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Event Details

PZS 24hr Zine Challenge

Time: July 24, 2010 at 10am to July 25, 2010 at 10am
Location: IPRC
Street: 917 SW Oak St. #218
City/Town: Portland, OR
Website or Map: http://pdxzines.com/writing/1…
Phone: 503-453-5839
Event Type: fundraiser, 24hr zine, zine making party
Organized By: Portland Zine Symposium
Latest Activity: Jul 22, 2010

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Event Description

Calling all ambitious zinesters! You're invited to the 2nd Annual, 24hr Zine Challenge, presented by the Portland Zine Symposium and the Independent Publishing Resource Center...

Zines are awesome and July is International Zine Month! Get yourself one more zine finished for your PZS table, make some new friends over the dizzying madness of staying up too many hours, and help support the Portland Zine Symposium!


In order to meet the challenge, the PZS 24hr Zine Challengers MUST make a 24-page zine of an original, on-the-spot conception straight up to the final product in 24 hours straight. The zine should be of suitable size and technical difficulty so that this truly is a challenge for individual zinesters. The PZS 24hr Zine Challenge is brought to you by Portland Zine Symposium and the IPRC.


We will be providing some supplies (paper, glue, scissors, etc), snacks, and drink - anything you can bring will help. Bring any supplies you normally like to make zines with that you just can't live without! Also, you might want to bring pillows, snacks, and blankets... We are also asking registrants for a $5 donation which will help us cover any costs for supplies and food that are not donated, so we can make sure your well fed and fully supplied. The IPRC has two copy machines on hand to help you create your fabulous zine, available for 5 cents per side for members (trial membership is $25) and 10 cents per side for nonmembers.


In addition to being a quite awesome challenge, this event will also be a major fund raiser for the Portland Zine Symposium.


If you can't make it to the event, you can find a list of registrants on our website (here: http://www.pdxzines.com/writing/128/) and pick one to sponsor, marathon style! Once you've chosen a lucky challenger to back, we'll list you under their name as a supporter and you will only be asked to make the donation you've pledged if the challenger completes their zine. If you pledge more than $10, we'll provide you with a copy of the zine they've created! You pledge helps us raise funds to keep PZS affordable to table at for zine-makers (half table at the symposium are $20 for the whole weekend) and free to attend for zine-appreciators. To support a 24hr Zine Challenger, just email pdxzines@gmail.com with the name of the lucky participant you want to back and the amount you'd like to pledge.

If you're a challenger, request a form to print out to ask people to sign up on if they'd like to sponsor you, or you can direct them to our website (specifically here: http://www.pdxzines.com/writing/128/) from your blog or website and share the link on your favorite social network (email/wemakezines/facebook/twitter/etc.) to allow your friends to pledge. Your amazing creativity and endurance will really help us make the event a success!


We will also have a live video feed set up at the 24hr Zine Challenge, just like last year, so zine supporters anywhere can encourage the 24hr Zine Challengers and so 24hr Zine Sponsors can check in on who they've backed!


Are you a local business? The 24hr Zine Challenge is just another outreach event brought to the community by PZS that you can help out with. If you're interested in donating any food or treats to help keep our zinesters going their full 24 hours. You donation would be listed here, right on our front page, and on our 2010 Sponsors page!

Please call Katie (804-514-8413) if you would like to make a donation to this event or to Portland Zine symposium.

Preregistration is REQUIRED as space is limited! Email pdxzines@gmail.com or call Blue at (503) 453-5839 to register before time runs out!

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