I wish I liked swearing, because if I did I would be throwing some cusses from my mouth bay. I'll manage, here we go:
SOMETHING SOMETHING! I am so SOMETHING SOMETHING excited for the Chicago Zine Fest and it's still (at the time of writing this exactly) 3 months, 21 days, 22 hours, 36 minutes and 18 seconds away! Working on it right now is SOMETHING SOMETHING amazing, because it's like one SOMETHING SOMETHING tidal wave after another of really SOMETHING SOMETHING exciting developments that knock me on my SOMETHING SOMETHING! SOMETHING SOMETHING! I can't wait until I can tell you all about the fest. Your jaw will drop and you'll be all like SOMETHING SOMETHING! And I'll be all like SOMETHING YEAH!
Ah, It's nice to get that out of my system.
No, but seriously, the Chicago Zine Fest is going to be a truly amazing weekend (not to over hype it or anything), we're lining up some great special guests, and then we're going to do a blast of strongly encouraging exhibiting to the zinesters we really want to be there. The programming is going to be tons of fun, featuring both a Kids and an Adults reading on Friday night, followed by Karaoke at Quimby's. On Saturday we'll have TONS of people showing off their zines at tables, and then a full slate of workshops and panels and a DIY short-film festival, curated by Eric Ayotte. We'll have a fun after-fest event that night, and then some fun get-togther stuff on Sunday, probably Kickball. If you're reading these words, I strongly encourage you to be in Chicago the weekend of March 25, and too then attend (or exhibit or volunteer at) the Chicago Zine Fest. Registration for exhibitors opens December 15th!
DIY CHI is hosting a benefit show for the Zine Fest at the Juicer the money from the door goes to the zine fest. The money from the bake sale goes to DIY CHI, everyone wins. Except for the baked goods that have been cursed with self awareness.
Oh, hey, one last thing. If you haven't yet you should consider giving to my Mustaches For Kids campaign (I grow a mustache you help fund underfunded public school programs), give what you can. Also consider signing up for my Minicomic of the Month Club. You can sign up whenever, but it would be really great to start to get an idea of how many folks I'm making minicomics for. If you do either of these things, you'll cheer me up. My Tegan and Sara tape broke in my back pack today, that thing got me through a couple rough break-ups, I'm kinda bummed.