Aaron Cynic is a zine writer, blogger, former radio host, musician, and project organizer from Chicago. He sporadically publishes zines called Diatribe and This Is The End. Additionally, Aaron has been a regular contributor to Chicagoist for 5 years, focusing on local and regional politics, activism and labor issues, as well as dabbling in music once and awhile. He’s also contributed words and photos to outlets like Shareable, Z Magazine, The Huffington Post, Truthout, Disinformation, The Occupied Chicago Tribune, Alternet and more. You can reach Aaron by emailing aaron @ diatribemedia dot com.
Natalie Solidarity is a writer, activist, academic and genius living in a secret bunker outside of Chicago. When she’s not fighting for a better world, she’s busy making dinner for her dove and cuddling her ferrets. You can find more of her work at Capricious Yet Constant. You can reach her via email at Capriciousyetconstant @ yahoo dot com.
Billy Roberts does many things, including (but not limited to): play music, write zines, write letters, wear animal costumes, be in love with Allison, pet his dog, ride bikes, learn about Africa, visit Madison, and invent board games. He has been writing the zine “Proof I Exist” for 7 years now, and running Loop Distro for about the same amount of time. He is a Virgo, and if you’re not careful he might just analyze your handwriting.
Kate Sandler is like a virtual world in the palm of your hand. Chicago-based, writing and reading, mostly researching and editing, Kate loves all of your zines and blogs equally.
Stacie Adams is a drinker with a writing problem. In her free time she works a mind-numbing day job and watches the surgery channel. While she holds very strong opinions on a variety of topics, she remains an ideological free lancer. She lives in a nice little house in Pennsylvania with her common law husband and a dead pet tarantula.
Will Shannon is a graduate student in the History Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His blog, City of Tiny Lights covers history, anachronistic music, economics, meat preparation, geography, the absurdity of academia and whatever is pissing Will off at present. He recently, and completely without ironic intent, donated money to PBS to get a Lawrence Welk coffee mug.
Jeff Disler is a Chicago writer and musician.