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 ( “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!

newsy zine-related promotions & a reminder

Nicole Miesnik Harris, Richmond Zine Fest co-organizer and the owner of Click Clack Distro, will be a featured guest on Zinecore Radio Thursday, June 23rd at 8 p.m. Don’t have time to catch the show live? Visit to listen to this episode and/or other installments of the Blog Talk Radio program about zines and the D.I.Y. community.


Are you looking for new zines or old favorites to read in Richmond this summer? We’re lucky to have three (that I know of) local places that appreciate and collect zines–The Flying Brick, VCU Libraries’ Special Collection & Archives department at James Branch Cabell Library, and now The Wingnut Radical Lending Library.

Last but not least, don’t forget to show Richmond Zine Fest some love and Shop for a Cause at Rumors tomorrow between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. :)

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


Mark Your Calendars: Richmond Zine Fest Fundraiser, June 22nd @ Rumors

Come One, Come All… to Shop for a Cause!

Rumors1editThe Cause: Richmond Zine Fest

The Place: Rumors @ 404 North Harrison Street

The Time: June 22nd, 4pm-7pm

Need a reason shop? Planning to treat yourself regardless? Reduce your shopping guilt by helping Richmond Zine Fest raise funds as you purchase items at Rumors. From 4pm until 7pm on June 22nd, we will receive a percentage of the cost of items sold.  Richmond Zine Fest will also have items available for purchase, such as zines and patches and more! We hope to see you there!

Full disclosure: All proceeds for Richmond Zine Fest go toward the cost of renting the space for the annual event held on October 8th at the GCCR as well as publicity costs and other fees (printing posters, copying flyers, etc.).  Any and all remaining funds go toward the planning of the next Richmond Zine Fest and other Zine Fest related events. None of the funds line the pockets of the organizers.  We plan this event because we love zines and the people who make them and read them. <3

Richmond Zine Fest is October 8th


The Richmond Zine Fest is coming…


On October 8th at the Gay Community Center of Richmond (1407 Sherwood Avenue) the Zine Fest will be coming to Richmond. For those of you that came out last year we can’t wait to see y’all again, and to those that have never heard of us before: well, this is your chance.


Stay tuned as we update our web page with everything you need to know about this year’s Zine Fest, and provide opportunities for you to get involved as bring affordable self-published material to the RVA!

A Post-event Post: Zine Reading @ Sprout

Thanks to everyone who came out to support Richmond Zine Fest on Thursday. A special thanks goes to Sprout for hosting the event, our emcee Danny, and everyone who bravely jumped on stage: Dixon, Alan Webb, Mo, Elizabeth Albrecht, Safiya, Liz Canfield, Eric Scott, and Cat. It was an awesome night, and we hope attendees enjoyed it as much as we did!

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.

Zine Reading and Fundraiser for the Richmond Zine Fest!

What: Zine Reading and Fundraiser for the Richmond Zine Fest!

When: Thursday, May 12 from 10:00 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: Sprout, 1 N. Morris, Richmond, VA

Join the organizers of the Richmond Zine Fest (coming to you for the 5th consecutive year in October of 2011) for a night of sharing, laughing, and inspiration. 

Sprout is graciously hosting this event, and will be open with beverages and snacks for sale. 

We are having people read from their zines, because last year’s Zine Reading Potluck before the Zine fest was so much fun!
The Richmond Zine Fest is excited about the growing Zine Community in RVA. 

We are looking for a variety of readers- from poems, to political, to anecdotal or personal, to whatever you have got. We will update this event with a list of confirmed readers over the coming week. Please email the zine fest if you want to read at:

zine.fest (at)

So please come and join us at Sprout to hear 10-15 awesome Richmond Zinesters read to you from their zines. 

You will have plenty of time between this reading and the Zine Fest to get pumped to write your own zines! 

Bring some money to donate to the Richmond Zine Fest if you can- we will have some zine grab bags and other swag for sale, as well as a donation jar. We have to raise money to rent the space where we hold the zine fest.