by BK Munn
The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival has officially cancelled its 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the official site:
At the moment, VanCAF staff, Vancouver Comic Arts Association board members, and VanCAF volunteers are working hard to recalibrate the festival. We are exploring alternative ways to share and promote the incredible work of artists and creators, including adapting certain workshops and panels to be online, a digital artist alley, and more.
Since this is a turbulent and confusing time, we thank you for your patience while we explore new digital ways to bring you comic artists’ work, share their skills, and organize new comic events once feasible.
If you have any ideas surrounding different strategies for promoting and supporting the Vancouver comics community, we would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org! We are inspired by other festivals and events in the creative ways they have changed and adapted, and we hope to do the same.
Exhibitors who have paid for a table will be given the option of a full refund, or for us to hold onto their payment until VanCAF 2021 and guarantee them a spot without having to reapply. Exhibitors have been contacted directly, but please contact email@example.com to state a preference either way.