Indigenous Comics Symposium
"The UTSC English Department, in collaboration with the University of Manitoba and Indigenous publishers Highwater Press and Kegedonce Press, are excited to present an all-day symposium on Indigenous Comics."
"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)
Winnipeg Comic Con
"Winnipeg Comiccon was launched in the fall of 2019. While this will be our first venture in Central Canada, over the last 15 years, our organization has hosted over 40 pop culture conventions in Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec City. This annual event dedicated to pop culture takes the form of a fan convention with multi-genre content: comic books, sci-fi, horror, anime, video games and the entertainment world."
(Not a Free Event)
"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."
East Coast Comic Expo
"East Coast Comic Expo is an all-ages convention organized by dedicated Fanboys and Fangirls to celebrate comic books and comic book culture. We'll have industry professional writers & artists joining us to celebrate, along with local vendors and many talented local creators and artisans as well." (Moncton, NB)
"a community-run organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors. We promote art and culture in Sackville, New Brunswick, and Atlantic Canada, focusing on the organization and presentation of Sappyfest, a three-day music and arts festival. The annual festival brings the community together to experience a multi-disciplinary program of regional, national, and international artists. Built on a foundation of non-hierarchical programming, Sappyfest facilitates meaningful conversations and lasting connections between artists and audiences of all ages and backgrounds. We provide employment and volunteer opportunities for students and young people, creating valuable experiences within the arts and cultural sector."
More resources for comics festivals across Canada and elsewhere!
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."