I was only at the Bloom Festival (and more specifically, the Canberra Zine Fayre) for a short time on Saturday, but it did remind me of how different an art and handmade market is to a pop culture convention. It was nice, and I got to meet and talk to some lovely people over the time I was there. It was especially fun meeting so many other artists and writers in one hit.
The event was organised by the Canberra Zine Emporium, and they were wonderful. I got there alone and was setting up my table when a CZE volunteers came over to check if I needed any tape, scissors, or blutak. I felt like a VIP!