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April Portland Zine Symposium Newsletter

Greetings zine friends!   We have some exciting news to share for this edition of our Portland Zine Symposium newsletter, including info on table registration, workshops & panel discussions, revealing our PZS 2016 poster artist, as well as some events PZS friends are hosting. Read on, and we hope to see you at this year’s event which takes place July 9th at Ambridge Event Center and July 10th at the IPRC. For more info, visit our website or see our Facebook page for updates. Stay tuned for our next issue, where we will reveal our poster art for this year, as well as unveil more info on this year’s zine symposium.   Thanks for reading,   PZS 2016 Organizers   Portland Zine Symposium 2016 Table registration   Our table registration is now full! We do have a waiting list registration and we highly recommend signing up as there are always cancellations. To access the waiting list registration, click here.   Introducing Portland Zine Symposium 2016 Poster Artist: EBIN LEE Ebin Lee is an illustrator, comic book artist and the author of A WRETCH LIKE ME: SAD/BLACK/UGLY/QUEER (published by Sparkplug Comics).  His autobiographical comics reveal intricately drawn linework on what it is to be Black and queer in white-dominated Portland. We are proud and honored to have Ebin draw this year’s Portland Zine Symposium poster!     For more on Ebin’s work, check out this rad interview with Bitch Magazine: https://bitchmedia.org/article/ebin-lee .   Call for Workshops   Portland Zine Symposium is putting out the call for workshops and panels!   In addition to the panels we generally offer during the symposium, this year’s PZS has one full day dedicated just to skillshare and discussing issues near and dear to every zinesters heart, and we need your help!   Ideas include but are not limited to:   -Creating Indigenous community through zines panel discussion -Typewriter maintenance skillshare -Self-care through zines/zinemaking workshop -Zine librarian panel discussion -Witch zine panel discussion -How to start a zine distro workshop -Comix panel discussion -Zine Fest organizers discussion -QTPOC zinester panel discussion -Creating community through zines workshop -What is a Zine? skillshare -Queering disabilities with zines panel discussion -Cultural appropriation and accountability in zine culture panel discussion -Breaking gender normatives through zines panel discussion   What’s your idea? Fill out a workshop form here.   Call for Volunteers   Do you live in the Portland area or intend on being in the Portland area during the Portland Zine Symposium? We need your help!   Attend our upcoming volunteer meeting in May (more details coming soon!) or apply here.   Don’t want to volunteer, but still want to help? Consider making a monetary...