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

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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!

 

Chicago Zine Fest Punk Rock Karaoke Fundraiser at The Beauty Bar 1/9

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Prepare to belt out your favorite punk songs Thursday, January 9th at Chicago Zine Fest’s first fundraiser of 2014, their 3rd annual event partnering with Punk Rock Karaoke Chicago at Beauty Bar at 1444 W Chicago Ave.

The Punk Rock Karaoke songbook has selections from bands including Ramones, Rancid, Green Day, Blonde, Against Me!, the Clash, Misfits, the Smiths and more! These tunes will make you pump your fist in the air and pogo around all night long. Bring your friends to join in on the fun.

Beauty Bar staff will offer a unique drink special all night long, a signature martini and a manicure.

Hosts for the night will be the energetic and outrageous duo of Marisa Overton and Tara Anley.

There is a $5 admission which will benefit the 2014 Chicago Zine Fest. The event beings at 8pm and is 21+.

About Chicago Zine Fest: 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. The festival will be held on March 14 and 15, 2014. For more information visit chicagozinefest.org.

Note: This is NOT at Quimby’s! It is at Beauty Bar at 1444 W Chicago Ave.

Off-Site Event: Chicago Zine Fest

Mar ’13
8
12:00 pm

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Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor Chicago Zine Fest is an independent event creating an outlet for small press and independent publishers to showcase their work. Their 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. The 2013 Chicago Zine Fest will take place on March 8th and 9th at various places around the city.

Friday, March 8, 2013:

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Writing about Health, Disability, and Accessibility in Zines: A Panel with Kerri Radley, Maranda Elizabeth, and Dave Roche at the Conaway Center, Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60605

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Youth Reading at 826 CHI

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Exhibitor Reading at 826 CHI

9:00 pm: Quimby’s will be the site to unveil the recipient of this year’s Long Arm Stapler Award for Awesomeness in Zineness, as well as Zine Win Lose or Draw, hosted by our own Neil Brideau (editor of The Plan).

Saturday, March 9, 2013

11:00 am – 6:00 pm: Zine Exhibition featuring over 200 tablers, workshops, and panels at the Conaway Center, Columbia College. Quimby’s will be tabling there. Stop by and say hi!

For more info such as workshops and panels etc. on Saturday, see : chicagozinefest.org

Zine, Lose, or Draw!: A Chicago Zine Fest Game Show Hosted by Neil Brideau, at Quimby’s 3/8

Mar ’13
8
9:30 pm

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“Zine, Lose, or Draw!” is CZF’s own take on beloved gameshow “Win, Lose, or Draw!” Teams will compete in this Pictionary-style game with a self-publishing theme. Be a part of the action by joining a team or cheer from the audience. Fun for everyone!

 

“Zine, Lose, or Draw!” will be hosted by Quimby’s very own Neil Brideau, co-organizr of Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) and creator of Oh Boy! Comics.

 

“Zine, Lose, or Draw!” is a part of Chicago Zine Fest 2013 taking place March 8-9 at various Chicago locations. CZF is an independent event creating an outlet for small press and independent publishers to showcase their work.

 

For more info: chicagozinefest.org