Melbourne Town Hall, 90-120 Swanston StreetVictoria
FESTIVAL OF THE PHOTOCOPIER 2016 is a four-day celebration of zine culture that culminates in a huge zine fair at Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday Feb 14th.
Here’s the program for 2016…
THURSDAY 11th FEBRUARY
8pm: Festival Of The Photocopier launch party at The Tote
Sticky presents the launch party for FESTIVAL OF THE PHOTOCOPIER 2016 at The Tote, with live music from:
Meaty, beaty, big and bouncy The Burnt Sausages
So-good punks Nun of the Tongue
High-fiving and new-waving Hi-Tec Emotions
Perth’s lo-fi heartthrob Ermine Coat
FRIDAY 12th FEBRUARY
4pm: No Brains #14 zine launch
Tahira Cham, an unemployed introvert with a fear of leaving her apartment, and a juvenile delinquent with a head injury known only as No Brains must battle their own anxieties and the mysterious forces of the Internet in this disorientating narrative. Sampling from a wide range of influences including Sailor Moon, Dilbert, Dungeons and Dragons and Alejandro Jodorowsky's Holy Mountain, this 36 page comic book marks the first issue in a monthly series by Melbourne based comic book artist Merv Heers.
5pm: Pagan Puppy zine launch
A secret and very powerful coven of pups gather under the cover of night. By the full moon they perform rituals and spells to protect their humans, curse the cats who prowl at the fringes of their territory, and put a hex on the evil postman.
Creative weirdo, dog enthusiast and illustrator Zoe Steers follows up last year’s wildly successful Fashion Puppy with the magical new zine Pagan Puppy, and to celebrate we will have a live set by dark synth wizard Ghost Like Beast.
6pm: Guest Informant #5, #6 + #7 zine launch
To give wings to the 5th, 6th, and 7th issues of Guest Informant, local black metal noise-smiths Expurgatory will once again be proving how versatile Sticky’s store space is by converting it into the deepest layer of DIY hell, full of dischord and abject prose.
7.30pm: Putting The Femme In Ephemeral exhibition launch at Rooftop Art Space
Putting The Femme In Ephemeral is an exhibition by girls who make zines, curated by Gemma Flack and Sticky Institute for Festival Of The Photocopier 2016.
The opening party will take at Rooftop Art Space (Level 7, 252 Swanston Street) from 7.30pm.
Features works by: Alice Kazam, George Rex, Katherine Pigott, Lily Cuda, Rebecca Sheedy, Samantha Riegl, Sarah McNeil, Sophia Parsons Cope, Zoe Steers
The exhibition continues until February 29th.
SATURDAY 13th FEBRUARY
12pm: We Are Infinite: An Exploration of Young Adult Fiction zine launch
Come along to the launch of Karys McEwen and Samantha Riegl’s second collaborative zine, snacks and drinks will be provided, plus enjoy a YA playlist, bookmark making station and book raffle.
2pm: State Library of Victoria zine collection tour
This event is now fully booked
4pm: Witch Songs zine launch
Soufex, creator of Witches Of Brunswick, has manifested a new zine called WITCH SONGS. Includes a guide to the Brunswick oracle, alongside illustrations and moody words. Divinations and readings will take place at this event.
5pm: Angry Girls Club colouring zine launch
To accompany her current exhibition at Off The Kerb gallery, Gemma Flack will be launching her colouring zine Angry Girls Club at #FOTP2016. Felt tips at the ready…
6pm: Feed The Animals zine fundraiser launch party
Once a year, volunteer-run Sticky Institute approaches a dozen or so zinemakers to create exclusive, limited edition zines that they can sell to help pay rent.
As part of Festival Of The Photocopier, all of these zines are being lauched at once with a party in the subway, featuring live music from:
Moonsign (acoustic) (NSW)
Piss Factory (NSW)
Rupert Ramon (NSFW)
The ‘Feed The Animals’ fundraiser features zines by Giselle Nguyen, Rebecca Sheedy, Katie Hare, Sleepless Nights Press, Samantha Riegl, Luke You, Beck Vinci, Thomas B and more.
SUNDAY 14th FEBRUARY
12 - 5pm: ZINE FAIR!!!!
The annual Festival Of The Photocopier Zine Fair will take place at Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday February 14th. Over 150 stalls hosted by zinemakers from across the country will be in attendance, making this the biggest zine fair in FOTP history!
Also, throughout the festival:
Western Australia’s print enthusiasts State Team will be exhibiting in Sticky Institute’s window space for the duration of Festival Of The Photocopier 2016. Members of the State Team / State Zine collective will be producing print works in response to this fetching tablecloth depicting WA, as found at a garage sale in Sydney.