March 14th & 15th, 2014

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Chicago Zine Fest is Simply the Best (runner up)

The Chicago Reader put out their 2015 Best of Chicago issue and #CZF was named runner-up for Best Literary Event. Who knew? Not us. We were super stocked to hear that.

We lost out to Printers’ Row Lit Fest, but that’s a huge, historic Chicago lit fest, which is some great company to be next to.
Thanks to all who recommended us, voted for us and honestly for all you who’ve supported us over the last 5 years. Without any of that, we wouldn’t be best of anything. Zine Fest is the best because our fans are the best. Case closed.

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cakechicago:

Mini-Comics Incentive “Punch Card”

CAKE loves mini-comics so much we want to punch them! Mini’s are where so many of us begin and continue to work, and in many ways, the mini-comic is the backbone of a successful comic expo. In an effort to encourage people to buy and explore mini-comics at our show, CAKE is instituting a new program, our mini-comics incentive “punch card.”

When you arrive at CAKE, be sure to pick up one of our punch cards. When you buy a mini-comic from one of our exhibitors, you can ask them to add a sticker to your card (based on the value of the mini you just bought). Once you collected enough stickers, you can redeem it at the front info table for one of our historic posters by Laura Park, Jo Dery or Carrie Vinarsky

BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR DEBUTS & MINI-COMICS IN LOW QUANTITY!

Exhibitors will be displaying small signs to let you know their comic is debuting at CAKE, or that the mini-comic they have on their table is a rare one! Here’s the list of debuts CAKE knows about (who knows what bleary-eyed exhibitor will point to their comic and mumble “I finished copying this mini at five this morning”):

Acid Ankh by Dawn Aquarius Table 9A
The Amateurs by Conor Stechschulte Tables 6 & 7
The Anthropologist by Whit Taylor Table 65
Blacktop Mourning by Peter & Maria Hoey Table 40A
Blimpakind: Drinking Buddies By Talya Modlin, Table 92A
Blimapkind: The Isles of Amos By Talya Modlin, Table 92A
Blow Out by Corinne Halbert Table 96A
Borderland by Rumi Hara Table 77B
Buddy Buys a Dump by Peter Bagge Tables 6 & 7
Buffalo: High Hopes and Dead Elm Trees by Caitlin Cass Table 61A
Carbon Book 1 by Justin Madson Table 39B
Chicago: From the Swamp to the Slaughter House by Caitlin Cass Table: 61A
The Complete Peanuts Vol. 1 1991-1992 softcover by Charles M. Schulz Tables 6 & 7
Crass Sophisticate vol 1 by Josh Reinwald & Justin Rosenberg Table 76B
CS by Inés Estrada Table 71
Cult Classic by Hector Serna and Clayton Bond Jr. Table 80B
DAYGLOAYHOLE The Beast In Me by Ben Passmore Table 18A
Detectives Collection No. 1 by Simon Reinhardt Table 85
Detrimental Information by John & Luke Holden Table 11

Dive by Alex Dahm Table 14B

Don’t Cry Wolfman Chicago by Nate Beaty Table 38A

Flower Daze by Sarah Leitten Table 3A
Forming Volume 2 by Jesse Moynihan Table 59
Fruit by Mita Mahato Table 60A
Gatherer by Isabella Rotman Table 93B
The Granville Syndrome by Dawson Walker Table 16A
Grave by K. Wroten Table 91B
Houses by Amy Peltz Table 62A
Islands 06 by KJ Martinet Table 1
Jerry’s Journal, Volume Three by Neil Fitzpatrick Table 39A
Juvenitive #1 by Jason Murphy Table 56A
Juvenitive #2 by Jason Murphy Table 56A
Limp Wrist by Scout Wolfcave & Penina Gal Table 51A
Lost Films by Simon Reinhardt Table 85
Love Bunglers by Jaime Hernandez Tables 6 & 7
Midwestrn Cuban Comics #8 by Odin Cabal Table 44A
Mortville compilation: My life by the MORTVILLE crew Table 80B
Mr. Cheeks by Alyssa Herlocher Table 81A
Near Water by Jack Gross Table 15B
Occupation by Andrice Arp Table 66A
Palm Ash by Julia Gfrörer Table 68A
Poop Boobs Poo by Sam Sharpe Table 41
Powdered Milk vol 13 by Keiler Roberts Table 37B
Powder Shiver by Isabel Reidy Table 12B
Release by Amy Peltz Table 62A
Rorshach #3: Medusa by Sara B. Heymann Table 80B
Rudy by Mark Connery Table 11
The Ruins by Amara Leipzig Table 93A
Saint’s Love by Krystal DiFronzo Table 56B
Sally by Scott Travis Table 30B
See Thru Cement by Math-you Land-vote Table 76A
Shopping by Amy Peltz Table 62A
Sister BFFs by Philippa Rice Table 43B
Speed Guru of Acid Mother’s Temple Vs. Plastic Crimewave by Plastic Crimewave and Makoto Kawabata Table 9A
The Star-Spangled Angel Part One by Scott Roberts Table 37A
Stun Nuts #10 by C. Cilla Table 55B
Traducciones by Inés Estrada Table 71
Twelve Gems by Lane Milburn Tables 6 & 7
Unlovable by Esther Pearl Watson Tables 6 & 7
La viejita y el viejito by Lauri Piña Table 33B
Well Come by Erik Nebel Table 41
Worse Things Happen at Sea by Kellie Strom Table 59
You Were Swell #2 by Sophie McMahan Table 82A

CAKE Chicago is this weekend!

