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

May
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.

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
27
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.

Quimby’s 2016 Zlumber Party 1/30-1/31

Jan ’16
30
9:30 pm

zlumberparty2016

Hey zinesters and comics artists! Come to our Zine Slumber Party (Zlumber Party, geddit? Gosh we’re clever.) This is the fifth year in a row we’re inviting you to come in and spend the night with us working on your zine, because we’ve had so much fun doing it in the past. Get here at 9:30 on Sat, Jan 30th (the store closes at 10pm). Then spend the night here! Stay until 6am Sun, Jan 31st! (And yes, you can leave whenever you want before then if you want or need to.) So bring yer jammies and a sleeping bag, then leave in the morning with what you’ve been workin’ on! There will be snacks! And coffee!

What: Zlumber Party 2016!

When: Sat, Jan 30th, 9:30pm – Sun, Jan 31st, 6am

Where: Here at Quimby’s Bookstore at 1854 W. North Ave.

RSVP: Give us a holler so we have a head count: info(at)quimbys(dot)com or call 773-342-0910.

Helpful hints!

*In terms of what to bring, definitely whatever project you’re working on, whether it’s a zine, a comic, a book, a magazine, an artist book — independent publishing knows no bounds!

*Be here at 9:30pm (the store closes at 10pm). This is NOT a lock in; you can leave whenever you want. You can stay as late as 6am on sunday morning, which is the official end time for the event.

*Wear comfy clothes! Don’t forget your sleeping gear! A sleeping bag if you wanna take a break to catch a few zzzz (or just be comfy), a pillow, footie pajamas, a blanket, slippers…whatever makes you comfy.

*We’ll provide some snacks and coffee, but you may want to bring some snacks with you if you like. A good way to make new friends is bring food, is all we’re saying. If you have food sensitivities or allergies please bring whatever nourishment you need to bring to sustain you.

*We’ll also provide some office supplies (papers, pens, scissors, staplers, that type of thing), chairs and tables.

*One final note: Please don’t feel pressured to feel like you have to finish whatever you’re working on before you leave. If you feel excited to work on your project once you’ve been working on it here, that you’ve started your 2016 off jazzed that you got the creative ball rolling, then we’ve done our job (that’s once of the reasons we do this event in January). When you’re all done with your zine and you want to consign it here, we’re excited to sell it for you. More info about consignment here: https://www.quimbys.com/consignment

*Wanna invite your friends with the event post on Facebook? Here it is: https://www.facebook.com/events/786313241474411/