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. ────────── 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.)
VCON’s annual art show features the work of local artists. Works on display include paintings, sculpture, cartoons, and other objets d’art with some relationship to science fiction, fantasy, gaming, horror, and related themes. As much as we appreciate still life studies, for example, the still life must be within the genre.
COME TO THE ART GALLERY DURING CONVENTION. CHAT WITH THE ARTISTS. CHECK OUT OUR SHOW-AND-TELL AREA. ATTEND THE RECEPTION FRIDAY NIGHT AND MEET ART DIRECTOR GOH STEPHANIE JOHANSON AND MANY OF THE OTHER ARTISTS. WATCH FOR DEMONSTRATIONS AND TOURS. TIMES WILL BE POSTED AT THE DOOR.
And always remember that at VCON, we FEAR NO ART!
• • • • • • Art Show Bidding Rules Please remember, when you place a bid, you are making a non-rescindable purchase contract with the artist. It cannot be rescinded.
To bid on a piece, fill in the bid sheet attached or adjacent to the piece in which you are interested. Required information consists of the bidder’s name (real or badge name), badge number and bid amount. Bids will be accepted in increments of $1 only. Highest bid wins.
Any single-bid pieces may be picked up and paid for when the art show closes on Sunday. The Art Show staff reserve the right to void any bid they deem not legitimate.
Direct Sales Some pieces will have direct sales prices as well as minimum bid prices. If a piece has not yet been bid on, it can be purchased for the direct sale price.
Artists’ Reception VCON’s ‘Newest tradition’ allows members to meet and mingle with the exhibiting artists in a relaxed and informal setting. Join us to enjoy the art and the artists.
Print Shop Here you can purchase prints of some of the work on display, as well as prints of other works by the artists. Please take every precaution to ensure prints are not damaged in any way. You are handling works of art!
Special Saturday Programming A detailed schedule of programmed events within the gallery will be posted at the door.
General Notes When entering the Art Gallery, please check all bags with the art show volunteer at the door. No photography. No food or drink allowed. Please do not touch.
Saturday October 1, 2016 09:00 - 20:00
10 - Art ShowGuildford A (1st Floor)