24-Hour Comics Day
Oct
6
to Oct 7

24-Hour Comics Day

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From the official 24-Hour Comics Day site:

24-Hour Comics Day is an annual international celebration of comics creation. On this day, creative folks take on the 24 hour comics challenge: to create a 24 page comic book story, normally months worth of work, in 24 straight hours.

Every year since 2004 this event has taken place. The thousands of participants who have created tens of thousands of pages of original art have included the young and the old, people with decades of professional comics creation experience and those who have never tried to draw a panel before, at locations on at least five continents.

It’s a great way to bypass procrastination and perfectionism, learn and experiment in a low-risk context, and create something big and meaningful in a single day’s work.

Join us!

Details:

  • We’ll be starting up at 9am Saturday (doors open at 8:30 for setup) and putting down our pencils at 9am Sunday.

  • The space has plenty of desks, comfy chairs, power, Wi-Fi, a microwave, and dishes. Free crappy coffee will be provided. Fridge space might be tight, so don’t bring that gallon jug of milk please.

  • There’s a shower! This can be really great for a mid-event refresh. Bring your own towel.

  • Bring your own paper, drawing supplies, food and drink, and anything else you need to survive and work for 24 straight hours (here are some suggestions).

Safety note:
Please make transportation arrangements that don’t involve driving while fatigued. Our location is highly accessible via public transit, but if you have a lot of supplies it might be easier to get a ride from a friend. We can also make arrangements for you to drop supplies off Friday and pick them up Monday. Safety first!

Questions: contact event host Pete Soloway

 Participants hard at work during our 2016 event.

Participants hard at work during our 2016 event.

 Some of our participants were featured in the 2017 documentary film, 24 Hour Comic (24hourcomicmovie.com)

Some of our participants were featured in the 2017 documentary film, 24 Hour Comic (24hourcomicmovie.com)

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A Brief Overview of Oregon and Washington Nonprofit Solicitation and Fundraising Legal Rules and Regulations by Rational Unicorn Legal Services
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

A Brief Overview of Oregon and Washington Nonprofit Solicitation and Fundraising Legal Rules and Regulations by Rational Unicorn Legal Services

Nonprofit clients and friends of Rational Unicorn Legal asked me for this seminar. I thought it was a brilliant idea. I'll be doing my research on things like "Games of Chance" (What Oregon calls raffles, auctions, and gambling sometimes). And I'll do research on a variety of other Oregon and Washington fundraising and solicitation rules and regulations. It's a short workshop so specific questions like whether or not you can start a nonprofit just for your dog may require a separate email and research project/Don't get mad when I reply with the famous legal answer, "It depends."

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Business Formation Summit: SAVE THE DATE! (Multiple Speakers To Be Announced) by Rational Unicorn Legal Services
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Business Formation Summit: SAVE THE DATE! (Multiple Speakers To Be Announced) by Rational Unicorn Legal Services

Stay tuned for details on speakers and location. This event will cover not just business formation, but feature guest speakers who will discuss marketing tactics, banking, business taxes, and much more.

For now you can buy a ticket as this is the date 100% or you can wait and put a note on your calendar to buy a ticket closer to the date.

-Michael

Attorney and Owner

Rational Unicorn Legal Services

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Employee or Independent Contractor? Expectations, Liability, and Agreements When Hiring or Being Hired by Rational Unicorn Legal Services
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Employee or Independent Contractor? Expectations, Liability, and Agreements When Hiring or Being Hired by Rational Unicorn Legal Services

Are you a small business owner that is thinking about/or about to hire an employee or independent contractor? Do you want to know the difference? This workshop is for you. Are you an employer who has employees or contractors with no agreements or outdated ones (it's OK we will work on it)? Then, this workshop is for you. Are you a freelancer/gigger/contractor and want to know what your contract means or what to look out for so you're not just signing away? This if for you. O.K. You got me. This workshop is for everyone.

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Business Space Rental Tips (From Office Shares to Commercial Leases) by Rational Unicorn Legal Services
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Business Space Rental Tips (From Office Shares to Commercial Leases) by Rational Unicorn Legal Services

Are you going to rent a space in a co-working space, room in an established office, or any type of commercial space? Come learn about space rentals and commercial leases. We will talk about things you should know and things you should avoid. Hopefully we have the space to cover everything? Get it? Come on. Make some room in your heart to laugh at my bad jokes.

