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Friday night lineup announced

We’re delighted to announce what we’ve got planned for the evening of Friday April 29th!!

Panel discussion, 6:30-8 pm: “Permission Not Granted: Women of Color and the Politics of Zines”: a discussion with Leila Abdelrazaq, Sarah Gonzalez, and Monika Harris; moderated by Monica Trinidad. We’re grateful to have the support of the University of Chicago Library in presenting this panel.

Exhibitor reading, 8-9:30pm: Readings from zinesters near and far, including:
Andi Santagata (Sorry Mom Comix)
JC (Tributaries)
Jonas (Cheer the Eff Up)
Marnie Galloway (In the Sounds and Seas)
Rachel & Sari (Hoax)
Taryn Hipp (Lady Teeth)
Tanuja Jagernauth (Brown & Proud Press Collective)
Vicky Lim (Abstract Door)

All our Friday events will take place at Workshop Chicago (935 W Chestnut St, Suite 530). All events during CZF weekend are free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible—please plan on joining us for what’s sure to be an epic evening!

CZF at CHIRP Record Fair

One of our sponsors, CHIRP Radio, is hosting the 14th annual CHIRP Record Fair on Saturday April 9th at Plumbers Union Hall (1340 W Washington Blvd). It’s a music collector’s delight, with vinyl, CDs, DVDs, posters, and much more. CZF will be holding a small zine-making workshop in the upstairs balcony from 1-3 pm during the Fair—we’d love to see you there!

flyer for the CHIRP Record Fair, April 9 2016

List of CZF 2016 exhibitors

Wondering who will be at the 2016 Chicago Zine Fest? Wonder no more! Find the list of all the exhibitors, panelists, sponsors, and invited guests who will be rocking your world on Saturday April 30th right here!

Baby’s First Zine: a reading


Baby’s First Zine is a reading of local zinesters with selections from (& reflections about) buried-deep first issues & other long-ago published zines & comics! Join us Saturday March 26th at 7 pm at CHIPRC (858 N Ashland Ave) for a fun-filled event.

Dave Roche // On Subbing, About My Disappearance
Celia Pérez // Ofrenda, I Dreamed I Was Assertive
Nichole Baiel // Pieces
Ed Blair // Black Metal of the Americas
Ben Bertin // Porp Takes a Break, Vulcan Strain

$10 donation at the door gets you a drink ticket (we’ll have more cheap drinks for sale, too!), snacks, and a raffle ticket for some sweet prizes. All proceeds go to Chicago Zine Fest 2016! Facebook event here.

Shameless Valentine Karaoke!

Will you be our Valentine? Spend your February 14th with CZF belting out your heartbroken ballads, sultry slow jams, and sappy love songs. We’ll be at Beauty Bar (1444 W. Chicago Ave.) at 8pm with Shameless Karaoke. Our buds at Beauty Bar will be offering specials on liquid courage for you shy songbirds. $5 gets you in the door and all proceeds benefit CZF 2016. Sign up on the Facebook event and join us for an amazing night!


Incredible artwork by Gina Wynbrandt

CZF at MCA Prime Time

Join local zinesters and CZF on Friday February 5th at MCA Chicago for their after-hours celebration, MCA Prime Time. There will be a mix of live music, performance art, film screenings, and interactive programs–including zine creating!

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago Ave.
When: Friday February 5th at 7 pm
For more information, check out the MCA website.


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