What is VanCAF?
The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival is comprised of comics-related events, including readings, presentations, panel discussions, and a large exhibition area featuring publishers and comic authors and artists.

 

How much does it cost to go?
VanCAF is free to attend, as are most Festival-related events.

 

So this is in Vancouver, CANADA then?
Yes! VanCAF is held in Vancouver, British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada. The event is held in the Yaletown district, in close proximity to restaurants, shops, and waterfront parks.

 

Where is the event held?
The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, at 181 Roundhouse Mews in downtown Vancouver. There is underground and street parking at this venue.

 

What are the hours of the Festival?
10:00 AM through 5:00 PM on both Saturday May 19, and Sunday May 20

 

How accessible is the Festival?
The event held on Friday evening at the Vancouver Public Library Central location will have ASL interpreters, and access to the library includes elevators and ramps.

The Festival itself is held at The Roundhouse, all exhibitors and events are on the same floor of the building, and entrances to the building have ramps and automatic doors. ASL interpreters will be at all panels and workshops.

 

Does the festival have a code of conduct, or harassment policy?

Since VanCAF primarily takes place in a public space, the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, all Festival staff, volunteers, and exhibitors are all expected to abide by their code of conduct, which is listed below:

Code of Behaviour:
Make all recreation safe and enjoyable for everyone!

Code of Conduct:
Be responsible and respectful. Play fair and share. Say ‘no’ to abuse. Be positive and encouraging. Expect the best.

The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival’s goal is to celebrate comics in all forms, and the people who make them. It is in that spirit that we aim to provide a safe and harassment-free space for creators.

Violent, threatening, abusive, discriminatory or harassing language or conduct of any kind is not allowed. Harassment includes, but is not limited to; unwanted and/or discriminatory advances, intimidation, stalking, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcomed sexual attention or other verbal or physical conduct of a discriminatory nature.

People creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment by engaging in such conduct are unwelcome at the festival and will be escorted out. VanCAF reserves the right to revoke tabling privileges for any exhibitors who create an unsafe space for people at the festival.

If you feel that you are being harassed or if you see someone else being harassed, please do one of the following:

In the event of an emergency, call 911
Tell Roundhouse Staff (found at the Info Desk)
Tell a VanCAF Volunteer or Staff Member (Wearing a VanCAF shirt)

If you have any questions, or would like to provide feedback or input on this policy, please email us at [email protected]

 

How can I help? Can I volunteer or something?
Totally! Every year, VanCAF needs about 100 enthusiastic volunteers to make VanCAF happen and you could be one of them… We ask anyone interested in volunteering for VanCAF to fill out our Volunteer Application Form when it goes live in January.

 

Can I please apply to exhibit at VanCAF 2018?
The application to exhibit at VanCAF will be available online in late September.

 

Can I become a Sponsor?
Yes! VanCAF is very excited to work with different types of business and partners to sponsors all aspects of the festival. If you are interested in sponsoring VanCAF, or would like more information on sponsorship opportunities, please send us an email at [email protected]

 

I have more questions!
Please contact us at [email protected] we’ll do our best to answer your questions for you. Keep checking this page for updated information as well!