Richmond Zine Fest

The Richmond Zine Fest is an annual event put on by local zinesters. This year it will be held on Saturday October 16th, 2010!!!

What’s a zine?
From Stolen Sharpie Revolution
(pronounced like magazine without the maga) A zine is an independently created publication containing anything you want it to; personal experiences and stories, political ideologies, music related writing, gardening tips, fiction, travel stories, comics, photography, or anything you like. zines can be put together by one person or a group of people and they are usually photocopied but can also be printed offset, letter press, or mimeographed.

What’s a zine fest?
A zine fest is an event where zinesters (individual sellers as well as zine distro owners) meet up to sell and trade zines, as well as meet other zinesters. However, please note that trading is up to each individual zinester, and distros traditionally do not trade zines.
A zine fest is not traditionally 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.

What can I expect from the Richmond Zine Fest?
The Richmond Zine Fest is a pretty laid-back event, although pretty thouroughly organized and heavily promoted in the Richmond area, as well as online. We do not expect tablers to use sales pressure. When we promote this event, we generally mention that zines are fairly cheap and usually no more than $3-5, so please consider this if you are thinking of tabling and most of your work is above $5. We do not exclusively curate this event (meaning, asking zinesters to send in their works ahead of time).

Tabling At The Richmond Zine Fest

If you have never tabled at a zine fest before, please read this page before registering for a table: What’s a zine? What’s a zine fest? (opens in a new window)

Vendors this year have 1 option for tabling this year: tabling on just Saturday (all day).
Prices for tables this year are as follows:
1/2 of a 6-foot table =  $10 for Saturday
1 6-foot table =  $20 for Saturday
2 6-foot tables =  $35 for Saturday
Official non-profits with a Tax ID status receive their table fees at 50% off, but can only table free literature and information. Please tell us you are doing the Non-Profit option, and we will e-mail you the table costs upon confirmation.

Workshops

We are currently taking suggestions for what workshops to have at the Richmond Zine Fest this year. If you have any suggestions or are interested in teaching a workshop, please e-mail us at richmondzinefest(at)yahoo.com.

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