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Canzine 2011 - Paper is Back!

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Canzine 2011 - Paper is Back!

Canzine 2011, presented by Broken Pencil

This year’s title: Paper is back!

This is expected to be the largest Canzine yet and features over 180 exhibitors of zines, comics, books and other printed ephemera.

Canzine will be happening on Sunday, October 23, from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
at a new location, the 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture and the Arts.

Admission is $5 and includes the fall issue of Broken Pencil. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Broken Pencil/Canzine online store.

Something new to the festival this year is the mini-Toronto Underground Food Market. It features five indie cooks serving street food throughout the day.

This year’s line-up:

  • 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. (all day) Zine Fair and Mini-Toronto Underground Food Market
  • 2 p.m. 1-2 Punch Book Pitch. This year’s judges are:
    Evan Munday
    Fiona Smythe
    Open Book's Amy Logan Holmes
  • 3 p.m. Learn to VJ with mrghosty.
  • 4 p.m. The Great Hollywood Rip-Off Piracy Zine Challenge. The challengers:
    Andrea Manica
    Chris Landry
    Leopold McGinnis
    hosted by Naomi Skwarna
  • 5 p.m. Mental Health Zine Panel Discussion. Panellists:
    Dave Cave
    Maranda Elizabeth
    Alex Jansen
    Ellen G. Levine
    moderated by Lindsay Gibb
  • 6 p.m. Radical Reading Series. Featuring:
    Danila Botha
    Ethan Rilly

Volunteers Needed. If you would like to volunteer to help out with setting up the night before and taking down after, please email

*A Note About the Venue:
Unfortunately, the venue is NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE. According to Canzine, "It was our understanding that the venue would be made accessible by the time of Canzine, but funding issues within the venue caused this not to happen. We were unable to find an alternative venue in the short timeframe after this was revealed. We care about accessibility issues here at Broken Pencil, and we are dedicated to creating a safe, all-inclusive space for Canzine. We apologize wholeheartedly and assure you all that, though it is too late for us to change venues for Canzine 2011, we are entirely committed to creating a fully accessible Canzine 2012, whether it be through assisting 918 Bathurst in raising funds to update their space or finding a new space."

For the complete Canzine line-up, visit the Canzine Website:

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