“Why did he think this was a good idea?” Myfanwy muttered as her chair clipped another corner trying to avoid hitting a crewman. She had left the comfort of the space station she had been working on after her godfather, Bones, had gotten the Captain to sign her on as an Engineer. But her unwieldy wheelchair had been getting in everyone’s way. Currently, she was off to find an Anthropologist named Johnson who needed an engineer to help repair…something.
“Lt. Johnson?” Myfanwy asked of the woman standing in the room she had just entered. “I’m Ensign Ifans. I have come to help with a repair.”
This Monday, October 27th, I’ll be speaking with Dave Rempis, Neil Tesser, and Rebecca Zorach at the Comfort Station in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhoods. We’ll be talking about keeping marginal histories alive through exhibitions, writing, and performance. The discussion will be followed by a performance by Rempis and Kent Kessler. Free and open to the public! It would be great to see you.
Chill out from the warm weather with the Chicago Zine Fest for an Ice Cream Social, Saturday June 27, from 11:30-1:30 pm at Comfort Station, 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave in Logan Square.
For a donation of $3-5, you will get a bowl of ice cream (various flavors and vegan options too). Load up with toppings of your choice: nuts, sprinkles, fruit, candy, syrups and more!
-CZF will also have for sale some mini zines and merchandise.
-View a photo slideshow of our 2015 fest.
-Chat with zinesters and representatives from zine fest.
And enjoy your ice cream creation!
All proceeds benefit Chicago Zine Fest 2016.
The Chicago Zine Fest is an independent event creating an outlet for small press and independent publishers to showcase their work. Our goal is to make DIY zine-making accessible, highlight the talents of self-published artists, and give independent artists a chance to interact, and swap skills through tabling, community events, and workshops.
Comfort Station benefit/30th birthday spectacular with brother. Goodnight but everything was so good that it is hard to pick a favorite.
Key learnings: Owen & Alchemy juices make great mixers Analogue’s menu is proper Cajun. Some of the best gumbo I’ve ever had. Longman got the fish course and did a rich, poured broth with Arctic char that I drank from the bowl. Fat Rice had a beautiful braise. Dessert would have been a standout no matter what. But I’ll be damned if the excellence I’ve come to expect from Cellar Door isn’t extra tasty in someone else’s restaurant.
Saw Gorges last night at Comfort Station in Logan Square, Chicago, IL. It’s a nice spot. Very cozy, clean - I just wish they had some hot cocoa. It reminded me of this little “Comfort Station” that was right next to Wingra Park in Madison, WI. We used to use it to warm up in between bouts of ice skating. I have vivid memories of buying frozen Charleston Chew bars in that lodge, trying to save all of those chocolate flakes that come off of a frozen Charleston Chew bar.