We’ve heard your feedback and we’re trying something new for CZF 2016 Registration! Our tables filled up in under an hour last year which was stressful for everyone, so we’re switching up the process this year with the hope that registration is easier and less anxiety producing for all involved.
2016 Registration Process:
Registration will be open for an entire WEEK this October! This will give you time to fill out the form and create a killer bio. At the end of the registration week we will be drawing names from the list of those who have completed the registration form. Those whose names we draw will be sent an email a few days after the close of registration with details on how to pay for your half table. CZF will continue to allow exhibitors to only purchase half tables. This allows us to have even more exhibitors at each fest. A half table will be $30 (& includes one folding chair; if you are sharing your half table, you will be required to purchase a second folding chair for $5). You will have a limited amount of time to pay for your half table (approximately 10 days). If you do not pay for your half table within that time period we’ll assume you’re no longer interested in being an exhibitor and will take you off the list.
Registration opens Friday, October 23rd at noon.
Registration closes, Friday October 30th at noon.
Exhibitors receive congrats or 🙁 email, Monday, November 2nd.
Payment due Friday, November 13th at noon.
Chicago Zine Fest will take place April 29th and 30th, with our Saturday expo taking place at Plumber’s Union Hall (1340 W. Washington).
The Fine Print:
Be sure you fill out the registration form fully and let us know if you have any questions NOW. Please don’t save your questions until registration is nearly over. We’ll do our best to respond promptly but registration is a busy time and we are all volunteers with other responsibilities. We want you to know what’s up, so reach out early.
Once registration is closed we will be drawing exhibitors randomly from those who submitted applications. Please note that exhibitors will only be able to purchase a half table. CZF strives to have a diverse list of exhibitors and, as we have done every year, we will ensure the Fest has a balance of local, new (never tabled at CZF previously), POC, LGBTQI, and genre-encompassing zinesters.
The next time you hear from us will be on November 2nd when you will receive an email to let you know if you have an exhibitor spot or sadly, if you don’t. At this time you will need to pay for your half table and an extra chair, if you need one. There will be specific instructions for this process in the email you receive. You will have until Friday, November 13th to make your payment. If you have not paid by this time then you will effectively forfeit your spot and we will offer it to the next person on the list.
If you need to change any info on your original registration please email us as soon as possible. For instance, if you are offered an exhibitor spot and have an additional person who will be tabling with you please let us know, so that we can list them in our program and exhibitors list.
If you have more than one person exhibiting at your half table then you will need to purchase an additional chair for that person. You will only be allowed to purchase one extra chair. All of the chairs will be folding chairs this year (there will be no 3 seat banks that were used at last year’s fest). Because each exhibitor is only receiving 3 feet of table (i.e. a half table space) to display their items, and because space behind the tables fills up quickly we are only allowing two exhibitors per half table. If you are a distro or will be selling more than two people’s work please keep this in mind, so that you are being considerate of your neighbor exhibitors.
Thank you for reading!
Registration opens Friday October 23rd at noon here at chicagozinefest.org. See you then!
Please email us with any questions.