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Welcome to the VCON 41 Online Schedule!

VCON is the oldest general-interest science fiction, fantasy, and games convention in Canada and the Pacific Northwest. This 100% volunteer fan-organized convention has promoted the interests of science fiction and fantasy culture in Vancouver BC and its environs since 1971, offering events and exhibits focused on a variety of Science Fiction and Fantasy fandom interest areas such as literature, art, media, music, costumes, comics, tabletop games, electronic games, etc. For more detailed information visit our website: www.vcon.ca.

VCON 41 will be held Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016, at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford hotel. The convention’s main theme is "Muppets, Puppets & Marionettes" with a secondary theme of "The Small Press Cabal".

Please take a moment to check out the "Sponsor" tab to see who has helped support this year’s event.
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SESSIONS ARE ALWAYS SUBJECT TO CHANGE 

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016: The schedule is now as "final" as it ever gets! Which means that, yes, there will probably still be changes here and there, but generally only to resolve when we’ve accidentally placed one panelist on two panels at the same time, or if a panelist has to cancel.)

-Jenni Merrifield, VCON 41 Programming Coordinator
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Sunday, October 2 • 17:00 - 17:50
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Come and join us to say goodbye to VCON for another year!  We hope you all had fun!
 

Moderators
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Spider Robinson

Cheap Executive Offficer, Tottering-on-the-Brink
VCON 41 Toastmaster | | Spider Robinson is renowned as one of our most popular science fiction writers. What, you may wonder, inspired him to get into this racket? How did he get started? | | Turns out Spider was working full time as “a night watchman on a sewer project in Babylon, New York—guarding a hole in the ground to prevent anyone from stealing it.” He was bored out of his skull, figured he could write as well or better than the SF... Read More →

Panelists
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Jamie Anderson

VCON 41 Supermarionation Guest of Honor | | Jamie Anderson is the younger son of the late Gerry Anderson – the man behind cult TV shows like Fireball XL5, Stingray, Captain Scarlet, Space: 1999, and of course Thunderbirds. | | Jamie had always wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps since an early age – spending huge amounts of time with Gerry at Pinewood Studios and Cosgrove Hall in Manchester when he was growing up... Read More →
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R. Graeme Cameron

Archivist; Writers Workshop Coordinator, VCON ConCom
Fanzine Editor 30+ years, publishes semi-pro SF fiction zine Polar Borealis, won two Aurora Awards, and writes fanzine review column for Amazing Stories.
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Eric Chu

VCON 41 Film Design Guest of Honor | | Born in Hong Kong at a very early age, Eric quickly exhibited an interest in design and film. Even as a young child, directing seemed to be in his blood, but an uncooperative cast of plastic farm animals would prove to be an endless source of frustration for the young inexperienced artist and he vowed never to work with PVC again.In the ensuing years, his preoccupation with film and storytelling would... Read More →
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Stan Hyde

VCON 41 Godzilla Fan Guest of Honour | | Recently retired, Stan taught English literature, film, and drama at Churchill High School, and, whenever he could convince the School Board, courses in Science Fiction literature. His teaching skills were such that he became Deputy Chief Examiner for an International Baccalaureate Film Studies course, necessitating frequent trips overseas during which he established an international reputation. | | What... Read More →
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Karl Johanson

Editor, Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine
VCON 41 Editor Guest of Honour | | Karl Johanson is not just an exceptional editor of a marvelous magazine, he is—behind his unassuming exterior—a mad genius whose team is, against all logic, constantly pulling off these completely astounding projects. | | During the 1990s, Karl co-edited the Canadian SF newsletter, Under the Ozone Hole with John Herbert. The UTOH team, which included Stephanie Johanson as illustrator and Monica... Read More →
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Stephanie Johanson

co-owner, assistant editor, art director..., Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine
VCON 41 Art Director Guest of Honour | | Stephanie Johanson is the art director, assistant editor, on-staff artist, and co-owner of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine. How the heck do you start up a science fiction magazine? | | The idea came to Stephanie around 4:00 AM one Sunday morning in 2003. Excitedly she woke up her husband. “Why don’t we start up a science fiction magazine?”“Oh, that sounds interesting,” Karl mumbled... Read More →
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Robert J. Sawyer

VCON 41 Author Guest of Honor | | Born in Ottawa in 1960, in his youth Robert dreamed of becoming a paleontologist specializing in dinosaurs, but upon discovering only about a dozen people worldwide made a living doing that, he decided to become one of the several hundred people making the big bucks—which is to say surviving—on a science fiction writer’s income. | | First he studied for a degree in Bachelor of Applied Arts... Read More →


Sunday October 2, 2016 17:00 - 17:50
01 - Large Programming 1 (with AV) Tynehead 3 (2nd Floor)

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