Check here for any changes to the programming schedule as we get closer to Richmond Zine Fest!

All programs and exhibitions are free! Just bring yourself and be ready to engage your mind, your hands, or both!

The following workshops will be held at the Richmond Public Library Main Branch (101 E. Franklin St., Richmond, VA) on October 12th throughout the afternoon.

10:30 AM – Narcan Training with Julie Karr

Julie will be teaching how to safely and properly administer Narcan to someone experiencing an opioid overdose. This is potentially life-saving training that could benefit everyone who deals with the public, goes to shows, and has loved ones who even take medically prescribed opioids. This workshop will dispel any myths you may have about who is affected by opioid overdoses and what to do in the event of an overdose.

11:30 AM – Illustrations and Collages with Alison Thompson

Using illustration and collages Alison Thompson will show you how to convey emotions and tones through them! This workshop is perfect for everyone of all ages!

1:00 PM – Setting Boundaries AKA Being a Badass Bitch with Karlena Sakas

This workshop is for everyone–from the awkward to the audacious among us. Bring your experiences and questions. Prepare to role play (or just watch!) and channel your inner superhero. The goal is for you to leave empowered and ready to take on the world–or at least improve your life a little bit–and perhaps even start your next (or first!) zine.

2:00 PM – Comics and Storytelling with Dash Shaw

Dash Shaw is the creator of the film My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea. He is also the author and illustrator of the comics BodyWorld, Bottomless Belly Button, New School, Doctors, and Cosplayers. In this hour long workshop, Dash Shaw will pass along his tips on storytelling, his influences, and more to help you become a better creator of comics, or art in general. No comics experience is expected for people who attend this workshop.

The following events are a collaboration with VCU Anderson Gallery.

We are honored to collaborate with the Anderson Gallery who is holding an artist lecture and exhibition for the Ron Regé, Jr., who is also tabling at Richmond Zine Fest on Saturday, October 13th.

3:30 PM Lecture HAS MOVED LOCATIONS! It will now be at Richmond Public Library in the Auditorium in the basement.

6:00 – 9:00 PM – Exhibition Opening @ The Anderson Gallery
(907 1/2 Franklin St., Richmond, VA)

Cartoonist Ron Regé, Jr., known for his treatment of metaphysical and philosophical subjects will be showing site-specific drawing, original artwork from publications, and paintings operating within the language of zines and independent comics.

The exhibition will be on display from October 12th- December 14th.