4th Annual Richmond Zine Fest

Artist: Cassie Mulheron

Date: October 16, 2010

Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Gay Community Center of Richmond, 1407 Sherwood Ave.

Programming | Exhibitors

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12-12:45 Copwatch by Mo Karn

Richmond Copwatch is a non-hierarchical network of groups dedicated to ending police abuse. The workshop will allow space for questions, explanations, creativity, and discussion about what copwatch is and what copwatch could be.

1-1:45 Security Culture by Daveigh

The Wingnut Anarchist Collective will host this opportunity for people new to activism/organizing/security culture to get introduced to the topic as well as a chance for folks who already know about security culture to brush up on their practice and understanding of it.

2-2:45 Zine Making for All Ages by Jane

An explanation and overview of zines, presentation of sample zines, distribution of a bibliography of zine literature, and a hands-on DIY zine mini-workshop, in which participants learn how to make a single cut (paper will be pre-cut) in one 8 and one-half by 11 sheet of paper to produce a palm-sized six-page zine.

3-3:45 LIPS by Annie

A workshop/group discussion on the trials, tribulations, and joys that come along with starting a sexy, educational, and art-filled zine about sexuality. Stick around after the workshop to be a part of the newest chapter of Lips right here in Richmond! Also, we will be discussing plans to take Lips on the road in our upcoming project: The Lips Veggie Bus.

4-4:45 Rock Camp for Girls in Richmond by Melissa

A workshop and discussion to build interest and start planning for a girls and non-gender conforming youth rock camp in Richmond, Virginia. This project will require a lot of involvement from the community as a whole, so everyone has something to offer.


Approaching Apocalypse Distro/Wingnut/FNB – Mo Karn, Zine Distro in Richmond, Virginia

The Black Hand Collective/Coping Skills zine – Learn skills to help those with depression, anxiety, and stress issues cope with the extremist negative thought processes that come with such mental health issues. Learn to identify irrational and negative thoughts and emotions and turn them around into more rational and feasible thoughts. Thwarting negative thinking is the first step in coping with stressors of all types. Email: theblackhandrva@gmail.com

Black Diner – Erika S. http//blacklightdiner.com

Celestial Bodies & My Sex http://www.dandydextrous.blogspot.com

Click Clack Distro – In August 2008 Click Clack Distro began its foundation from a strong desire to keep zines and independent publishing alive. Click Clack exists to put independent press into the hands of readers and to help people gain volume in their voice by providing zine distribution service. Click Clack is committed to carry zines from topics among the personal, political, DIY, How-To, skill sharing, mental health, and health topics as well as anything else that may fit in to alternative living and ideas.

Copy That! Distro is a one-grrrl show run by Cheyborg Neckmonster. Most of the zines here have to do with sexuality, gender, self-acceptance, consent, and thinks fo that ilk, but there are also a few random things thrown in for fun.

Dave Mingee – Richmond, Virginia

DC Conspiracy – “The Brewmaster’s Castle,’ a 20-page, self-published comic about legendary D.C. brewer Christain Heurich and his Victorian mansion  is the latest collaboration between D.C.-area cartoonists Matt Dembicki and Andrew Cohen.

“Don’t Read on ME!” is a 50 part story told in non-chronological order (i.e. instead of being numbered 1, 2, 3 the zines are numbered 19, 17, 33, etc.) It’s primarily the story of three friends initial brought together but ultimately torn apart by the zine, but it also features essays, short fiction, album reviews, interviews, and it is currently the only news source with the balls to cover President Obama’s ongoing journey through space. (Take that CNN!)

Eric Gordon – Hand Xeroxed/Assembled from Montgomery County, MD, Books by Eric Gordon: comics, poetry, fine art drawings from the streets, subways, buses, bars of DC. Mr. Squibly, Culture Vulture, Eemuncifer Jones, Animated Dog Breath & other collaborative books.

Fanciest Lumps – If comics could be described in terms of ice cream flavors, then Fanciest Lumps would be Brownie Batter. The comic delves into the subjects of anger, depression, love, loss, and identity but also takes the time to discuss cats, rock museums and body hair. German Expressionism and film noir influence the art style of each panel. So really, Fanciest Lumps might be closer to morose muffin. http://www.fanciestlumps.com/

Firefly Blind Press is run by Aijung Kim, who is an artist, writer, and printmaker. She makes illustrated zines of poetry and musings on daily life. Check out more of her artwork at http://www.aijungkim.com and her online craft shop at http://www.sprouthead.etsy.com.

Flying Brick Library is a radical lending library and community space located in the historic neighborhood of Oregon Hill in Richmond, Virginia. Their collection includes books, zines, periodicals, and other media about class, labor, feminism, sex, queer issues, immigration, anarchism, DIY, health, fiction, biography, art, film, religion, travel, psychology, peace, communism, poetry, plays, revolution, energy, environmentalism, animal rights, disability issues, gender, economics, urban studies, education, race, civil rights, and more! Email: theflyingbrick@riseup.net

Full Sanction – Joe and Rusty are savage lovers. They publish the comic “Full Sanction” as well as the zine “Dirt Worst.” They also wear silver armor and break the backs of criminals at night. They also love candy shaped liked vegetables. They also celebrate birthdays. They offer violence. http://www.fullsanction.com/

Gatherings and Scatterings, Zebra Spit – Luke Stroud. Richmond, Virginia.

