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Chicago Zine Fest 2015 Registration Starts Sun, Feb 22nd

CZF15boxRegistration for the 2015 Chicago Zine Fest opens this Sunday, February 22 at 12pm (Central Time)! Table space is first come, first served, and it sells out quickly. Click here for more info.

CZF will be on May 8 + 9, 2015 at a few places around Chicago including tabling at Plumbers Union Hall on the Near West Side. Exhibition day is Saturday from 11am – 6pm. More info on the weekend’s events will be announced soon!

Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor CZF!

Chicago Zine Fest Announces 2015 Dates, Exhibition Location and Artwork!

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Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor Chicago Zine Fest! As per their most recent press release:


CHICAGO- Chicago Zine Fest is thrilled to announce that the dates for our 6th annual festival will be Friday May 8th and Saturday May 9th!

The exhibition will be Saturday May 9th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Plumbers Union Hall on the near West Side. This is a new location for the fest’s exhibition. This venue will allow us to add more participants, organization and programming to the expo. Friday May 8th will host our opening panel, as well as a youth reading, and exhibitor reading (information, location and times TBA).

Registration for the exhibition will be open on Sunday, February 22nd at 12PM CST. The festival welcomes self-publishers who release independent zines and comics. Registration occurs through our website.

The artwork for the 2015 festival was designed by Chicago based cartoonist, illustrator, and teaching artist Corinne Mucha (maidenhousefly.com). Final artwork to be released.

Look for future press releases closer to the festival date to include programming information, festival workshop schedule, invited guest panelists and announced festival exhibitors.

For more information on the Chicago Zine Fest, visit our website at chicagozinefest.org.


More info as developments are announced!

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

7:00 pm


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
1:00 pm


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.