Brainscan Zine #30!
Growing (literally and figuratively) taking on adventurous tasks year by year from travel to zine tours to event organizing, teaching (or not teaching), and opening and transitioning Portland Button Works zine distro and button shop in Portland, Oregon.
40 pages, 1/4 sized, 5 color Risograph printed on recycled paper
available in my Etsy shop and Portland Button Works distro and brick and mortar shop in Portland, Oregon
Or stick $4 US ($5 rest of the world) postage paid and send it to:
c/o Portland Button Works
1322 North Killingsworth
Portland, Oregon 97217 USA
Or PayPal $4 to brainscanzineATgmailDOTcom
I sometimes feel like I’m leaving a trail of dead blogs in a blog graveyard. I think my first entry here discussed this a bit. First it was Diaryland, then it was livejournal,then it was here. But, I think the life of this blog may be over. I’m moving on to tumblr. It has the built in scrolling ability of things I choose to look at like like livejournal and the reblogable aspect of facebook. It has some problems but I’m finding it fun, and it has lots of prett and funny things to look at.
So, if you would like to folloe me, here is where I have gone:
I also have another tumblr, but you can find that yourself.
So, until we meet again,
The Portland Zine Symposium is hosting their 4th annual 24 Hour Zine challenge. This awesome event is a fundraiser for PZS and works like a charity walk. You sponsor a participant (or participants!) and you only have to pay-up if the participant/s finish the challenge! If you sponsor someone for at least $10 you will even receive the zine the participant makes!
I have taken part in this event for the past two years and have finished both times. I will be participating again in the 24 Hour Zine Challenge that will be held at the new spacious Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, Oregon on 21 July. I would love love love it if you could help out the Portland Zine Symposium and sponsor me, Alex Wrekk, in the 24 hour zine challenge. There will also be live cams to watch our sleep deprived scribbling….and also so that you can laugh at us.
So, go here and send and e-mail pledging to sponsor me for this year!
Are you playing along at home with the 31 activities? Here’s what I’ve been up to:
Day 1 – I posted on the We Make Zines post about IZM.
Day 2 – I sent twitter message to a couple distro.
Day 3 – I organized zines in the Portland Button Works shop. My own zines are a disaster!
Day 4 – I’m not sure what zine skill I’m going to teach myself! Maybe I should see it as ‘teach yourself a new skill from a zine” So it could be a bit of a DIY challege? If that’s the case then I’m going to curl up with my copy of Advanced Brains and teach myself the rules to this role playing game that puts punks vs. Zombies! We are going to have a test play of the game in the shop in a few weeks and I’m stoked! I think I’m going to play a skate punk.
This afternoon I’m leaving for the Riverhouse to see my mom and enjoy the sun that seems to be crawling out from behind the Oregon clouds. I’ll be bringing some new zines for the challenge tomorrow: Day 5 – Check out a different type of zine than you normally read. I’ll also be bringing some of my favorite zines to re-read for the Day 6 activity. I’ll be away from the PBW shop for 2 days. TWO DAYS! I haven’t had two days off since we have opened the shop. I’m stoked!
I’m hoping to get away from the 4th of July fireworks and being able to sit in the woods, stare at the river, maybe doing some swimming and craft beer drinking.