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Other Worlds Zine Fair

Date and Time: 
Sunday, May 25, 2014 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Jura is excited to have a table at the upcoming first-ever Other Worlds Zine Fair!

Other Worlds Zine Fair Poster

The Other Worlds Zine fair is an alternative to the MCA Zine Fair and will have over 65 zine makers and distributors filling over 50 tables.

The MCA is sponsored by Transfield, a corporation that operates service contracts in the detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru. A group of zine makers from Sydney have decided to boycott the MCA Zine Fair in 2014 and to provide an alternative event on the same day, namely Other Worlds.

As organisers of the event, we believe an alternative fair will give zinesters an opportunity to show their protest while still enabling them to sell and swap their zines. We want to demonstrate that we can make our own event, on our own terms: ones that explicitly reject association with the detention industry.

We also hope to create a space in which to initiate discussions and raise awareness of how the system of mandatory detention manifests in our everyday lives – how we are implicated in it, how else we can resist it, and how we can end it.

In addition to the zinemakers there will also be a zine vending machine provided by the Canberra Zine Emporium, as well as the Counter-Revolution crew who will be selling vegan Mexican salad rolls (and a gluten free option).

More info at the Other Worlds Zine Fair facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/275883912589994