A VIDEO GAME ARCADE MEETS ZINE FAIR
Buy one-of-a-kind, limited-edition and handmade/DIY items—zines, boxed games, art prints, comics, t-shirts, mixtapes, papercraft and toys—direct from your favorite Toronto independent game makers!
A CELEBRATION OF INDIE FOOD MAKERS
From international street food to local craft beer and small-batch treats, our city’s most incredible brewers and chefs will be on hand to wet your whistle and fill your tummy.
Spring 2013 Exhibitors • Recap
Winter 2013 Exhibitors • Recap
Video credit: Dennis Gonzales
Jennie Faber explains how Bit Bazaar is ‘equal parts arcade, food festival, and craft market’ (National Post)
Food at Bit Bazaar Winter Market (BlogTO)
Bit Bazaar unites indie games, comics and good eats (BlogTO)
Bit Bazaar Winter Market a show and tell for Toronto’s indie games community (National Post)
The game makers that saved Christmas (NOW Toronto)
Guys With Pencils Ep 140 – At the Bit Bazaar Winter Market!
Interview with Henry Faber about the Bit Bazaar @ Bento Miso (Video)
This Amazing Video Game Art Will Make You Wish You Were in Canada (Kotaku)
Attract Mode × Bit Bazaar Holiday Cards (Kotaku)
Battle of the Bazaar in Bento Miso’s Winter Market by Matthew Kirshenblatt
Meet Bit Bazaar, TCAF’s Physical Digital Games Marketplace (Dork Shelf)
Bit Bazaar Brings Gamers and Creators Together (Natalie Zed in Gameranx)
HOW TO FIND BENTO MISO
The venue is located at 862 Richmond Street West, in Toronto’s Queen West neighborhood. We’re just south of the gates of Trinity-Bellwoods Park, near Strachan and Richmond.
Take the 501 Queen or 504 King streetcar to Strachan. We’re one block south of Queen and two north of King on Richmond.
There are paid Green P parking lots at Walnut/Richmond (2-minute walk), Queen/Ossington and King/Tecumseth (10-minute walk). They range from $2 to $3.50/hour. Street parking is $1.50 to $2.25/hour.
Accessibility • Code of Conduct
COMICS VS GAMES 3 PROGRAMS AT BENTO MISO
BIT BAZAAR May 10 – 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Jennie Faber @jennie
Bit Bazaar is part of Comics vs Games 3, a Toronto Comic Arts Festival event sponsored by Bento Miso and co-organized with The Hand Eye Society and Attract Mode.
Check out the full lineup of Comics vs Games events!
THE COMICS VS GAMES 3D GALLERY May 8-10
Matt Hawkins @FortNinety
Henry Faber @HenryFaber
Opening Reception May 8 at 7 p.m.!
Artists + Games
Lamar Abrams • Mariel Cartwright • Ashley Davis • Kyle Fewell • JovoVe • Kris Mukai • John Pham • Asif Siddiky • Kelly Smith • Babs Tarr • Markus Toivonen • Ventla • Mikko Walamies • Steve Courtney • Jesse Tise
Plus original commissioned 3D VR games by game dev/comic artist teams Kyle Dwyer/Adam Hines • Daniele Hopkins/Gillian Blekkenhorst • Christine Love/Jenn Woodall
COMICS VS GAMES TALKS May 10 – 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Miguel Sternberg @spookysquid
Panels + Speakers
noon Comics and Crowds: The Experimental, Massively Multiplayer Comics of XKCD
1 p.m. The Last of Us – Making American Dreams
Faith Erin Hicks
2 p.m. Play My Life – Autobiographical Comics and Games
David S Gallant • merritt kopas • Annie Mok • Kelly Phillips with moderator Soha El-Sabaawi
3 p.m. Putting Pixels on Paper – Game Zine Revolution
Elizabeth Simins • Ashley Davis • Mathew Kumar • Matt Hawkins with moderator Adam Hines
4 p.m. Furnishing Gone Home – Creating a House That Tells a Story
5 p.m. The Yawhg Post Mortem – Crafting A Multiplayer Choose Your Own Adventure
Damian Sommer and Emily Carroll
6 p.m. Out of Order – Playing with Sequential Art in Framed