There’s TONS to see and do this weekend at RIPExpo!
Keep an eye on our fresh 2016 Programming page! We’ll be updating the list with cool stuff to keep you busy all weekend.
Check out a selection of programming by us, and our friends**:
Altcomics 7**, 4 pm - 5:30 pm, Ada Books, 717 Westminster Street
2dcloud Press presents Altcomics 7, an afternoon of comics reading and performance by Tommi Parrish, Beatrix Urkowitz, Ben Passmore, and Cybele Collins.
Selfish Magazine**, 7 pm, Ada Books, 717 Westminster Street
Ada will host the makers of Selfish (girlsgetselfish.com), a feminist zine. They’ll discuss its history and inception, and they’ll read some pieces from the zine itself.
Possible Futures, 1 pm - 2:30 pm, Providence Public Library Meeting Room, 3rd Floor, 150 Empire Street
with Kevin Czap, Kate Schapira, Metropolarity, and Lorin Smith
The Metropolarity Collective, Kevin Czapiewski, Lo Smith and Kate Schapira are devoted to Possible Futures. Join us for acts of collective imagining and collaborative making: we’ll talk about the worlds we imagine through drawing and writing, make and draw artifacts from a future we would like to live in, and consider how to bring the futures we want out of the present we know.
Greg Cook’s Friends is Friends Book Release**, TBA, Ada Books, 717 Westminster Street
Greg Cook will stop by to promote his new book, published by First/Second, Friends Is Friends. He may also give a lively presentation on the use of sadness in comics.
RISD Library Special Collections Open House**, 10am - 12pm, RISD Library, 2nd Floor
with Ariel Bordeaux
An open house event for RIPExpo attendees & exhibitors to visit a collection of inspirational resources for artists and designers. A selection of books, zines and experimental publications will be displayed on our tables to view and explore. Guests are invited to learn about our special collections and artists’ books and how to access the collection, as well as learn about our new zine collection and how they can be a part of it. Zine donations welcome.
This event gives RIPExpo attendees & exhibitors a chance to learn how to access the collection, as well as for the RISD Library to meet with makers in order to expand our zine collection.
Providence Comics Consortium Workshop: Super Weakness!, 3 pm - 3:50 pm, Providence Public Library Meeting Room, 3rd Floor, 150 Empire Street
With Walker Mettling (pictured above!)
Come help us build a new team of totally bogus and weird superheroes through generative character design games!