EXPOZINE, Montreal’s small press, comic and zine fair, is Canada’s largest zine fair and one of North America’s largest small press fairs! Over the course of one weekend each fall, some 270+ different vendors and creators of all kinds of printed matter (in both English and French) present and sell their works to nearly 20 000 visitors.
Expozine was born in 2002 with the goal of helping the public discover the multitude of local publications that fall outside the mainstream. It’s also become a place where the small press community and local writers and artists make new connections and plan future collaborations.
The event attracts thousands of visitors eager to purchase material they might not find elsewhere, and each year more exhibitors come from across Canada, the United States and Europe to be part of one of the premier showcases of alternative publishing on the continent.
In 2016, Expozine created the Digital Expozine website to help promote e-books by local publishers and provide resources and discussions about electronic publishing.
Expozine is organized by Arcmtl, a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting and preserving local independent culture, and is made possible in part thanks to the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, SODEC and the Conseil des Arts de Montréal.
The organizing team: Geneviève Boyer, Pascal-Angelo Fioramore, Louis Rastelli, Claudine Vachon.
Past members of the organizing team: Andy Brown, Marie-Christine Demers, Ian Ferrier, Kevin Lo, Billy Mavreas, Jeff Miller, André Racette, David Widgington.