The zine shop in Newcastle seems to have closed. The building that looked like it had been bombed has been knocked down. Hunter Street mall is still a wasteland of clothing too horrible to buy even at $5, but even so the place seems generally less distressed than last year. The weather, on the other hand… *shudders*
I blogged the festival in fanfiction. If you want to read it, you can find it here, at tumblr.