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CHIPRC’s Zine Zine Club: Postmarked Edition, Meets at Quimby’s Sept 11th!

6:30 pm

CHIPRC is closing, so Zine Zine Club is moving to Quimby’s for the September meeting!

Long before the Internet was a thing, far-flung zinesters exchanged zines via postal mail. For many of us, the thrill of finding zines in our mailbox is just as potent as ever.

This month the book club-style event for people who read zines will be talking about zines received in the mail. Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are invited to bring your favorite titles that you’ve bought or traded online from an individual zinemaker, distro, or zine shop. BYOZ and join the discussion about which zines are worth paying extra for postage!

There will also be a Blind Zine Swap, so please bring a zine (wrapped up or concealed in some way) to trade with someone else on the spot this month.

This event will be led by Chicago Zine Fest organizer Cynthia Elizabeth Hanifin.

Tuesday, September 11th, 6:30pm

Here’s the Facebook invite for this event!


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

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:






Interested in volunteering? Contact CZF here!

CZF 2018 artwork by Yewon Kwon.

We Make Zines Relaunched!

We Make Zines is helpful community for zine makers and readers that has relaunched with a wonderful updated site. Make an account, make friends, get inspired with ink on paper. Make a profile, list your zineography, post images of zines, partake in the forums, find other zine writers, read about new releases, read reviews from your favorite zine writers and leave comments about the zine you just read on the actual zinesters profile. Use it to connect, report, review and talk about new stuff. There’s even a Zine Making 101 section! Find it at wemakezines.com.

Call for zinesters to exhibit at the annual American Library Association conference in Chicago

The American Library Association Zine Pavilion are still looking for tablers at their annual conference June 23rd-June 26th. Free to join and free to attend the conference! Sign up here!

Offsite: Field Notes Zine Night 4/27 at Field Notes Midwest HQ

Apr ’17
6:00 pm

Swing by and enjoy an evening of zines, prints, and self-published art from a selection of local vendors.

Beer from Half Acre and soft drinks will be on tap while you browse wares, try your hand at the “Make Your Own Zine Table,” and trade with other collectors.

At Field Notes Midwest HQ at 401 North Racine Avenue in Chicago (NOT AT QUIMBY’S).

Thursday, April 27th, 6pm-10pm – FREE

More info here.