"Montreal’s annual small press fair, is Canada’s largest and one of North America’s largest too! Over the course of one weekend each fall, some 270+ different vendors and creators of all kinds of publications (in both English and French) present and sell their works to some 15 000 visitors."
"a three-day pop-culture convention held in annually in Edmonton, Alberta at the Expo Centre. Attendees can shop hundreds of vendors and exhibitors, check out panels and workshops, meet their favourite stars and creators, and celebrate what makes them geeky with thousands of other fans in cosplay."
(Not a free event)
Festival Workers Association
"a group of artists, publishers, festival organizers/staff, and their allies. We want to make festivals better by identifying the challenges they pose for art workers. Our focus is to build solidarity, and ultimately create more transparent, inclusive systems for vending events. We believe in the future and better alternatives. We're non-hierarchical, anti-racist, and queer-friendly. We welcome your thoughts, participation, and support."