Zine Club Chicago Online: Return of Zine Bingo Edition, April 23rd

7:30 pm

Zine Club Chicago Online: Return of Zine Bingo Edition
7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, April 23 on Zoom

This month, Zine Club Chicago is bringing back Zine Bingo! Our twist on the classic game will give everyone an opportunity to go on a scavenger hunt through your own zine collections.

Check out our bingo card, grab your zines, BYOS(nacks) and join us on Zoom for Zine Club Chicago Online: Return of Zine Bingo Edition at 7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

Here’s how our version of Zine Bingo will work: We’ve created a zinecentric bingo card that you can find in this post and at quimbys.com. (We’ll all be using the same card for the game; feel free to print it out or download it). Each box on the card represents a category of zines that you might have in your collection; for example, a how-to zine or a zine about cats.

Before we meet, search your collection and find one zine that corresponds to a category in one box from each vertical row on the card. The rows are marked with the letters Z-I-N-E-S. Each box also has a number in the corner. (Y’all are welcome to bring zines that correspond to more or fewer than one box per row, or to not bring zines at all and join us just to hang out.)

During our event, we’ll randomly pull bingo balls marked with the letter and number of each box on the bingo card. Folks with a zine that fits the category in the box we’ve called will then tell us about the zine they brought. We’ll keep going until we get a collective bingo! (Everyone is a winner at Zine Club Chicago.)

** RSVP required ** We want to make sure that our online Zine Club Chicago events are a safe space, so we won’t be releasing the Zoom link publicly. If you’d like to attend, please email zineclubchicago@gmail.com to RSVP by 5 p.m. CT Monday, April 22 (the evening before our event). We’ll email you the Zoom link by 5 p.m. CT Tuesday, April 23.

-> Please note that we’ve changed the RSVP cutoff to 5 P.M. CT on the evening before our online event! <-

Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are always welcome at Zine Club Chicago. This free event series is produced by Cynthia E. Hanifin and sponsored by Quimby’s Bookstore. Anna Jo Beck designs our monthly flyers and created our logo, and made our Zine Club Chicago Shout-Outs site, where folks can peruse and recommend zines we’ve discussed at our events: https://zineclubchicagoshoutouts.spread.name/

More info at the Zine Club Chicago social media channels: @zineclubchicago

Facebook event link is here.

Image descriptions

A red-and-blue infographic flyer, with an image of a round wire receptacle filled with bingo balls, and text that reads: “Zine Club Chicago: Return of Zine Bingo Edition; Online! Free!; Zoom info + bingo card on quimbys.com; 7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, April 23, 2024”

A handmade Zine Bingo board with a description of a different category of zine in each square.