Trade Show 2017

The three-day SiWC 2017 Trade Show has been created to captivate the interest of all our attending writers. It is an integral part of the conference, not to be missed. Expect to meet editors, illustrators, and associations from every part of the writing and publishing industry. This year's Tradeshow is currently at capacity. If you would like to be added to the cancellation list for 2017 or the waitlist for 2018, please contact

Trade Show hours are:

Friday:8 am to 4 pm
Saturday:8:30 am to 4 pm
Sunday:8:30 am to 1 pm


2017 Trade Show participants:


Indigo Books & Music

#SiWC17 offical bookseller.

*!ndigo is a registered trademark of Indigo Books & Music Inc.

Creative Writing SFU Continuing Studies

The Creative Writing Program at SFU Continuing Studies offers programs, courses and community events on the craft and business of writing, and is home to the year-long creative writing program, the Writer's Studio. All writers need the right tools, techniques and support to develop their work and build a career. Our programs take a holistic approach to mastering the craft of writing, blending dynamic curriculum with hands-on experience and a community where writers can grow together. All of our students have the opportunity to learn from a variety of award-winning authors.

Annies Buttons


This will be Annie's Buttons last year at SiWC. She wants to send out a heartfelt thank you to all who visited her table over the past 6 years and she cherishes the friendships she's made while being a vendor at the show. Annie's Buttons will be closing shop November 1st, 2017.


Behind the Book

Behind the Book offers author-focused self-publishing services across a wide variety of genres, including fiction, non-fiction, biography, children’s books, cookbooks, lifestyle books, and more. Using a first-rate editorial, design, and production team, our goal is to provide authors with one-to-one publishing guidance and direction, helping them make sound decisions that will lead to perfectly realized and potentially bestselling publications.

Twitter:  (@Behind_Book)
Cascadia Author Services

Cascadia Author Services is staffed by a fun, friendly bunch of West Coast folks who love books, love authors, and love the fact that there are so many routes to success in today’s publishing world. We’re an author services provider serving both traditional and self-publishing authors by offering all they things they need to prepare for publication.


Cult Following

Bravely Told Games is a game development and publishing partnership founded in 2015 by Tom Bauslaugh and Trevor Bradley, both from Greater Vancouver, Canada. Our games focus on storytelling and roleplaying – games that bring friends together to create unique and memorable experiences.




Feather Pen Works

Dana Ramstedt creates and designs feather pens. These feather pens are functional and will add flair to any historical theme. Some are of a simple design while others sport decorative trim to adhere to a genre or season. The feathers range from goose to peacock and more. She tips them with modern or with vintage metal tips for standard print and for calligraphy. A few feathers are finished with a standard ballpoint pen. To compliment her feather pens, Dana offers accessories such as ink, stands, trays and vintage inkwells and bottles to name but a few of the treasures. For a breath of long ago, take history in your hand and visit Feather Pen Works.

Requests taken at

Gratitude and More

With a wide variety of guided journals, Gratitude and More offers an opportunity to transform your life through journaling. From Gratitude to Thug, there is something for everyone.   





Island Blue/Printorium


Island Blue Book Printing / Printorium Bookworks


Celebrating 105 years in the printing industry. Family owned and operated. Printing books for more than 3000 Canadian Authors and 200 Publishers. Short run book printing from 12 to 1000 copies in b/w books to full colour books.

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Phone:  1-250-385-9786  or     toll free: 1-800-661-3332


Karen Ramstedt

Karen Ramstedt’s photo-based works are expressed through nature, nostalgic, and artistic themes. Her pieces are inspired by her lifelong love and fascination for history and historical people and events. Karen creates a variety of items, such as prints, greeting cards and post cards, magnets, jewellery, and complementary accessories. She looks forward to sharing her passions with you at the Karen’s Heartworks table.

Find Karen on Instagram, under username: Karen Ramstedt




Story Threads

Leanne takes her passion for the importance of narrative threads and
literally knits those threads into literary-inspired products: book themed
or dragon blankets, elf hats and hoods, steampunk and goth headbands ...
all inspired by writers like JRR Tolkien, George Orwell, Edgar Allen Poe,
Jules Verne, Agatha Christie or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Gateway to Obscurity

Using raw emotions along with touches of humour “Gateway to Obscurity” reveals a very personal expression of the human condition.  Revealed through poetic verse images are woven from words and phrases that allow the reader to better understand many difficult subjects.  It will undoubtedly be a book that the reader will want to read many times over with each time bringing to light a new sense of awareness to one’s self.  It will also be one that a person would want to share with a friend and lover for the insightful language that the author uses to infiltrate our defences and allow the honesty to come forth. Honesty that is too often obscured by an inability to communicate as we grow older and harbour secrets from those we love.