Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor 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.
For CZF Thursday Programming:
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 CZF Friday Programming:
2 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.
For the Saturday Programming:
Tabling Exhibiton at Plumbers Union Hall (1340 W Washington Blvd) 11am-6pm.
CHIPRC’s Zine Club at Chicago Zine Fest 2019: Baby’s First Zine Edition, sponsored by Quimby’s, 4:30-5:30pm, at Plumbers Union Hall. This month, we’ll be talking about our early steps into the world of zines. Bring one of the first zines you made or read and join us at Chicago Zine Fest’s Exhibition Day for a fun discussion and snacks! Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts are welcome. First 25 attendees will receive a special-edition Chicago Zine Fest notebook! This event is produced by Chicago Zine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin. More info here.
Don’t miss the CZF 2019 Official Afterparty at Emporium Arcade Bar Logan Square Pop Up space at 8pm, 2367 N. Milwaukee Ave. 21+. Free event. Karaoke sign up begins at 8pm! Come out early to play some arcade games and have some drinks care of your hosts. $1 of each specialty cocktail featured benefits CZF! Hosted by Shameless Karaoke. More info about the afterparty 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. Afterparty flyer by Robert Hendricks.