Alright, so the catalogue pages are back up but we sold out of heeeaaaaps of stuff yesterday, so just pay attention to the orange ‘sold out’ labels under item listings (we haven’t removed the paypal buttons because it’s too much work to put them back up again). Again, bear with us while we work out how much of this stuff we can actually restock. And look forward to the new zines we picked up yesterday.
MAIL ORDER TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Until we sort out the aftermath of yesterday’s MCA zine fair.
Thanks to everyone who came. More tales of the day to come.
MCA ZINE FAIR
22 May 2011
11 – 5pm
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
We’ll be there!
Camp Betty Zine & DIY Fair
13th June 2011
Wicks Park, Marrickville
(Or the Red Rattler if it’s raining)
We’ll also be there! More info, including how to book a stall, here.
Back in stock:
The extraordinarily good Sing me to Sleep: An annotated bibliography of sad boy songs
The veritably marvellous Strange: Seven times with you
The exquisitely wonderful Love Like Pop #6
and the right properly excellent Hugh: Stories about whoring from an anarchist leaning, erotic, pseudo-neurotic homo
In fact, if you were just thinking to yourself that you need to read some zines full of fucking-bonkers-good writing, you’d not be disappointed if you ordered all of the above, no kidding.
Finally had a chance today to write some descriptions and do some updates:
Descriptions added: Fanzine Ynfytyn #9, 10, 12, 12.5, 13, 13.5; Egeszsegedre!; Culture Slut #22 and 23; Fight Boredom #5
Back in stock: Marrickville Pipes; Village Ghosts; Fairytales in the Supermarket; Horace Andy and the Spanish Owls (the latter two have been out of print for some time)
New: Tomorrow’s Machine Today #2
Coming soon: I am a Camera #15
Also, we’ve decided to start adding sample scans of inside pages of the zines we stock from now on, to give people a better idea of what they’re ordering. We try our best with the descriptions, but let’s face it, they’re not always much to go on. If we stock your zine and you object for any reason to us scanning pages to put on the interwebs please let us know and we’ll remove them pronto (we’ll only ever use one or two pages, depending on the size and format of your zine).
Some shots of our table at the Canberra fair…
Tim successfully avoids being photographed, just after set up in Gorman house.
Later, some of the gallery staff came and took away a number of the tables, which they had apparently filched from somewhere without permission and had to return. The empty table next to us was reserved for Bird in the Hand distro, who did not, unfortunately, materialise. Presumably Susy learned that she’d be seated next to us and, aware of our legendary pugnacity (or perhaps pungency), decided against it.
In case you were wondering what goes on behind the table at a zine fair (legs and boxes/ bags of crap).
Later in the afternoon, Tim discovered that Emma’s scarf could be fashioned into a something not unlike an amusing, woollen breast.
Which, with slight alteration, could be turned into a serviceable, almost Taitlinesque, new hat for Emma. Note bags under eyes, result of waking up at 5 in the morning to get to Canberra in time for zine fair. The things we do for you, honestly.
We left shortly after this photo was taken, for reasons that are probably obvious.
Thanks again to everyone who came!
If you browse our catalogue you will notice that a lot of zines are marked ‘sold out’ in bold, alarming orange. That’s because we got pretty cleared out at yesterday’s zine fair in Canberra. We’re even running low on zines we got so recently that we haven’t been able to add descriptions to their catalogue listings yet. Thanks to everyone who came along, and to the organisers, and to people who stayed for a chat. It was a good day indeed.
So, we don’t know how long it will take to get the stuff we’ve sold out of restocked, or how many of them we’ll be able to get back in stock at all, so please bear with us and the ‘sold out’ labels while we figure that out: communication within the zine world, as you’re probably aware, is refreshingly slow paced and haphazard, so it could take a while. But we still have plenty of stuff to take to next month’s fair at the MCA (of which more later), so all’s good.