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CHIPRC’s Zine Club: Made in Chicago Edition, at Quimby’s! March 26th

Mar
26
7:00 pm

In March, our husky, brawling metropolis turns 182, and we’re celebrating by exploring zines made in Chicago! This month at our book club-style event for people who read zines, we’ll be talking about our favorite titles that were created right here in the city that is second to none when it comes to self-publishing. Local zinemakers, please bring one of your own zines to share! Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are welcome to join us for a fun discussion and snacks.

If you’d like to participate in our Mystery Zine Swap, bring a zine (concealed in some way) to trade with someone else on the spot!

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

CHIPRC’s Zine Club: Made in Chicago Edition, at Quimby’s!

7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26

Quimby’s, 1854 W. North Avenue in Wicker Park

Free

Facebook fiend? The invite is here.

Off-Site: CHIPRC’s Zine Club: DIY Edition, at Pumping Station: One on 2/21

Feb
21
7:00 pm

CHIPRC’s Zine Club: DIY Edition

THIS MONTH’S ZINE CLUB MEETING IS AT A SPECIAL LOCATION, NOT AT QUIMBY’S! It’s at Pumping Station: One is at 3519 N. Elston Ave.

This February, Zine Club takes a field trip to Pumping Station: One in Avondale, Chicago’s oldest and largest hackerspace!

We’ll be discussing DIY zines that teach and inspire readers to do it yourself. Bring your favorite titles that instruct us on how you can make, design, build, create, tinker, and hack anything! Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are welcome to join us for a fun discussion and snacks.

We’ll also be taking a short tour of Pumping Station: One to see all the tools and members working on projects, to serve as inspiration for your next venture.

We have a Mystery Zine Swap every month! If you’d like to participate, bring a zine (concealed in some way) to trade with someone else on the spot.

This free event will be led by PS1 member (and Zine Club regular) Mariano Muñoz and Chicago Zine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin.

If you’re planning to attend, you’ll need to digitally sign Pumping Station: One’s waiver either in advance or when you arrive at the hackerspace: bit.ly/2IWwdV5

Sponsored by Quimby’s Bookstore, Free Event

Thursday, Feb. 21st, 7pm

More info:

pumpingstationone.org

Facebook Event Post for this month’s Zine Club meeting

CHIPRC’s Zine Zine Club: Mixtape Edition, at Quimby’s 1/22

Jan
22
7:00 pm

From the punk fanzines of the ’70s and the Riot Grrrl manifestoes of the ’90s to current titles that span the dial from Britney Spears to underground hip-hop, zines have always explored the soundtracks of our lives. This month at our book club-style event for people who read zines, we’ll be talking about our favorite titles that delve into the expansive world of music. Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are welcome to join us for a fun discussion and snacks. If you’d like to participate in our Mystery Zine Swap, bring a zine (concealed in some way) to trade with someone else on the spot! This event will be led by Chicago Zine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin.

Tues, Jan 22nd, 7pm – Free Event.

Here’s the Facebook Event post for this event.

Quimby’s 2019 Zlumber Party 1/26-1/27

Jan
26
9:30 pm

 

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Hey zinesters and comics artists! Come to our Zlumber Party (as in Zine Slumber Party)! This is the seventh year in a row we’re inviting you to come in and spend the night with us working on your zine, and start your year off with a creative frenzy! Get here at 9:30 on Sat, Jan 26th (the store closes at 10pm). Then spend the night here! Stay until 6am Sun, Jan 27th! (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!

This year we’re rolling out a new party twist: party PRIZES in these categories:

*BEST ZINE-MAKING TOOL (the coolest stapler ever? the world’s neatest scissors? a tiny tiny portable riso printer?)

*BEST PAJAMAS (can anyone say footies?)

*BEST SNACK (got a specialty?)

*BEST SLEEPING ACCOUTREMENT (Will anybody ever top the folks that brought the pup tent one year? Wanna show off that quilt you made from t-shirts?)

What: Zlumber Party 2019!

When: Sat, Jan 26th, 9:30pm – Sun, Jan 27th, 5am

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

RSVP: Give us a holler so we have a head count and know how much pizza to order!: info(at)quimbys(dot)com.

Invite your friends with the Facebook invite here.

 

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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 5am 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: 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 2019 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: quimbys.com/consignment

Also, click here for more info about consigning at Quimby’s Bookstore NYC!

 

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CHIPRC’s Zine Zine Club: White Elephant Edition, at Quimby’s!

Dec ’18
18
7:00 pm

We’ve all got white elephants in our zine collection — titles that stand out because they’re wacky, unusual, or simply defy classification. This month at our book club-style event for people who read zines, we’ll be talking about the most out-there zines we’ve acquired. Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are welcome to join us for a fun discussion and snacks.

We’re turning our Mystery Zine Swap into a White Elephant Exchange this month, too. Bring a zine (concealed in some way) and get in on the unwrapping, swapping, and stealing!

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

Tues, Dec. 18th, 7pm – Free Event

Here’s the Facebook Event Invite for this month’s ZZC.