10th annual Richmond Zine Fest to be held at Richmond Public Library

The Richmond Public Library, Main Branch has 87 zines catalogued. They cover a variety of topics.

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Preparations are underway for the 10th annual Richmond Zine Fest this weekend. About 120 people will be on hand to share their self-published magazines.

Organizers say the zine movement has been growing across the country, including Central Virginia, because these unique publications offer an opportunity for expression.

“You can make a zine about a collection you have or just feelings you have,” explains Zine Fest co-organizer Brian Banes. “Or non-fiction, if someone is not writing about something you wish was written about, make it.”

Some zines available at the festival are comic books, while some just include text. They cover a wide-range of topics.

Banes says zines are not about making a profit but spreading an idea.

Richmond Zine Fest is taking place Saturday at the Main Richmond Public Library on East Franklin Street. It goes on from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There are other events taking place to coincide with the festival.  Follow this link for a complete list.

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