Pre-Sandbox Events (Workshops & more)

Screen Printing Workshop

Saturday, 20th July, 10am – 3pm,
Te Kowhai Print Trust (Quarry Arts Centre)

Are you sick of not seeing your niche fandom represented around town. Then don’t sleep on this opportunity to make your own screen printed patches , t-shirts, hoodies, posters and rep your niche fandom to the @sandboxfandomfestival with pride. 20th July 10-3 at the Te Kowhai Print Trust out the back of the @quarryarts centre 21 Selwyn Ave.

$80pp covers screen, positive and inks, byo merch / fabric to print on.

**Design needs to be submitted via email by 17th july.

Email [email protected] to sign up.

Zine/ Comic Making Workshop

Saturday, 20th July, 10am – 3pm,
Te Kowhai Print Trust (Quarry Arts Centre)

Even better than one workshop is two, and thats what we are doing , so come on down and make your own zine/comic with Matt Kelly

As seen at the Whangarei Central Library, make your own zine / comic with Matt Kelly. Bring any material you want to add, make comics and/or zines and have fun. $15pp

Email [email protected] for more info.

KiwiJam – A Weekend of Game Making

Friday, 19th July – Sunday, 21st July,
Questionable Research Labs, Tikipunga Highschool

Kiwijam is Aotearoa’s own homegpungrown annual in-person game-jam. We invite newcomers and veteran game jammers to experiment, share ideas and make a game of any type for 48 (ish) hours in one of the many sites all over the country.

Visit for more info and sign up.

Cosplay – Finishing Touches Meetup

Sunday, 21st July, 1pm – 5pm
The Design School, Whangārei Campus

Sandbox is looming and your cosplay is still missing its last refinements (and with that, we mean ‘substantial parts’ because we all know how this goes)? Meet up with other last minute enthusiasts and work on ‘just this last little bit of gluing’ in a group setting that supports your lofty cosplay goals! We can do it together!

Please bring everything you need for your cosplay: materials and tools.

Email [email protected] for more info.