Bit Bazaar

TCAF and Bento Miso are teaming up to present the first-ever Bit Bazaar on Saturday, May 11, 2013, part of Comics Vs. Games 2.

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Comics Vs. Games 2 is a Toronto Comic Arts Festival event sponsored by Bento Miso and co-organized with The Hand Eye Society and Attract Mode.

With over 20 independent game developers and studios exhibiting, Bit Bazaar is unique celebration of the art and craft of indie games in the tradition of zine fairs.

Fans meet the developers behind games they love–and some they don't know about yet–and take home one-of-a-kind, limited-edition merchandise such as zines, books, comics, t-shirts, posters, mixtapes and toys.

What: A unique zine-fair-meets-arcade.

When: Saturday, May 11, from 12-8 p.m.

How much: FREE (but bring $$)

Where: Bento Miso // 862 Richmond Street West

Just south of the gates of Trinity-Bellwoods Park, near Strachan and Richmond.

The Comics Vs. Games Gallery, presented by Attract Mode, will feature a selection of artwork from noted and celebrated cartoonists and illustrators, who have all been asked to explore the the world of video games in a medium that they know best. Curated and organized by Matt Hawkins and Adam Robezzoli.

Original works by: Natasha Allegri, Lindsay Collins, Ashely Davis, Daniel Dussault, Jacob Ferguson, Kyle Fewell, Chris Furniss, Zac Gorman, Corey Lewis, Giannis Milonogiannis, Kris Mukai, Maré Odomo, John Pham, Aleth Romanillos, Asif Siddiky, Jacob Smiley, Jovo Ve

At Bento Miso (862 Richmond St. W.)
Opening party: 5/9 at 7 p.m.; Gallery open daily 5/10-5/12.

The Comics Vs. Games Showcase, presented by The Hand Eye Society, will spotlight four existing independent games from around the world that borrow structural elements from comics in their game design and presentation. Each of these games explores space, sequence and narrative in unique ways that show great things can happen when the two forms are combined! All four Showcase games will be playable at the TCAF main location for the entire weekend.

At the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street)
5/11 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5/12, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.