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Zine Fest Program - what should go in it? what would be helpful?

We're about to start getting things together to put in the Chicago Zine Fest Program and I was just wondering what would be helpful to you, as a tabler, attendee, out-of-towner, etc, in a comprehensive zine fest program?


Last year we included: a list of exhibitors, a map of tables/tablers, lists of events, a 'get-to-know-you' style scavenger hunt, maps of the two neighborhoods that events were in, and the sponsor/donor info. 


What would you find super helpful? Tips for public transportation? Locations of copy shops near fest events? A phone number of one of the organizers? Hidden gems in the city?


Do you want the exhibitor listing to be by exhibitor name or zine name, or maybe you'd like a list done both ways?


Any suggestions will be considered!

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local food places/record stores/watering holes

fun stuff to do locally


zinefest principles

zine quiz with prizes?



i so wish i could go.....

things that would be helpful would be public transportation maps to/from the event, a listing of cool places like indie book or record stores (and let these stores know that you (the program coordinator) have mentioned them!), cheap places to eat/drink/sleep.

other fun things might include some kind of contest (or a series of mini contests), for something like, "most well presented table" or "zinester with the most interesting hair color"

Kid friendly events & locales.

But most importantly--from a library cataloger's perspective--listing the date & year, providing the editors' full names (or zine aliases), including a copyright (or anti-copyright) statement, and numbering the pages would be grand! This goes for all zine makers. Help us preserve zine culture, y'all! :)

everything about the fest....in a web....it would be very helpfull for me....


And how about other zine scene around the world??? How can participate in this event???

transit and copy shop info yes please

info or map on how to get to venues from train/bus depot / airport

closest bank and/or atm to venues


last year the maps were very helpful!


i think listed by zine/project name would be great!




yay czf!



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