Wellington Zinefest Weekend

Stallholder Registrations

The new dates for Wellington Zinefest weekend are January 29 and 30.

We're not currently accepting bookings. Join the waitlist by clicking the button below.



We're working with Victoria University to assess what may be possible based on the COVID-19 alert levels. If we remain at Level Two, we won't be able to host the event as we have planned.

At this stage, we'll be accepting registrations as usual in the hope that our event won't be affected.

Our team will be making a decision regarding the viability of the event at the beginning of October. Please note that Wellington Zinefest isn't just subject to observing the government's Level Two guidelines, but also the careful and conscientious procedures of our hosts at Victoria University.



Each stall will be 1.2m wide - half of a 2.4m wide trestle table. If you'd like more than one person to sit at your individual stall, OR if you'd like your stall to be positioned next to another particular stall, you can let us know in the registration form.

Dylan Horrocks

Registration Fee


Stalls are $10 each, which helps us to pay for table hire. Instead of bank transfer, this year we're asking that people simply bring us $10 cash on the day of the market. This means we won't need to reimburse people if the market doesn't go ahead due to COVID-19.

Community Table

The community table is a free stall where one of our volunteers will sell other people's zines on their behalf.

Zinemakers can submit their zines to sell on this stall. In general we encourage people to have their own stalls - it's more fun! However putting your zines on the community table is ideal if you're:

- really anxious about stallholding, but also really want to show off your work,
- have only one or two small zines, and don't feel you can make use of an entire stall,
- from out of town but really want to be included.

The community table is exclusively for zines (we won't sell stickers, prints or other related materials), and we accept a maximum of three zines from each zinemaker.

Frankie Barraclough
Will Hansen

To have your zines on the Community Table, you'll need to first get them to us. You can either:

- bring them to us on the day, at the start of the market, or

- post them to us at: Wellington Zinefest, 105 Rakau Road, Hataitai, Wellington 6021. Make sure they arrive in time!

You'll also need to tell us how much your zines cost. Our volunteer will keep track of all of the sales. Once the market's finished, we'll add up all of your sales and transfer the takings your bank account.

You can pick up your unsold zines at the end of the market.


Unfortunately, we don't have the capacity to return unsold zines through the post. Any unsold zines which haven't been collected at the end of the day will be added to the Wellington Zinefest zine library.

Register for the Community Table by filling out the form below:

On The Day


Stallholders can arrive from 10am to set up their stall for opening at 11am. The first hour (accessibility hour) tends to be quieter than the rest of the day, so this is a good time to take a look at the other stalls. We will start packing down the market at 4pm.


Wellington Zinefest 2021 will be held at Victoria University of Wellington's Te Aro Campus. We'll update this page with accessibility details for the space soon. If you have specific needs during your time stallholding, you can let us know on the registration form.

Liam and Lucy

Stallholder Checklist

Here's a checklist for items you might want to bring on the day. 

  • A float with a decent amount of change. We'd recommend you bring at least $30 in coins and $5 notes. You can get this from a bank branch. In a pinch, supermarkets can be good about breaking larger notes, if you ask nicely.

  • Snacks and drinks. You'll be on the stall for five hours, plus set up and pack down, so make sure you've got sustenance to last you.

  • Stall decorations. This includes ways to display your zines, a tablecloth, pricing and any signage you might want.

  • Your bank account number. Having this on display allows people to pay you through bank transfer. This can be really handy if people don't have the right change to purchase your zines.

  • A friend or two can make the day a bit more fun. if you'd like someone to sit on your stall with you, make sure you've let us know beforehand so that we have allocated you enough seats.