I Just Want To Dance

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September 2, 2011 by RVA Zine Fest

MUCHAS GRACIAS to everyone who came out and supported Richmond Zine Fest last night! The performers Lobo Marino, Black Girls, Long Arms, and all of our readers who bravely read in front of a crowd unfamiliar with zines–Stacey of LIPS Richmond, Elizabeth, Katerina, and last but certainly not least, Danny, have our sincerest gratitude. Thanks to Strange Matter for being so awesome and accommodating, and we’re already looking forward to planning a bigger and better collaboration between the music and zine scenes in RVA. I’m currently rifling through all the pictures of last night to share with everyone, so expect a picture post pretty soon.

Last night’s event exceeded our expectations for attendance, and we raised $537 between entry cover and table donations (the screenprinted patches and canvas bags were a hit!), so THANK YOU in every language in existence. We’re closer to the amount needed for the venue space and optimistic about not holding this year’s Zine Fest curbside in possibly rainy, windy weather (the archnemesis of finite paper goods), which brings us to our next fundraising event….

You have until September 29th to polish your dancing shoes and practice your moves for Dancezine Queen at Balliceaux. DJs Mike and Allen will premiere the BEARD dance party with ALL VINYL punk, new wave, indie, dance, and queercore music. More details will be revealed… including a special event mini-zine flyer!

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Calling in-state and out-of-state zinesters: contact us at richmondzinefest[at]yahoo[dot]com if you’d like to read at our 2nd Annual Night Before Zine Fest Potluck & Reading at the Wingnut, October 7th at 7p.m.  This is a good event for first time zine readers, especially.

Richmond Zine Fest will be held Oct. 8, 2011 at the Gay Community Center of Richmond. Check back for more details about the Zine Fest and other related events this fall as we raise funds to keep tabling fees low.  We plan this event because we love zines and the people who make them and read them. <3

2 thoughts on “I Just Want To Dance

  1. Mo says:

    How about organizing shows that are inclusive of all ages, or at least 18-year-olds? I would have loved to be there, but am only 19.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The Richmond Zine Fest on Oct. 8th is for all ages as is the potluck/reading on Oct. 7th, and you’re welcome to attend both. We’ve been a part of several all ages events, but unfortunately for a few of our later events at venues that have to abide by the city curfew, we’re not in control of the age limitations. Only 2 of our events this year had age stipulations. Strange Matter was ages 18 and up… so you could’ve attended that one. And our upcoming event at Balliceaux’s is 21 & up, which is their policy.All 7 of our other events for the year have been for all ages, and we have another one coming up on October 9th, the night after the fest with the folks from Cyberpunk Apocalypse. We hope you’re able to attend one of our other events! :)

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