Halifax Zine Fair and Festival of Alternative Culture
Presented in Association with the Halifax Pop Explosion
and the Anchor Archive Zine Library
12pm to 6pm
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Downtown Halifax, Saint David's Church Hall (1537 Brunswick Street)
$5 admission comes with a free copy of the new issue of Broken Pencil Magazine
Giant Zine, Art and Record Fair!
Zines, Tunes, Art and General Weirdness from Halifax and 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 can register online at www.brokenpencil.com.)
The Halifax Comix Jam.
Everyone, all styles and skill levels, is welcome to participate in a comix jam. Collaborative comix will be created, with one person drawing the first panel, another person drawing the next, and so on. The finished comics are then released in a zine! Formerly the Khyber Komix Jam, the Halifax Comix Jam happens every second Monday of the month at Gus's Pub.
Halifax Fanzine Collection - Anchor Archive Zine Library.
Are fanzines just indie teen magazines? We've unearthed a pile of indie rock and punk music fanzines from Halifax's past. Revisit documents of our music and indie media history. The Anchor Archive Zine Library lends zines from their huge collection, holds popular education events, teaches zine workshops, sells locally made zines, and hosts a summertime residency program. Email <mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any zines to donate.
Video Booth – Simone Rosenburg, Anchor Archive artist-in-residence.
In the month of October, Video Booth will be hitting the streets, recording people interviewing each other in 60-seconds. The footage will act as a video archive of stories and interactions, and be available as Halifax folk history at the Anchor Archive. At Canzine, ask a friend or stranger questions you've always wanted to, rant and rave yourself, or be interviewed by a Video Booth volunteer. Simone is an ex-Haligonian artist who lives in Toronto most of the time.
Make your own Merch - Ink Storm Screenprinting Collective.
Even simpler than screenprinting, stencil making is an easy way to transfer an image onto t-shirts, patches or posters. Come to this workshop and leave with a print of your own design, all materials provided (bring your own t-shirt). The Ink Storm is a collectively-run public access studio, providing affordable public access to screenprinting equipment and facilitating learning through skill-building workshops.
Diary Comix, or how to share every intimate detail of your life in sequential panel form - Shawn Grafton.
Sure, 'blogging' is all the rage. But it's too easy. And those templates are ugly. Why not take the plunge and document your life in comic form? Even if you don't think you can draw, you'll find this take on the time-old tradition fun. Hailing all the way from Portland, Oregon, Shawn Granton probably traveled the furthest for this Canzine. Shawn's published the comic Ten Foot Rule for the last 10 years, and is the editor of the Zinester's Guide to Portland.
Say it, zine it, make it! Zines and Family Friendly Communities – Flavia Lytle.
This is a special workshop for parents and kids (and friends). Come join in discussion and help contribute to a zine about how communities can be MORE kid/family friendly. This is your chance to learn more about zines and self-publishing, to draw and discuss, rant and rave, write and rhyme, cut and paste, get the issues on your mind onto paper. Flavia Lytle is the founder of IndyMum zine, a clever pocket publication filled with art and writing. She is also the mother of three, and lives in Lunenburg.
Invisible Indie Author Reading - Invisible Publishing.
The folks at Invisible Publishing believe that books are meant to be enjoyed by everyone and that sharing our stories is important. What better way to do that than sit back and listen to local and out of town indie writers reading from their work? Invisible Publishing is based out of Montreal and Halifax, and work exclusively with emerging and under-published authors to produce entertaining, affordable, print-based art. Get in touch with <mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in reading.
Words Without Walls book launch - Books Beyond Bars.
Previously a zine and now a real book, Words Without Walls is a collection of writing and artwork by women incarcerated in Nova Scotia, allowing women to share their words and experiences of prison with people outside, as well as other prisoners. Books Beyond Bars is a collectively-run group that works to improve access to books, writing, and literature for incarcerated women in Nova Scotia.
"$100 & a T-shirt" video screening – Joe Biel, Microcosm Publishing.
What are zines, why do people make zines, where did zines come from, how do zine communities function, and what does the future hold for zines? In just under an hour, $lOO & a T-Shirt tries to answer these questions, bringing zine culture to life! Joe, one of the founders of Microcosm Publishing (now based in Bloomington, Indiana), gives us glimpses of the Portland Zine Symposium, takes us on a zine-themed bicycle tour around Portland, and interviews local zinesters. He will answer questions after the screening, and will be tabling some of the many zines and books published and distributed by Microcosm.
Faith: a culmination of scenarios book lauch – Caley Maclennan.
An ex-con, a teenage country girl, a celebrity spiritual advisor and a twenty-something snowboarder struggle with the fleshy, vibrant current of their lives. Every step of the way they are challenged by Caley and his introspective band of Faiths. Will this motley band of characters take charge of their own narrative or will the dark, gloomy world of metaphor and emotion reign supreme? Caley Maclennan lives in Halifax. He writes, hangs out with his kids, snowboards, and works too much.
Canzine East is sponsored by Strange Adventures Comic Shop, BookShorts, Mint Records, and CKDU Radio.
Cross Country Canzine! Hotel Canzine: downtown Toronto, Sunday, October 28
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