CZF Bingo Night! With fabulous prizes!

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CZF Bingo Night is back, baby! We’ll be hosting our fourth annual Bingo Night Fundraiser on Thursday December 11th at Logan Bar and Grill!

The suggested entry donation of $10 includes your bingo card which is good for multiple rounds. Each round provides a chance to win some seriously awesome prizes! We’ve got over $400 worth of prizes from local businesses and artists, including: This Fine Day, Mieke Zuiderweg, Rhosilk, Fount Leather, Letter Writers Alliance, Swim Club, Chapter Jewelry, Zero Bird, Sean Mort Print Shop, Kozie Prery, Red Belly Studio, and 1.by.liz.

All proceeds benefit Chicago Zine Fest 2015–support CZF and have a great time too!! Facebook event here.

When: Thursday December 11th, 7 pm
Where: Logan Bar and Grill, 2230 N California Ave
Why: Fun and fabulous prizes!!!

CZF 2015 Dates

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Just wanted to let everyone know we’re still working on scheduling dates for the 2015 Chicago Zine Fest. We’re hoping it will be in March 2015, but we’ll let you know as soon as we know (we can’t wait, either!).

Thanks for your patience, we’re looking forward to another great event in 2015!

Dimo’s Pizza Jam

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Hey, you like pizza, right? And comics? Of course you do. Then please join us on Tuesday November 4th for a pizza-themed comics workshop at Dimo’s Pizza in Wicker Park! We’ll be drawing and chatting and raising money for CZF 2015—buy a slice and $1 will go to CZF.

When you’ve finished voting, come over to Dimo’s for an epic pizza jam!

When: Tuesday November 4th, 7-9 pm
Where: Dimo’s Pizza, 1615 N. Damen Ave.

CZF at Bridged Art Walk

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Come hang out with CZF at the Bridged Art Walk! South Side zinesters Stranger Danger Distro, SA$$Y Printing Press, and FURIE will be tabling. So come sip some cider in Bridgeport Pasty’s outdoor garden, watch some goofy movies, & snag some local zines! Facebook event here.

DATE:  Saturday, October 18th
TIME:  6 – 8 pm
WHERE:  Bridgeport Pasty, 3142 S Morgan St.

Hallowzine 2014

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CZF presents our 3rd annual Halloween-themed zine reading/fundraiser, Hallowzine! Come and watch performances and readings by some of Chicago’s local self-publishers, writers, and artists. Refreshments will be available. There will be a $5 donation asked at the door. All proceeds benefit Chicago Zine Fest 2015! Facebook event here.

Readers include:

DATE:  Thursday, October 23rd
TIME:  7 pm
COST:  $5
WHERE:  CHIPRC, 858 N. Ashland Ave.

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!