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TCAF is The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, taking place in 2018 at Toronto Reference Library, The Marriott Bloor Yorkville, and The Masonic Temple in the Bloor/Yonge neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, which culminates in a two-day exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of comics creators from around the world. Other Festival events include readings, interviews, panels, workshops, gallery shows, art installations, and much more. The full program and list of participating creators will be listed at this website, as well as in printed and digital program guides available on-site at the festival.

Consulate general of france in vancouver

The cultural office of the Consulate general of France in Vancouver is in charge of developing cultural, educational and artistic relations and exchanges between France and Western Canada.

Roundhouse community and recreation centre

The mandate of the Roundhouse is twofold: to be a centre for community cultural development and a community source for recreational activities for all ages. We thrive on exploring issues, on taking risks, on being cutting edge. We strive to bring people together in new ways to explore what is important to them. Through stretching our boundaries and challenging our perceptions, we endeavour to build community and in our own way to make the world a better place.

BC Arts Council

The BC Arts Council (BCAC) was created in 1995 as an agency of the Province of British Columbia under the Arts Council Act. The BCAC nurtures and supports arts and cultural activity in communities across British Columbia. From community arts in rural and urban centres, to individual artists, professional performing arts companies, Indigenous artists and cultural organizations, art galleries, local museums and music festivals – BCAC supports a range of activities while engaging with artists and communities to inform policies and programs.

Capilano university

Capilano University is a teaching-focused university offering a wide range of programs and services that enable students to succeed in their current studies, in their ongoing education, in their chosen careers, in their lifelong pursuit of knowledge and in their contribution as responsible citizens in a rapidly changing and diverse global community.

PulpFiction Books

Established in June 2000, we’re one of Western Canada’s largest and busiest bookstores, with more than 80,000 new and used titles in three neighborhood locations. While our corporate competitors “diversify” away from print into bath towels, bottled water, chocolates & electronics, we’re sticking with what we do best: an unrivalled selection of new, used, & out-of-print books chosen by readers, not algorithms.

Alliance Française Vancouver

The Alliance Française is the largest cultural network in the world with more than 800 centers in 137 countries and 550,000 students every year. In Canada, our network numbers 9 Alliance Française (Vancouver, Victoria, Ottawa, Toronto, Moncton, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Halifax), more than 160 expert teachers and 10,000 students per year. In Vancouver, the Alliance Française of Vancouver has been actively promoting interest in the French language and culture since 1904. We are a non-profit cultural and educational association managed by a board of directors elected by its members. It is our mission to foster the appreciation of French culture through cultural events and to offer French language courses to all. Worldwide, the Fondation Alliance Française in Paris is in charge of coordinating and developing the network.

Creative Writing Department, University of British Columbia

BC Creative Writing is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. We thank the Musqueam Nation for its hospitality and support of our work. Consistently ranked in the top forty universities in the world, offers world-class creative writing programs at the BFA and MFA level, on-campus and by Distance Education.There’s no mistaking the prominence of UBC’s Creative Writing Program, nor its excellence.UBC graduates like Joan MacLeod, Stephanie Bolster, Nancy Lee, Eden Robinson, Kevin Patterson and Kevin Chong tell the stories of a modern, changing Canada. We’ve been doing it for fifty years now.

Club Card Printing

We are proud to be a Canadian printing company that makes all of our products using ethically produced environmentally sound papers and inks. We may be a small print shop but we love print to death and put our heart and soul into our work. Over the last 23 years, we’ve learned that when we put ink on paper for people it unleashes unlimited opportunities, something so powerful it can become the foundation of a company, a grand idea and the formula to inspire change we hadn’t imagined.

Comic legends legal defense fund

The Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund was founded in 1987 to raise money for the defense of a Calgary, Alberta comic shop whose owners were charged with selling obscene materials. The CLLDF has since been maintained on an ad hoc basis to provide financial relief for Canadian comics retailers, publishers, professionals, or readers whose right to free speech has been infringed by civil authorities. Largely dormant since the early 1990s, the CLLDF is reforming to provide support for this case, and reorganizing to ensure that help will be readily available for future cases involving Canadian citizens or authorities.

Creative BC

Creative BC is an independent society created and supported by the Province of BC to sustain and help grow BC’s creative sector (film and television, digital and interactive media, music, and magazine and book publishing industries). The society delivers a wide range of programs and services to expand BC’s creative economy. These include the administration of the provincial government’s tax credit programs for film and television; development funding and export marketing support; and motion picture production services to attract inward investment and market BC as a destination for domestic and international production. The society acts as an industry catalyst and ambassador to help BC’s creative sector reach its economic and creative potential both at home and globally.

Vancouver board of parks and recreation

The Vancouver Park Board is the only elected body of its kind in Canada. Formed in 1888 as a committee to manage the new Stanley Park, its history is as old as the city’s itself. It has exclusive possession, jurisdiction, and control over more than 230 public parks in Vancouver and a large public recreation system of community centres, pools, rinks, fitness centres, golf courses, street trees, marinas, playing fields, and more. The elected nature of the Park Board and the strength and focus of its mandate have resulted in urban parks and recreation that today hold an enviable and esteemed position world-wide. The Park Board’s mission is to provide, preserve, and advocate for parks and recreation services to benefit all people, communities, and the environment.

The Beguiling books & art

Canada’s premiere retailer of high-art funnybooks.


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Canada’s first IATSE animation local, representing animation workers in British Columbia.!

Festival BD de montréal

MCAF’s mission is to be a leading platform for the comic arts in Quebec and beyond, to broaden public knowledge of and engagement with the comic arts, and to promote cultural exchanges and interactions between creators, readers, and the public at large.
MCAF seeks to expand the role of the comic arts in the cultural sphere and to improve the dynamism of Quebec’s comic arts industry. MCAF will become a crossroads between Europe and America, a professional and bilingual organization which unifies the field’s players.

Golden age collectables

Founded in 1974 by Patrick Shaughnessy, Golden Age Collectables has been the prime location for comic books in Downtown Vancouver for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on our variety of stock and positive customer experience. Whether a person has been reading comics for 40 years, or is just now looking to start, our staff makes it a priority to get them what they want. Golden Age carries a wide range of comics and related products; everything from high-end statues to t-shirts, graphic novels, manga, and of course new issues of the latest comics every week. There is even a large collection of rare comics for the discerning collector.

goethe institut kanada

The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. We promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange.