Canzine Toronto 2016

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2016 REGISTRATION OPEN NOW! REGISTER HERE!

Canzine: Festival of Zines and Underground Culture

Saturday October 29, 2016, 1-7pm

Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas St. West)

FREE Admission! Comes with the fall issue of Broken Pencil: Magazine of zine culture and the independent arts.

HUNDREDS OF ZINES BOOKS AND COMICS VENDORS!

CANZINE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

12pm – Early bird entrance for AGO members and Broken Pencil subscribers!

1pm – Canzine opens to the public!


All Day Events – COMMUNITY GALLERY PROGRAMMING:

Walter Scott in the Community Gallery: AGO Artist-in-Residence Walter Scott (Wendy) will lead a drawing workshop and a Q & A session.

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Workshops – Zine Machine for Kids and Teens: An all-day zinemaking workshop for kids led by kids! Coordinated by Broken Pencil’s Annie Wong.

2pm – 1-2 PUNCH BOOK PITCH: Live on our main stage in front of a crowing crowd, you get two minutes to pitch your book to our panel of judges. They get one minute each to tell you why you’ll never get published in a million, billion years, or why they want to see your manuscript in their inbox ASAP. Featuring judges Hal Niedzviecki (founder and fiction editor, Broken Pencil Magazine) and Andrew Hunter of the AGO!

3:15pm BROKEN PENCIL LIVE IN JACKMAN HALL: For the first time ever, Broken Pencil the Magazine will come to life onstage in a one-hour extravaganza of interviews, readings, a live comic jam and a two-minute rant.

Featuring:

  • The Broken Pencil Zine Race: Three of Canada’s best up and coming cartoonists will face the seemingly indomitable task of making a comic based on an audience suggestion in 30 minutes or less. The comic voted favorite by applause will win a prize pack! With Jenn Woodall, Trevor Henderson and Patrick Sparrow!

 

  • The Smell of Our Own: LIVE! – We will bring our popular new artist vs. artist interview
    column to live, with a 10-min chat with Wowee Zonk zine impressario Ginette LaPalme interviewed by artist, teacher and activist April Aliermo (Hooded Fang, Phedre)

 

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 April Aliermo is a Filipino-Canadian musician, songwriter, entrepreneur and educator based out of Toronto. She plays bass and has co-written music and lyrics for Hooded Fang and Phèdre. She strives to build conscious communities while having the time of her life.

 

 

 

 

  • Radical Readers: Short readings by poet Jacqueline Valencia and Soraya Roberts, who will be presenting from her new ECW book In My Humber Opinion about the 90s teen series My So Called Life. (More TBA!)

 

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Jacqueline Valencia is a Toronto-based writer. She is a senior literary editor at The Rusty Toque. Her debut collection There Is No Escape Out Of Time is out with Insomniac Press.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Soraya Roberts worked as an entertainment editor from 2005 to 2011 and is now a full- time writer. She has contributed long-form culture articles to Hazlitt, Harper’s, and the Los Angeles Review ofBooks, among other publications. She also appears in the anthology Secret Loves of Geek Girls (Bedside Press, 2015) and is currently working on a memoir about journalism.

 

 

 

  • What is Indie Opera?: With Lindsay Michael, founding artistic director of the Liederwölfe Opera Collective, which recently presented Opera Peep Show, on why indie opera is the future. Creative Politics: The Rant – A two-minute opinion column comes to life. Presented by Erin Wunker, author of the upcoming BookThug essay collection Notes from a Feminist Killjoy

 

Lindsay Michael is an opera and radio producer. She holds a master’s degree in music from McGill
University in voice performance and is the founding artistic director of the Liederwölfe Opera Collective.

 

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Erin Wunker is Chair of the Board of Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (www.cwila.com) and co-founder, writer, and managing editor of the feminist academic blog Hook Eye: Fast Feminism, Slow Academe. She teaches courses in Canadian literature and cultural production with a special focus on cultural production by women. She lives in Halifax with her partner, their daughter, and Marley the dog. Notes from a Feminist Killjoy is Wunker’s first book.

 

 

4:30pm – PANEL: POC GENRE FICTION: A deeper look at Broken Pencil’s Canzine cover story on the growing movement of people of colour making waves in sci-fi, horror and fantasy writing. (Panelists TBA)

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HELP PROMOTE CANZINE!

We are proud to announce that Canzine Toronto is being held in an accessible venue this year!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: EMAIL CANZINE@BROKENPENCIL.COM

For questions and ideas, or to volunteer email: CANZINE@BROKENPENCIL.COM.

To make sure you get all up to date information about everything Canzine and Broken Pencil, please sign up for the Broken Pencil e-newsletter here.

Thanks to our national sponsors:

 

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And thanks to our regional sponsors:

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The Canzine Festival of Zines and Underground Culture was first held in Toronto in 1995. Since its inception, Canzine events in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax have displayed thousands of zines and small press works and hosted hundreds of writers and performers. Canzine is organized by Broken Pencil: The Magazine of Zine Culture and the Independent Arts.

For more information about Canzine, email canzine@brokenpencil.com

To make sure you get all up to date information about everything Canzine and Broken Pencil, please sign up for the Broken Pencil e-newsletter here. The Canzine Festival of Zines and Underground Culture was first held in Toronto in 1995. Since its inception, Canzine events in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax have displayed thousands of zines and small press works and hosted hundreds of writers and performers. Canzine is organized by Broken Pencil: The Magazine of Zine Culture and the Independent Arts. For more information about Canzine, email canzine@brokenpencil.com

Canzine Poster by Jayesh Bhaghat