The name, which obviously riffs on PWYC (pay what you can), a staple of low budget arts events, offers artists "Keep What You Raise" or "All Or Nothing" options similar to other crowdfunding sites - but the difference is that FWYC isn't charging a fee for their service. This could make it an attractive option for a lot of cash-strapped Canadian artists - stay tuned to your Facebook feeds for funding pleas of all kinds.
This Week in Music: Digital Dreams line up, Fourtet at Foundry, new F-cked Up, Paper Lions, FAWN Opera
Here are a dozen or so free events in Toronto this week.
While in 2012 a sale took place at the Bay Street hotel which had the public lining up outside to grab TVs, furnishings, and more, Ryan Haas of Corporate Assets Inc., Canada's largest international industry auction/liquidation company, tells me the sale covered only the "tip of the iceberg" so far as the contents of the hotels' 300 fully furnished rooms are concerned. "Of 300 TVs, about 200 to 250 are left" Haas offered as an example.
For some, ComiCon is that time of year you've been dreaming of and anticipating by sewing elaborate costumes, obsessively culling your drawing portfolio, or readying your autograph-ibles. For others it's one of those weekends where you're turning to your smart phone to try to figure out why everyone on the TTC is dressed up like a cartoon character. If you're in the former group, look out for Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), IronE Singleton (The Walking Dead), Morena Baccarin (Homeland, Firefly), and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), and be sure to read our full preview here and Find tickets here. March 7 - 9th, various hours, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building (222 Bremner Blvd).