by BK Munn
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival released a slew of calls over the weekend, the first few snowballs in what is sure to soon become an avalanche of PR and news in the run-up to their 2015 event, taking place over the weekend of May 9-10.
In this initial barrage we have a number of requests. First off is a call for programming. Check out the Google document here linking to last year’s programming slate and an application form. The festival is looking for suggestions for panels, lectures, readings, workshops, interviews, and more creative or oddball events, and is also looking for people to host and organize these events. As well, they are putting out their annual general call for volunteers.
As well, they are looking for participants in their Comics Vs Games show, put on in conjunction with The Hand Eye Society. A similar event was held three years ago at TCAF. Here’s the pitch:
“Comics vs Games fosters collaboration between the independent game and comic communities through a variety of projects, partnerships and events. Every year with our partners during the Toronto Comics Arts Festival we present unique, game-focused content — from original games and gallery shows, to panels and talks.”
There is an application and faq here.