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Intellectual Property (Trademarking and Copyrighting) and How to Protect Your Brand by Rational Unicorn Legal Services
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Intellectual Property (Trademarking and Copyrighting) and How to Protect Your Brand by Rational Unicorn Legal Services

Your business name and logo are yours! You own them. We protect our cars, houses, children, pets, health, and so on. But what about our intellectual property? Let's talk about trademarks and copyrights-what they are and why they're different. And let's talk about how they get filed. Protecting your brand and your intellectual property are one in the same. The first few sentences of the description sound scary. I promise this is a fun workshop!

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A Discussion on Business Entity Types and Formation by Rational Unicorn Legal Services
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

A Discussion on Business Entity Types and Formation by Rational Unicorn Legal Services

What's a sole proprietor, a partnership, an LLC, and a corporation? What the hell is the difference and why does it matter? Am I less of a person if my business is one type of entity over another? (That's for you to determine but I think you're awesome regardless of entity type). Come learn about the different entity types and how they differ.

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Client Service Agreements-What They Are and Why Every Business Needs One by Rational Unicorn Legal Services
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Client Service Agreements-What They Are and Why Every Business Needs One by Rational Unicorn Legal Services

Client service agreements are also known as general service agreements, scope of work agreements, or statement of work agreements. Sometimes they're known as, "This is my contract for catering." Or, "Here is my contract for photographing your wedding." Whatever you do, you need a client service agreement. Not only will it help establish expectations and scope of work, it will detail how your client must pay you, when they must pay you, and how (if they're able to) cancel or seek a refund. There's not enough room in this description to provide examples that's why we are having an entire class on one type of contract. Please join us and bring a friend who has a business!

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Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Contract Law and Why Business Contracts are Essential by Rational Unicorn Legal Services

Contracts are an important part of every day life. Contract law can seem scary or unapproachable, but we can work on it. Let's get our feet wet and familiar with contract law. Then we will look at a variety of business related contracts and discuss why they are important.

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May
26
to May 27

Mediation and Conflict Resolution - Theory, Application, and Strategy - 2-Day Training from Rational Unicorn Legal Services

Come join us for a fun, informative two day workshop on mediation and conflict resolution. Whether it’s a family dispute, a business or property matter, or a community challenge, alternative dispute resolution is often the solution instead of litigation.

You will learn theories and techniques but also have an opportunity to practice these newly learned skills in a collaborative group setting.

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Legal Basics for Developers, Programmers, Designers, Engineers, and Other Techies - Seminar from Michael Jonas
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Legal Basics for Developers, Programmers, Designers, Engineers, and Other Techies - Seminar from Michael Jonas

Part of The More You Glow Series-This seminar will involve an introduction to legal issues that relate to work contracts, intellectual property ownership and protection, and other relevant topics.

While it seems like work in this creative field wouldn’t need legal basics, it's important to remember that your work is a business. There is intellectual property involved, and you want to make sure your work is protected.

Come join us on Tuesday, May 8th for a fun evening covering the basics!

Hosted by Michael Jonas of Rational Unicorn Legal Services 

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May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Landlord/Tenant Law - Seminar from Rational Unicorn Legal Services

What should be in a residential lease? What roles and responsibilities do landlords and tenants have? What options are there for resolving conflicts between landlords and tenants? Between neighbors?

Answers to questions like these will be discussed during this seminar.

Hosted by Michael Jonas of Rational Unicorn Legal Services 

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The Enthusiasm Collective's First-Ever Fund-Raiser
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

The Enthusiasm Collective's First-Ever Fund-Raiser

Our workspace in Chinatown opened last October, and we've been thriving ever since. As our membership approaches the capacity of the space, we're wrapping up our growth spurt and moving on to some exciting new projects:

1. Registering as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This will substantially reduce our long-term costs, and send a clear message about what we stand for. ($1,500)

2. Acquiring a few pieces of functional furniture to make the space as useful as possible for our members. ($500)

3. Putting down a security deposit on our space so we can transition from a sub-lease to a direct long-term lease. (estimated at $4,000, negotiations pending)

4. Contracting with an event coordinator so we can better share our space with the wider community by hosting talks, workshops, gatherings, and other events. (estimated at $4,000 for the first year)

That brings our total fundraising goal to a nice round $10,000. With your help, we can get there!

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