Important Stuff You Need to Know About Selling Your Wares At Canzine!
Dear Canzine Vendor!
Thank you for registering for Canzine! Please read the following carefully:
*In Vancouver, we will be using two floors of the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 Hastings) – the B2 level and the ground floor level. They are connected by a staircase and elevator and are open to each other through an atrium.
*You can arrive to load in your supplies and start setting up at 11 AM for Canzine West (Sat November 1, Sat November 8). You’ll be able to load in through the main front doors of the venue. There are two entrances – ushers will direct you to the correct place to sign in upon entry. You MAY NOT load in after 12:30.
*If you have not arrived by 12:30 your spot will be given to a vendor on our waiting list. Your table fee will not be refunded.
*There will be volunteers at the entrance with clipboards and magazines; please be sure to check in with these volunteers before loading in or looking for your table. We appreciate your patience, as it will be busy at this time!
*After our volunteers have checked you in you will be able to set up your table. You will be told what number your table is. Tables are assigned at random. There is very limited wall space behind tables at all three venues. We cannot accommodate any special requests for wall space. Please do not move any of the tables or labels; if you have any concerns, please speak to a volunteer. On your table you will find your copy of Broken Pencil as well as information from Canzine sponsors.
*All Canzines go to 7pm. Paying customers will continue to arrive at Canzine as late as 6pm. So please do not begin unloading your table until after 7pm.
*If you are no longer able to attend Canzine for any reason, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible as we have a waiting list of people hoping to get a table.
Other Notes to Keep In Mind
•Vendors will have a maximum 3 feet of space at a 6’ by 2’ table. There will be two vendors per table.
•Vendors are responsible for their own table dressings. Please bring your own tablecloth (A bed sheet can stand in for a tablecloth; cheap tablecloths are also available at dollar stores).
•Vendors must bring their own cash float if they plan to make sales; a price list is also a good idea.
•Vendors are encouraged to bring a banner or sign to identify their publication or group.
•Vendors are responsible for maintaining a clean space. We will provide you with garbage bags and it is your responsibility to use them! Note: vendors must clean up their garbage and leave their space as they found it – clean and free of debris.
•Members of Broken Pencil will be asking vendors if they would like to submit their zines and comics to be reviewed in upcoming issues of the magazine. If you would like to be reviewed, please bring an extra copy of your publication and make sure that the contact information, ordering information and price are clearly marked.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great Canzine!
Help us Promote YOUR Canzine!
Go to the Promote Canzine Resource Page.
On the page you will find Facebook event links, hashtags, downloadable posters/fliers and more. If you need something that isn’t there, just ask us by sending an email to email@example.com and we will help you out.
Here’s how you can help fill the room for Canzine and ensure lots of sales and exposure for everyone:
- Blog, Tweet (hashtag #canzine), Facebook, and Tumblr about Canzine! Let people know you are going to have a table at Canzine and they should come by!
- Invite your Facebook friends to come to Canzine.
- Send an email to everyone in your address book telling them about Canzine.
- Run a Canzine banner ad on your blog, website or ezine.
- Download posters and fliers, print them off and put them up in your library, coffee shop, bar or school.
- Finally, tell everyone you see that you are going to be at Canzine and encourage them to come by!