This is the July newsletter for the Portland Zine Symposium. The 2011
Portland Zine Symposium is fast approaching so let’s get down to business!
2010 PORTLAND ZINE SYMPOSIUM August 6th & 7th, 2011 at The Refuge (116 SE
Yamhill St) <http://www.refugepdx.com/>.
Half tables for 2 days are $40 and full tables for 2 days are $50 (pending
full table approval) Tables are going fast so make sure to register
soon<http://pdxzines.com/tabling/>as tables are just about sold out!
In fact, Saturday is already full. Please
email pdxzi...@gmail.com to be put on the waiting list.
24 HOUR ZINE CHALLENGE
Join us at the IPRC for the 3rd annual 24 Hour Zine Challenge on July 16th!
July is International Zine Month and what better way to celebrate than
register to spend 24 hours making a zine at the IPRC! Registration is $5 per
participant. If you are unable to make it, or you are feeling generous, you
can sponsor a zinester, marathon-style. You don’t have to pay unless they
complete the challenge. Every sponsorship donation over $10 gets you a free
copy of the zine they created! Go here for more info to participate or to
sponsor an zinester. <http://pdxzines.com/writing/137/> As in years past we
will also have U-Stream channel online set up to stream our ziney activities
for all 24 hours!
WORD GAME WEDNESDAYS AT THE WAYPOST
The Portland Zine Symposium has been hosting a word game night at the
Waypost (3120 North Williams Ave.) on the 2nd Wednesday of every month
leading up to the 11th Annual Portland Zine Symposium. We will have fun word
games like Banangrams, Scrabble, Apples to Apples and more! Drop in on a
bike ride up Williams, have a snack or a drink, trade your zine and let you
glorious wordiness shine! The event is free, but there is a fee of $1 per
game entrance, as this is a fundraiser. The next date of Word Game Wednesday
is July 13 6pm-10pm, this will be the last one!
HOW YOU CAN HELP THE PORTLAND ZINE SYMPOSIUM
TEACH A WORKSHOP OR LEAD A PANEL DISCUSSION
Every year the Portland Zine Symposium strives to have fun and interesting
workshops. Do you have an idea for a workshop? We’d love to hear it! Please
get in touch on the Symposium website and fill out the Workshop
PICK UP SOME POSTERS OR FLIERS
We have left stacks of posters and soon will have fliers at the Independent
Publishing Resource Center (IPRC 917 SW Oak #218) If you are in Portland
feel free to stop by and pick some up to hang up around town or send fliers
with zine orders!
DONATIONS OF ANY KIND ARE ALWAYS APPRECIATED
The move to our new location, while awesome, is a lot more costly, and we
could use any help that you can offer. Here are are several ways you can
help us complete our goal of making this the best Portland Zine Symposium
In order to cover our expanding cost we have set up our own fund raiser
through chipin.com. We are hoping to raise an additional $1,500 to cover our
expenses and to help create a little bit of padding when we lead into next
year’s event. Please considering helping us out financially if you can or
placing the chipin widget on your website. ChipIn, unlike Kickstarter,
allows you to donate through PayPal. So, if you have a little cash from
selling your zines and are feeling generous, we would love it if you could
toss a donation our way. Links to our chip in page
Our theme this year is “postmarked.” What better way to celebrate that than
with mail? We are offering a pre-addressed and pre-stamped blank post card
for you to decorate for $5 in the USA $7 rest of the world (International
postcards come with an International Reply Coupon).
Once you have colored, drawn, collaged, typed on or otherwise decorated the
post card, drop it in the mail to us. All postcards we receive will be on
display in a gallery at the 2011 Portland Zine Symposium. This is an
inexpensive, fun, and easy way to support the Symposium even if you can’t be
there. Get one for yourself! Buy some for friends! Mention them in your zine
or on your blog! http://pdxzines.bigcartel.com/ (Postcards are also
available from the Etsy shop
PZS organzier, Alex and are available at the IPRC in
Are you a business that would like to make a tax deductible donation of a
gift certificate, food or beverages for our events? We will provide links to
your business on our website and in our program at our event. Please get in
touch for more information at pdxzi...@gmail.com
What better way to celebrate the Portland Zine Symposium than with your
precious time? You don’t have to be from Portland to help out! We are
looking for volunteers for people to put up fliers around town, staff the
info desk at the Symposium, help set up tables in the morning, keep the free
food stocked, and we are even looking for new dedicated organizers to work
on the event year round. If you have interested in any of these areas please
e-mail pdxzi...@gmail.com to sign up.
RIDESHARES TO PORTLAND AND WHERE TO STAY
Looking for a ride to the Portland Zine Symposium? Have you checked out our
forums for either: http://pdxzines.com/forums/
Feel like staying in a hotel? The Jupiter Hotel is offering our Portland
Zine Symposium friends discounted rates at their hotel. Follow this link to
check it out...
Again, thanks so much for hanging in there with us in our transition to a
new location. Changes can be exciting and sometimes a bit scary but we think
this is the best decision and we are looking forward to seeing you all
there! As always, keep up to day with us on our
follow us on Twitter <http://twitter.com/pdxzines>, or like us on
Thanks for your support!