Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jettison Success at the NFO XPO

Loyal readers,

we had a great time at the NFO XPO last weekend. Yes, it was mostly just us sitting in one spot all day long, but we made some friends and had a good time anyways. I think I only ate one meal a day that weekend, but that's alright too. It's almost bikini season, right? Pete, Adi and Ted's Shelter Show was a huge success as well. If you were not able to check-check-check it out last weekend, it's still up and will be for about a month in the Benton House backyard.

Jettison passed out a ton of business cards and got everyone who stopped by to sign up for a subscription. We talked a lot about the magazine and Pete gave a wonderful explanation of what Jettison means to him to some stranger. But, overall we got a really good response. We even met a couple of people who had already heard about it.

blogs and kisses,

The editors

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Events! What's happening with Jettison? Version Fest and NFO XPO

Version Fest takes off this weekend. Our managing editor and our # 1 illustrator, Peter Skvara and Adi Goodrich (respectively) played big roles in bringing together the shelter part of the show. Version Fest is a huge art event that is being held in Bridgeport April 24th through May 3rd. This year's show is going to be amazing and if you're not doing anything, you have no excuse not to go check it out. If you already had something planned, cancel it. You don't want to be the only one at the water cooler on Monday who didn't go, do you?

Jettison is going to be a part of the Version Fest celebration by participating in the NFO XPO (sound it out). NFO XPO is April 25th and April 26th at the Benton House in Bridgeport. Jettison will be there hanging out, giving stuff away and displaying the magazine we have worked so tirelessly on. NFO XPO is from 1pm to 8pm on Saturday and 1pm to 12 am on Sunday. The Benton House is located at 3052 S. Graten Avenue.

For more information on both events check out for more details.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Version Fest Fundraiser

Feel like coming to an art show in Chicago? Well, then you should come out tonight to the Version Fest fundraiser. The party starts at seven and goes till midnight (think you can stay up)? It is going to be located at County Club; 1100 N. Damen Ave.

The event is officially called "The Version Festival User-Directed Super Raffle and V-Bay Buy-it-Now Art Auction!" and it raises money to pay for Version Fest. Don't know what that is? Hit this link to learn more...

But the best part is all the free art you could win! A small fee at the door also gets you tickets to be able to put into a raffle to buy some amazing art from Version Fest friends and family. Check out below for a roster of names:

Featuring work by:Cody HudsonJuan ChavezMichael T. ReaTyson ReederAron GentJohn DudaRod HuntingJJ StratfordRand SevillaLogan BayAdrianne GoodrichConrad FreibergMathew HoffmanBenjamin JuneJames EwertJames JankowiakMike GenoveseAlbert StablerJeriah HildwineStephanie BurkePeter SkavaraChad KouriDave the Lightbulb ManSeripopand many others.

So you can bid, or just buy straight off the wall for fantastically reduced prices and might even be able to write it off your taxes next year since the money goes to fund the festival.

Come one, come all and bring your friends!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


So Rod Balgojevich is back in the news again and aside from all the normal shit he's been up to, apparently he's thinking of joining the ranks of reality tv show cast member. That's right. At his latest court appearance his attorney mentioned that Rod would soon be asking to get his passport back, which was taken when he was arrested. NBC confirmed that if that happens, Rod will join other celebrities on a show called, "I'm a celebrity...Get me out of here!" The show will be filmed in the Costa Rican jungle and test the celebrity's (and one corrupt politician's) ability to adapt. Luckily, NBC is not paying Rod, or the other celebrities for their appearance. The money will be donated to their favorite charity.
Also in Illinois news...

A special state legislative subcommittee recently held a meeting over Senate Bill 1381, the bill that would legalize marijuana in Illinois for those suffering with serious medical conditions. Another bill recently passed the House Human Services Committee on March 9th called the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. This will be the first medical marijuana bill to get off the house floor.
In Chicago news, an Englewood teenager has been charged with the murder of a 15-year-old Chicago Public School student over a dispute at a dice game. The student becomes the 32nd CPS student to be killed this school year. 32 kids is a pretty damn big number. What the fuck, Chicago?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Jettison is looking for your help!

Hey everybody,

As we plan our future issues of Jettison Quarterly, we will be increasingly needing your help. As we continue to fatten up our content over the next couple of issues, we'll need your help providing that content. As always, we are interested in getting your submissions. Send in your fiction, your essays, articles, pictures, sketches, whatever. If you're creating it, we're interested in seeing it. Send us info about your projects and businesses as well. We're all about promoting Chicago and all the cool shit its residents are participating in. So, get up, get out and send us the details.

Submissions are accepted at

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to give you an update on the new Jettison Quarterly site. Check out our redone magazine! The pages flip, the thing loads much better and the format should make it easier to navigate. We are very pleased with our new design, so make sure you go and check it out.

We are also hard at work on Issue No. 2: Readers should look forward to a bigger and better magazine. We've got some great stuff in store for you, including interviews with Chandeliers and an examination of the Chicago art biz. Also in store are a whole host of new sections to give you even more content to browse through.

If you haven't signed up for a subscription, you should get on that. It helps us out and it makes it so much easier to get the next issue. Sign up at and hit the link for a free subscription to get your copy when it's released.