Hello. This summer, independent publishers from across the country will gather for the third annual Portland Zine Symposium. The symposium is a three-day conference and social celebrating independent publishing. It will be held at the Portland State University campus on the weekend of August 1-3, 2003. The Portland Zine Symposium is put together by a group of local organizers, activists, artists, and zinesters who seek to create community between different producers of independent media and art. Another focus is to help people share skills and information related to zine culture. The Portland Zine Symposium is a place for people to network, explore ideas, build skills and of course, trade zines. Through hands-on workshops and discussions, the conference will examine the role and effect of all types of zines on both underground and mainstream culture. The focus of this year's symposium is It Takes All Kinds. Workshops and panels are plentiful during the weekend to support this theme of diversity. During the three days you could take a class on Zines and Motherhood, The History of Zines, Bookbinding or How to Distribute your Zine (and others). In between the classes zine enthusiasts will have ample time to peruse other people's wares and socialize. Last year the symposium attracted about 1,000 local and national participants. The symposium is currently processing as a 501c3 non-profit organization. If you have a website, we'd like you to consider putting up our banner. We feel that cross promoting the event is the best way to generate a diverse audience. |
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