An event that brings together local artists, record labels, and game creators from the Chicago area.

Apply to Token 5: Monday, October 2, 2017

Applications close Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Applicants will be notified of their acceptance on Friday, September 8, 2017

Token 5: October 2, 2017

Tokens contributed by: Max Bare, Melissa Sue Stanley and Aim Beland.

Emporium in Logan Square will be hosting Token 5.

Apply to Token 5.

Applications close Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Music and exhibitors will be announced on Friday, September 8, 2017.


Token 4: September 21, 2016

Tokens contributed by: Jourdon Gullett, Victoria Perez-Segovia, Ali Cantarella, Gabi Cracraft, and Henry Guerra.

Emporium in Logan Square once again hosted Token 4. The event was sponsored by Do312 and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Music was provided by Cat Claw, and Laura Caringell and Andrew Joseph of Paid Time Off.

Video by Emporium Arcade Bar (Todd Beyer)
Photo booth by Glitter Guts.

Exhibitors

Token 4 was so excited to welcome these amazing Chicagoans: Carolyn Kassnoff, Ali Cantarella, Steph Stanga, Nick Lacke, Bianca Xunise, Andrew Feeney, Ed Blair - Holy Demon Army Distro, Isabella Rotman, Ilana Brodsky, John Bailey, Mike Centeno, Mike Freiheit, Moss Tapes, Sage Coffey, Max Bare Melissa Sue Stanley, Fisticuffs, Luke Schuler, 1980 Records, Feeltrip Records, Henry Guerra, Gabi Cracraft, Dark Circles Records, Joanie Faletto, Jessica Checkeroski, Rachal Duggan, Peregrine Angthius, Michael Schneider, Lindsay Mathers, Bored: The Game - Sam Wells, Sarah Becan, Delia Jean, Megan Gedris, Victoria Perez-Segovia, Alan D Caesar, Gabe Howell, Margaret Hitch, and Lurker Bias.


Token 3: April 27, 2016

Tokens contributed by: Sage Coffey, JB Roe, Yewon Kwon.

Token 3 was held at Emporium in Logan Square, and was sponsored by Do312 and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Music was provided by Cat Claw, Laura Caringell and Andrew Joseph of Paid Time Off, and a DJ set by Francis Scott Key White of White Mystery.

Photo booth by Glitter Guts. Additional photography by Sergio Mantilla.

Exhibitors

Token 3 had the large exhibitor list yet. We were proud to welcome: Michael Schneider, Dumpster Tapes, Mike Freiheit, Wall of Youth Records, Moss Tapes, Raziel Puma, Marcelo Biott, Eric Reyes, Sage Coffey, Top Floor Press, John Bailey, 1980 Records, Jacob Halton, Luke Schuler, Javier Suárez, Tall Pat Records, Harry Hillman, Yewon Kwon, Jess Cadwell, Griffin Miller, JB Roe, Edward Blair, Chicago Women's Comics Collective, Adriana Peña, Service Bureau at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bianca Xunise, Kevin Budnik, Amber Huff, Joshua Gilley, Joseph Tinaglia, Ilana Brodsky, Sean Mac, Nick Lacke, Radiator Comics, Xic@ Zine, Emily Ornberg, Anna Jo Beck, Mike Centeno, Andrea Bell, and Maximum Pelt


Token 2: January 13, 2016

Tokens contributed by: Lane Fujita, Javier Suárez, Bianca DeBardelaben, John Bailey, and Zelda Galewsky.

Token 2 was again held at Emporium in Logan Square, and was sponsored by Do312 and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Music was provided by Cat Claw with a DJ set by Miss Alex White of White Mystery.

Video by Young Chicago Creatives (Sergio Mantilla and Laura Cardozo)

Exhibitors

We were pleased to welcome several Chicago artist and organizations to Token 2. They were: Nick Lacke, Eye Vybe Records, Alex Kostiw, Zachary Lund, Maximum Pelt, Lane Fujita, Jessica Checkeroski, Young Chicago Creatives, Tyrell Cannon, Radiator Comics, Feeltrip Records, Dave Scheidt, Melissa Sue Stanley, Max Bare, David Alvarado, Mosstapes, John Bailey, JB Roe, Bianca DeBardelaben, Alex Nall, Mike Freiheit, Zelda Galewsky, Javier Suárez, Nimbus Prints, Harrington College of Design: Duffy O'Connor/Brandon Tone/Nina D'Angier/Shea Cahill, Pranas T. Naujokaitis and Naomi Martinez


Token 1: September 30, 2015

Tokens contributed by: Christine Gutierrez, Shea Cahill, Erik Schneider, Armani Barron, and Adrian Quintero.

Token 1 was held at Emporium in Logan Square near the end of 2015. After months of planning, the day before the event Erik had to rush to the hospital to have his appendix removed. The event still went on; and with the help of family, friends and exhibitors, Token was a great success. The night was hosted by Pabst Blue Ribbon and Do312, included music by Cat Claw, and held perfomances by William Sides Atari Party and Diode Milliampere.

Photo booth graciously provided by Glitter Guts.

Exhibitors

We were pleased to welcome several Chicago artist and organizations to the first Token. They were: Radiator Comics, Bric-a-Brac Records, Feeltrip Records, Dave Scheidt, Aaron Pittman, Melissa Sue Stanley, Max Bare, Kevin Budnik, David Alvarado, Mosstapes, Perfectly Acceptable Press, John Bailey, JB Roe, Bianca DeBardelaben, and Alex Nall (representing Chicago Zine Fest).