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CZF 2019 Friday Event: Exhibitor Reading at Quimby’s, Zine Jeopardy at Cards Against Humanity Theater

May
17
6:00 pm

On Friday night of #CZF2019, Chicago Zine Fest has two special events. The annual Exhibitor Reading will be here at Quimby’s Bookstore, Friday May 17th from 6-8pm. Zine creators share stories and comics from the pages of their publications. Hosted by Megan Kirby. Readers include David Alvarado, Julia Arredondo, Ed Blair, Eileen Chavez, Casey Goonan, Jonas, Jaclyn Miller, LizMarie Palomo, Leslie Perrine, Jami Sailor, and Alejandra Trigoso.

Afterwards head over to the Cards Against Humanity Theater (1551 W. Homer St) for Zine Jeopardy at 9pm. Chicago Zine Fest organizer Johnny Misfit will host and contestants John Porcellino, Julia Eff and Billy the Bunny will go head-to-head as we test their knowledge of all things zine.  More info about that here.

Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor CZF and congratulates the festival for celebrating 10 years!  The Chicago Zine Fest is a celebration of small press and independent publishers, with an annual festival of workshops, events, and the big expo day where 250+ zinesters set up tables to sell and trade their zines. All the events are free and open to the public. CZF 2019 will be held May 16th, 17th, and 18th. More info at chicagozinefest.org.

Want the Facebook Event Invite for this special Friday double header? It’s here.

 

Art by Neil Brideau.

Chicago Zine Fest 2019, May 16th-18th

May
16
11:00 am

Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor The Chicago Zine Fest, a celebration of small press and independent publishers, with free workshops, events, and an annual festival. CZF 2019 is in its tenth year! CZF 2019 will take place over three days: May 16th-18th. Saturday, May 18th is the main exhibition at Plumbers Union Hall (1340 W Washington Blvd). All events during CZF weekend are always FREE, wheelchair accessible, and open to the public.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Chicago Zine Fest, CZF has added an official third day of events this year! Join the fest on the campus of DePaul University in Lincoln Park for two special events on Thursday, May 16th: a special visit to the DePaul University Special Collections and Archives at 6pm and a Zines + Social Justice Panel at 7pm. More info at chicagozinefest.org

For the Friday night programming at CZF 2019, there are two special events:

Quimby’s will host the Exhibitor Reading from 6-8pm Friday, May 17th here at 1854 W. North Ave. in Wicker Park. Zine creators exhibiting at this year’s fest will share stories and comics from the pages of their publications. Details are here. After the reading, head over to the Cards Against Humanity Theater at 9pm for a rousing game of Zine Jeopardy at 9pm. Details here.

Stay tuned for more information about this year’s Chicago Zine Fest! Visit chicagozinefest.org for more info.

2019 CZF art by Neil Brideau of Radiator Comics.

Off-Site: Chicago Zine Fest 2018, May 18th and 19th

May ’18
18
12:00 pm

 

Watch this space for more info about Chicago Zine Fest 2018!

Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor The Chicago Zine Fest, a celebration of small press and independent publishers, with free workshops, events, and an annual festival. CZF 2018 will be held May 18-19. All events are free!

Friday, May 18th: Panel Discussion & Exhibitor Reading, 6:30-9:30pm at the Institute of Cultural Affairs, 4750 N. Sheridan Road in Uptown. The topic is On Speaking Terms: Zines, Librarians and Communities and the panel will feature local zinester and Chicago Public Library employee Oscar Arreola, Doro of the School of the Art Institute’s Zine Collection, Milo from Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP), and moderated by the University of Chicago’s zine archivist, Sarah G. Wenzel. Then stay for the exhibitor reading featuring performances by Zach Auburn, Shira Mario, Megan Metzger, Ariel Chan, Marian Runk, Katie Armentrout and Cathy Hannah. Facebook event invite for that event here.

Saturday, May 19th: Tabling Exhibition, 11am-6pm at The Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 W Washington Blvd in Chicago. The exhibitor list is here.  And Facebook event invite for that event here. Come see us at Table S3!

And don’t forget about the Chicago Zine Fest Afterparty w/ Punk Rock Karaoke at the Co-Prosperity Sphere from 7:30 to midnight on Saturday night. (Here’s the Facebook event invite for it.) $6 goes to fundraiser for the CHIPRC.

PRK flyer by Miguel Centeno.

