Portland Zine Symposium
The Portland Zine Symposium is one of the largest annual zine events in the United States. The event, held in Portland, OR, each summer, is free and open to the public and includes workshops on a wide variety of topics relating to zines, independent media and DIY skills. The symposium is organized by Portland State University. It was founded in 2001 by Eleanor Whitney, Joe Biel, and Nicole Georges.
The Portland Zine Symposium aims to create greater communication and community between diverse creators of independent media and art. This fun, free and open event helps people promote their work and share skills and information related to zines and zine culture. Through hands-on and discussion-based workshops, the conference will explore the role and effect of all types of zines in and on undergound and mainstream culture.
- Franco Ortega (BURNT zine)
- Gillian Beck (Don't Stop (Stop) zine)
- Lani Schreibstein (pdxwords.com)
- Sarah Swingset (Swing Set Girl zine)
- Theresa Elisabeth (Can't Stop The World zine)
- Tony Le Tigre (Dreck zine)
- Jim Withington (Statue of Liberty Play zine)
- Philip Cheaney (www.ursulinedesign.com)
- Shelley Pearson (The Independent Kitten zine)
- Webly Bowles (Touched by an Anvil zine)
- Nate Beaty (Brainfag zine)
9th Portland Zine Symposium
The ninth Portland Zine Symposium was held 2009 July 24-26.