One 1 day left!

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CZF IndiegogoWell, it’s been a long road, but we only have one day left on our fundraising campaign on Indiegogo. While that’s unbelievable, the fact that our CZF Artist Pack is still available is even more unbelievable. In case you haven’t had a chance to check it out, here is what you would receive:

Signed goodies from each of the artists who have created our iconic CZF artwork including a signed print by Sara Drake (2010), a signed copy of Gaylord Phoenix by Edie Fake (2011), a signed copy of Heads or Tails by Lilli Carré (2012), and a signed 2013 calendar from Laura Berger (2013). You will also receive a thank you on our website, a CZF BFF button, a copy of the comp zine, and a CZF tote bag filled with 5 zines lovingly chosen just for you by Chicago Zine Fest.

How great is that?! We’re so lucky to have worked with such great artists. Definitely check out their work even if you are not able to get your hands on the artist pack.

Didn’t get a table?

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Button-Zinester-150There’s only one surefire way left to get yourself a half table: donate to CZF. We have one half table up for grabs. Plus, you’ll receive a star by your name in our printed program (and on our website), a CZF BFF button, a copy of our Zine Feast comp zine, and a Chicago Zine Fest tote bag filled with 5 zines hand-picked by your best friends over at Chicago Zine Fest. Not too shabby!

If you have the funds to spare and would like to secure your table, this is your chance! Only 2 days left until the end of our campaign.

(Upon end of campaign, donor must fill out an application and agree to CZF’s Safer Spaces Policy and have a table consisting of at least 75% zines.)

Thank you!

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Thanks to everyone who donated and forwarded info about our Indiegogo campaign. We were worried, but we’ve exceeded our goal with two days to spare!!!

We still have some awesome stuff up, so check it out and donate if you can. We want to be busy packing up everyone’s prizes!


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CZF bingo 2013It’s that time again – CZF Bingo Time!!!

Bingo is one of CZF’s favorite fundraisers, and we’re hoping you can join us this time around. On Friday, January 18th, $5 gets you one bingo card. There may be more available for an additional donation.

Jim Joyce will be hosting the event, although Dave Roche’s performance last year will be a hard act to follow. We’ll have a bunch of local prizes, so bring your game face…or some blind luck.

We’ll be hanging out at 826CHI, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., from 7pm – 9pm.

Want a rad zine?

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Zine Feast comp zineWell, it’ll cost you.


Only $20, though. AND you get a special CZF BFF button. Pretty sweet, eh?

We only have 3 days left until our Indiegogo campaign ends and we could sure use your help to get to our goal. Support self publishing and CZF if you can!

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!

Want to lead a workshop at the Chicago Zine Fest?

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Chicago Zine Fest is now accepting workshop proposals for this year’s fest! These workshops will take place on Saturday, March 9 during tabling hours at the Conaway Center. You can submit your proposal by clicking here and filling out the form. Proposals will be accepted until January 26th, 2013, and workshop leaders will be notified about whether their proposal was accepted at the end of January.

We’re excited to hear your ideas for this year!!

CZF 2013 Programming Lineup!

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We’re really excited to announce the lineup of events for Chicago Zine Fest 2013!

Friday, March 8, 2013:

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Writing about Health, Disability, and Accessibility in Zines: A Panel with Kerri Radley, Maranda Elizabeth, and Dave Roche at the Conaway Center, Columbia College

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Youth Reading at 826 CHI

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Exhibitor Reading at 826 CHI

9:30 pm – 12:00 am: Zine, Lose, or Draw!:  A game show hosted by Neil Brideau at Quimby’s Bookstore

Saturday, March 9, 2013

11:00 am – 6:00 pm: Zine Exhibition featuring over 200 tablers, workshops, and panels at the Conaway Center, Columbia College

Registration full? Whomp.

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Tables for CZF 2013 may be sold out already, but that doesn’t mean that all hope is lost. Sign up on our waiting list and you could still get a table!

But even if that doesn’t work out, CZF 2013 is still a great time. Check out this intentionally-vague list of events that you don’t need to be tabling to enjoy!

Friday, March 8th
– A panel discussing writing about health, disability, and accessibility
– An exhibitor reading featuring some of your favorite zinesters
– Our fun evening event: Zine, Lose, or Draw!

Saturday, March 9th
– Exhibition!!! Trade zines, buy zines, meet zinesters and organizations!
– Workshops of all sorts!

Tabler or not, we can’t wait to see you in March!


The moment you’ve been waiting for is over

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Registration is full!!! Boo hoo!!!

Registration is live!!! Woo hoo!!!

Go here to register for the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest, which takes place March 8-9, 2013. You’ll also be able to buy 2013 merch, as well as some t-shirts and posters from previous years’ fests.

We can’t wait to see you! Only 89 days until you’ll be seated at your table!!!

IMPORTANT: Please note that if you filled out the registration form, paid through our Big Cartel page and received confirmation of your payment from that site before we sold out, then your table spot IS confirmed and you don’t need to worry. We sold out in a record amount of time this year, which is amazing — thank you all so much for being so excited! Please be patient with us as we catch up, sort out all of your information, and get in touch with you as exhibitors.