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Check out the CZF 2018 poster

We’re thrilled to debut the official CZF 2018 poster! This year, our artist is Yewon Kwon, who is a printmaker, sculptor, comics artist, and self-publisher currently residing in Chicago. Yewon is a member of the comix collective xeroxcandybar, and she also curates, edits, and publishes the collective publication series PALLOR PINK. You can see more of Yewon’s work here:

Registration for CZF 2018

Registration for Chicago Zine Fest 2018 will be available on this website at 12 p.m. Central time Sunday January 14 and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will fill up quickly, so please mark your calendars now! We will open a wait list when all available slots are filled. Fees will be on a sliding scale from $30 to $60, with awesome incentives for everyone who pays $40 or more. We’re grateful to those who can pay more towards registration to keep CZF running, and we’ve got some seriously nice gifts for you all!

Hallowzine 2017

Chicago Zine Fest’s six annual Hallowzine fundraiser is just around the corner—Saturday October 28 at 8 pm at CHIPRC (858 N Ashland Ave).

Readings! Raffle! Games! Snacks! And new this year: YOUR STORIES. Submit your spooky stories to be read or come enjoy the spooky tales of your community. Readings by Sage Coffey, Brad Rohloff, Sam Szabo, and Rosamund Lanin!  Costumes encouraged! $5 door / $5 raffle tix / drinks for purchase. RSVP at the Facebook event & invite your pals!

Artwork by friend of CZF Sage Coffey!

Save the date for CZF 2018!

We’re excited to announce that the ninth annual Chicago Zine Fest will be held May 18-19 2018!

Please save the date for registration, which will open Sunday January 14 2018.

image with confetti and text: "Chicago Zine Fest: save the dates: CZF 2018, May 18-19; registration January 14"

Help organize CZF 2018!

We’re getting ready for another year of putting together Chicago Zine Fest and we’re looking for new organizers! If you’ve attended, tabled, or heard about CZF and have always wanted to join the ranks of the zine fest community, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! We strive to work together as a team to create the best zine fest possible, and you can become an integral part of it.

Qualifications: Be cool. Be local. Be reliable. Be available Sunday nights. No experience necessary!

Please join us for our organizer orientation meeting, Sunday, September 24 from 3-5 pm at CHIPRC (858 N Ashland Ave). RSVP at our Facebook event and bring a friend!

image of Uncle Sam reading a zine with text reading "I want YOU to help organize Chicago Zine Fest. Find out more at our orientation meeting"

An apology from this year’s CZF organizers

An apology to CZF 2017 exhibitors from the CZF organizers: During this year’s fest, it was brought to our attention that we had printed full/legal names of exhibitors on our printed program. As part of the registration process, we asked exhibitors both for their full names (for payment tracking purposes) and for the name they would like listed on the printed program and website. When creating this year’s program, we inadvertently listed the names from the wrong column. None of us caught this in double checking the program in the busy run up to the fest. We take zinester privacy very seriously. To prevent this error in the future, we will no longer be asking for full/legal names during registration, but instead will ask for the email that the Paypal payment will be sent from. We sincerely apologize for this mistake.

Thank you to those who brought this to our attention: we appreciate the chance to offer our apologies and make corrections for future fests!

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