Previous Events

Previous events we have been involved with and past Zinefests
St Paul St Print Fair
The AUT St Paul St gallery is hosting a two-day print fair that will celebrate all facets of printing and print culture in Auckland city. 
We've been asked to curate a zine stall! We like to think of this as a sort of two day distro: 
  • We will promote and sell your zines for you on the day, at no cost to you (no commission will be taken).
  • You will need to arrange a way for us to return any leftover zines to you (whether this is by you providing a S.A.S.E., a few dollars or stamps in your package you send to us. We may be forced to use any takings from selling your zines to pay for postage if you don't supply us this. If you live in Auckland, pick-up/drop-off can be arranged at our discretion).
  • Please include your name, return address, price, inventory and any relevant promotional material (flyers, stickers, etc) when sending us your package.
  • Any packages received later than 25th March may not make it into the Print Fair on time (we know this is late notice, but is the best we can do).
Please send zine packages to the following address:
P O Box 106921
Auckland City Post Shop
Auckland 1143

For more information, feel free to email us at

Saturday 26 March & Sunday 27 March 2011, 11am - 5pm.
ST PAUL St Gallery Three, 39 Symonds St.
More information here.

Mini Zine Market at March First Thursdays
brought to you by the organisers of Auckland Zinefest

The AKZF team will be currating a mini zine-market at March's First Thursdays, featuring some of Auckland's most prolific zine makers. This is the ideal opportunity to purchase some new works to add to your collection in the lull between zine festivals. 

Thursday 03 March 2011, 6-9pm.
Karangahape Road and St Kevins Arcade, Newton.
Facebook invite here.

Cross Street Zine Library Party Tent
Chill out, shelter from the elements, and peruse some fine zines from the Cross Street Zine library's extensive collection during the Auckland Fringe Festival's opening celebrations. All of this excellent entertainment will be brought to you in the now infamous patchwork tent from December's First Thursdays.

The Cross Street Zine library is the surviving child of the now defunct Cross Street Studios. It is the largest browsable zine library in Auckland with over 600 individual titles, and travels to events such as the annual Auckland Zinefest, Cassette Super Markets and First Thursdays. The zine library has been made possible by kind donations from zine makers and lovers worldwide, and currently accepts zines of all makes, sizes and genres. It is currently looking for a permanent abode, but in the meantime would love to catch up with you at the Fringe in the Park.

Saturday 26th February 2011, 2-6pm.
St Kevins Arcade and Myers Park, Newton.

Cross Street Zine Library at December First Thursdays 
At the relaunch of First Thursdays, we will be bringing you the Cross Street Zine Library to peruse in a custom-built patchwork tent, with musical sound-scape by local band and good dudes Stress Cadet. First Thursdays is an arts event on and around K Road, Auckland.

Thursday, 02 December, 2010, 6-9pm.
Karangahape Road and
St Kevins Arcade, Newton.

Auckland Zinefest After Party 2010
Mothers Of Darkness
Ghost Wave
Hold Dear
The Literatti

OHPJ-ing (that's Over Head Projector DJ-ing) by Aaron King-Cole! And DJs Jaspin and Renee.
Zine workshop in Whammy and misc zine-related activities to partake in on the night!

Saturday, 14 August, 2010.
Wine Cellar and Whammy Bar, St Kevins Arcade, Newton.

Facebook event here.

Auckland Zinefest 2010
Auckland Zinefest - back for a second edition.

Auckland zine makers, zine lovers, and DIY self publishers can get together for a free event we hope to be bigger and better than last year's! Featuring a whole bunch of fresh talent, as well as the return of zine veterans too.

Featuring a zine market upstairs in St Kevins Arcade, and free workshops and talks downstairs in Wine Cellar, throughout the day.

Talks by long-time zine maker from Wellington Bryce Galloway of Incredibly Hot Sex With Hideous People fame " Zines, Scenes, and the Economy of Means"; and Richard Cooke who will be comparing/contrasting his work with both underground zines and commercial magazines.

Also featuring a paper making workshop by Tes Clark from Cross Street Studios; " Fan Letters to Fan Zines" workshop with Tessa Stubbing; and Steven Lyons will be presenting a workshop on "Collaborative Creation and Improvisation."

There will also be a collaborative zine-making workshop throughout the day, screen-printing facilities, the Cross Street Zine Library on display, as well as " Zine of the Fest" award to be announced on the day.

Timetable to be updated closer to the date.
Auckland Zinefest is kindly supported by the K Road Business Association, Alleluya Cafe and Wine Cellar. 

Saturday 14 August 2010, 11am-4pm.
Wine Cellar and St Kevins Arcade, Newton.

Cross Street Zine Library at the Cassette Markets
If you wanna catch the Zine Library before Zinefest and brush up on your zine knowledge, come check out the markets this Saturday. They have free beer, cupcakes, vintage cool stuff... all ages too, even though it's in a bar. We're setting up a kids-library-section-inspired corner, so even if the weather's shitty, it will still be fun times.

12-5pm, Saturday August 7st, 2010.
Cassette #9, Vulcan Lane, CBD.

Cassette Super Markets - round 2
We have another stall at the Cassette markets! Thanks Cassette. Come say hi and buy some cool zines. We'll be putting out the good word on Zinefest.

12-5pm, Saturday June 5th, 2010.
Cassette #9, Vulcan Lane, CBD.

'Zinefest vs Mum'
Auckland Zinefest brings you party times thanks to Mum clubnight at Cassette.


Plus! A Zine workshop in the VIP area; come early to get stuck in and receive a free drink (while they last) for your efforts towards the collaborative zine.

$10 entry after 10pm (Send us an email with "zinefest vs mum" as the subject and the names you want put on the door for free entry!)

9pm-7am, Friday 21st May 2010.
Cassette #9, Vulcan Lane, CBD.

Cassette Super Markets
We have a stall at the Cassette markets! Come say hi and buy some cool zines.

12-5pm, Saturday May 1st, 2010.
Cassette #9, Vulcan Lane, CBD.

Auckland Zinefest 2009 
and more!

Liam Bowen - Sequential Art Theory
Alex Mitcalfe Wilson - Zines as Freedom of Expression
and Bryce Galloway

Dane Taylor - reinventing existing publications
Kylie Buck - binding workshop

Exclusive screening
by Microcosm Publishing

Zine of the year award
To be judged by our international pannel

Hot librarians
Carmel and Steph from Wellington City Zine Library come and share some of their collection with us lucky Auckland folk.
Plus the launch of Cross Street Zine Library!! 

12-5pm, Saturday 15th August.
Cross Street Studios, 27 Cross Street Newton.

Auckland Zinefest after party 2009
Assorted fun times and chill out times! Come party with the zinefest crew and cement those friendships you made at the day event.

Musical assortments by:

Koha/gold coin entry.

First band on at 10pm,  BYO

10pm-3am, Saturday 15th August.
Cross Street Studios, 27 Cross Street Newton.