So, It’s August and the end of this month brings a bunch of stuff to a close. Here’s some stuff about some things:
24 Hour Zine Challenge:
I made a 24 hour zine about all of the post boxes I have had. There are short stories about who I shared it with or things that happened including Paul’s stalker that worked at the postal outlet! It is Brainscan 25.5 and I’ll have them for trade only at the Portland Zine Symposium and on the Zines on Toast tour. Fellow zine symposium organizer, Derek, reviewed Brainscan 25.5 on his blog Overglued.
On of the contestants did some interviews at the event. You can check it out here and see what we had to say.
The Portland Zine Symposium is August 28-28! There are no full tables left BUT there are some half tables left. So, if you are in Portland you should register your table soon soon soon. I think we are pretty close to having a full workshop schedule but there are few panels that could use some extra folks. I’d like to have a panel on Zine Ethics. If you or anyone you know would like to be on the panel let me know.
Zines on toast! We have finalized all our tour dates! Please come out and see us if we are in your area. I’d love to meet! Here are the finalized dates and locations!
26 Aug- Portland, Oregon (7PM Reading Frenzy-921 Southwest Oak Street)
28 Aug- Portland, Oregon (10-5 Portland Zine Symposium-PSU Stott Gym)
29 August- Portland, Oregon (11-4 Portland Zine Symposium-PSU Stott Gym)
31 AUG- Seattle, WA (Richard HUGO HOUSE 1634 11TH ave)
1 Sept- Olympia, WA (7PM Northern 321 4th Avenue)
4 Sept- San Francisco ,CA (San Francisco Zine Fest-County Fair building)
5 Sept- San Francisco ,CA (San Francisco Zine Fest-County Fair building)
7 Sept- Santa Cruz, CA (Sub Rosa 703 Pacific Avenue)
8 Sept- San Diego, CA (2754 sNOWDROP sT)
12 Sept- Salt Lake City, UT (rAUNCH RECORCDS 1119 E 2100 S)
14 Sept- Denver, CO (27 Social Center, 2727 W 27th Avenue)
16 Sept- Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis Center for Book arts 1011 Washington Ave South)
17 Sept- Milwaukee, WI (Cream City Collectives 732 e Clarke St.)
18 Sept- Chicago, IL (Quimby’s Books 1854 West North Avenue)
20 Sept- Columbus, OH (Wholly Craft 3169 North High Street)
22 Sept- Asheville ,NC (Firestorm cafe and books 48 Commerce St.)
23 Sept- Chapel Hill, NC (Internationalist books, 405 W Franklin Street
24 Sept- Richmond, VA (Chop Suey Books 2913 West Cary Street)
26 Sept- Baltimore, MD (Atomic Books 3620 Falls Road)
27 Sept- Philadelphia, PA (Wooden Shoe 704 South St)
28 Sept- New York, NY (Barnard College Library 3009 Broadway enter campus at 117th st)
29 Sept- New York, NY (Blue Stockings Books 172 Allen St)
Here’s the e-mail we sent out earlier today:
Dear PZS Supporters,
We’ve got a couple major announcements for you! First, are winning artwork for PZS 2010 has been chosen! Our winning artist is Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg
and you can view the poster here
, but if you check Portland Zine Symposium website
, you’ll see her fabulous work has been applied to our website’s design!
Thanks to all who submitted artwork for the 2010 poster art call, it was a challenging design to pick the work to represent the convention this year. We would also like to announce that a close second was artwork from Brian Kaas
, so we plan on making a special edition button from his submission, to be available at PZS, as well as printing his poster art on the back of the program.
Now here’s the news you’ve been waiting for!
Registration for the 10th annual Portland Zine Symposium
will open up at 4pm (PST) today, April 6th.
When you register, be on the lookout for a special question in your form, “Would you like to preorder a Special Edition, 10th Anniversary Program
?” It adds just $1 to your donation total and ensures you will get the guaranteed-to-be-popular, zine style program we’re cooking up to help commemorate our 1th anniversary!
Also, remember that we’re moving from the Smith Ballroom to PSU’s Main Gym this year. This means more space and more tables! It also means that PZS has to pay a ton more money to book the space. You can support us a variety of ways, but this year we’ve adding some special gifts for supporters able to contribute donations. You can check out the donation levels here
and you can donate just by clicking here
As always, we love help at the event, too. Volunteers
at the event get cool things like t-shirts and our undying gratitude.
1) Submissions for Artwork for the 2010 Portland Zine Symposium are due today! Go here for more info.
2) I will be reading with a host of portland zinesters and small press authors at Powell’s Books in Downtown Portland today as part of Smallpressapalooza! The event starts at 5 but I won’t be reading until 9pm. Go here to see who all will be performing.
3) I’ll be performing so late tonight because my friend Caleb is coming in to town and I’m going to go meet him at the airport! Caleb is one of the lovely people I met while I was in Halifax at the Anchor Archive Zine Residency I’m really excited to show him my city! We plan to take trips to the coast, and to the Riverhouse plus all sorts of bicycle adventures in Portland.
The past week has been filled with large button orders, laser printer woes that has me chatting with tech support for hours, a sick animal in the family, cleaning house, small cuts and minor injuries to my hands and fingers, practicing for the reading at Powell’s, and Paul and I celebrating our 13th, 6th, and 4th anniversaries.
We finally secured the dates for the 2010 Portland Zine Symposium!
The dates for the 10th Annual Portland Zine Symposium are August 28-29 2010
Also, the symposium will still be held on the campus of Portland State Univeristy BUT WILL NOT BE IN THE BALLROOM. We are moving the location across the Park Blocks to the Gymnasium.
The theme for this year is ZINE ARCADE and we are still looking for artwork.
Stay tuned for more information about tabling, workshops and extra curricular activities. Keep up with us on the Portland Zine Symposium site or on the fanpage on Facebook.
So, I have been an organizer for the Portland Zine Symposium on and off for the past 10 years… that makes me feel old. Even if we don’t have a time and date year (probably late August but don’t cross your fingers) we are putting out a call for art work!
PZS is looking for art submissions for the 2010 poster. This year’s theme is “Zine Arcade” Your art submission should be your creative interpretation of that theme.
The guidelines are simple – We are looking for a 11″ wide x 17″ tall poster that will also be used in other formats (the web, post cards, buttons, stickers, etc), so your design needs to be visible and striking at multiple sizes and resolutions (or have smaller, breakaway pieces). The design will eventually be silk screened / screen printed onto t-shirts, so limit your colors to black, white and one other color. We encourage artists to use any medium or style. We strongly prefer that the choosen artist is able to assist us in the process of transferring (resizing / cropping / etc) the image multiple mediums.
Your design should include (or be able to include once all details are finalized) the following:
– the theme
– the dates (TBA)
– the website (www.pdxzines.com)
– “10th Annual Portland Zine Symposium”
– “A conference and zine social exploring facets of independent publishing and DIY culture.”
Submission deadline is March 15th. Submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (most strongly preferred), mailed (to PO Box 5901 Portland, OR 97228-5901), or dropped off at the IPRC.