Canzine Vendor Rules To Live By!

Dear Canzine Vendor!

Thank you for registering for Canzine! Please read the following carefully:

After you successfully register, you will receive registration information by email. This information will include load-in times and other details about your day at Canzine. This information will also be posted on each city’s vendor registration page. In the meantime, here are the general rules and regulations for Canzine. Please follow the rules which are put in place to ensure that everyone has maximum fun and success at Canzine!

Arrival Time: If you have not arrived 30 minutes before Canzine begins your spot will be given to a vendor on our waiting list. Your table fee will not be refunded.

*If you are no longer able to attend Canzine for any reason, please email us at [email protected] as soon as possible as we have a waiting list of people hoping to get a table. We cannot refund your table fee, but you will still receive your 1 year subscription to Broken Pencil Magazine.

*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. Tables are assigned at random. There is no guaranteed wall space available. Please do not move any of the tables or labels on tables; if you have any concerns, please speak to a volunteer.

*Canzine is a low-fi event. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to plug in. If you absolutely must have a plug for some reason, email us at [email protected] and we will do our best to help you out.

*Paying customers will continue to arrive at Canzine as late as a half hour before closing. Please do not pack up your table until the event is over!

Other Important Stuff:

Canzine is a zine and underground printed arts festival. To quality for a table at Canzine you must be selling zines, comics or other manifestations of the underground printed arts. We reserve the right to ask vendors who are not selling material in the spirit of the festival (printed works created on an independent basis) to leave the event.


Vendors will have 3 feet of space at a 6’ x 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, we cannot provide change; 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. Vendors must clean up their garbage and leave their space as they found it – clean and free of debris. Help us keep our venues clean so that they’ll have us back next year!

A volunteer from 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 at [email protected]

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