Canzine 2010

Over 150 zines from across Canada on display and for sale! The heart of the event, indie publishers both in print and online come from across the country and the continent to show their wares! Be amazed at the creativity, ingenuity, and sheer weirdness!

Complete info:

Cost:$5 at the door. Includes a copy of the fall issue of Broken Pencil.

Canzine Toronto Schedule

1-7pm Giant Zine Fair
Over 100 zines, book publisher, comic artists and crafters will take over The Great Hall. Plus play homemade video games on the Hand Eye Society’s video console and buy tiny poems from the Toronto Poetry Vendors poem vending machine.


2pm Workshop: The Arduino and what it can do for you
Join Derek Winkler and Brooke Ford as they show you how to add computer power to your art or how to hook your art to the Internet using new, surprisingly simple technologies available at low cost.

3pm 1-2 Punch Book Pitch
Live on our mainstage 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 in-box asap! The winner gets bragging rights and a Broken Pencil Prize pack worth $200! (This contest is open to all, but space is limited and participants should register in advance to avoid disappointment: to do so email [email protected] with 1-2 Punch in the subject line. Include a short description of the project you want to pitch, along with your name, email and phone number.)

The 1-2 Punch Judges:
Jenny Sampirisi – Managing Editor, Book Thug
Emily Schultz – Editor,
Hal Niedzviecki – Fiction Editor, Broken Pencil

4:30pm Puppet Slam
For the first time ever puppets and puppeteers are coming to Canzine! In Canzine’s Puppet Slam, five competitors will take the stage, using various styles of puppetry (from sock puppets to marionettes) to impress the audience in five-to-10 minute skits until one is ultimately crowned winner of the Puppet Slam. Participants include Jamie Shannon who will re-imagine the Ugly Duckling fable as an adult puppet comedy and Adam Earle who will tell the story of Sreb, a guy who wants to help people with next-to-impossible tasks, but seems to hinder more than he helps. Come explore the world of underground puppetry.


6pm Radical Reading Series
Every year, we present the best and brightest of the independent press at the Canzine radical reading series. Featuring:
Mark Sedore
Teri Viassopoulos
Damian Rogers
Daniel Scott Tysdal

Volunteer to help out at Canzine! Email: [email protected]
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Brought to you with the help of The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. And with the help of our lovely sponsors: Book Thug, Tightrope Books, Mint Records, Open Book Toronto, Now Magazine, CIUT89.5FM, Coach House Books, Magazines Canada, Invisible Publishing, Guerilla Printing, City of Craft and Yelp Toronto. d Rainbow Islands. Also how much for the DC and Turbografx?

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