fotp.online is an online event inspired by the Festival of the Photocopier - the largest annual zine fair in the Southern Hemisphere!
Unfortunately, due to the restrictions in Melbourne (Victoria) over the last year, we decided that it would be best to run the FotP as an online event in February, 2021! We know it’s not quite the same as being in a room with 300 to 500 people but we still want to share the zines created by the community over the last year.
fotp.online will be online for at least a year after it launches on the 20th of February, 2021. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for all fotp.online updates (and other zine related goodness)!
We’re sorry we missed this. Please send us a message via the contact form with a link to the content you are referring to so that we can rectify this as soon as possible.
Restrictions allowing for it, we’re hoping to have an in-person fair in August, 2021! We’re aware that this zine fair can only go ahead if Melbourne’s Covid-normal allows for medium to large indoor events, so keep your fingers crossed for us!
A zine is an independent publication that is made for love, not profit. Generally, they are made on the cheap using a photocopier and assembled with a stapler for easy distribution. This kind of self-made, artist-driven publication keeps the costs low and makes them incredibly accessible as a medium!
The word ‘zine’ comes from the shortening of ‘magazine’. Keeping this in mind, you’ll find that ‘zeen is the correct pronunciation, not ‘zyne’.
All you need to make a zine is an idea to get started! Putting together content for your zine is probably the hardest part, but once you know what you want to say, figuring out how to say it becomes a lot easier. If you’re after some tips on how to get started or layout your zine make sure you have a look at the collection of DIY Resources we have put together!
If you have any questions about Sticky Institute, have a look at the FAQ page on our website!
Stallholder applications closed on the 12pm on the 10th of January, 2021. Unfortunately, we’re unable to accept any further applications. Keep an eye on Sticky Institute’s Facebook page so that you don’t miss out on the next time applications open!
If there are spelling errors in your profile or the URL you provided is broken, please get in touch with us via the contact form contact form and we’ll do our best to get it fixed ASAP.
Unfortunately, we cannot change the image or URL that was provided in your application now that fotp.online is live.
If you can't see you profile on the site, this is due to an unresolved issues with your application. We emailed all applicants to try and resolve these issues, but unfortunately if we did not receive a response in time, we were unable to approve your application.
FotP-Swap! applications closed on the 12pm on the 10th of January, 2021. Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting applications.
Depending on which option you selected when filling out your application, your zine pack will be available for collection at Sticky Institute from the 23rd of February, 2021 or mailed to you by the 19th of February, 2021. If you do not collect your zine pack by the 13th of March, 2021, it will be posted to the address provided in your application. If you would like to change how you receive your pack, please get in touch with us via the contact form.
If you choose to mail the zines you have made for the swap to Sticky Institute, you will need to cover the associated postage costs. However, Sticky will be covering the postage costs for mailing out the zine packs.
No, sorry, this is a mystery swap! Please note, if you are a minor, we will make sure that all the zines you receive are age appropriate.
If we feel that your zines are unsuitable for any reason, we will be in touch via email.