Shameless Karaoke!

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CZF KaraokeHot off the heels of a very successful bingo night, CZF is proud to present Shameless Karaoke!! Get set to sing the night away Friday, January 23rd at Chicago Zine Fest’s annual karaoke fundraiser at Beauty Bar.

The entertainment will be provided by Shameless Karaoke. Their diverse songbook covers all genres with selections from David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Neil Diamond, Duran Duran, Erasure, Michael Jackson, the Kinks, Madonna, Motley Crue, Oasis, Ozzy Osbourne, Prince, Rolling Stones, Sir Mix-a-Lot, and Britney Spears.

Beauty Bar staff will offer a unique drink special all night long, a signature martini and a manicure.

There is a $5 admission which will benefit the 2015 Chicago Zine Fest. The event beings at 9pm and is 21+. Hosted by Shameless Karaoke KJ, Liz Mason.

Take the stage and own it. Bring friends and sing a duet. Or enjoy from the crowd. Come out and have a good time and support self publishing in Chicago!

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/856054631113452/?ref=22

When: Friday January 23rd 2015, 9 pm

Where: Beauty Bar, 1444 W Chicago Ave.

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!

Posting anything CZF-related on social media?

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Well, we want to see it, too!!! Just add a #chicagozinefest tag to any of your posts or tweet or pictures* so that we can check them out and other CZF-loving folkd can, too. We want to know what you think and what you’re finding awesome/interesting.

*Make sure you have someone’s permission before taking pictures. We sure you know that, but we wanted to mention it.

Get pumped about our fabulous readers and workshops!

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Chicago Zine Fest 2013 is only a few short weeks away, and we’re so excited to announce our Friday night readers and Saturday workshops!!

Friday’s Exhibitor Reading will feature readings from:

Aus Bahadur
Cathy Hannah
Dave Roche
Emily Alden Foster
Jenna Brager
Kate Larson
Kerri Radley
Neely Bat Chestnut
Osa Atoe
Sarah Frank Reichard
Suzy X

Saturday’s exhibition will feature these workshops. For detailed descriptions and times, go here:

  • POC Zine Project presents: Lessons from the first ‘Race Riot!’ tour with Daniela Capistrano, Osa Atoe, Suzy X & more
  • Anthologizing Your Zine with Mend My Dress Press & more
  • Bookbinding 101 with Rar Rar Press
  • Simple Printing for Book Covers and More with Spudnik Press
  • Postcard Printing Demo with Columbia’s Center for Book and Paper Arts
  • Self Preservation: DIY Archiving for Zinesters with Read/Write Library
  • Beyond Zine Fests: Building A Year-Long Local Zine Scene with SPOC and Dan Copulsky
  • From Fests to Living Rooms: Organize Your Own Zine Event! with marlee grace and ZOE
  • Arts Inclusion with Jamie Walsh
  • Hit The Road: Touring Your Zine with Nicole J. Georges and Cassie J. Sneider
  • In The Gutter: A Super-Quick Intro To Writing/Drawing Comics with Jenna Brager
  • How Your Library Can Help You Make Your Zines with Kelly McElroy and Kalmia Strong

(Benefit) show time!

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CZF Benefit Show 2013One of the best things about Chicago Zine Fest is all the help folks want to give. This time, it’s  by giving a benefit show.

Come to Swerp Mansion (email info@swerprecords.com for details) and bring $8 and you can enjoy:

Paul Baribeau
Jackson Anderson
Acidic Tree
…and Teen Jaws!

The show takes place on February 8th at 8pm!

Start 2013 right! Support self publishing!

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screen printed poster - webHave you thought about how you would like 2013 to be different for 2012? CZF has. We are working to make this year’s fest better than ever. Now, here’s where you come in…
We are still looking for donations to support Chicago Zine Fest 2013. Any amount helps and you can just toss $5 our way and we’ll be incredibly grateful. Plus, you’ll be supporting self publishing and CZF, not to mention all the folks we’ve asked to participate.

We only have 4 days left in our campaign, so the time to hesitate is through. Be a CZF BFF! And tell your friends!