1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario

Canada's Largest Zine Fair and Festival of Alternative Culture
Coming this fall: one amazing festival, three great cities - Vancouver, Halifax & Toronto

Toronto's Hotel Canzine
Admission $5 (Includes a copy of the latest issue of Broken Pencil!)

Giant Zine Fair!

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! (Those interested in booking tables, scroll down to register.)

Launch of the New Issue of Broken Pencil "The Food Issue"
Featuring "Indie" Iron Chef. In celebration of the brand new Food Issue of BP that will launch at Canzine, we feature the never before done "Indie" Iron Chef - indie artists are pitted against each other in a frenzy of creative action. What will the secret ingredient be? Wait and see!!! Hosted by musician and indie impresario Friendly Rich, the Indie Iron Chef competitors will be writer/comedian David Dineen-Porter (aka PDF Format), artist-about-town Darren O’Donnell and performer-creator Shannon Cochrane. The contest will be judged by Nobu Adilman (Food Network Host of Food Jammers), comedian Katie Crown and the bad-boy puppet Curtains.

Hotel Room Installations
Canada's brightest and weirdest will be creating environments to explore. Check out:
Mark Laliberte - Pop Noir button series.
Jonathan Culp - Grilled Cheese Sandwich room.
Life of a Craphead (aka Amy Lam & Jon McCurley) & Art Metropole - Bad Taste
Fabienne Good - Tree planting room - come see the hotel forest.
Jon Pressick - Trade Queer Zine memorial room. The death of Trade memorial service (open casket).
Radical Reading Series

In association with This Is Not A Reading Series, we present the launch of GOOD MEAT Pages Books & Magazines, Broken Pencil Magazine, and Pedlar Press present a special Canzine edition of This Is Not A Reading Series: DANI COUTURE launches GOOD MEAT (Pedlar Press) Join Couture as well as several other food obsessed zinesters for interactive meat cooking lessons, zinester munchies, and more! Good Meat is a collection of poetry that revolves around the varying complex relationships we have with the things we eat.
All Day Underground Video Screening

Open Screening and Curated program by James King. Special food curated program. All are welcome to bring videos (VHS or DVD only, 10 minutes and under) to show to the world. Register in advance by emailing [email protected]. Or just show up with your video.

Workshop: Making Puppets Out of Junk
Indie puppeteer Mike Harding (famous for his Curtains person, host of the Brampton Indie Arts Festival) conducts a hands-on workshop. Learn how to make a puppet out of found objects and trash.

Hotel Canzine is made possible by grants from the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council. Hotel Canzine also is supported by the following most excellent sponsors: Magazines Canada, The Beguiling, The Toronto Reference Library, Insomniac Press, Pages Books + Magazines, Eye Weekly, CKLN 89.5, CIUT 88.1, Torontoist.com, the Goethe Institute, and The Gladstone Hotel

Official Website: https://id408.van.ca.siteprotect.com/brokenpencil/canzine/index2.php

Added by lex on October 13, 2006

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