It sounds like another successful experimental comics event went down in Portland, OR. This was the second anniversary of The Projects. We were able to make it there and film last year, 2012, but couldn't get down there this time. I highly recommend a visit if they have it again in 2014.
To quote their tumblr site: THE PROJECTS is a festival of experimental comics and narrative arts..." "4 days of workshops, exhibitions, panels, performances, projections and collaborative projects."