Hi there, it’s…

NEWS TIME!

Again the estimable Sticky Institute, Melbourne, is throwing a zine fest this February. And, again, we’re not able to attend. Damn. See, this year it coincides with the first extended amount of time off work we’ve had in well over a year, and we’ve decided that we’re actually desperately in need of a proper holiday where we just sit around in some idyllic location doing bugger all and reading books, so that’s what we’re doing. Sorry folks.

Anyway, this year the fest is going by the name Paper City, and will presumably encompass all kindsa activities, not least of which will be a zine fair at Melbourne Town Hall, which if accounts of previous years are anything to go by, will be monumental:

And there’ll be a launch party on the 7th of Feb:

It looks like it’ll be great fun indeed, you lucky ‘uns.

We WILL be going to this:

Co-organised by Chiara of the rather excellent Rhetorical zine, this fair looks like it’s gonna be a damn winner. We’ve had good experiences in Canberra where zine fairs are concerned, so we’re looking forward to it.

While we’re on the zine distributing front, we received an email from Red Eye records a little while ago in which they expressed a keen interest in getting more zines on their racks. So if you’re a zinester in Sydney you should definitely think about dropping by some copies of your zine. Here’s their website for out of towners who have questions about stocking with them. I have quite a lot of nostalgia for the days when you could stock and buy zines in record stores (Red Eye was one of the places that I first discovered zines), so it would be pretty cool if it became popular again. Red Eye are located on York St now, in case you haven’t been there in a while…

In terms of what’s new at Take Care, well, we’ve been very busily working on a lot of exciting projects that should see the light of day very, very soon. We’ve both been working on new zines and a new issue of the Take Care annual newsletter. There’s a very good reason for the delay in getting that together (the past two years it’s come out in Dec/Jan, to celebrate our anniversary), but I’m gonna leave that as a surprise. It’s very cool, that’s all I’m saying!

Finally, we have just received some new zines from the aforementioned, Canberra-based creator of Rhetorical, Chiara, which will be up on the site soon, so stay tuned.

Excellent.

x Emma