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Chicago Zine Fest Karaoke Night Fundraiser 1/23 at Beauty Bar

Jan
23
9:00 pm

CZF KaraokeCheck one, check two. Get set to sing the night away Friday, January 23rd, 9pm, at Chicago Zine Fest’s annual karaoke fundraiser at Beauty Bar, 1444 W Chicago Ave.

The entertainment will be provided by Shameless Karaoke. Their diverse songbook covers all genres with selections from artists including David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Neil Diamond, Duran Duran, Erasure, Michael Jackson, the Kinks, Madonna, Motley Crue, Oasis, Ozzy Osbourne, Prince, Rolling Stones, Sir Mixalot, Britney Spears and a variety of punk and new wave classics as well.

There is a $5 admission which will benefit the 2015 Chicago Zine Fest. The event beings at 9pm and is 21+. Hosted by Shameless Karaoke KJ, Caboose zinester and Quimby’s manager Liz Mason. Beauty Bar will offer drink specials all night long including a signature martini and a manicure.

Take the stage and own it. Bring friends and sing a duet. Or enjoy from the crowd. Come out and have a good time and support self-publishing in Chicago.

About CZF: The Chicago Zine Fest is an independent event creating an outlet for small press and independent publishers to showcase their work. Our goal is to make DIY zine-making accessible, highlight the talents of self-published artists, and give independent artists a chance to interact, and swap skills through tabling, community events, and workshops. Quimby’s Bookstore is proud to be a sponsor of CZF. For more information visit chicagozinefest.org.

Click here for the Shameless Karaoke Song List.

Please note this event is NOT at Quimby’s, it is at at Beauty Bar, 1444 W Chicago Ave.

Zine & Comics Events: Making Magic Happen Librarians & Zinesters, at Quimby’s 1/30

Jan
30
7:00 pm

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Join librarians and zine enthusiasts at Quimby’s Bookstore to discuss running a successful zine or comics event – whether it’s a one-hour DIY workshop for teens or a festival with thousands of attendees. Librarians, zinesters, and comics makers will share stories and tips about developing community through events, and then open the floor to your questions. This workshop to learn about promoting comics and zines from successful planners from the Chicago Zine Fest, Chicago Public Library and more.

Featured speakers include: Johnny from Chicago Zine Fest, Julie Koslowsky (Outreach Coordinator for YOUmedia at the Chicago Public Library and CZF) & Joshua for Mid-Michigan Zine Fest.

Coordinated with the 2015 American Library Association Midwinter Conference, this is your chance to meet and talk about zines with some of the 12,000 librarians who will be in Chicago. After the event (and time for browsing), head around the corner to Dimo’s for vegan-friendly pizza (1615 North Damen Avenue).

This event is free and open to the public – anyone interested in zines or libraries is encouraged to attend!

For more info:

Violet Fox (violetfox(at)gmail(dot)com)

Log in to Facebook for event page here.

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CZF Bingo at the Logan Bar and Grill 12/11

CZFbingoChicago Zine Fest’s fourth annual Bingo Night fundraiser will be held on Thursday, December, 11 at Logan Bar and Grill, 2230 N California Ave, 7pm.  (NOT AT QUIMBY’S.)

Zine Fest Bingo is always a great time. Join special guest bingo callers, Chicago based performance duo Mothergirl, Katy Albert and Sophia Hamilton, as they call out the numbers. There is a suggested entry donation of $10 which includes your bingo cards good for multiple rounds. Each round allows for a chance to win!

There is over $500 in spectacular prizes from local businesses and artists including Quimby’s Bookstore, Handlebar, Second City, Marnie Galloway, This Fine Day, Mieke Zuiderweg, Rhosilk, Fount Leather, Letter Writers Alliance, Swim Club, Chapter Jewelry, Zero Bird, Sean Mort Print Shop, Kozie Prery, Red Belly Studio, and 1.by.liz.

All proceeds benefit Chicago Zine Fest 2015. Win prizes (like a Quimby’s gift certificate!), support self-publishing and have fun!

For more information visit chicagozinefest.org

Click here for the Facebook event invite.

Event flyer created by zine fest organizer @Michael Schneider.

