Hey folks! TCAF’s popular collaboration with The Hand Eye Society returns for 2019, it’s COMICS X GAMES!

From The Hand Eye Society Website:

“Since its debut in 2012, Comics X Games fosters collaboration between the independent game and comic communities through a variety of projects, partnerships and events. Every year with our partners during TCAF, we present unique, game-focused content — from arcades and gallery shows, to panels, talks, and even cross-collaborative game jams. “

Submissions are now open! If you’re a game maker who has a connection to the comic medium, go check it out and apply!

Comic X Games 2019 submissions are LIIIIVE!

TCAF 2019 – Call For Programming

TCAF is now accepting proposals for our 2019 slate of programming. This can include panels, lectures, readings, workshops, interviews, academic paper presentations and roundtables, and probably several other even more interestingly-formatted things. 

Programming proposals can be something you want to see, something you want to run, or even the type of panel you want to be on! Please submit your programming proposals via Google Form ( by February 28th.

We’re also accepting applications for folks who want to be moderators of our programming on the same form!

Please note: We do not accept single-publisher panel proposals, but we do accept single-creator programming proposals (i.e., not “The Marvel Comics Panel”, but “All About Steve Ditko” would be super-duper!).

We do not necessarily run every program that is submitted to us! Though we’d love to have the time and space to accommodate every suggestion, the Toronto Public Library is (alas) not infinitely expandable. If your program is accepted, you will receive a confirmation e-mail directly from us. In the meantime, you can email to ask about the status of your program proposal.

Compensation: Professional Stream presentations and workshops (Library & Educator Day, Word Balloon Academy, and Workshops in the General Programs) are provided a $150 fee for the person or team facilitating the program. Other programming participation will not be compensated for TCAF 2019, but we will be seeking feedback on program participation compensation for future years from our participants. We are grateful to the many professionals who volunteer their efforts to participate in TCAF’s programming.

Still interested? Click here to begin the short submission process!


TCAF Joins Forces with University Researchers for “Comic Cons Research Project”

UPDATE April 11: This survey is now available in both French and English! [Link]

TCAF Joins Forces with University Researchers
New research project explores booming fandom event sector

Toronto – March 19, 2018. The Toronto Comic Arts Festival and the Ottawa Geek Market have teamed up with researchers from Carleton University, Ryerson University, and the University of Calgary to launch a multi-year research partnership. Over the project’s three years, researchers will study the role that North America’s comic conventions, comic art festivals and fandom events play in the creative economy and the cultural life of cities.

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