Raiders of the Lost Archives
Saturday, Feb 23rd 10AM to Sunday, Feb 24th 10AM
With your help, the IPRC successfully made the ‘The Crossing.” For the next stage in our journey, we have to descend down into the depths of our massive uncatalogued archive, to bring a treasure trove of zines back up into the light.
Join us as we burn the midnight oil and adventure into a labyrinth of zines waiting to be read. For 24 hours straight, we’ll be read, catalogue, eat delicious food, drink coffee and help build up the IPRC’s fabulous zine library. With over 20,000 uncatalogued zines, you’re sure to find a treasure. Hardcore Raiders will read for 24 hours, while lighter Spelunkers can simply stop in for a few hours of reading.
There are awards for the Raider Team and Solo Spelunker who catalogs the most zines, and for the Team or Solo Spelunker that has the most pledged sponsors.
Questions about the event? Contact the IPRC’s Zine Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Register to Raid! The sign up form is here.
Can’t make it to be a Raider but want to still support the IPRC Zine Library? Pledge a few bucks to support a Raider in their quest to catalog zines! Just click the PLEDGE button for your favorite Raider. We suggest 10 American dollars, but choose at whatever level you can give. Your donation supports the IPRC’s work.
Our Awesome Sponsors
Team Portland Afoot PLEDGE
Portland Afoot self-identifies as a “10-minute newsmagazine” in much the way Dr. Jones does as an archaeology professor. Bullcrap. Zine lovers know the truth.
Mundane Superpower: Knowing to walk to the joint streetcar/6 stop on MLK outside the Convention Center instead of waiting for the 6 on Holladay.
Members: Michael Andersen, Joshua Force, Becca Priddy, Aaron Brown, Steph Routh
Team Shift PLEDGE
Shift is a loose-knit group of bike funners who make things like Pedalpalooza and the World Naked Bike Ride happen. They’re well-suited to wet, damp caves from their time drinking beer under bridges after midnight mystery rides.
Mundane Superpowers: Midnight Mystery Ridin’
Members: Nathan Martin, Jim Archuleta, Calvin White
Team Reed PLEDGE
Reed College is made mostly of book-loving, research-jedi, sleep-deprived nerds. The library is the most hopping social location on campus, loving called “Hauser Fun Dome”, so Reedies are ideally suited to be Raiders.
Mundane Superpower: Staying up for 24 hours straight is just normal behavior for Reedies.
Members: Vasiliki Ioannou, Alejandro Chavez, Brian Click, Sara Bahmanyar
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(Ed note: That means Multnomah County Library in MARC21 cataloguing language.)
Mundane Superpower: Whiskers
Members: Ross Betzer, Emily-Jane Dawson, Cathy Camper, and Phoebe Wayne
Team Nexustronics, LLC PLEDGE
Since 1995, Nexustronics has optimized global synergies and established itself as a world leader in NOCTURNAL ZINE CATALOGING. The Portland office looks forward to CRUSHING other zine catalogers and pizza eaters. Out of sheer cockiness, they will not arrive before noon.
Mundane Superpowers Include: Spotting stray hairs
Members: Carl Larson, mykle hansen, Dag Arneson, Chambered Sangiloid, Meghan Sinnott, s.mirk, Breesa Culver, Patrick Barber, Dr. Peach, Matt Stefanik
Team Zine LAB PLEDGE
The librarians and programmers behind the awesomeness of the IPRC zine library.
Mundane Superpowers: Koha Kross-Walking
Members: Reid Parham, Lindsay Crates, Jenny Mundy, Lillian Karabaic, Loren McCrory
Team Pluperfect Repeat Offender PLEDGE
Strategy: Merrily Dystopian Singularity.
Tactic:Frequent scenic drives north throughout the day.
Style: Dependent arising
Mundane Superpowers: Triple threat in a previous life: publishing/autor/editor
Members: Teresa Boze
Team “Rosehips of Death” PLEDGE
From the shadows of the pine forest come landlocked sirens, capturing your heart and ripping it out, using the entrails for their strings and drumskins.
Mundane Superpowers: slinging code, stare o’reckoning
Members: Melissa Chavez, Cameron
Team “Lazy Fascists” PLEDGE
Mundane Superpowers: Totoro! and Moomin!
Members: Cameron Pierce, Kirsten Alene
Team Mawty PLEDGE
Mawty and Mawty like to sit and work on projects togetha and banta in their new england accents.
Mundane Superpowers: attention to detail and being relentless in finishing
Members: Letty and Erich
Team The Marians PLEDGE
We tried to think of something profound, but Beth simply giggled and made puns about famous librarians.
Mundane Superpowers: Secrets
Members: Meg Brennan, Beth Gilbert
Team Cogitate Editing PLEDGE
Cogitate Editing is a small editorial firm of book-smart word nerds with over 100 edited titles in print (and counting).
Mundane Superpowers: Fruit psychic
Team Giggle PLEDGE
We like giggling and zines. We run on pizza and beer and serotonin and dopamine and coffee.
Mundane Superpowers: Staying posi.
Members: Danielle Knott
Team Pine Island Press GangPLEDGE
Marissa, Helen, and Andrew take the library by storm- TUESDAY style.
Mundane Superpowers: excellent with children.
Members: Marissa, Helen, and Andrew
Bad with boundaries! Great with archiving!
Mundane Superpowers: Befriending neighborhood cats and dogs.
Members: Melinda, Amanda
Raider Jennifer L. PLEDGE
Mundane Superpowers: Speed alphabetizing, tedious repetitive action, piecing puzzles, super speedy filing fingers, love.
Raider Carlene O. PLEDGE
Raider Ann C. PLEDGE
Mundane Superpower: Turn all food to EXTRA spicy.
Raider Violet F. PLEDGE
Mundane Superpower: Can sleep anywhere, anytime. (It’s super useful!)
Raider Margaret PLEDGE
Mundane Superpowers: label wrangling and bebop to the boolean boogie.
Raider Sarah W. PLEDGE
Mundane Superpowers: cat whisperer
Raider Eliza L. PLEDGE
Mundane Superpowers: pie
Raider Liz V. PLEDGE
Mundane Superpowers: coffee nerd
Raider Califia Suntree PLEDGE
Raider Michael Hoeye PLEDGE
Raider Lori D. PLEDGE
Mundane Superpowers: Obliviously standing in the way of people carrying heavy things
Raider Sasha Orme PLEDGE
Mundane Superpowers: massive consumption of coffee and cookies, with no discernable weight gain!
Raider donna esposito PLEDGE
Mundane Superpower: walking on sunshine
Raider Emily Moroz PLEDGE
Mundane Superpower: Poor Eyesight!
Raider Josh Haldeman PLEDGE
Mundane Superpower: Can travel through space and time at a normal speed.
Raider Teresa Boze PLEDGE
Mundane Superpower: Radio for speaking to Cosmic Muffins.
Raider Kat PLEDGE
Mundane Superpower: cuticle clipping
Raider Kathleen PLEDGE
Mundane Superpower: supermundanity
Raider Elliott Cheifetz PLEDGE
Mundane Superpower: drawing comics
Raider Colin RyonoPLEDGE
Mundane Superpower: can turn my feet backward. Sort of gross.