Q+A Lindsay Gibb
THE EVENT HOTEL CANZINE Zine fair and festival of alternative culture, with radical readings, installations, workshops and more. Sunday (October 29), 1-7 pm. $5. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen West. www.brokenpencil.com .
WHAT? Hundreds of zinesters sell their stuff -- bags and T-shirts, too -- at the 11-year-old always-packed event featuring music, performance and art.
WHAT'S NEW AT CANZINE? "We're holding an indie Iron Chef competition this year as part of the arts programming."
WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE CREATE ZINES? " People who feel like mainstream media don't represent us."
DON'T BLOGS THREATEN ZINES' EXISTENCE? "At Broken Pencil we find there are fewer zines to review, but the zine holds on because it's something material that people can say they made and show to their friends."
FAVOURITE ZINE? "Infiltration, by Ninjalicious, who unfortunately died this year. He wrote about going into places that you weren't supposed to be. Matt B's comic is also fantastic."
FAVOURITE PLACE TO READ? "On the subway, but if I have the time to find one, under a tree."
FAVOURITE SPORT? "I hate sports. I've been reacting to the jock mentality since I was in high school."
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT T.O.? " I'm from Brampton. What I like about Toronto is that there's stuff to do."