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Sun, 19 Jul


Victoria University of Wellington, Facul

Newbies Market

A market just for first-time and emerging zinemakers.

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Newbies Market

Time & Location

19 Jul 2020, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Victoria University of Wellington, Facul, 139 Vivian Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

About the event

Hey newbs! Wellington Zinefest are hosting our first-ever 'Newbies Market' this July. Come visit to see the best and the brightest of emerging zine talent in Te-Whanganui-a-Tara.   From 12 til 4, we'll be running a small market in the atrium at the Victoria University of Wellington, School of Design Innovation (Te Aro Campus) on Vivian Street. Come by with a bit of cash to purchase zines and support the koolest and baddest zinemaking newbies Wellington has to offer.

**ZINEMAKERS** This year, Newbies Market is taking the place of our annual Winter Zine Market. We're focusing on providing a platform for new and emerging zine talent in Wellington. Newbies Market will give zinemakers a sample of what having a stall at our bigger events is like. The market is a space for emerging or first-time zinemakers to get a feel for what Zinefest stalls are like, without the bigger crowds who visit our larger Wellington Zinefest market event held later in the year. Newbies Market isn't about having the flashest, most beautifully illustrated or perfectly written zines. Instead, it's a safe space for trying new things, experimenting with your stall design, seeing whats popular and maybe even making a tiny profit. We won't be policing who counts as a 'newbie'. However the spirit of the Newbies Market is all about showing off the talent of zinemakers who haven't already been well-represented at our larger Zinefest events. Things that might make someone a newbie: - You've never had a stall at Wellington Zinefest before - You've only had one stall at Wellington Zinefest - You used to have stalls at Wellington Zinefest a while ago, but haven't for a few years - You've done Zinefests elsewhere but are new to Wellington Zinefest To book a stall, fill out the form here: We haven't confirmed our stall size just yet, but they'll likely be a fairly small space. This means you won't need many different zines to fill up your stall! If you've only got one or two zines to sell and are worried about not filling up a whole stall, we'd still encourage you to book. Rather than showing off a range of great zines, Newbies Market is more focused on giving zinemakers a chance to experience what having a stall is like. There's alternatives, too - like you could team up with another person who's also only got a few things to sell and run a joint table. Or you could try out making stickers, patches, badges or other merchandise-type things to sell. If you're not sure whether a stall is right for you, we'd love to hear from you. Flick us an email at or just message us on here. Lastly, we'll be running a 'community table' stall for zinemakers who can't be there on the day but would love to sell their zine(s) anyway.

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