Exhibitor Applications are now open for the 2019 Vancouver Comic Arts Festival (VanCAF)!
VanCAF 2019 takes place on Saturday May 18th and Sunday May 19th, 2019, at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre in Vancouver.

**Please read all of the following carefully.**

If you’re interested in exhibiting at VanCAF 2019, please register online using the application form linked below. This goes for all creators, collectives, and self-publishers. Applications for VanCAF 2019 are due by Midnight on Saturday, December 15th, 2018. Please note that filling out this form does not guarantee table space at VanCAF 2019.

If you are a full-line publisher or will require multiple table-spaces, please also contact [email protected] for further information and instructions.

Because of the high volume of submissions we have historically received, preference for exhibition space will be given to:

  • Comics creators (versus illustrators/animators/fine artists/other creative persons),
  • Creators with new major works debuting at or around VanCAF 2019,

VanCAF exhibitors will be chosen by the VanCAF Director and Staff based on a number of criteria, so please be thorough in filling out the form below.

NOTE: We ask that all applicants read our Conduct & Harassment Policy before submitting. If your application is accepted, it is expected that you will abide by this policy.

In an effort to better manage the applications we get every year, we require people to apply through a Google Account. If you do not have a Google Account, please consider creating one for this application, or borrow a friend’s. It is only required for the application, not for regular correspondence with the festival.

Click here to apply for VanCAF 2019

Application FAQ

Is there a fee to apply?
No. Applying to VanCAF is a free process. You will only have to pay for your table if you are a successful applicant.

How much are tables?
Table pricing at VanCAF is as follows:

  • $180 CDN for a full table
  • $90 CDN for a half table

How big are the tables?
VanCAF generally uses standard banquet tables, which are 6 feet wide and 30 inches deep. Full tables are 6-feet wide, and half tables are 3-feet wide.

How do I register if I’m sharing a table with my friends?
If you are a member of a collective or group of creators (2+) all planning on exhibiting/tabling together, please register each member individually. Have only one member of your group select the table size you would like and have the rest of your members select “No table, I will be sitting with my publisher/group” when asked, and then include the name of your group in the space provided.

Oh no! I missed the deadline! Should I still try to apply?
Given that applications are open for 2.5 months, we have to respect the effort of the people who got theirs in on time. We do not accept late applications.

Do I need to have a table to participate in programming?
Nope! All comics creators are eligible to participate in programming. If you do not want to table but just want to let us know you’re around for panels or workshops as a speaker, please let us know in January when we open our Call for Programming.

Do I need a Gmail account to apply?
Yes! With over 900 applications, organizing, sorting, and sizing images can take a long time. In an effort to stay more organized and streamlined, we’re requiring everyone to upload images to a Google Drive folder. If you do not have a Gmail account, please consider setting one up for this application or borrowing your friend’s logins. You only need it to upload the images, not for regular correspondence. We should note that this is standard practice at large-scale book shows around the world.

I have a lot of merch. Should I still apply?
The priority for VanCAF is that people have printed comics on their tables. Preference will be given to applicants with a significant amount of printed comics to sell (either self-published, or through a publisher).