Zine Club Chicago Online: Zine Bingo II Edition, May 25th

May ’21
7:30 pm

A red-and-blue infographic flyer with the cartoon image of people playing bingo and text that reads: “Zine Club Chicago: Zine Bingo II Edition; Online! Free!; Zoom info on quimbys.com; 7:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday, May 25”

Zine Club Chicago Online: Zine Bingo II Edition

7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, May 25 on Zoom


We had such a good time playing Zine Bingo last month that we’ve decided to keep the game rolling into our May event! We’ll be covering the squares on our zinecentric bingo board that we didn’t get to during the first round, so plan to bring zines that fit the categories that aren’t already checked off.

Our twist on the classic game gives everyone an opportunity to go on a scavenger hunt through your own zine collections. Check out our updated bingo card, grab your zines, BYOS(nacks), and join us on Zoom for Zine Club Chicago Online: Zine Bingo II Edition at 7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, May 25!

Here’s how our version of Zine Bingo works: 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 square on the card represents a category of zines that you might have in your collection; for example, a how-to zine or a zine that makes you laugh.

Before we meet, search your collection and find zines that correspond to the categories in the unchecked squares on the card. (If a square has a check mark on it, that means we’ve already discussed that category during our April event.) The card’s rows are marked with the letters Z-I-N-E-S. Each square also has a number in the corner. Y’all are welcome to bring zines that correspond to as many of the unchecked squares as you like, 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 unchecked square on the bingo card. Folks with a zine that fits the category in the square we’ve called will then tell us about the zine they brought. We’ll keep going until we get a collective full-card bingo! (Everyone is a winner at Zine Club Chicago).

** Zoom info ** We want to make sure that our online 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 9 p.m. CDT Monday, May 24 (the day before our event). Zine Club will email you the Zoom link by 11 p.m. CDT on 5/24.

Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are always welcome at Zine Club Chicago, the city’s only book club-style event for people who read zines. This free monthly series is produced by Chicago Zine Fest/Midwest Perzine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin and sponsored by Quimby’s Bookstore. Anna Jo Beck designs our monthly flyers, 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 on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook: @zineclubchicago

Facebook event here.

A handmade Zine Bingo board with a description of a different category of zine in each square; some squares are checked off.