WE’RE HAVING A SHOW! LOCAL BANDS! ZINE READERS! EXCLAMATION POINTS!

BenefitposterfinalJoin the organizers for the annual Richmond Zine Fest for a benefit show with great music and zine performances.Long Arms, Black Girls, Lobo Marino, and local zine writers will take to the stage at Strange Matter to raise funds for Richmond Zine Fest, which has been going strong since 2007.  Cost is $5 at the door, and additional donations will be happily accepted as well.  Familiar faces and the simply curious are invited to attend.  This show is for ages 18 and up.

 

Event Time: Wednesday, August 31st. Doors open at 8 p.m.; Music starts at 9 p.m. (Kitchen closes at 10 p.m.)

 

Location: Strange Matter at 929 West Grace St.

Visit the Facebook page for this event!

A note about Table Registration

We’re very excited about this year’s fest and the tablers who’ve registered so far!  In addition to the amount we get from fundraising events, we’re able to pay for space and other rental fees through table registration costs. Because of this we must emphasize the following:

If you are mailing in your payment please so do as soon as possible after you register.  The Richmond Zine Fest has to place a cash deposit on our venue and ensuring funds are available helps this process. This means we cannot guarantee your spot until we receive your funds.

Online registration for the Richmond Zine Fest will close October 1st or when tables fill, whichever comes first. If there is still space available after October 1st you may register in person at the fest on a first come first served basis.

As always, thank you for supporting the Richmond Zine Fest! See you in October!

Zine Exhibit at VCU Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives

International Zine Month is almost over. Not that it will stop us from celebrating and making zines all year round.  VCU Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives (4th Floor of James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Avenue) has a two exhibits showcasing zines from their young collection.  The exhibit will be open for viewing Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through the first week of August.  One case displays a small, random selection of zines from the collection, and the other highlights the zines from local artist and zine-maker Oura Sananikone, such as his zine Doodoo Bug (c. 2009).  Oura, who has tabled at Richmond Zine Fest in the past, created the image for our flyer pictured above and is currently designing the poster for this year’s fest–to be held on October 8th, 2011 at the GCCR.

Workshop Registration is OPEN!

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Visit our workshop registration page to propose a workshop for the 2011 Richmond Zine Fest!  Workshop topics are open, but we are specifically looking for workshops that relate to zines, publishing, activism, and DIY culture.  Next to all the amazing zines, distros, tablers, socializing, and disco ball fantasticness at the GCCR, the workshops make the RVA Zine Fest super-fabulous.  We would love to have you, so please sign up!

The Richmond Zine Fest is October 8th from 11-6 at the Gay Community Center in Richmond VA (1307 Sherwood Avenue).

another reason to shop

Rvazine-sfac_copyRichmond Zine Fest will be tabling at Rumors (404 N. Harrison) at July 19th, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Stop by to help us raise money for this year’s fest as well as to learn more information about opportunities to participate and/or volunteer.

Richmond Zine Fest will be held Oct. 8, 2011 at the Gay Community Center of Richmond. Check back for more details about the Fest and other related events this summer 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

it’s raining, it’s pouring ….

BUT THE 24 HOUR ZINE CHALLENGE IS STILL GOING!

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Show up at the Wingnut any time in that 24 hour period to work on your new zine.  We’d love for people to bring supplies and snacks to share! Please label food items in case folks have dietary restrictions.  Items that are great for zine making are Sharpies, black pens, scissors, gluesticks, rubber cement, typewriters, and oldmagazines or books for collaging, etc.  If you intend on using the printer or copier at the Wingnut we ask that you please bring a small cash donation so they can replace the ink and toner when needed.   Donations of printer paper will also be happily accepted!

Event time: Friday, July 8th at 6 PM thru Saturday, July 9th at 6 PM.  

Location: The Wingnut, an all ages sober space located at 2005 Barton Ave.

See Who’s Tabling at the 2011 Richmond Zine Fest

As tablers register we will be putting them up in our 2011 Tablers section which you can access via the link at the top of the page, or by clicking here.

So far we have Brainscan Zine/Stolen Sharpie Revolution/Small World ButtonsI Love Bad MoviesClick Clack DistroApproaching Apocalypse Zine Distro, and The Wingnut Anarchist Collective. We will be updating the list as we get registrations, so keep posted on the Richmond Zine Fest via twitter, by “liking” us on facebook, and right here on our blog!

If you wish to register to table you can do so by clicking on “Table Registration” at the top of this page.

Richmond Zine Fest will be held Oct. 8, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Gay Community Center of Richmond. Check back for more details about the Fest and other related events this summer as we raise funds to keep tabling fees low.

 

Tabling Info is Up

For those interested in tabling at the Zine Fest, your time has come. We are ready to accept tablers. if you are interested you can click here or on the “Table Registration” link on the top of the page.

We are excepting payment in the form of PayPal, cash, check or money order.

Tabling prices this year are as follows:

Half a Table: $10 

A Full Table: $20

Two Tables: $35

A zine fest is not a craft fair, comic book convention, or a book fair. We do not mind if these things are sold by tablers, but we do ask that they devote at least 50% of their stock to zines and other affordable printed matter.

Richmond Zine Fest will be held Oct. 8, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Gay Community Center of Richmond. Check back for more details about the Fest and other related events this summer as we raise funds to keep tabling fees low.

24 Hour Zine Challenge of 2011!

24hourzinevent-take2_edited-1Friday, July 8th at 6 PM thru Saturday, July 9th at 6 PM please join the Richmond Zine Fest at The Wingnut as we present the 24 Hour Zine Challenge of 2011!  The Wingnut is an all ages sober space located at 2005 Barton Ave.

From the 24 Hour Zine Thing website (http://24hourzines.com): “The 24 Hour Zine Challenge asks zinesters to create a 24-page zine from conception to final product in 24 hoursstraight. Zines should be of suitable size and technical difficulty so that this truly is a challenge for individual zinesters.”

Never made a zine before?  Having a serious case of writer’s block?  No problem! The great thing about getting together to take on the challenge is to have lots of folks to bounce ideas off of or help share different techniques and styles.

Show up at the Wingnut any time in that 24 hour period to work on your new zine.  We’d love forpeople to bring supplies and snacks to share! Please label food items in case folks have dietary restrictions.  Items that are great for zine making are Sharpies, black pens, scissors, gluesticks, rubber cement, typewriters, and oldmagazines or books for collaging, etc.  If you intend on using the printer or copier at the Wingnut we ask that you please bring a small cash donation so they can replace the ink and toner when needed.   Donations of printer paper will also be happily accepted!

The organizers of the Richmond Zine Fest hope that this challenge will help spark new zines in Richmond and empower folks to create something that they can share in October at the 2011 Richmond Zine Fest!