DON'T MAKE THE PARADIGM - BREAK THE PARADIGM
Hi, humans! My name is Tony le Tigre and I've decided to start a new literature and arts journal or "megazine" here in PDX in this marvelous town where social gravity is at a minimum and creative insanity at a maximum. Once I took the first step I was amazed at how quickly things began to fall into place. Some very wonderful and enthusiastic people materialized almost immediately, and often just in the nick of time. My original concept evolved with their input, and I'm sure will continue to evolve in the future. We hope this is the beginning of something great that will last as long (and be at least as much decadent fun) as the Roman Empire!
We of Dreck 'Megazine' believe that in a town as weird, wonderful and alternative as Portland, there should be a queer-oriented publication that reflects the weird wonderful alternativeness of our community(ies) without compromise, without conformity or sanitization, and without restraint. Notice I said queer-oriented rather than queer. Although the current cultural definition of Queer as gay or lesbian will certainly pervade our pages, we wish to embrace a broader definition of Queer as an adjective referring to a person who deviates from the societal norm in any number of ways.
We want Dreck to be a publication in which people can be as political or as apolitical as they want; and to have a core of seriousness and artistic quality beneath a veneer of humor and frivolity.
The layout for the first issue is complete and within the next few days should be posted online for all to see at www.dreckweb.com (currently under construction). We have some fantastic material, both words and visuals, as I hope you will agree when you see the results. Our next problem is coming up with funding/advertising for the print run of the first issue, because I want it to be in hard copy as well as online. If anyone with prior experience has suggestions in this area, please contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are joining forces with QuArt, a local Queer Arts group, for a DRECK first-issue launch party which will take place on Thursday December 29th at the Know - 2026 NE Alberta - beginning at 8PM. There we plan to distribute copies of the first issue of Dreck free.
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