About Mothergirl:
Mothergirl (Katy Albert and Sophia Hamilton) is a Chicago based performance duo whose work has taken the form of installation, durational event, and guided audience interaction. Mothergirl’s characters, and the worlds they inhabit, exhibit a strategically refracted or misrepresented view of current political and philosophical discourse, creating a space where viewers are challenged to think critically about their own relationships with feminism, consumerism, and representational visuality. They are founders and hosts of Bits and Pieces: A Monthly Salon for Ideas and Experiments. They were 2012 ACRE Residents and 2013 Chicago Artists Coalition HATCH Residents. www.mothergirlperformance.com

Quimby’s is proud to be a sponsor for Chicago Zine Fest.

Off-Site: Chicago Zine Fest 5th Anniversary, March 14th-15th

Mar ’14
14
1:00 pm

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Chicago Zine Fest, an annual celebration of self-publishing efforts, celebrates its 5th anniversary! It’s an independent event creating an outlet for small press and independent publishers to showcase their work with the aim to make DIY zine-making accessible, highlight the talents of self-published artists, and give independent artists a chance to interact and swap skills. Quimby’s is happy to be one of the sponsors!

Friday, March 14th

Zine Panel, Columbia College’s Conaway Center (1104 S. Wabash), 1-3pm
In it for the Long Haul: A Discussion on Longevity in Zines with Cindy Crabb, Tomas Moniz, and Alex Wrekk, moderated by Quimby’s Bookstore manager Liz Mason.

Youth Zine Reading and an Exhibitor Zine Reading, Hairpin Arts Center (2800 N. Milwaukee), 6-9pm

Kickoff Celebration Dance Party, Hairpin Arts Center (2800 N. Milwaukee) 9-11:30pm
Music provided by CHIRP Radio.

Saturday, March 15th

Tabling Exhibition, Columbia College’s Conaway Center (1104 S. Wabash), 11am-6pm
Over 200 zinesters will exhibit their publications, host workshops, and lead panel discussions in the spirit of self-publishing. Saturday’s exhibition will be supported with programming throughout the day. There are workshops on various self-publishing topics, hands-on kid’s zine-making area, button making presented by Busy Beaver Buttons, photo booth by Glitter Guts, an exclusive Brain Frame comics reading, plus demonstrations presented by staff and students from Columbia’s Center for Book and Paper Arts. Come to the Quimby’s table and say hi!

“We are so excited that enthusiasm has grown for the fest in these first 5 years, and hope it continues to grow!” says Leslie Perrine, an original festival organizer. She adds, “I’m honored to be the only 5th year organizer still involved with the zine fest. I’ve seen it from our very first fundraiser to now an event people tell me they love…It’s really exciting to see the evolution of the fest. Remembering where we have come from has always been important to us as well.”

An organizing goal for the 2014 fest was to welcome new exhibitors. Over 1/3 of all registered tables are first time festival exhibitors. Registration for the fest sold out in a record two hours, trumping 2013 which took 15 hours to close. “The support that CZF has gotten from zine writers and comic artists throughout the country has been astounding,” said Jaclyn Miller, in her second year as organizer.

The Chicago Zine Fest is sponsored by the Book and Paper Center at Columbia College Chicago, Quimby’s Bookstore, Chicago Publishers Resource Center, the Hairpin Arts Center, CHIRP Radio and 826CHI. All 2014 artwork is by Chicago artist and illustrator Marnie Galloway.

For more info and specifics, see chicagozinefest.org.

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Chicago Zine Fest Looking For Submissions For Zine

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As per their press release:

The Chicago Zine Fest will be celebrating its fifth year of existence next year! We’re blown away by the massive zine love that takes place in Chicago each spring, and we are thankful that you’ve been a part of making that happen. To celebrate this five year milestone, we are putting together a comp zine of CZF stories. Do you have a memorable CZF experience, anecdote, or adventure? We’d love it if you could be a part of this project!

The details:
Submissions should be 1-3 pages
Submissions should be half size (5.5” x 8.5”)
New or previously published work accepted
Submissions should be about something related to the Chicago Zine Fest
A high resolution (at least 300 dpi) JPEG or PDF of the submission can be emailed to chicagozinefest@gmail.com.

Along with your submission, please send a contributor bio (featuring your name, the title of your zine, contact info, and a few sentences about yourself) to be listed in the back of the zine.

We reserve the right not to include every submission. Contributors will receive a copy of the zine, so please include your mailing address with your submission.

Submissions are due by February 1, 2014. The zine will be sold at CZF 2014 & online, with all proceeds going towards CZF.

Thank you for being a part of the Chicago Zine Fest!