Portland Zine Symposium Update

Zine Symposium organizing is in high gear! We had a meeting the other night where we scheduled out all the meeting for the next wee. Looking at it makes me exhausted! I’m looking forward to a weekend at the Riverhouse after all this:

Hey PZS supporters!

A reminder that the Bike-In Movie is happening TONIGHT!
We are showing Triplets of Belleville and it’s at SE Division Pl. and Grand (under the 99E overpass and right near the end of the East Side Esplanade and the beginning of the Springwater Corridor). Bring cash for raffle tickets and pies from Whiffies! We’ll also have popcorn and refreshments… Here’s the full event info on our site: http://pdxzines.com/events/bikeinmovie/

We still need volunteers! Please get in touch if you are able to volunteer pdxzines@gmail.com

The Workshop Deadline is approaching! The Workshop deadline is Sunday the 31st! If you would like to lead a workshop, discussion, or panel please go to the PZS website and fill out an application. http://pdxzines.com/workshops/ We hope to have a schedule up on the site on Monday or Tuesday!

We need help with Portland Promotion! If you are in Portland and would like to help with posters or putting postcards around town, please get in touch through e-mail (pdxzines@gmail.com) or pick some up at the IPRC (independent Publishing Resource Center)

We also wanted to let you all know about zine-related events leading up to the Portland Zine Symposium…

EVENTS!

This Zine Will ROCK You! zine reading
Wednesday, August 3rd, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Central Library, U.S. Bank Room, 801 S.W. 10th Ave.
Zines rock! Portland rocks! — and on August 3, your library rocks! Zinesters present their rock ‘n’ roll publications for your enjoyment, edification and rock-ification. Kick off the Portland Zine Symposium by kicking out the jams with us! Jen Sbragia, (Diary of a Metal Girl), Roz (Rozine), John Isaacson (Ride the Lightning and Feedback), Kevin Cross (Radio: Truly Crucial Rock n Roll), Growler and surprise guests will entertain you with their adventures in rock ‘n’ roll.

Independent Publishing Resource Center Open house and Open Mic
Friday, August 5th, 7:30pm-10:00pm
IPRC, 917 SW Oak #218
The IPRC is hosting our annual PZS kick off with an open house and open mic. Come explore what the IPRC has to offer and entertain fellow zinesters with stories from your zine.

Then it’s time for the 11th Annual Portland Zine Symposium!

First day of the 2011 Portland Zine Symposium
Saturday, August 6th
10:00am-5:00pm
The Refuge
116 Southeast Yamhill Street
Free admission, free workshops, and more zines than you can shake a stick at!

Zinester Feud!
Saturday, August 6th
7:00-9:00pm
Floating World Comics
20 NW 5th Ave
Survey says! Join us for our Family Feud style game show with a zine theme! Form your teams and compete for prizes by answering questions about zines.

We still need help compiling the survey for Zinester Feud! Go here and and fill out the survey! http://kwiksurveys.com/online-survey.php?surveyID=NNEENK_363c3120
Zinester Karaoke!
9:00-12:00am
Floating World Comics
20 NW 5th Ave
What better way to celebrate the 11th Portland Zine Symposium than singing songs with friends! Join us at Floating World after Zinester Feud for songs and mayhem.

Second day of the 2011 Portland Zine Symposium
Sunday, August 7th
10:00am-4:00pm
The Refuge
116 Southeast Yamhill Street
Free admission, free workshops, and more zines than you can shake a stick at!

PZS 21+ After Party8:00pm-?
The Alibi, 4024 N Interstate
Take a sign of relief after the weekend’s festivities at a tiki bar with fruity umbrella drinks and Karaoke. You deserve it!

We hope to see all of you at as many events as you can make it to, let’s spend the 9 days celebrating zines!

Thanks,
The Portland Zine Symposium Organizers

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