FAQ


WHAT IS THE PORTLAND ZINE SYMPOSIUM?

The Portland Zine Symposium is an organization that hosts, among other events, a yearly free conference and zine social exploring facets of independent publishing and DIY culture. This two day event has been held in Portland, Oregon every summer since 2001 and currently has over 150 tablers from around the world each year, as well as many free workshops, panels, and discussions.

WHEN IS THE NEXT PORTLAND ZINE SYMPOSIUM?

The 15th annual Portland Zine Symposium will be held on:

Saturday, July 18th, from 11:00am until 5:00pm

Sunday, July 19th,  from 11:00am until 5:00pm

At the Ambridge Event Center.

Admission is free.

HOW CAN I HELP?

The Portland Zine Symposium is an entirely volunteer run organization and event. From helping in the year-long task of organizing the main event to helping with one of our many events throughout the year, we are always looking for help. Please see our Volunteer page and/or email us for more info.

It takes a lot of money to put on our main event every year and to keep it free. If you’d like to donate to the Portland Zine Symposium, we would be most grateful. See our Donations page for more info.

PORTLAND ZINE SYMPOSIUM’S MISSION STATEMENT:

The Portland Zine Symposium aims to promote greater community between diverse creators of independent publications and art. This fun and free event helps people share their work while exchanging their skills and information related to zine culture. Through workshops, panels and discussions, Portland Zine Symposium explores the role and effect of all types of zines.