May 19th 2018

Chicago Zine Fest 2018 Exhibitor Day

@ Local 130 Plumbers Union Hall

1340 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607

Opening Saturday, May 19th, from 11AM - 6PM

On view through Saturday, May 19th

Chicago Zine Fest continues on Saturday, May 19th from 11am-6pm with an exhibition of over 250 self-publishers at Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd.!

Buy and trade zines and comics made by exhibitors from Chicago and around the country. There will also be hands-on activities for all ages provided by Busy Beaver Button Company, The Wasteshed and Spudnik Press. There will be a photo booth by Glitter Guts, coffee by Colectivo Coffee, a hair styling station, food trucks, and more! Free parking in the Plumbers Union Hall parking lot.
All the weekend’s events are free, open to the public, wheelchair accessible, and offer free parking. Visit for more information.

CZF offers the community a way to engage and learn through a selection of workshops held during the expo. This year’s workshop schedule includes …

Zines: the Next Generation
12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Join the youngest members of the zine community while they show us all up with their zine skills. The reading will be divided into two sections, the first half focused on students currently enrolled in elementary school, followed by readings from teens in junior high and high school. Emceed by educators from our friends at 826 CHI!

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo presents ‘Making Comics with The Human Camera!’
1 p.m.- 2 p.m.

Learn terms and strategies for framing moments in your comics in a collaborative, interactive workshop led by CAKE organizer and illustrator Jackie Roche! Participants will discuss different ways to frame moments in comics, and and look at examples to see how different framing choices change the mood, meaning, and clarity of an image in this all-ages workshop!

Banner-Making with the School of the Art Institute
2 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Fabric banners are a durable, transportable way to spread a message, and can be used in protest, as decoration, or as patches to sew onto other pieces. In this hands-on workshop led by students at SAIC, participants will learn about the relevance, importance, and the how-to’s of creating their own personalized fabric banners!

Everyone is a Support Liaison!
3 p.m.-4 p.m.

How can music fans fight sexual violence at concerts and in their own communities? Gain the tools to de-escalate conflict and be more accountable in your everyday life while learning about two Chicago-based organizations- the F12 Network and OurMusicMyBody — who are fighting for safe spaces.

2018 poster artwork by Yewon Kwon.

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