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

May ’19
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.

A Breakup Party at Quimby’s with Vice Versa Press on 8/8

Aug ’14
7:00 pm


Put on your best glitter makeup, tease that hair, squeeze into those dirty jeans and join A Breakup Party at Quimby’s! Featuring a series of smart-ass speeches, heartfelt rants, and stories of love gone WRONG: Vice Versa Press presents a very special night of zines, great conversation, and smart women with attitude.


Featuring the Chicago release of “Baltimore Breakups: A Pop-Up Memoir” zine, Quimby’s welcomes author Julia Arredondo to read excerpts from her latest written work. With titles such as “Guide to Dating Gangsters Vol. 1” and “Guide to Being Alone” under her belt, Arredondo brings it to you straight about the ups and downs of lovin’ in Charm City.


Struttin’ her stuff as the fashion icon she is, Vanessa Viruet will present her latest love forecasts to the audience as well as reflections about her most recent personal breakup. Love may get a gal down, but it sure can’t help the woman from being fabulous!


And the one and only Melissa Smith, relationship eulogist, will present her latest series of mournful speeches pertaining to heartache and love lost.


Vice Versa Press zines and paper goods will also be available for purchase throughout the night!


Facebook Event post is here.