 

For more info:

chicagozinefest.org

facebook.com/chicagozinefest

twitter.com/chicagozinefest

chicagozinefest.tumblr.com

instagram.com/chicagozinefest

Interested in volunteering? Contact CZF here!

CZF 2018 artwork by Yewon Kwon.

Off-Site: Chicago Zine Fest Karaoke Fundraiser Thursday Dec 8th at Beauty Bar

Dec ’16
8
8:00 pm

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Calling all Karaoke Idols, you can stop singing to yourself while driving to work and join Chicago Zine Fest at our annual karaoke fundraiser, Thursday, December 8th at Beauty Bar, 1444 W Chicago Ave. NOT at QUIMBY’S.

Hosted by Joe and Liz Mason of Shameless Karaoke, dig deep into their songbook of over 3000 songs (w/ 100 new ones just added for you to try out!). They’ve got tons of artists from classics to contemporary from the like of David Bowie, Neil Diamond, Katy Perry, Michael Jackson, No Doubt, Madonna, Prince, Rolling Stones, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears and “more more more” (yes Billy Idol too).

There is a $5 admission which will benefit the 2017 Chicago Zine Fest. Beauty Bar offers their signature martini and a manicure drink special! Plus walk away with some extra cash by entering the CZF Split the Pot raffle. 

Now all that’s left is you and some friends (can’t sing duets alone). The event beings at 8pm and is 21+.

Get on stage and rock out! 

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. CZF’s mission is to showcase the culture and accessibility of zine-making through workshops, events, and an annual festival that welcomes artists and creators to share their stories, knowledge, and love of zines. The 2017 Chicago Zine Fest is Friday May 5 with the 8th Annual Zine Exhibition on Saturday May 6 at Plumber’s Union Hall. For more information visit chicagozinefest.org.

Quimby’s Bookstore is proud to be a sponsor for Chicago Zine Fest.

Flyer artwork by Chicago illustrator Chema Skandal.

Here’s the Facebook invite for this event. Tell yr friends!

Offsite: Chicago Zine Fest 2017!

May ’17
5
3:00 pm

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Quimby’s is proud to be a co-sponsor of the Chicago Zine Fest, a celebration of small press and independent publishers, with free workshops, events, and an annual festival. The next CZF will be held May 5th-6th, 2017.

Fri, May 5th at Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St in Bridgeport) – NOT AT QUIMBY’S
6:30pm: “Tools of Survival: Using Zines for Self-Care Panel” moderated by School of Life Design co-founder Kelly Cree. With JC, Rinko Endo, and Kevin Budnik. Panel sponsored by The University of Chicago Library.
8pm: Exhibitor Readings, featuring zinesters & comics artists Natasha HernandezBianca XuniseAus & LaurenEryca SenderSage CoffeyJavier Suarez + Cameron Del RosarioFiona Avocado, and Jim Joyce.

Sat, May 6th at Plumbers Union Hall (1340 W Washington Blvd) – NOT AT QUIMBY’S
11am-6pm: Zine Exhibition – Quimby’s will have a table, yes! Here’s the list of other exhibitors, sponsors, and guests!
noon-1pm “Ever Evolving Bastion of Freakdom: A Quimby’s Panel.” Chicago Zine Fest offers the community a way to engage and learn through a selection of workshops held during the expo. CZF is pleased to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Chicago’s Quimby’s bookstore with the panel “Ever Evolving Bastion of Freakdom: A Retrospective of Quimby’s” featuring a discussion (moderated by CZF co-organizer Alex Nall) with store founder Steven Svymbersky (and owner of Quimby’s Bookstore NYC), Quimby’s Bookstore Chicago store manager and zinester Liz Mason, with special guests, Neil Brideau (former employee and founder of Radiator Comics) and artist/photographer/Quimby’s regular customer Oscar Arriola. Come for a rousing discussion of how Quimby’s Bookstore got started, how it has evolved over the years, and how each panelist played a vital role in where it is today! Here’s the Facebook event invite for this panel! (And here’s the post on our blog about the panel.)

Here’s a list of other workshops etc during the fest!

Be on top of all things CZF:
chicagozinefest.org
twitter.com/chicagozinefest
facebook.com/chicagozinefest
chicagozinefest.tumblr.com
instagram.com/chicagozinefest

You can support the Chicago Zine Fest by donating through Paypal, contacting them about an in-kind donation, or volunteering!

Art by Quimby’s employee Mike Centeno!