Events

The following is our event list for the 2015 festival. Programming for VanCAF 2016 will be announced in February 2016. Be sure to follow us on Twitter or Facebook if you'd like to stay up to date!

Sunday, May 24th

Splash! A Watercolour Tutorial with Karen Gillmore

Sunday, May 24th 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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Hosted by Karen Gillmore

In this live painting tutorial, Karen Gillmore (Spam and the Sasquatch, Mermaid Music) will impart her wisdom to the audience as she demonstrates tips, techniques, and tricks for taming the water elemental. Learn the magic incantations and secret hand gestures needed to control this beautiful but wild medium!

Inspector Pancakes And His Terrible Friends

Sunday, May 24th 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Hosted by Karla Pacheco

Featuring Kory Bing, Emily Horne, Jeph Jacques, David Malki !

To celebrate the world premiere of Inspector Pancakes Helps The President of France Solve The White Orchid Murders, creator Karla Pacheco, along with her terrible, terrible co-conspirators, planned to hold a panel. But her panel plans will have to wait, because it looks like one of her panellists ... is a murderer! Armed with her wits, a group of ornery comics creators, and a team of adorable crack dog detectives, Karla Pacheco is on the case! But will you help her investigation, or hinder it?

PARENTS: Please be advised that this event, just like the book on which it is based, will feature strong language and questionable investigative methodology.

Best Foot Forward: Promoting Your Comics (And Yourself!)

Sunday, May 24th 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Hosted by Lucy Bellwood

Featuring Shannon LeClerc, Kel McDonald, Ken Steacy

You've made your comic: now how do you get people to read it? Join creators Lucy Bellwood (Baggywrinkles), Kel McDonald (Sorcery 101, Misfits of Avalon), Shannon LeClerc (Rainbow Killers), and Canadian Comic Book Hall-of-Fame Ken Steacy (Spider-man, Astro Boy) as they share their insights into self-promotion, including how to get your comic read and yourself hired. Get your foot in that door, your comic in their faces, and own your career as an artist!

Zinesters: Professional Zines in the 21st Century

Sunday, May 24th 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Hosted by Ross Jackson

Featuring Cullen Beckhorn, Lauren Jordan, Shing Yin Khor, Sarah Thompson

While the days of cutting-edge counter-culturalists having to ply their craft in their library's copy-room may be a thing of the past, the passion is still alive, and thriving. Today's zinesters work on a larger scale, requiring funding, promotion, and legitimacy to work the micro-press. Join professional zinesters Cullen Beckhorn (Neoglyphic Media), Lauren Jordan (Food Zine), Shing Yin Khor (Sawdust Press), Sarah Thompson (Paper Innards Distro), and moderator Ross Jackson as they discuss the ins and outs of zine-making, and the community that drives them to do it.

Quick on the Draw 3: The Quickening

Sunday, May 24th 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Hosted by The Fictionals

Featuring Ian Boothby, Jeff Ellis, David Malki !, JJ McCullough Alina Pete

Join The Fictionals Comedy Co., Cloudscape Comics, and double-threats Ian Boothby and David Malki ! for a packed hour of comics & comedy in Quick on the Draw 3: The Quickening! This event combines the best of both worlds: improvisers perform for your amusement while artists draw their shenanigans. Featuring improv games, live drawing, and—most importantly—prizes! Audience participation is suggested, and fun is mandatory.