4 zines for [the cancelled] Wellington Zinefest market January 2022

Four small Rachel McAlpine photobooklets: Think a new thought ($15), Good Morning, Earth! ($15), Wonky Lockdown Diary ($15) and Almost Old: Baby Steps to a Good Old Age ($10). Images of pastel bouncy castle, cat with morning sky, mystified old lady, and circus tent with old people doing stuff.
Great lineup of zines at the Wellington Zinefest 2022! including four from me, Rachel McAlpine

The Zinefest market has been cancelled. Thanks, little-O!

Covid-19 has disrupted New Zealand somewhat for the past two years. Now that the omicron variant has snuck into our community, this blog post on the 2022 Wellington Zinefest market is obsolete, irrelevant, of historic interest only. I will leave it as it is. Skim it and sob, dear readers.

An obsolete posting on this year’s cancelled Wellington Zinefest event

Check out all the unique, cool, weird, radical and queer DIY zines at the Wellington Zinefest market January 2022 including mine on Saturday 29 January.

Rachel McAlpine (moi) is better known as a poet or (previously) digital content professional. But in my spare time I make little booklets of my cartoons or photos, sometimes with a few mysterious words. It’s my hobby. 🙂 I thought I’d share them and where better than at the Wellington Zinefest market on 29 January 2022?

Text: Wellington ZineFest Jan 29 & 30
Come to Wellington Zinefest at 139 Vivian Street from 12.00am-4.00pm

I’ll be there on the SATURDAY 29 JANUARY only. Heaps of brilliant artists and cartoonists and poets and activists will be showing and selling their work. You won’t believe your eyes. (That’s an opinion, not a promise.)

Sharing my table: Margaret Austin, fun poet

A wild woman with mouth wide open reading from a stapled booklet, "Digital Ditties.)
Margaret Austin, fun poet, in full flight

Margaret’s poetry books are skinny and funny. And you never know, she might read you one of her poems if you ask nicely.

See you at the Wellington Zinefest Market on Saturday afternoon, 29 January—in other words very soon.

16 thoughts on “4 zines for [the cancelled] Wellington Zinefest market January 2022

  1. Judith says:

    Hi Rachel. A chance to meet up. See you there

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Cool. A Wellingtonian!

  2. judithhb says:

    And hopefully it starts at 12.00 pm. Otherwise you guys are all going to be exhausted at the end of the day. JB

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      I think it will be fun 🙂

  3. bone&silver says:

    You are SO talented!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Hey G., I will take any compliments you toss my way! But the little books are so very very easy to make, I’m cheating.

  4. CG says:

    Ah heck. I wish I could join Judith Baxter there!!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      It will be an interesting afternoon, Covid permitting. Judith can report back!

  5. Have a rewarding and interactive day!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Looking forward to it. It’s not my natural habitat.

      1. Ah well, they say travel broadens the mind …

  6. Lyn says:

    Ah!!! Stuck at the other end of the country. Hope the zine fest goes brilliantly. Would love to be able to get there.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Alas! It has just been cancelled because suddenly we have a significant outbreak of Covid, Omicron version. So be it 🙁

  7. Ally Bean says:

    Your card reminded me of this and I think you’ll get a kick out of it. Years ago, like 100, there was a famous sanitarium [think along the lines of the Betty Ford Clinic ] in the town I grew up in. One of the old photos of the place that was used in high school history classes was of well-to-do ladies and men sitting [soberly] at tables doing crafts with a big sign on the wall that said: THINK NEW THOUGHTS. Apparently that was the extent of their therapy for their addictions. I don’t know why but that entertains me to no end.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      This very funny story has many layers. I’m thinking a new thought… That telling someone else to think a new thought is a perilous act that is bound to backfire on the bossy one (most recently: me).

      1. Ally Bean says:

        Ha! Who’s to say?

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