Canzine Ottawa Info

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022
Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge

There are only a few spots left! Register for Canzine Ottawa now!!!! 


Info for Vendors 

✿ You will be sharing a 6 ft table with another vendor, so make sure to be respectful of sharing the space. 

✿ Spots are first come, first serve! 

✿ We will be having lots of events, so try to find time to check them out! 

✿ Make sure to share and promote Canzine on your social media! This lets your friends and fans know that you’ll be at Canzine so they can come to check out all your cool stuff!

About the Venue 

✿ Canzine Ottawa 2022 is located at the Ottawa Art Gallery in the Alma Duncan Salon. 

✿ The gallery is s accessible to those with mobility devices, and accessible washrooms are available.

✿ Gender neutral washrooms are available. 

✿ Service animals are welcome at Canzine!

✿ Food and drinks are welcome but might not be allowed if you leave Canzine to visit other parts of the gallery. 

✿ If you have any questions about access or the venue, please email [email protected] 

Canzine F.A.Q

What is Canzine? 

Canzine is a festival of zines and underground print culture. This year, Broken Pencil Magazine is hosting the festival in Toronto and Ottawa!

Is there an entry fee? 

No! Canzine is free, but we do highly encourage donations! Donations are how we keep Canzine running and low cost to vendors. 

Are there any spots left if I want to sell things at Canzine?

Yes, but only a couple!! Buy your spot now before it’s too late!!! Click here.

What happens at Canzine?

So many things!! Hundreds of vendors and creators of comics, zines and underground art gather together to show off their stuff. You can buy, trade and meet the creators! There are also readings, workshops, exhibits and more (see the events page for details)!

Is it cash only?

Some vendors might be able to take cards or e-transfer, but many are cash only!

How can I make sure I have a great time at Canzine

✿ Don’t be shy about chatting with people, especially vendors! 

✿ Make sure to schedule time to check out our art installations and programming at the SAW Gallery (see events for more details)

✿ Share your photos on Instagram and Twitter, tag us @brokenpencilmag, and use #canzine


Our values, anti-harassment policy and anti-oppression approach

At all of our Canzine festivals, we acknowledge that we gather on the traditional territories of Indigenous peoples and nations, and as such benefit from the horrifying, ongoing project of settler colonialism. Thus we are invested in honouring the traditional ownership of this land, learning about the treaties that govern the spaces we hold events, and supporting Indigenous leadership presently and in the future.

We aspire for Canzine to be a safer and inclusive event that makes room for the unique lived experiences of exhibitors, staff, volunteers and visitors.

We do not tolerate harassment of any kind at Canzine such as unwanted advances, intimidation, discrimination, taunts/threats, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, stealing, or damaging people’s stuff. Anyone engaging in this behaviour will be escorted out.

We do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, or other forms or acts of oppression at Canzine. Anyone engaging in discriminatory conduct is unwelcome at the festival and will be escorted out.

If at any time you witness or experience something that goes against these values or makes you uncomfortable in any way, please find a Canzine staff member (look for the name tags). You can also reach out to [email protected] or contact Hannah through [email protected].

Our programming aspires to prioritize the work, wisdom, and autonomy of people living on the margins in zine culture, the arts, and beyond. We want to counter historical imbalances in the zine scene especially.

We celebrate the critical importance of BIPOC, 2S/queer/trans+, disabled, feminist and anti-capitalist zine creators throughout zine history.

Our aim is to make Canzine accessible to people with disabilities and anyone facing a barrier to join in. All Canzine venues are have accessible entrances and washrooms. If you need accommodations, please reach out.

All are welcome to send thoughts, critiques, questions, ideas, suggestions to [email protected]