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!

Want to see what you missed or relive what you didn’t?

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We have a couple of things that you might find interesting. First off is the full transcript from this year’s panel, Writing about Health, Disability, and Accessibility in Zines: A Panel with Kerri Radley, Maranda Elizabeth, and Dave Roche, hosted by Jami Sailor. It isn’t pretty, but it is interesting. Also, enjoy the (bleep)s.

Second, we have a Prezi from the wonderful Jenna Brager, who led a In The Gutter: A Super-Quick Intro To Writing/Drawing Comics this year.

If you have anything you presented that you would like to share with us or if you know of something posted online from this year’s fest, please let us know!

Thank you and a post-CZF survey

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All of us over here at CZF wanted to say thank you to all of the volunteers, exhibitors, attendees, panel members, readers, sponsors, donors, places to make copies, and anyone else that had anything at all to do with making CZF 2013 an amazing time. We will never be able to tell you how much it means to us!

The only way for us to make sure CZF keeps getting better is to hear what you liked and didn’t like about this year’s fest. We’d also love to hear any new ideas you have. We’ll be having an open meeting soon (more on that to come at a later date) and our email address is always being checked – chicagozinefest@gmail.com. But, while we’ve got your attention, here’s our survey.

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.

It’s almost here!

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screen printed poster - web We’re talking about this year’s Chicago Zine Fest, of course!

There will be a ton to see and do this Friday, March 8th and Saturday March 9th and we can’t wait to see you there! Here’s a rough outline of what will be happening:

Friday, March 8th

1:00pm – 3:00 pm
Writing about Health, Disability, and Accessibility in Zines: A Panel with Kerri Radley, Maranda Elizabeth, and Dave Roche, hosted by Jami Sailor
Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash, Chicago (fully accessible)

6:00pm – 7:00pm
Youth Reading
826CHI/The Boring Store, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago (this space has obstructions. special arrangements available for those with accessibility needs)

7:00pm – 9:00pm
Exhibitor Reading
826CHI/The Boring Store, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago (this space has obstructions. special arrangements available for those with accessibility needs)

9:30pm – 12:00am
Zine, Lose, or Draw! (AKA ZLorD):  A game show hosted by Neil Brideau
Quimby’s, 1854 W North Ave, Chicago (not fully accessible)

Saturday, March 9th

11:00am – 6:00pm
Exhibition (tabling) day!!! Bring your love of zines and small bills!
Workshops
Art Room
Children’s Area
Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash, Chicago (fully accessible)

We have more detailed information on locations, times, and accessibility on our CZF 2013 info page, so that should have everything you need to know.

We’ve been working very hard on this for a long time, so we really hope everyone has the best time at all the events they are able to attend!

Still haven’t figured out how to get here or where to stay?

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Well, I guess you’d better check out the housing/rideshare post. Just add a comment and see if anyone can help you out…or maybe help someone else out.

(Posts must be approved, so there can be up to a 24-hour lag time for comments to be posted.)

Have a question?

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Well, if it’s about this year’s zine fest, odds are the answer can be found on our updated info page. We have the skinny on parking, driving, and basically any transportation option to each of this year’s events. We didn’t include anything about private jets, but we figured if you were that rich, you probably have someone to figure this sort of thing out for you.

Let’s make some signs!

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It’s a CZF tradition to meet up a few weeks before the zine fest to make some informational / directional posters to hang at the fest. Want to help us make some signs? There’s no artistic requirements! We’ll supply the materials — all you have to do is show up! Join us on Sunday, February 24th from 2-4pm at Read/Write Library (914 N. California).

Facebook event here!

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
Chi-POC
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

Queer up your Valentine’s Day with CZF

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We know some of you don’t need it, but here’s your chance to queer up your Valentine’s Day AND help out CZF. We’re having a great reading, featuring:

Mar Curran
Jail Flanagan
Jamie Royce
Jacob Sabolo
Clare Stuber
Talie Zrihen
Ellie Navidson

Plus, you can bring your own little piece to win the hearts of the crowd! We’ll give you 3 minutes to spill your guts – read a poem, sing a quick song, stage an impromptu 3-minute play. (We retain the right to deny you your 3 minutes as well.)

$3 – $5 suggested donation
5847 N. Kenmore, #3
Chicago, IL

(The venue is an apartment and we regret to inform you that there are stairs that may make the event inaccessible to someone who has trouble with stairs.)