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Wolfram (they/them) | 33 | Brisbane, Australia

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I’m a Masters student of Writing, Editing, and Publishing at the University of Queensland, with a background in Community Services. I’m a former student partner with the Young & Emerging Publishers Network, and helped publish Dorothy Blewett’s Death of a Nom De Plume while interning with Corella Press.

I’ve written for street mags Frooty and QNews, zine publications PASTEL and GULP!, produced social media content for Queer Radio and 4ZZZ, and edited for UQ’s student mag Semper Floreat. I even oversaw all aspects of running The Zine & Indie Comic Symposium between 2014 and 2017.

I perform community through my involvement with Brisbane Queer Film Festival, Queensland Council for LGBTI Health, and Brisbane Writers Festival, and by facilitating workshops that introduce people to indie publishing and queer identity in media.

But I prefer to think of myself as a ‘dedicated consumer of queer media’ before anything else, and recognise that a large part of my identity exists as part of a community. Basically, I’m a gay nerd who loves to talk about gay, nerdy things. What I do is driven by a desire to witness as many beautiful, queer stories as I can, with hope to support queer content producers around the world. Queerness is a many beautiful thing after all. And we are so briefly on this earth.

Accreditations

Bachelor of Arts (2018)
– Ext. Major in Writing
– Minor in Communication
– Minor in Drama

Dip. Community Welfare (2006)

Blue Card Certified

Connect with me on [Instagram], [Twitter], [Facebook], and [Goodreads].


QUEER!CONTENT…

… is my independent zine publication. It began in 2013 as a collaborative project, but quickly fell on my shoulders when everyone else moved to Melbourne (traitors!). Rather than pressing political views, I wanted Q!C to explore how queer folk develop their own identities through interactions with media. It promotes the idea moving away from ‘tribes’ and towards ‘queerness’.

Q!C’s provided opportunities for me to develop my writing, publishing, and networking skills. In 2018 I tested what I’d learnt by publishing ‘Sadvertising’: my short-form perzine on growing up gay in foster care, which garnered an overwhelming reception when it was launched at Festival of the Photocopier. I’ve used Q!C to deliver workshops on storytelling and zine publishing, and I’ve connected with hundreds of brilliant, queer storytellers from around the world. It’s brought me so much joy.

Q!C’s purpose won’t change, but its format might. It’ll soon expand to include podcast content produced through That’s Not Canon, so watch this space for updates!


THE Q!C QUEER ZINE LIBRARY…

… is my personal collection of domestic and international zines, comics, and art available to event organisers looking to engage with their audience. It comes with me, your humble queer media nerd, to guide readers to narratives that may speak to them.

You can request the Q!C Queer Zine Library at your next event by stopping by the contact page and discussing needs/expectations.


MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES

2020

24 OCTInternDeath of a Nom De Plume Launch w/ Corella Press
QuarantineSo that was a thing…
05-15 MARVolunteer CoordinatorBrisbane Queer Film Festival
08-09 FEBTableholderFestival of the Photocopier

2019

22-24 NOVHead VolunteerGenreCon 2019
26 OCTGuest PanelistReal Zine Publishers of Brisbane
@ Ruckusfest
21 SEPWendybirderBrisbane Pride Festival
13 SEPStage ManagerWendybird 5th Anniversary Fundraiser Gala
02-08 SEPFOH ManagerBrisbane Writers Festival
10 AUGT-BirderT-Bar 50s Rock’n’Roll Night
@ Sportsman Hotel
08 AUGFacilitatorZine Workshop w/ Micah Projects
@ Lotus Place
13 JULQueer Zine LibraryInternational Non-Binary Day
@ Clarence’s Corner
01 JULGuestYEPcast S01E05
13 APRGuest PanelistGULP! at Brisbane Sci-Fi Theatre Festival
07-17 MARVolunteer CoordinatorBrisbane Queer Film Festival
12 MARContributorGULP! Issue One Launch
10 FEBConvenorQueer Pals Zine Tour w/ Nick Henderson
@ ALGA
09 FEBTableholderSticky Institute’s Festival of the Photocopier
07 FEBConvenorQueer Pals (un)Socialites Zine Night w/ Concrete Queers
30 JANGuest PanelistQueer As Film Club: Mean Girls w/ The Russo Test and Here We Queer

2018

22 NOVFacilitatorQSpace Zine Workshop
@ Southport Library
08 NOVContributorPASTEL Issue 4 Launch
31 OCTEvent ManagerYEP Australia & Corella Press Launch
18 OCTIntervieweeQueer Radio Brisbane
26 SEPConvenorQueer Literature Night w/ Brisbane Pride
@ Avid Reader Bookshop
22 SEPWendybirderBrisbane Pride Festival
01 SEPWendybirderTrailblazers Podcast Launch
14 JULQueer Zine LibraryInternational Non-Binary Day
@ Betty’s Espresso
08 JUNTableholderComic Street AU
13 MAYQueer Zine LibraryNot Of This Earth
@ University of Queensland
10-11 FEBTableholderSticky Institute’s Festival of the Photocopier
10 FEBConvenorQueer Pals Zine Tour w/ Nick Henderson
@ ALGA
09 FEBConvenorQueer Pals Zine Launch w/ Concrete Queers
@ Sticky Institute

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