Newsletter Post! – AmaZine Day Recap + 2013 Poster Art and DATES!!!

This post is our newsletter from February 22nd! Want to get these awesome newsletters delivered straight to your mailbox? Join our google group!

Hey there PZS people! Here’s another newsletter!

1. AmaZine Day was so AWESOME!
2. Announcing the 2013 PZS poster artist… Asher Craw!
3. Check out our new internet address: www.portlandzinesymposium.org
4. We’ve got the dates for the 2013 Portland Zine Symposium!
5. ZineGo Bingo Fundraiser, March 16th.

1. AmaZine Day was so AWESOME!

We had a really great AmaZine Day back on February 9th! Thank you so much to the incredibly huge crowd and tablers that filled the Independent Publishing Resource CenterAnother thanks goes to A.M. O’Malley for curating the reading and to all the awesome readers (Emily Kendall Frey, Gabby Holden, Liz Moyer, Gabby Holden, and Ruji Chapnik). The single-sheet “ValenZine” workshop was a hit, too, thanks to all those who attended! Big ups to Art Institute for being there to film a “commercial” for IPRC. Thanks to all who helped us flier and to the Mercury and Willamette Week for including AmaZine Day in their print editions. Finally, thanks to IPRC volunteer Reid Psaltis for helping and staying late to break down the event!

Check out the photos from AmaZine Day here… http://www.portlandzinesymposium.org/3rd-amazine-day-photos/

2. Announcing the 2013 PZS poster artist… Asher Craw!

Moving forward we’ve got some REALLY exciting pieces of news for everyone! First, we wanted to formally announce the 2013 Poster Artist, Asher Craw! Asher Craw is an awesome, independent comics maker living in Portland, OR with his wife Lillie Craw, poet and fellow zinester. Asher also graduated from the IPRC’s Comics Certificate Program. You can find his comic Zebadiah at many stores in Portland, including Floating World and Portland Button Works, but you can also check it out from the library! To see more of Asher craw’s work, check out his website…  http://ashersprogress.tumblr.com/

And you can check out their awesome poster for the 2013 Portland Zine Symposium here…. http://www.portlandzinesymposium.org/poster-art/

3. Check out our new internet address: www.portlandzinesymposium.org
With the new art for this year’s Portland Zine Symposium, we also have some other cool news to formally announce! Portland Zine Symposium has had an address change! Those of you paying closer attention may have noticed the url shift, as we’ve been gradually moving our old site to the new one and building it up. Our new url is www.portlandzinesymposium.org and the new website builders are just us, the Portland Zine Symposium Organizers! To save money and to empower our whole organizing collective to have a steadier and more frequent hand in updating the website, we’ve been rebuilding the website with wordpress.org, self-hosting. We’ve definitely got a few more snags to sort out, but surf on over and let us know what you think!
Here’s a blog post all about the new website… http://www.portlandzinesymposium.org/welcome-to-the-new-pzs-website

4. We’ve got the dates for the 2013 Portland Zine Symposium!

One thing you may notice on our new site is that we also have finalized and posted the dates for the 2013 Portland Zine Symposium! The dates are August 10th and 11th, 2013! We also finally found a new venue that we think our attendees will love, Abridge Event Center, located on 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. This venue has air conditioning! It’s right off several bus lines, max lines, and the new street car loop! It’s also bigger than Refuge, the venue we’ve had the past two years… So, save the dates!

We’ll also be opening up table registration VERY SOON, but we will be doing another newsletter soon to give you all the specifics on that.

5. ZineGo Bingo Fundraiser, March 16th.

Join us for a fun night of bingo to raise funds for Portland Zine Symposium… On Saturday, March 16th, get lucky with PZS! Starting at 5pm and going until 8pm, bring your cash dollars to play bingo and win cool prizes!

With Respect,
Blue & The PZS Organizers

Welcome To The New PZS Website!

Thanks for checking out the new website for the Portland Zine Symposium!

With the new poster art for this year’s Portland Zine Symposium, we also have some other cool news to formally announce! Portland Zine Symposium has had an address change! 

Those of you paying closer attention may have noticed the url shift, as we’ve been gradually moving our old site to the new one and building it up. Our new url is www.portlandzinesymposium.org and the new website builders are…. Us! You know, as in the Portland Zine Symposium Organizers.

To save money and to empower our whole organizing collective to have a steadier and more frequent hand in updating the website, we’ve been rebuilding the website with wordpress.org, self-hosting.

The layout for this new site was brainstormed by the PZS organizers and implemented largely by Katie Ash and Blue. We wanted to make this new site to If you have any feedback or suggestions, we’d love to hear about them! We tried to keep the forums aspect of the website by integrating our google group, so you can comment on newsletter and other updates with you feedback or have discussions with other members of the community. We may move to having more formal forums.

We’ve definitely got a few more snags to sort out, but surf around here for a bit and let us know what you think.

We are also planning to launch tabling registration SOON. We are using google forms this time around and we are probably going to be adding google checkout in addition to paypal, if we keep using paypal at all.

As a disclaimer, a lot of this site is still under construction, so your feedback can make a huge difference.

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