All events during CZF weekend are always FREE, ADA/wheelchair accessible, and open to the public! CZF 2017 will take place over two days: Friday May 5th for a panel discussion & exhibitor reading, and Saturday May 6th for our main exhibition.

Friday May 5th: panel discussion & exhibitor reading at Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St in Bridgeport).

6:30-8 pm: panel on “Tools of Survival: Using Zines for Self-Care,” featuring panelists  JC, Rinko Endo, and Kevin Budnik and moderated by School of Life Design co-founder Kelly Cree. Thanks to The University of Chicago Library for sponsoring our Friday night panel!

8-9:30 pm: exhibitor readings

Saturday May 6th: zine exhibition at Plumbers Union Hall (1340 W Washington Blvd) from 11 am-6 pm.


More information about Chicago Zine Fest 2017…

A list of exhibitors and invited guests tabling at CZF 2017 is now available.

Exhibitor registration is full! We do have a wait list available, but please be aware we have over 100 people on our wait list, so your chances of getting a table are slim. If you’re still interested in taking a chance on a spot, get started by signing up for the wait list here.

Our CZF 2017 artwork was created by Chicago artist Mike Centeno! Find out more about Mike’s work at his Instagram account (@mike_centeno) and his website:

CZF 2017 poster