The Portland Zine Symposium:

What: The 10th Annual Portland Zine Symposium

Theme: “Zine Arcade!”

Where: Peter W. Stott Main Gym, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

When: Saturday, August 28th, from 10:00am until 5:00pm and Sunday, August 29th, 10:00am until 4:00pm

Who: Presented by local zinesters, comic makers, artists, and writers. Attended by independent publishing enthusiasts from all over the world!

Why: 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.

We also have a Zinester’s Feud ( the evening of August 28th at Floating World Comics and a Zinester’s Music Show ( happening the evening of August 29th at Backspace.