Yesterday I went to Canzine Toronto 2013, hosted by Broken Pencil, for the very first time. Surprisingly I only found out what zines were just a few days ago (eep!). For those who were like me and didn't know what they were, zines are like homemade small magazines self-published by the artist/writer. Based on what I've seen yesterday, zines could hold comics, illustrations, poems and stories about absolutely anything. It's pretty cool. Creating zines is an interesting form of expression and are actually very easy to make. Anyone can make them and they also come in different shapes and sizes.
On my way to the event, which took almost 1.5 hours for me to get there from Brampton, I met a random Canzine volunteer named Nigel. He helped me find the place and even gave me his own zine, which was by the way my first zine ever. When I arrived, I got to see a couple of Sheridan peers who were attending or selling at the event. It was really great to see them again!
Behold! A snip-it of what Canzine was like! I should of taken more photos but oh well. It was pretty hot/sweaty inside and the tables were quite squished in together. Next time, I'm definitely not going to use my turtle backpack. It was hard to move through people! And lastly, like always, I took a pic of all the neat stuff I got from the event. If ever, I would definitely go again or perhaps even be a vendor! We shall see.