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EVENT: Movie Night at The Flying Brick, June 19th


Join us for a night of short documentaries, popcorn, and cupcakes!


We will sell small bags of popcorn and cupcakes made with care by Becca (one of our newest Richmond Zine Fest organizers and creator of the food zine “‘A Monsterous Appetite for Cake”).


At dusk, we’ll view Grrlyshow by Kara Herold and Occupy America by Mark Strandquist.

  • Grrlyshow is “an 18 minute explosion of fringe feminism and print media, “Grrlyshow” is a powerful and rebellious message from new voices often left unheard. Filmmaker Kara Herold examines the girly Zine revolution and culture in such a way that the film intellectually and stylistically addresses anyone’s question concerning whether or not feminism has reached its 3rd wave: the postmodern. By interweaving head-shot interviews, clips from the zines and 1950’s television-esque vignettes, Herold clearly illustrates feminism’s ability to exist within a system that generally doesn’t give women their own voice. “Grrlyshow” successfully brings to the surface alternative voices and projects that are vital to the continuation and expansion of feminism.” (
  • Occupy America is about the difficulty the Occupy Movement faced in articulating its message and motivations to Americans, who are detached from and confused by the protests in NYC, DC, and other areas.

Since this is a fundraiser for Richmond Zine Fest 2012, the suggested donation is $3.

All funds will go toward the cost of a venue and other fees involved with planning and publicizing a non-profit event for independent, alternative publishing.

Thank you for supporting Richmond Zine Fest!

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Richmond Zine Fest fundraiser at Secretly Y’all Presents: Work – Boss Stories

Secretly Y’all is back with another storytelling event on Monday May 7th at 7:30, with the proceeds going to support the Richmond Zine Fest!

Join us at Balliceaux to hear work-related stories about bosses and perhaps even share your own!

203 N. Lombardy St., Richmond, VA 23220

From the event page:

As Nicki Minaj so eloquently puts it “I do anything that you say, anything cause you da Boss…you da Boss Man.”

Come give and receive stories. Once again at Balliceaux we will be sharing tales – this time about horrible bosses, or work, or inspiring types who are entitled the name…Boss.

Door opens at 6:30, stories start ’round 7:30. Fill your bellies and get a taste of life with Secretly Y’all.

Lainie, Colin, and Kathleen

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Zine Fest Interest Meeting – March 5th at 6:30PM


Date/Time: March 5, 2012, 6:30 PM

Location: 919 West Franklin Street

Do you love the Richmond Zine Fest? Do you want to make sure it keeps on happening? Are there programming ideas that you’d like to see happen? Get involved in the planning of this annual event! The organizers of Richmond Zine Fest are holding an interest meeting for anyone who likes zines and zine events and would like to help us bring a little more of both to RVA. Click here for the Facebook event page.


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Dancezine Queen Pictures

Thank you to everyone who came out to dance with us last night! The festivities went from fundraiser to celebration once we realized that we’d exceeded our goal–the cost of the zine fest’s venue $1500. Last night thanks to the attendees, DJs Michael and Shmalan for giving us something to dance to, and Balliceaux, we raised $125. That amount brought our total to $1616, giving us a bit of a head start for next year.  Thanks again for all the support. We hope to see you on October 8th at the Richmond Zine Fest, which is a free, all-ages event.

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Picture time! Richmond Zine Fest 2011’s Benefit Show

Thanks to everyone who attended and helped us raise money for this year’s fest. We couldn’t have done it without you all, and the readers and the bands: Stacey Randolph, Elizabeth Albrecht, Danny Rathbun, Katerina Charalambidis, Lobo Marino, Black Girls, and Long Arms. And of course, thanks again to Strange Matter for providing the space and the hospitality.

Upcoming Richmond Zine Fest Events:

We’re gearing up to dance, dance, dance at Balliceaux, Sept. 29th starting at 10 p.m. Check out the Facebook event page for details.

The Wingnut (2005 Barton Ave.) will also host this year’s potluck and zine reading the night before the fest, Friday Oct. 7th at 7 p.m.

We’re still accepting applications for table registration and workshop proposals for the big day, Saturday Oct. 8th, so get a party together to make some zines to table and/or trade with at the fest.

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I Just Want To Dance

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!


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. ❤