The Chicago Zine Festan annual celebration of independent self-publishingwill take place May 5-6, and will feature free workshops, discussions, readings and access to one of largest exhibition markets of zines in the country.
On Friday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan St., a panel will take place with librarian/zinester JC, manga artist Rinko Endo and Chicago comics artist Kevin Budnik, with School of Life Design co-founder Kelly Cree moderating. An exhibitor reading will take place at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd., there will be an exhibition of more than 250 self-publishers. Among other events will be the panel "Ever Evolving Bastion of Freakdom," which celebrates the 25th anniversary of Chicago's Quimby's bookstore.
See ChicagoZineFest.org .