TCAF back in 2010

Chris Butcher announces that TCAF will be back in 2010, a break from its biennial pace:

That’s right, the next Toronto Comic Arts Festival will be held Saturday May 8th and Sunday May 9th, 2010, at Toronto Reference Library. YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST. And yes, we know that’s Mother’s Day… All of the cool moms read comics.

What, so soon, you ask? Following up on feedback from our partners, our guests, our staff, and attendees, we’ve decided to build on the incredible momentum of having a new home and incredibly supportive presenting sponsor in Toronto Public Library, and produce our first annual show. This is something of an experiment for us, and I can’t say for sure that we’re “going annual” with the event, but we feel that a 2010 event is the best course of action to ensure that TCAF stays a fun, vital, and prominent festival both within the city of Toronto and in the larger comics community. That’s around the corner so we’ll be running a tight ship, and further details about TCAF 2010 (including exhibitor application & information) will be released later this summer.


With 10,500 attendees (twice 2007′s turnout) it’s easy to see that the momentum of TCAF and comics in general is so great that to wait another year would be a waste of all that excitement. And in 2010, we’ll be there, no matter what!

Comments

  1. Cool! Will try to make it this time!

    (And will there be panels of comics reading mothers? Stuff to read to your children… Selecting comics for your kids… Books for mothers…)

  2. AWESOME!

  3. Mark Askwith says:

    This is welcome news. TCAF is a wonderful festival, and Peter Birkemoe and Chris Butcher must be congratulated for putting on one of the finest comic book outreach events in North America. It doesn’t hurt that Toronto and southern Ontario is home to so many fine creators, but the out of town, particularly the Janapese and Eurpean guests have been spectacular.

    m.

  4. Tom Spurgeon says:

    Hmm. I think I may take my Mom.

  5. That’s great news. I think this year was an incredible event and that says a lot because I thought 2007 was the best con I’ve ever attended. The fact that it’s only an hour away is a bonus.

  6. Cool!

  7. This is the best “convention” for reaching out to the non-readers and it’s a big boost to independent creators. Thumbs up!

  8. TCAF is the best comics show in North America. Period.

  9. Probably the best comics event I’ve been to.

    2009 was great and looking forward to 2010!

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