Author: RVA Zine Fest

The 8th Annual Richmond Zine Fest is officially underway!


We’ve got a beautiful poster design courtesy of co-organizer Mara Hyman, and we’re officially open for table registration for the day of Saturday, October 4th, 11 AM-5 PM.

We will keep you posted as more details about the fest become clearer. We can confirm that we will be at the GCCR again under the disco ball. Workshop registration will be open within the next week. As always, thanks for supporting Richmond Zine Fest and we’re looking forward to seeing some familiar and new faces this Fall!


RVA Zine Fest Benefit: Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament, Sept. 23 at Studio Two Three

Join us Monday, September 23, at Studio Three for a Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament and a benefit for the 7th Annual Richmond Zine Fest. Doors open at 7:30 for food and drinks and signing up to compete for a special prize! Donations are suggested

More details about what Raven Mack’s Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournaments entail can be found here: Hand-to-Hand Operations. But the basics are this: participants will arrive armed with haikus (or if you can write them in a mad rush while there, you can attempt to wing it, but some preparation is advised) and we’ll compete in several rounds–best out of seven, five, and so on until there is only one.

Do you have any questions or would you like to help us promote this event on Facebook by sharing it with your friends? Check out the event page here: Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament.

New site and other awesome fest news

Welcome to the new website for Richmond Zine Fest. After learning that Posterous would be closing up shop in April, we decided to go ahead and move to WordPress. We hope you guys like the new digs as much as we do. A lot of changes and content are underway, including an archived history of zine fests past, an official safe space policy, and local zine guides and resources.

New events are still in the planning stages, including another benefit show and a very special VHS documentary viewing of Zined! at the Movie Loft. A major thank you goes to Phil Ford of WRIR for the VHS and documentary tip.

We’re excited about another year of Richmond Zine Fest festivities. Get ready RVA!

Survey for Attendees, Tablers, Workshoppers, etc.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to another Richmond Zine Fest. We’re already discussing plans for next year’s fest and the things we’d like to accomplish before then. Please help out the co-organizers by filling out the following: RVA Zine Fest Survey,

Your responses will be of great assistance as we strive to keep Richmond Zine Fest going strong into its seventh year and beyond!

Thank you <3

Our website is up and we have pictures!

Sorry for the website hiccup, folks, but thanks to everyone who made it out for Richmond Zine Fest on Saturday, Oct. 6th. We had fun seeing new and familiar faces. Check out PJ Sykes’ amazing photo essay on Richmond Zine Fest here: Fake Fake Eyes.

And here’s a few photos I took that day. If you took any photos, please share them with us on Facebook or email us at richmondzinefest [at]

More images to come as they roll in!

Pre-Zine Fest Reading and Pizza Potluck! October 5th at 7PM

There will be a pre-zine fest potluck and zine reading at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective on Friday October 5th at 7pm

It’s a pizza potluck!

We will provide the dough if you bring toppings and sauces!

Vegan/vegetarian/ or meat/dairy

Bring cheeses, veggies, fruits, sauces etc. Whatever you want to eat on a pizza!

If you would like to read from your zine, and we’d love to hear you, show up or email

Please share this event! We really want zine readers!



We can hardly believe that Richmond Zine Fest is less than a week away. We’re still accepting workshops, and that submission form will remain open until Wednesday evening. Please submit soon! We have more space available for workshops this year, and all zine or non-zine workshop/discussions/meeting ideas are welcome!

Online table registration will remain open until Friday at 6PM. Late registered tablers, however, will not be listed in the program. For as long as space is available, we will allow in-person table registration for the day of the Richmond Zine Fest. Same tabling rate applies–$10 for 1/2 table, $20 for full table, and $35 for two.

Last but not least, we’re very excited about the Zine Crush mailbox. Zine Crush is an anonymously run website and zine about crushes on either the zine-makers or the zines themselves. It’s all about spreading the zine love. You can either arrive prepared with your zine crush submission or pen one while you are there. We’ll be sending the package to the person behind Zine Crush for him or her to share after the fest.