up, imposition, copying, compiling, completing.

During this 24 hour period we are taking over Tangleball, and converting it into a zine making area.

Most materials will be provided, but we encourage you to bring your own if you have special requirements.

There are limited spaces available for this challenge. Please email us to reserve your place:

Note: if you sent an application during the call for involvement, your place is reserved and we will be in touch soon.

'Incredibly Hot Sex With Hideous People' Book Launch
Friday15 July, from 6pm
Split/Fountain, 452 Karanghape Road, Newton

Bryce Galloway and Clouds Publishing launch the book Incredibly Hot Sex with Hideous People (before marriage); an anthology of selected pages from the first eight years of Galloway's long running zine.

In a short presentation at split/fountain on K Road, Galloway and Moira Clunie (organiser of New Zealand's first ever zinefest) will contextualise the project for Aucklander's less familiar with this Wellington staple.

Following the talk, refreshments will be provided, with a chance to chat and peruse the book.

Auckland Zinefest
Saturday 16 July, 12 noon - 5pm
St Kevins Arcade, 179 Karangahape Road, Newton

Featuring over 25 stall holders exhibiting and selling their zines from all across the country, interactive workshops as well as talks from the wider areas of zine publishing.

A talk by Sam Orchard of Rooster Rails 'Trans and Queer Web Comics'

A panel discussion organised by Rebel Press 'Zines as a Tool for Resistance'

and your favourite K Road local David Merritt from Landrover Farm Press will be taking a binding workshop: 'Inside Out', using recycled hardback book covers, scavenged cardboard and flour sacks.

All this plus so much more on the day. Timetable to be updated closer to the date.

Free entry!

Auckland Zinefest after party
Saturday 16 July, from 8pm 
The Wine Cellar, St Kevins Arcade

Live bands, karaoke and punch specials all night. Where else but the Wine Cellar.

Doors from 8pm.

Koha entry.

'Pimp My Stick Figure' - comics workshop for beginners
Sunday 17 July, 9:30am - 12:30pm
The Audio Foundation Hub, 4 Poynton Terrace, Newton

A relaxed, practical workshop for writers interested in improving their drawing skills, beginning cartoonists, or anyone stuck in a sketching rut.

No experience needed. Lots of tips, tricks, techniques and exercises to get you confident drawing your own comic art. Try different styles and get plenty of drawing practice.

Koha entry. Some materials will be provided. Bring any drawing materials you may have.

Class is limited to 12 people - enrolment essential, email or sign up at the Zinefest market day, Saturday 16 July.

This workshop is run by Amy Mackinnon

If you have any queries about this event, please contact

'Hands On Poetry'
Friday 22 July, from 7pm
Alphabet City, 71 Mount Eden Road, Eden Terrace

Come celebrate National Poetry Day at Alphabet City.

'Hands on Poetry' is an evening centred around poetry zines. The event launches 'Hands Like Mirrors,' a self-published print anthology featuring poetry and short fiction from young New Zealand and Australian poets. There will be poetry readings from contributors + other guests, and copies will be available for sale.

Visitors are encouraged to take part in the creation of a collaborative poetry zine. Participants can bring a poem of their own (or write one on the spot) and use Alphabet City's typewriters and tools to design a page of the zine.

Entry is free and open to all.

Visit or for more information.

Zine Library Drive and Zine Workshop
Saturday 23 July, 1-3pm
Tangleball, 27 Edinburgh Street, Newton

The zine library currently at Tangleball is moving homes to the Auckland Central Library, so come help them start their own collection!

A guided one-page zine making workshop will be held from 1pm, as part of the monthly Tangleball open day. Materials provided.

All zines created during this event will have the option to become part of the Tangleball zine library, and participants are encouraged to make copies to take home for themselves and friends.

Donations of zines to the library will also be graciously accepted during the open day.

Lots more exciting activities throughout the day to be announced soon.

For more information:

Alphabet City Zine Library Launch
Sunday 31 July, 2-4pm
Alphabet City, 71 Mount Eden Road, Eden Terrace

Come celebrate the official launch of the Alphabet City Zine Library.

There will be a brief talk about the process of becoming zine librarians and creating the archive. They’ll tell you how we created the collection policy, catalogue the materials and make sure every zine is properly protected. They’ve talked to other zine librarians from around the world and have some great stories to tell.

Spend the afternoon looking through the materials and reading zines. They’ll be on hand to answer questions, help you navigate the materials and find a new favourite zine.