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CZF Pizza Jam

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Artwork by the wonderful Kevin Budnik

Come hang out with the Chicago Zine Fest crew at Dimo’s Pizza in Wicker Park (1615 N Damen Ave) on January 12, 2016 from 6 pm – 10 pm for our annual pizza jam party! We’ll provide you with drawing materials, paper, and prompts, and you will create the artwork for a pizza-themed zine that we will put together! There will also be a live reading from some local zinesters and artists. Dimo’s is also providing $2 PBR drink specials and $1 from every slice of pizza sold will go to benefit CZF 2016! Come on out for our first fundraiser of the new year! (Facebook event here.)

Get ready for CZF Bingo!

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Fabulous artwork by Cathy Hannah

This year Chicago Zine Fest hosts our fifth annual Bingo Night fundraiser Thursday, December 10 at Logan Bar and Grill, 2230 N California Ave. The fun starts at 7 pm.

Zine Fest Bingo is always a great time. Our special guest bingo caller will be notable Chicago based comics artist Neil Brideau who will regale you with smart, humorous banter while calling out the winning numbers. Plus Logan Bar will have $2 PBR specials for the event.

There is an entry donation of $10 which includes your bingo card good for multiple rounds. Each round allows a chance to win! You can purchase multiple cards for $5 each to double your luck.

Win spectacular prizes from local businesses including Quimby’s Bookstore, Handlebar, Second City, Curbside Splendor Publishing, Letter Writers Alliance, Kozie Prery, and work from Chicago artists David Alvarado, Corrine Mucha and more!

All proceeds benefit CZF 2016. Win prizes, support self-publishing and have fun! Sign up to join us at the Facebook event.

Zine workshop at the Chicago Book Expo

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This Saturday November 21st, CZF will be hosting a zine-making workshop at the Chicago Book Expo! Come join us at 2 pm to learn a bit of zine history then make your own! No skills required and all ages are welcome. You can find more information about all the events happening at the Chicago Book Expo on their website.

Little Indie Press Festival

CZF will be a part of the first Little Indie Press Festival this weekend, sponsored by and held at the Columbia College Library. It’ll be like a mini-zine/comix/indie lit fest! It’s Saturday November 14th from noon-4 pm, so come say hello and check out the festivities! Facebook event with more details here.

Flyer for Little Indie Press Festival

Registration for CZF 2016 is now closed

Registration for CZF 2016 is now closed.

You can register to table at CZF 2016 right here!

Remember, this year the registration period is open for a longer period. Registration closes Saturday November 7th at noon (Central)! After that, we’ll be drawing names from the list of those who have completed the registration form and we’ll email everyone the week of November 22nd to let you know whether you have a reserved table or you’re on the waiting list.

For more information on the registration process, please review this page, and feel free to email us with any questions!

 

Hallowzine 2015

Chicago Zine Fest presents HALLOWZINE 2015!

Our fourth annual Halloween-themed fundraiser will feature readings from some amazing local writers and artists, drink specials, and some spooky Chicago zinester masks to take home for your spooky endeavors! The scary lineup includes writers Megan Kirby, Anita Mechler and Paul Durica and comics artists Sean Mac, Andrea Bell, and Mike Centeno. The emcee for the night will be writer Mason Johnson.

When: Friday October 23, 7 pm
Where: CHI-PRC, 858 N Ashland Ave.
How much: Just 5 bucks to support CZF 2016!

Facebook event available here, see you Oct. 23rd for a night of haunted fun!

Flyer for Hallowzine 2015

Artwork by CZF organizer Alex Nall

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