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.
*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!