What is Your Damage, Heather?

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CZF is hosting a movie night fundraiser! Grab your croquet mallet, your Big Fun tshirt, all of your friends named Heather & head on out to the Hideout for one of our favorite dark comedy cult classics!

Crucial info: Wednesday, September 24 at the Hideout (1354 W Wabansia Ave). Doors open at 5:30pm! Movie starts at 6pm! $7 suggested donation, with all proceeds benefiting Chicago Zine Fest 2015. This event is 21+. Facebook event here!

(We can’t post the title of the movie, but email us at chicagozinefest@gmail.com if you need help figuring it out!)

LICK IT UP, BABY. LICK IT UP.

CZF Post-Fest Pizza Jam!

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We’re throwing a CZF post-fest pizza party! We’re looking for a few new faces to organize the next Chicago Zine Fest, so here’s your chance to learn how to become more involved with CZF 2015! Ever thought about organizing the zine fest? Not sure what organizing is all about? Come hang with us & find out!

We’ll be stuffing our bellies with pizza from Dimo’s, so please RSVP so we know how many to order. Don’t forget to mention if you’re into vegan pizza or dairy pizza! This is also a BYOZ event — bring copies of your zine to trade with other Chicago zinesters! Don’t write a zine? That’s okay too! We still want to see you there!

And hey! We know that getting involved with new things can often be intimidating & hard. But this is going to be a super chill, mega fun time, & maybe you’ll come out of it wanting to get on board with helping organize CZF 2015 (if not, that’s okay too!). So see you there? This event is at CHIPRC (Chicago Publisher’s Resource Center) — 858 N. Ashland Ave – on Monday, May 5th at 6:30pm. Join the Facebook event here!

Prom 9 From Outer Space!

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One of our stellar sponsors is once again throwing the party of the year! 826CHI presents Prom 9 From Outer Space: A Galactic Romp Through the Retro-Futuristic Cosmos. Attendees will forgo ill-fitting rental tuxes and bustling taffeta for all manner of tin-foiled, corsetted, ray-gunned getups sure to impress the creature on their arm. Come dressed in your intergalactic best (or second-hand formal wear) for a night of cosplay, silent auctioning, raffling, (free) drinking, and DANCING…for the children. When: Saturday, April 26, 8pm-midnight. Where: St. Vincent de Paul Center Gymnasium (2145 N Halsted St). Tickets: $55 for one, $100 for two, $60 at the door (all proceeds from Prom 9 benefit 826CHI’s creative writing programs, which are offered tuition-free to thousands of Chicago students each year!) Get your tickets here!

Thank You! Post Fest Survey!

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The CZF organizers would like to say THANK YOU all of the coordinators, volunteers, exhibitors, attendees, panel members, readers, sponsors, & donors for helping make CZF 2014 the best ever. We appreciate you & your support! You have our eternal love!

Now that CZF is over, we’d love to hear your opinion about the zine fest. You can give us your thoughts on our anonymous post-fest survey, or you can email us at chicagozinefest@gmail.com. Your feedback will help us make next year’s zine fest even better!

Looking for the transcript from the opening panel? Find it here! Missed out on grabbing a CZF 2014 patch? Snatch one up here!

Quick Links for Your CZF Weekend!

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The Chicago Zine Fest is THIS WEEKEND! March 14 & 15! Here are some links to all of the info you need to know:

Friday and Saturday Events — all of the locations, times, & descriptions of each day’s events! Don’t forget that Friday is the panel, readings, & dance party, while Saturday is exhibition day! All events during CZF weekend are FREE, wheelchair accessible, & open to the public!

2014 Exhibitor List — find out who will be at CZF & where their table will be!

Workshop Schedule — times & descriptions of each of Saturday’s workshops!

Travel & Food — directions & travel info for each day, along with suggestions of places to get some grub!

Still have questions? Email us at chicagozinefest@gmail.com!

SEE YOU SOON!

Workshop Schedule Announced!

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Here’s your line-up of fantastic CZF 2014 workshops!

Make a Button Zine with Busy Beaver
The People’s Library
Zines, Punk, & Reclamation: A Discussion for People of Color
Beyond Poop and Puberty: The Politics of Parenting Zines
Brown and Proud Taking Up Space: We Do It For La Raza
BRAIN FRAME: Explained

Click here to read a complete description of each workshop!

But that’s not it! More workshops, including more hands-on demonstrations, will be announced soon!

And don’t forget — all workshops are on Saturday, March 15th at Columbia College (1104 S. Wabash).

The CZF 2014 Exhibitor List Rules the World

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Want to know who’s going to be at CZF 2014? Want to see the floor plans to find out where your table is, or where the table of your most favorite zinester is? Want to drool over how many awesome folks are exhibiting this year? Well now you can, thanks to our CZF 2014 Exhibitor List!

Important note to all exhibitors – please note that this list is for reference only! Exhibitors will still need to check in at an info table (there will be one on both the 1st and 8th floors) on the day of the zine fest in order to table!

TIME TO GET PUMPED, EVERYBODY!

Friday Night Lights, CZF Style

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We’re SUPER PUMPED to announce the line-up for the events taking place on Friday night of CZF weekend (March 14 & 15)! Take a look at this sweet stuff:

6-7pm ZINES: THE NEXT GENERATION
A youth reading featuring grade school and high school students reading from their own self-published zines!

7-9pm EXHIBITOR READING
Featuring readings by:
LB
Joyce Hatton
Curiouser Jane
Caitlin Constantine
Amelia Hruby
K
Jason Ludtke
Amber Dearest
Khristina Acosta
Mack Attack
Keiler Roberts
Cindy Crabb

Both readings will feature ASL interpretation.

But that’s not it! Immediately following the readings is:

9-11:30pm CZF KICK OFF CELEBRATION AND DANCE PARTY!
Featuring DJ stylings of CHIRP Radio
Come hang out, have fun, and dance a little in celebration of FIVE YEARS of Chicago Zine Fest!!

Location of the above events:
Hairpin Arts Center
2800 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL

All events are wheelchair accessible!
All events are FREE and open to the public!

Join the Facebook event here!

SEE YOU IN MARCH!

Benefit Show! // Benefit Show!

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Friends of CZF are throwing TWO benefit shows for us this February! Mark your calendar for this sweetness:

SHOW #1
Saturday, February 1st at 7pm
With Sin Orden, Acidic Tree, Earth Girls (new band featuring members of Libyans, Boilerman, Daylight Robbery), and Cabeza Twins!
At Engine Haus (email us for the address)!
$5-$10 donation, with all money going to CZF!
Also — no booze at this one, & please don’t hang out in front of the house!
Facebook event here!

SHOW #2
Friday, February 7th at 7pm
With Daylight Robbery, Tensions, Richard Album, Horace Grant, and Cracked Vessel!
At The Magic Living Room (2509 W. Carmen Ave)
$5-$10 donation, with all money going to CZF!
Facebook event here!

Punk Rock Karaoke & CZF = True Love Forever

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It’s time to start thinking of what punk jam you’ve always dreamed of belting out onstage, as it’s the return of one of our favorite CZF fundraisers: PUNK ROCK KARAOKE!

Details: Thursday, January 9th at 8pm at Beauty Bar (1444 W. Chicago Ave.)! 21+ event (we’re sorry, younger CZF friends!). Hosted by the great Marisa Overton & Tara Anley! $5 donation to support CZF 2014! Tell Facebook you’re going here!

How many Operation Ivy songs can be sung in a single night? Who will lead the singalong to “T.V. Party” this year? How many photobooth strips will you take? Only time will tell! SEE YOU THERE, PUNX.