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CZF is excited to participate in Learnapalooza this summer, a free festival for learning new skills and making new connections in Chicago.  We’ll be sharing zine-making knowledge and generally spreading zine love in Wicker Park on August 15th and in Edgewater on September 12th. We hope you can join us!

Keep an eye out for further details on the Learnapalooza website:


Constructive summer

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Lest you think we’re snoozing over the summer…  think again!

Saturday June 27th will be the CZF Ice Cream Social, held at Comfort Station in Logan Square (Facebook event here). Swing by and give us $3-5 (sliding scale) and you’ll get a bowl of ice cream and plenty of toppings (sprinkles, anyone??). We’ll have a variety of flavors and vegan options, too. Join us at Comfort Station at 2579 N Milwaukee Ave from 11:30 am-1:30 pm to get your summer started off right and help us make some cash money for CZF 2016!

We’re also excited be a part of the wonderful Printers Ball in West Town that evening (Saturday June 27th)! We’ll be running a zine jam workshop from 5-6 pm and 7-8 pm—stop by the Spudnik Press Printshop and you’ll walk away with your very own zine! It’ll be in the West Town neighborhood at 1821 W Hubbard St. Printers Ball is always a great time; for more information on their extravaganza of artistic & literary events, visit

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!

Get Involved: CZF is looking for organizers!

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Chicago Zine Fest is looking for a couple of new organizers for the 2014 organizing season! Interested in becoming part of the crew and helping to pull off one of the biggest zine fests in the US? Email us at by May 14th for details!

Keeping Up With The CZFians

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CZF may have just happened, but there’s still so much going on in Chicago and elsewhere, and so many zine-related things to talk about! Curious about post-fest survey responses or other zine-related events? Head on over to our official CZF tumblr to keep up with the discussion!

We will also be holding a post-fest Open Meeting for anyone in the community to come and share their thoughts about CZF 2013 with us while it’s still fresh, and talk about possibilities for next year’s fest. It’s a great opportunity for anyone interested in volunteering or being involved in a larger capacity (even organizing) to come talk with us about it!

The open meeting is on Sunday, April 28th, 2013 from 1-3pm at the newly established Chicago Publishers Resource Center (ChiPRC) at 858 N. Ashland. See you there!