Go Flying Turtle! – Steve Loya’s distro, which shares its name with his blog, focuses on his art. The zines themselves are what can be considered picture books, and hopefully the visual aspect itself speaks more than words. Affordably priced, his 16-page zines “Splotch!” and “Tales from the Natural World” are limited to 60 copies and are hand-signed by the artist. His art can be viewed online at the following websites: http://www.steveloya.com, steveloyaart.blogspot.com, goflyingtrt.blogspot.com, asplotchmonsteraday.blogspot.com

Hoax/You’ve Got a Friend in PA & Uni(un)verse Zine is a collaborative zine attempting to bring feminism into everyday life & finding the connections between us despite our differences. hoaxzine.tumblr.com

Honey Flow Distro – Jillian McGrath, honeyflowdistro@gmail.com

Jenny Waters & Rebecca Henderson

JMS Books LLC is a local press specializing in queer fiction and poetry in both print and electronic formats. Created in July 2010 by prolific gay erotic romance writer J.M. Snyder, JMS Books offers competitive royalty rates to authors and poets. We are looking for fresh, new voices in GLBT fiction (including erotica, romance, and young adult), as well as general fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. For more information, please visit http://www.jms-books.com.


Kara Comegys

Ksen Zines – Matt Carman & Kseniya Yarosh, Brooklyn, NY

Lips: Expressions of Female Sexuality Lips – A sex-positive zine, also the subject of a workshop. More details in the section about workshops at zine fest.

Microcosm Publishing is an independent publisher and distributor based in Bloomington, IN, and Portland, OR. They distribute & publish zines, books, pamphlets, stickers, buttons, patches, t-shirts, posters, films and more. http://www.microcosmpublishing.com

Nicholas DeFilippis – Henrico, Virginia

The Order of Seven Hills The Order of Seven Hills is a martial arts club in Richmond, VA. We’ll be promoting our club and the martial arts style of Cabal Fang, by selling a zine called The Hourglass Gazette “for the enjoyment of pugilists, philosophers, polymaths, pulp heroes and their nemeses, bohemians, anarchists, and free-thinkers of refined taste, loosely covering the topics of physical culture, western martial arts, philosophy, esoterica, and whatever else comes to mind.” We’ll also be selling club memberships and books. http://www.order7hills.com

O’Shell – David O’Shell, oshell.wordpress.com

Oura – Oura Sananikone, oura.tumblr.com

Parcell Press – Taylor Ball’s sustainable, independent distribution and publishing project. http://www.parcellpress.com

Richmond IWW – The Richmond Industrial Workers of the World is a revolutionary union involved  with struggles in the workplace and the community. Members include the unemployed, teachers, social workers, retail workers, construction workers, bartenders, students, and computer programmers. Only bosses are not allowed to join. You have a legal right to join a union and membership is confidential. For more information, email richmondiww@gmail.com

Richmond Poetry Miscellany – Addison Herron-Wheeler

Samuel Hilgartner

Sassy Junior is a literary zine. Thank you, Sassy Junior.

Sassyfrass Circus & Femme A Barbe – Sassyfras Circus is a comix zine about social anxiety, queer puberty, and over-caffeination. Femme a Barbe is a compilation zine for bearded ladies and other gender outlaws. Their creator lives on the internet at sassyfrasscircus.com and in real life in Washington, D.C.

Scribble and 111 zines by J.M. Lucas and 111 Zines by the students in her Focused Inquiry classes at VCU

Silk City Series/Cup & Saucer Chronicles – Eric Nelson, NYC

Sink/Swim is an independent publishing press and distro located  in Richmond, VA. We support independently minded, DIY authors. Our goal is to give these creators a forum in which to share their work. Sink/Swim supports vegetarianism, veganism, bikes, punk and hardcore, and independent creation. http://www.sinkswimpress.com

Six Gallery Press – Micah Krafcik, Pittsburgh, PA. http://www.sixgallerypress.com/index.html

Special Collections & Archives/JBC, VCU Libraries houses an emerging collection of local/national zines–punk, how-to, socio-political, LGBTQ, comic, poetry, and personal are just a few examples. We also collect zine anthologies, visual/textual histories about underground publishing, & ephemeral materials from Richmond Zine Fest & more. Stop by our table to learn more about the zine archive.

Substance Ink – Sean

Things I want, but cannot have, I don’t want to leave you, & Punk Zine, Arty Party, This is a Comic Book, Us Out of North America – Chelsea Dirk and James Payne, cheseadirk.com & banalization.blogspot.com

Wooden Shoe Books – Jini Kades, http://www.woodenshoebooks.com

Do you have other images and things we can add to our archive for 2010? Email us at zine.fest@richmondzinefest.info with subject line: RZF Archive ❤