Festival Of The Photocopier 2015 – full program announced

View the full line-up of events for Festival Of The Photocopier 2015 – taking place between February 12th and 15th – here.

View the advert here.

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Festival of the Photocopier 2015 official LAUNCH PARTY!!

Join us for the official Festival Of The Photocopier launch party at the magnificent Tote!

With golden sounds from
Empat Lima
The Shabbab
Holy Lotus
The Girl Fridas

Thursday 12th February, doors 8pm, $8 entry.

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‘Chelsea Stories’

We’re back open today! And one of the zines we’ll have on the shelves is Chelsea Stories.

As a tribute to his long-distance friendship with video-store clerk and aspiring stand-up Chelsea Hopper, Tristan Fidler (of A Rich Tapestry) has spent the past few years illustrating her anecdotes that have brightened his day via phonecall and text. They’re now collected in this zine, with that sweet-as tribute to Hopper’s favourite movie Dirty Harry on the cover too.

Much like with A Rich Tapestry, T-Fid’s comics celebrate everyday quirkiness and the tiny things that make life excellenter. Plus, how he manages to make a story about Hopper spotting a Keep Calm & Carry On sleeve tattoo charming rather than deeply dispiriting is beyond me.

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Festival Of The Photocopier Zine Fair 2015 – Stall Callout


Sticky’s Festival Of The Photocopier 2015 is happening on February 12th-15th, with the massive zine fair in Melbourne Town Hall happening on the Sunday.

So that’s:

SUNDAY 15TH FEBRUARY from 12-5pm.

We are now taking applications for zine stalls.
It is free to have a table / half-table but space is limited, so you must apply in advance please. The sooner you apply the more likely there’ll be space left, obviously.

Just to make sure you know: we will only accept zine stall applications. It is a zine fair. We are a zine shop. It is a zine event. If you are planning on mostly having a stall selling records or ‘Keep Calm’ tea towels or knitted Morrisseys* or whatever, this is not the event for you. ZINES! Please. Thank you.

Please email downstairs@stickyinstitute.com with your name and the zine(s)/distro you’ll be representing, with the email subject ‘ZINE STALLOUT’ – it’s like a cross between zine stall and callout, see.

Thankyou! We can’t wait. And THANK YOU to Ashley Ronning Design for that save-the-date. Lovely.


*although if you do make these please get in touch anyway, we’d like one.

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POLITIKO! The Card Game of Malaysian Politics – launch + tutorial

Nine, creator of zines such as Sex Industry Apologist and If Destroyed Still True returns to Melbourne to introduce…

Politiko: the card game of Malaysian politics!

Steal voters with cash handouts, control the media, set your opponents up with murder scandals, and play the royalty card to get out of anything. If you win the election fair and square, it’ll be a miracle.

Come and learn how to play on Friday 5th December from 6-7pm in Sticky! No prior knowledge (of card games or Malaysian politics) necessary.

Find out more about the game here.

Facebook event here.

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Film Stock #1 zine launch

Part interview anthology, part film discussion and part choc-top appreciation fest, FILM STOCK: ISSUE I is the print record of the first ever season of Film Stock on SYN 90.7FM.

Featuring the Girls On Film FestivalProjector Bike and Filmme Fatales among many more, ‘ISSUE I’ is a celebration of the big screen small enough to fit in your pocket!

Facebook event is here.

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Zine workshop at Emily Floyd’s ‘The Dawn’

Sticky is honoured to be part of the launch of Emily Floyd’s new exhibition The Dawn at the National Gallery of Victoria’s Ian Potter Centre. 

As part of the show, Floyd has included a space called ‘Small Press’, where visitors are encouraged to make their own ‘manifestos’. We’ll be holding a zine workshop on Saturday (Nov 22) at 2-4pm in this space. All ages welcome/encouraged.

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Rain Supreme: a 30th anniversary tribute to ‘Purple Rain’

‘Rain Supreme’, the launch of Prince fanzine Fulsome Prism #6 / YOU and accompanying tribute album, is happening next Thursday at Bar Open. There’s eight artists performing and it’s free!

Featuring The CasuistThe Church Of HysteriaColostomy Baguette?Miles Cosmo & Gemma FlackPlastic KnifeShallowSlow Process, and The Artist Formerly Known As The Thomas Ferguson Band.

Prince has stated in recent years that covering his songs is tantamount to destroying them. Therefore the dress code for the evening will be ‘purple wake’.

Thursday November 20th, doors 8.30pm
Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Free entry all night!

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Warning Warning This Is A Bad Girl Warning – the melbourne zine launch

We have a very special guest visiting from Canberra – and Canberra Zine Emporium – to launch her zine in Sticky. Let’s let her explain:

we’ve all had a crush right?
a secret fantasy about that special someone.
but what if that special someone is fictional?

nat clark – co-founder of the canberra zine emporium – invites you to traipse the underground of degraves subway and plonk yourself fairly and squarely in the zine shop that plied her zines – the sticky institute – to celebrate the launch of the first zine in a series on fictional female tv/ book/ movie characters that inspired who & in some ways, what, she is today.

warning warning. this is a bad girl warning.
issue one. marmalade atkins.

zine launch. zine readings. AND the luanch will officially be… well launched by the lovely tasha – founder of ‘a zine thing’, mother of two, musician and all round fabulous lady! it’ll be an afternoon of general zine merriment!

The launch takes place Saturday 27th September, 1:30pm onwards. Facebook event is here.

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Piss Factory / YOU split zine launch

As part of Melbourne Fringe Festival 2014, Sticky Institute presents the launch of a split zine about sweet Australian rock&roll by Piss Factory (NSW) and YOU (VIC).

Featuring live musical performances from Piss Factory and Plastic Knife. Plus zines.

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