Canzine Goes Virtual

by BK Munn

Registration is now open for this year’s Canzine festival, which will be a uniquely designed online experience. The event, sponsored by Broken Pencil zine, usually takes place in 4 cities across the country. The event is scheduled for the weekend of October 24-26.

According to organizers, the event will be “an RPG-style platform” where visitors will explore “the 16 lands of Canzine World, including fantastical places such as Librarian’s Lagoon, Punks Path, Sci-Fi Shore, and Riot Grrrl River.” The various lands will be online interactive stores, staffed by the vendors/artists. Other features include the annual Canzine Awards celebration and live panels. Also, “visitors can unlock special content in each land, including indie videogames, special archives, and other exciting surprises.”

Applications for vendors and volunteers are now open.