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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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Saturday, October 1 • 19:30 - 20:20
The Year of Shirley Jackson

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Shirley Jackson was born in 1916, making this year the centenary of Shirley Jackson. One of the greatest writers of horror fiction, Jackson's work includes the classic story "The Lottery," and the novels The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Panelists discuss the influence, legacy and work of one of the iconic speculative authors of the 20th century.

Moderators
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Jason Bourget

Instructor, Douglas College
Currently I'm an instructor in the English Department at Douglas College, where I teach courses on science fiction, horror and weird fiction. My research focuses specifically on how political beliefs inform representations of masculinity in late twentieth-century science fiction (especially in the work of Heinlein, Dick and Le Guin). I'm also a horror fan more generally, with a particular interest in the supernatural horror of writers such as... Read More →

Panelists
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Linda DeMeulemeester

Linda’s speculative short fiction has been published in zines, magazines and anthologies, most recently: Edge Press’ Compostela -Tesseracts Twenty); Exile’s Dead North and Playground of Lost Toys. | Her spooky children’s series, Grim Hill, has been translated into French, Spanish and Korean. Wandering Fox, an imprint of Heritage Books is republishing the award winning books with more books launching this fall.
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Dave Levine

Municipal Liaison, NaNoWriMo
Municipal Liaison for Vancouver Region of the National Novel Writing Month Event since 2013. Periodic Novelist, ESL Instructor, father.
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Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silvia Moreno-Garcia's debut novel, Signal to Noise, was a British Fantasy, Locus, Sunburst and Aurora Award finalist. She has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award for her work as an editor. Her novel about Mexican vampires, Certain Dark Things, is out this October. http://www.silviamoreno-garcia.com


Saturday October 1, 2016 19:30 - 20:20
05 - Medium Programming 1 (with AV) Green Timber 2 (2nd Floor)

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