Category: Offseason (page 1 of 2)

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!

CZF Pizza Jam: you’re invited!

Get ready for CZF 2017 as we invite you to our pizza jam! CZF is a community-organized festival meaning it can’t survive without your support. We’re looking for a few new faces to join in planning the upcoming Chicago Zine Fest, so here’s your chance to learn how YOU can become more involved! Ever thought about organizing the zine fest? Want to help coordinate some of the key activities needed to run the fest? Not sure what organizing the fest is all about? Come hang with us & find out!

Join us Sunday August 21st at noon at  CHIPRC (858 N Ashland Ave) to chow down with pizza from Dimo’s. Please RSVP on the Facebook event so we know how many pies to order. We can’t wait to see you at the CZF Pizza Jam!

CZF ice cream social

Join us this Saturday June 25th CORRECTION: Sunday June 26th at the Comfort Station in Logan Square (2579 N Milwaukee Ave) for a delicious ice cream social! Chip in a few bucks to help support CZF and treat yourself to a variety of ice cream & toppings (vegan ice cream, too).  We’ll be there from noon until whenever we run out of ice cream (around 2 pm). The Logan Square Arts Festival will be happening just a few steps away, so make a day of it and help out CZF!


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

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!

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!

Older posts

© 2018

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