The Portland Zine symposium kicked off last night with zine-themed bingo and an open house at the IPRC, and continues through Sunday.

The theme of this year's symposium is "Luck"; the lineup features two days of tabling and workshops at the Ambridge Event Center (1333 NE MLK, Sat Aug 10, 10 am-6 pm, Sun Aug 11, 10 am-5 pm), free, plus bonus activities at the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC). Here are some of the program's highlights:

Illustrating for the Non-Artist—Martha Grover, creator of the excellent zine Somnambulist, helps non-artists learn to integrate images into their storytelling. Ambridge Event Center, Sat Aug 10, 11 am

Let's Grow DIY: Where Will Your Zine Take You
—Longtime zinester Eleanor Whitney recently published a book called Grow: How to Take Your DIY Project and Passion to the Next Level and Quit Your Job. This panel promises tips and resources for creators looking to create more sustainable creative projects. Ambridge Event Center, Sun Aug 11, 2 pm

Zine Prom—Promising "more fun and less drama" than your high-school prom, the Zine Symposium's prom features DJs, raffles, snacks, a photo booth, and beers from Ninkaski. IPRC, 1001 SE Division, Sat Aug 10, 8-11:30 pm, $5 suggested donation

There's plenty more details on their website!