Canzine Vancouver 2017

Poster by Alison Woodward

Canzine Vancouver:
Festival of Zines and Underground Culture

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 1-7pm
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W Hastings St.

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!

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Check out last year’s Canzine Vancouver lineup

 

• C A N Z I N E • E V E N T S •

 

1 pm – CANZINE OPENS TO THE PUBLIC!

Hundreds of zines, books, comic, and small press vendors! Trade, buy, sell, browse, chill, enjoy!

 

3pm – 4pm • PANEL

FEMINISM, WITCHCRAFT, AND THE OCCULT IN THE INDIE ARTS

Across a variety of media, zinesters and other indie creators have been increasingly claiming and returning to themes of witchcraft, the occult, and the supernatural in their work. These practices and motifs are sometimes used to stake political claims and creating new critiques around feminism, gender, identity, race, and knowledge-making.

In this panel discussion, witches, occultists and wildcrafters will discuss the role of their practice in their work and in underground art communities today.

Adriana Lademann is a visual and performance artist from Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory, and is also a practising witch. She is one of the founding member of Radical Spirits — a collective of intersectional feminist witches who are also artists, makers, healers, curators, and activists. Radical Spirits is dedicated to creating spaces for witches, artists, and artisans to celebrate their art, to share their creations, and to explore their ideas within a supportive and collaborative magical community. Adriana has a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Simon Fraser University, a Diploma in Motion Picture Production from Capilano University and is currently working on a Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy at Langara College.

Miki Aurora is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker based in Vancouver, B.C. Her oeuvre is an investigation on the occult, psychological tropes, and contemporary female archetypes. Her practice has been deeply informed by her experience living as a street occultist with loose-knit group of homeless esotericists, in 2011. Her debut feature-length film — the ritualistic Death, Resurrection, Ascension — will premiere in the Spring of 2018.

Caitlin ffrench is a wildcrafter, writer, textile artist, and witch. She works with plants to create pigments and dyes to colour cloth and for use in botanical drawing inks. Caitlin published her 3rd and 4th books this Autumn (Sabbat/Wheel).

5pm – 6:30pm • PIZZA PUNKS ZINE PARTY •

Cole Pauls will be in the house to throw the most killer zine fair pizza party ever imagined! Creator of the legendary Pizza Punks strip as well as the incredible Dakwäkãda Warriors, a comic incorporating Southern Tutchone language revival, will be in the house doing an artist talk and leading in the making of a massive collaborative pizza zine!

GET INVOLVED WITH CANZINE!

The Goldcorp Centre is a wheelchair accessible venue. Please email editor@brokenpencil.com with any other accessibility questions.

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

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About Canzine: The Canzine Festival of Zines and Underground Culture was first held in Toronto in 1995. Since its inception, Canzine events in Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg,  Calgary 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.

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