May 31 & June 1, 2014
11am - 6pm
At the Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
FREE!

See you there?

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Pure Joy - An All-Ages Accessible Space in Chicago | Indiegogo

themodernistwitch:

I have weird anxiety about asking for money, but we’re down to the last two weeks on the Pure Joy fundraiser (note: if you’re in Chicago, we’re planning some very cool fundraising events too).

Please help us get together the cash for a good used PA and a used lighting rig so we can open an all-ages venue/community center that you’d want to go to. We’re working on this space being as safe and accessible for everyone as possible - besides shows in the evening, there’ll be after-school arts-focused programming in the afternoons, a record store focusing on local/DIY music, and space available for community meetings. Since this is a reasonably big place (the venue part itself is 200cap), we need decent sound and lighting.

This is, as many of you know, what I have been working on hard and will be working on in the future (with other punx you know and love).

These lovely folks are working towards creating a legal, accessible, all-ages DIY space in Chicago. We are in desperate need of a space like this in this city, so please support them if you can! 

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chicagozinefest:

We’re throwing a Chicago Zine Fest 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 5 at 6:30pm. Join the Facebook event here!

This is Monday night! Devour some pizza slices, get some new zines, learn more about becoming involved with the Chicago Zine Fest. Also known as the perfect way to spend a Monday evening.

chicagozinefest:

We’re throwing a Chicago Zine Fest 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 5 at 6:30pm. Join the Facebook event here!

This is Monday night! Devour some pizza slices, get some new zines, learn more about becoming involved with the Chicago Zine Fest. Also known as the perfect way to spend a Monday evening.

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zinepavilion:

We want yer zines! The Zine Pavilion is collecting zine donations for ALA Annual in Las Vegas. This will be our 3rd year collecting zines, which will be raffled off to a few lucky libraries. Your zines will also get browsed throughout the whole conference by librarians from all over the place. 
Interested? Send ‘em to:

GZAGG
605 Normandy Road
Encinitas, CA 92024



Please reblog! Attn: fanzines chicagozinefest clpzines zinecats papercutzinelibrary stolensharpierevolution and all your ziney friends

ALA = American Library Association! The Zine Pavilion project raises awareness of zines & encourages librarians to develop zine collections in their own libraries. Rad!

zinepavilion:

We want yer zines! The Zine Pavilion is collecting zine donations for ALA Annual in Las Vegas. This will be our 3rd year collecting zines, which will be raffled off to a few lucky libraries. Your zines will also get browsed throughout the whole conference by librarians from all over the place. 

Interested? Send ‘em to:

GZAGG

605 Normandy Road

Encinitas, CA 92024

ALA = American Library Association! The Zine Pavilion project raises awareness of zines & encourages librarians to develop zine collections in their own libraries. Rad!

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One of our stellar sponsors is once again throwing the party of the year! 826CHI presents Prom 9 From Outer Space: A Galactic Romp Through the Retro-Futuristic Cosmos. Attendees will forgo ill-fitting rental tuxes and bustling taffeta for all manner of tin-foiled, corsetted, ray-gunned getups sure to impress the creature on their arm. Come dressed in your intergalactic best (or second-hand formal wear) for a night of cosplay, silent auctioning, raffling, (free) drinking, and DANCING…for the children. When: Saturday, April 26, 8pm-midnight. Where: St. Vincent de Paul Center Gymnasium (2145 N Halsted St). Tickets: $55 for one, $100 for two, $60 at the door (all proceeds from Prom 9 benefit 826CHI’s creative writing programs, which are offered tuition-free to thousands of Chicago students each year!) Get your tickets here!

One of our stellar sponsors is once again throwing the party of the year! 826CHI presents Prom 9 From Outer Space: A Galactic Romp Through the Retro-Futuristic Cosmos. Attendees will forgo ill-fitting rental tuxes and bustling taffeta for all manner of tin-foiled, corsetted, ray-gunned getups sure to impress the creature on their arm. Come dressed in your intergalactic best (or second-hand formal wear) for a night of cosplay, silent auctioning, raffling, (free) drinking, and DANCING…for the children. When: Saturday, April 26, 8pm-midnight. Where: St. Vincent de Paul Center Gymnasium (2145 N Halsted St). Tickets: $55 for one, $100 for two, $60 at the door (all proceeds from Prom 9 benefit 826CHI’s creative writing programs, which are offered tuition-free to thousands of Chicago students each year!) Get your tickets here!

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We’re throwing a Chicago Zine Fest 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 5 at 6:30pm. Join the Facebook event here!

We’re throwing a Chicago Zine Fest 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 5 at 6:30pm. Join the Facebook event here!

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