Trade Show 2018

The three-day SiWC 2018 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 2018 or the waitlist for 2019, 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


2018 Trade Show participants:


Indigo Books & Music

#SiWC18 offical bookseller.

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

Bravely Told Games

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.  We're happy to return to SIWC with "Cult Following" a game about making up compelling yet ridiculous cults and pitching them to your friends!




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 the things they need to prepare for publication.

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.





Twitter (@TWSSFU):


Editors BC/Editors Canada

Editors BC is the British Columbia branch of Editors Canada, a professional organization of more than 1,500 members coast to coast and more than 200 in British Columbia. Since 1979, our contributions to the Canadian publishing community have been recognized by publishers, business, government, private and public institutions, and individuals.

Find us online at, on Twitter @editorsbc, and on Facebook @EAC.BC.

Feather Pen Works & Karen Ramstedt

In this age of touch pads and instant info, take a step back in time and delve into the craft of writing. Feather Pen Works offers just such an experience. With feather, Dana, of Feather Pen Works, creates pens with natural writing tips or vintage and stock nibs, and some with ballpoint tips. The feathers are from domestic fowl and exotic breeds, such as peacocks and guineas. 


At the Feather Pen Work's table, you will find pens for everyday use and to compliment period costumes. Dana also provides vintage accessories to complete a display suitable for that historically-appointed workspace. 


 Dana Ramstedt:



Karen Ramstedt's photo-based and multimedia works are expressed through nostalgic, nature and artistic themes. Her current project, Before the Audion, delves into the history of Canadian-born silent film artists. Karen's inspiration comes from a lifelong love and fascination for historical people and events. The sales of Karen's artwork will assist in the further development and promotion of her ongoing research for Before the Audion.




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.


Gratitude and More

Gratitude and More offers a wide range of unique journals. If you find it difficult to start, don't worry, most of our journals offer daily questions to get you going as well as weekly check-in pages. My series include: Gratitude, Just for Today, Anxiety and Mindfulness Workbooks, Travel, Weight Loss and Thug.

I also have a beautiful selection of crystals, gemstones, jewelry and gift bags.

My Website:



Etsy shop:


Island Blue/Printorium

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


Minimobi Ladies Fashion

Come and visit the Minimobi Ladies Fashion table at the 2018 SiWC Trade Show!

Pass the Masala




YouTube: passthemasala

Paper Trail Publishing

Providing quality editorial services to the trade and self-publishers since 1997. Naomi Pauls edits non-fiction titles ranging from business and history books to memoirs, including several recent award-winners. Joined this weekend by senior book designer Linda Parke. We welcome your questions!

Paper Trail Publishing:

Raven Book Design:


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.

Whispering Stones

You can call #mywhisperingstones a lucky charm, amulet, mascot, totem, or a juju. Whatever they are to you, you’ll know it when you feel it. 

Come see what speaks to you!

Wild Heart Emporium

Instagram - wildheartemporium


Maple Ridge, BC