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Off-Site: Chicago Zine Fest! April 29th and 30th!

Apr
29
6:30 pm

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Quimby’s is proud to be a co-sponsor of the Chicago Zine Fest! It’s the weekend of Fri. April 29th (panel, readings, opening festivities) and Sat, April 30th (tabling exhibition at the Plumbers Union Hall1340 W Washington Blvd, from 11am-6pm). More info (who is exhibiting and at what table! totebags! all that stuff!) at ChicagoZineFest.org

Here’s the e-mail courtesy of CZF 2016 Organizers Heather, Johnny, Julie, Alex, Violet & Allison!:

CZF 2016 FRIDAY NIGHT INFO

All Friday night events located at Workshop Chicago (935 W. Chestnut St. #530)

April 29th 6:30 – 8pm, Panel: Permission Not Granted: Women of Color and the Politics of Zines

A discussion sponsored by the University of Chicago Library with Leila Abdelrazaq, Sarah Gonzalez, and Monika Harris. Moderated by Monica Trinidad.

April 29th 8 – 9:30pm, Exhibitor Reading: Readings by Andi Santagata (Sorry Mom Comix), JC (Tributaries), Jonas (Cheer the Eff Up), Marnie Galloway (In the Sounds and Seas), Rachel & Sari (Hoax), Taryn Hipp (Lady Teeth), Tanuja Jagernauth (Brown & Proud Press Collective), and Vicky Lim (Abstract Door).

All events during CZF weekend are free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. The Youth Reading will be held as a workshop on Saturday, April 30 at Plumbers Hall.

Sat, April 30th (tabling exhibition at the Plumbers Union Hall1340 W Washington Blvd, from 11am-6pm).

+ also that day at the same place…

CZF 2016 WORKSHOPS

Peruse our workshop offerings for this year’s zine fest below. We’re excited as always to offer a variety of programming for you and your zine-loving friends!

  • Revolutionary Mothering: from zines to anthologies. Join Mai’a Williams and China Martens, two editors of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front lines – to talk about creating in difficult environments, zines and book anthologies, life, art and revolution. Mama centric, but open to all.
  • Drawing Out the Issues: Comics Journalism. Using our recent series for Truthout, Growing Season, as a basis for discussion—as well as our upcoming book Threadbare: Clothes, Sex, and Trafficking—the Ladydrawers Comics Collective will informally talk participants through the basics of longform, collective, comics journalism investigations.
  • Lumpen Live Taping & Radio Transmission. Live radio segment broadcasting directly from CZF 2016!
  • Youth Reading. Join the youngest members of the zine community while they show us all up with their zine skills.
  • Cute Animal Drawing Workshop. Fun ways to draw cute animals for kids ages 6 to 12. Learn basic skills to create infinite cute animals.
  • Busy Beaver Button Co. Custom button making workshop!

Help make our zine dreams come true!

To all you lovely dreamy zine fans, consider donating to Chicago Zine Fest! We’re a crack team of volunteer organizers who are proud to put together this amazing DIY festival each year. But, it is not a cheap endeavor; from venue fees, to printing costs, to offering stipends to our snazzy invited guests, those $$$ add up. Any little bit you may be able to offer is much appreciated. You can donate to CZF here.

Volunteer with CZF!

Are you interested in volunteering with us? We are always looking for folks who have skills to share. Want to help us design programs, promote workshops, host fundraisers, or help at events? Let us know & send us an email at chicagozinefest@gmail.com!

…and check out that cool art by Erik Rodriguez!

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

Jan ’15
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.