TCAF 2022

Interested in attending TCAF 2022? You've come to the right place. Follow this page for information and updates on this year's festival! 

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SCHEDULE

TCAF's official hotel is: 

Courtyard Marriott Downtown Toronto

475 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7

TCAF 2022 will be June 17-19, 2022 at the Toronto Reference Library. More details will be added to this page when they are available. 

Our digital programming schedule is still being confirmed, but expect exciting new programs on our YouTube channel starting on June 21 and running through June 26. 

June 17

ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM: TCAF at Twenty: Histories and Futures of Comics Communities

 

The first-ever TCAF Academic Symposium is a one-day, in-person event spotlighting scholarly research on comics in a publicly accessible forum. The symposium features leading voices in Comics Studies presenting original research in the form of conference papers and posters and engaging in scholarly roundtables on major topics in the field. The theme of the symposium is “Histories and Futures of Comics Communities.” Comics are communities, and communities are comics; the strength of one is the strength of the other. The symposium’s presenters will consider what comics communicate and how and where they might communicate better to make comics communities more inclusive, accessible, and dynamic. Each panel includes space for audience questions and discussion.

Location: Courtyard Downtown Toronto Marriott, FREE, registration required.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SCHEDULE AND REGISTER

June 17

Libraries & Education Day

 

TCAF Libraries & Education Day is a day of programming aimed at teachers, teacher-librarians, librarians,  library workers, and people in similar roles who want to know more about incorporating comics and graphic novels into their collections and classrooms.

Libraries & Education Day will be held virtually on June 17, 2022. 

Location: Virtual, FREE, registration required.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SCHEDULE AND REGISTER

June 17

Word Balloon Academy

 

Word Balloon Academy is our day of professional development programming for comics creators of all kinds! 

Location: Toronto Reference Library, FREE, registration required.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SCHEDULE AND REGISTER

June 18-19

EXHIBITION: Prepare yourself for a week of readings, launches, and art events culminating in a massive, FREE, two-day exhibition at Toronto Reference Library, June 18-19, 2022. Tell your friends! 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE. 

DOWNLOAD OUR EXHIBITOR LIST HERE. Please note that this list is NOT FINAL and will be updated once a week prior to the festival. 

 

You can also find our exhibitor list by downloading our Guidebook App, which is our interactive guide for this year's festival. Click here to learn more. 

Hours: Saturday 9 am - 5 pm & Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

Location: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto

Virtual Programming & Digital Marketplace

This year we are combining the best of both worlds and will be offering virtual programming and a digital marketplace. More info to be announced shortly! 

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