Posts Tagged ‘zinefest’

Tonight the Wingnut Anarchist Collective is hosting the Slam Up Poetry and Comedy tour at 7pm. Free, sober, all ages. But bring money for merch or donations if you can!
Tomorrow is the Richmond Zine Fest from 11-5 at the Gay Community Center of Richmond, attached to Diversity Thrift. Its a free event to attend, and folks with zines can come and pay a fee to table. for more info
If you are like us you still need to make copies of your zines. If you want to carpool at 4 or 5am to the 24 hour kinkos at Broad and Libby please text Mo at 804 300 0023 to coordinate our sleep deprived love of do-it-yourself culture!!!


Check out the interview with 3 RVA Zine Fest Organizers on RVA Mag’s website!!!

The Richmond Zine Fest is THIS SATURDAY October 5th 11-6 at the GCCR

The Event is free, but you can still register to table and read mroe about it online at

Make sure to checkout the Safer Spaces policy too!



There may be a few last minute additions to this schedule, but here’s an up-to-date listing and description of our workshops and activities offered by volunteers. All workshops are free! Just bring yourself and be ready to engage your mind, your hands, or both!

The People’s Library – ALL DAY
WHO: The People’s Library (2013) is a highly collaborative and sustainable public art project featuring a library designed, built, and authored by community members. Utilizing hundreds of discarded books, participants pulp and create new sheets of paper. These sheets are bound to make blank books, which anyone may check out, author, and return to be included in the Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library’s permanent collection. The resulting installation contests hierarchical notions of history and offers sustainable, collective, and critical alternatives for the form and function of public art.
WHAT: Throughout the day participants can help make paper, silk screen the title pages, and bind the books that will be included in the library’s permanent collection.
Invited: Any and all
WHERE: The Makers Space
Zine-making – ALL DAY
WHO: Leila Prasertwaitaya is the Book Arts Specialist at VCU, where she wears a lot of purple and talks to classes about artists books and zines.
WHAT: Make zines! Supplies will be on-site.
Invited: Any and all
WHERE: The Makers Space
History of Richmond’s Underground & Alternative Press – 12 PM (more…)

Rojonekku Word Fighting Arts presents a Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament to benefit the 2013 Richmond Zine Fest.

Bring 20-some or so haiku (or short less than 17-syllable poems if you must) to compete in a weird, organized but sort of crazy format, as hosted/navigated and lead along by Raven Doctorlounge Mack. It’s a low-key, wide open format, so don’t be afraid, I’m not the police. Come and compete, or just come and watch. No admission to enter but yo, it says benefit, so maybe bring some money to kick into the RVA Zinefest coffers. Events like this don’t run themselves.
7:30 pm sign-up and snacks, 8:00 pm kick off.
Winner will get some sort of prize, I am sure. For more information contact Raven Mack at ravenmack at or read the google doc that explains it .

Facebook event here:

Richmond Zine Fest Website here:


Please feel free to print and share these Richmond Zine Fest Fliers!

We are super excited to already have a confirmed date and venue, and to have our table and workshop registration open.

And don’t forget- the Wingnut is hosting a Zine Making Day on Saturday March 30th from 1-5 at 2005 Barton Avenue – come work on your project and share snacks/coffee/tea


The Richmond Zine Fest Organizers will be meeting on Tuesday March 5th at 5pm at the Crenshaw House (GSEX building) at VCU on Franklin St near Harrison.

If you are interested in helping organize zine events and fundraisers leading up to the 2013 Richmond Zine Fest please come! for more information!

The next Richmond Zine Fest organizing meeting will be on Thursday Feb. 21st at 5:30pm at the GSEX building (Crenshaw house at VCU) on Franklin, near the intersection of Franklin and Harrison.
If you are interested in helping to organize, fundraise, and advertise, please come out!

The 2013 Richmond Zine Fest will be on Saturday October 5th from 11am to 5pm at the Gay Community Center of Richmond. Sign up for tablers and workshop facilitators to be coming soon.

Please spread the word to out of town tablers, this is gonna be the best Richmond Zine Fest yet!

Richmond’s story telling group, Secretly Y’all is hosting an event on Monday May 7th at 7:30, with the proceeds going to support the Richmond Zine Fest!

Come on out to Balliceaux to hear stories and maybe share your own. Celebrate Richmonder’s sharing their stories, whether orally or written!

203 N. Lombardy St., Richmond, VA 23220

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

We will hopefully have a confirmed date and venue for the 2012 Richmond Zine Fest by May 7th. Keep updated on the Richmond Zine Fest, coming this Fall, online at