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Ghostbuster zines from the Canzine Hollywood Piracy Zine Challenge are now online! http://t.co/RoAMEQTU

Canzine: Festival of Zines and Underground Culture THIS SUNDAY :comments

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Canzine 2009

Hundreds of zine creators sell their wares along with readings, workshops, art rooms, and more! Not to be missed. Complete info at http://www.brokenpencil.com/canzine

Sunday, November 1, 2009
1pm - 7pm
The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St. West (Queen just East of Dufferin)
Feel the Burn! This Year’s Theme: Olympics!
$5 admission comes with a free copy of the Fall issue of Broken Pencil Magazine - issue 45 - “Olympics”

Here’s the lineup:
1-7pm Giant Zine Fair! Over 150 zines from across Canada on display and for sale!
Pic-olympics3:00-4:00pm - Canzine Olympics: Indie culture mavens will battle for the gold medal in underground creativity! Featuring: The Zine Lift, Speed Zining, Word Relay Race, and Competitive Speaking. 
Pic-punch2-3 pm. The One-Two 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 asap!). With host/judge writer/BP fiction editor Hal Niedzviecki, plus judges literary agent Sam Hiyate (co-founder of the Rights Factory) and Coach House Books editor Alana Wilcox.

Cantlit5:00-6:00pm Readings from Can’tLit – That’s right, it’s finally here: the long awaited anthology featuring the best fiction from the last 12 years of Broken Pencil Magazine. This event will feature writers from the anthology Joey Comeau, Jessica Faulds, and Greg Kearney. Introduced by the editor of the anthology, associate fiction editor Richard Rosenbaum.

Pic-culkin1-7pm Hotel Room Installations
Canada’s brightest and weirdest will be creating one day unique environments to explore in five of the Gladstone Hotel’s Rooms. Featuring: Jim’s Arcade: The Best of Indie Video Gaming as Selected by Jim Munroe, The Toronto Comic Jam Room (all day long sequential art), the City of Craft General Store (cool indie crafts), and The Lost Window: Toronto Mannequin Window Displays 1930-1950 (a provocative found-photo exhibit).

4-5pm Workshop: Screen Printing for Beginners
Learn how to screen print your own t-shirts, posters, zine and book covers and more! A hands-on workshop led by Michael Morton, mastermind behind the screen-printing business Crime League.

Hotel Canzine is made possible by grants from the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Hotel Canzine also is supported by the following most excellent sponsors: Open Book, Mint Records, Insomniac Books, Magazines Canada, Movieola, Book Ninja, CIUT 88.1, Now Magazine and the Gladstone Hotel.


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