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. 2019 CZF art by Neil Brideau of Radiator Comics.
For our 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. More details about performers coming soon.
After the reading, head over to the Cards Against Humanity Theater, 1551 W. Homer St. in Bucktown, for a rousing game of Zine Jeopardy at 9pm, CZF’s first self-publisher-friendly zine game show, hosted by longtime CZF organizer Johnny Misfit. The contestants, comics artist John Porcellino and zinemakers Julia Eff and Billy the Bunny, will go head-to-head as we test their knowledge of all things zine.
All Friday events are accessible, free, and open to the public.
Stay tuned for more information about this year’s Chicago Zine Fest! Visit chicagozinefest.org for more info.