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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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Con Operations [clear filter]
Friday, September 30
 

10:30

Pre-Registration Pickup Only
If you pre-registered for the event you can pick up your badge and registration package a whole hour earlier than everyone else!

Friday September 30, 2016 10:30 - 11:30
00 - Registration Guildford Foyer (1st Floor)

11:30

Registration, FRI
Friday September 30, 2016 11:30 - 20:00
00 - Registration Guildford Foyer (1st Floor)

12:00

VCON Hospitality - Friday
Eat It! -- Weird Al Yankovikc
(to the tune of Beat It! - Michael Jackson)

How come you're always such a fussy young man
Don't want no Cap'n Crunch, don't want no Raisin Bran
Well don't you know that other kids are starvin' in Japan
So eat it, just eat it

Don't want to argue, I don't want to debate
Don't want to hear about what kinds of foods you hate
You won't get no dessert 'till you clean off you're plate
So eat it

Don't you tell me you're full
Just eat it, eat it
Get yourself an egg and beat it

Have some more chicken
Have some more pie
It doesn't matter
If it's boiled or fried

Just eat it, just eat it
Just eat it, just eat it, Woo!

Your table manners are a crying shame
You're playing with your food, this ain't some kind of game
Now, if you starve to death
You'll just have yourself to blame
So eat it. Just eat it.

You better listen, better do as you're told
You haven't even touched your tuna casserole
You better chow down, or it's gonna get cold
So eat it.

I don't care if you're full
Just eat it, eat it
Open up your mouth and feed it

Have some more yogurt
Have some more Spam
It doesn't matter if it's fresh or canned
Just eat it! Eat it! Eat it! Eat it!
Don't you make me repeat it!

Have a banana, have a whole bunch
It doesn't matter what you had for lunch

Just eat it! Eat it!
Eat it! Eat it!
Eat it! Eat it!
If it's getting cold, reheat it

Have a big dinner.
Have a light snack
If you don't like it, you can't send it back

Just eat it! Eat it!
Get yourself an egg and beat it!

Have some more chicken. Have some more pie
It doesn't matter if it's boiled or fried

Just eat it! Eat it!
Don't you make me repeat it! 

Friday September 30, 2016 12:00 - Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00
12a - Hospitality Suite Trillium (2nd Floor)

15:00

VCON Tap Room - Friday
Raise Your Glass! -- P!nk

Right right, turn off the lights,

We gonna lose our minds tonight,
What's the dealio?

I love when it's all too much,
Five a.m. turn the radio up
Where's the rock and roll?

Party crasher,
Panty snatcher,
Call me up if you want a gangsta
Don't be fancy, just get dancy
Why so serious?

So raise your glass if you are wrong,
In all the right ways,
All my underdogs,
We will never be never be, anything but loud
And nitty gritty dirty little freaks
Won't you come on and come on and raise your glass,
Just come on and come on and raise your glass

Slam slam, oh hot damn
What part of party don't you understand,
Wish you'd just freak out (freak out already)
Can't stop, comin' in hot,
I should be locked up right on the spot
It's so on right now (so fuckin' on right now)

Party crasher,
Panty snatcher,
Call me up if you want a gangsta
Don't be fancy, just get dancy
Why so serious?

So raise your glass if you are wrong,
In all the right ways,
All my underdogs,
We will never be never be, anything but loud
"Maybe gritty dirty little freaks"
Won't you come on and come on and raise your glass,
Just come on and come on and raise your glass
Won't you come on and come on and raise your glass,
Just come on and come on and raise your glass

So if you're too school for cool,
And you're treated like a fool,
(Treated like a fool)
You can choose to let it go
We can always, we can always,
Party on our own

So raise your glass if you are wrong,
In all the right ways,
All my underdogs,
We will never be never be, anything but loud
Maybe nitty gritty dirty little freaks
So raise your glass if you are wrong,
In all the right ways,

All my underdogs,
We will never be never be, anything but loud
Maybe gritty dirty little freaks
Won't you come on and come on and raise your glass,
Just come on and come on and raise your glass
Won't you come on and come on and raise your glass (for me)
Just come on and come on and raise your glass (for me)

-- Written by Alecia Moore, Max Martin, Johan Schuster 

Friday September 30, 2016 15:00 - Saturday October 1, 2016 01:00
12b - Hospitality Tap Room Dogwood (2nd Floor)
 
Saturday, October 1
 

09:00

VCON Hospitality - Saturday
Food, Glorious Food -- from Oliver!

Is it worth the waiting for?
If we live till eighty four
All we ever get is gruel!
Every day we say our prayer --
Will they change the bill of fare?
Still we get the same old gruel!
There's not a crust, not a crumb can we find,
can we beg, can we borrow, or cadge,
But there's nothing to stop us from getting a thrill
When we all close our eyes and imagine--

Food, glorious food,
Hot sausage and mustard!
While we're in the mood --
Cold jelly and custard!
Peas pudding and saveloys
What next is the question?
Rich gentlemen have it, boys --
in digestion!

Food Glorious food
We're anxious to try it
Three banquets a day
Our favorite diet
Just picture a great big steak
Fried, roasted, or stewed
Oh food! wonderful food! marvelous
food! glorious food!

Food glorious food
What is there more handsome?
Gulped, swallowed or chewed,
Still worth a KINGS RANSOM!
What is it we dream about?
What brings on a sigh?
Piled peaches and cream about-
SIX FEET HIGH

Food glorious food
Eat right through the menu
just loosen your belt
two inches and then you-
work up a new appetite
in this interlude
then food once again
food fabulous food
glorious food

Food glorious food
don't care what it looks like
Burnt underdone crude
don't CARE what the cooks like
Just thinking of growing fat
our senses go reeling
One moment of knowing that
Full up feeling

What wouldn't we give for
That extra bit more
That's all we live for
Why should we be fated to do
Nothing but brood on food
Magical food,
Wonderful food
marvelous food,
Beautiful food,
Food, Glorious food glorious food

-- written by Lionel Bart 

Saturday October 1, 2016 09:00 - Sunday October 2, 2016 00:00
12a - Hospitality Suite Trillium (2nd Floor)

09:30

Registration, SAT
Saturday October 1, 2016 09:30 - 20:00
00 - Registration Guildford Foyer (1st Floor)

15:00

VCON Tap Room - Saturday
Raise Your Glass! -- P!nk

Right right, turn off the lights,

We gonna lose our minds tonight,
What's the dealio?

I love when it's all too much,
Five a.m. turn the radio up
Where's the rock and roll?

Party crasher,
Panty snatcher,
Call me up if you want a gangsta
Don't be fancy, just get dancy
Why so serious?

So raise your glass if you are wrong,
In all the right ways,
All my underdogs,
We will never be never be, anything but loud
And nitty gritty dirty little freaks
Won't you come on and come on and raise your glass,
Just come on and come on and raise your glass

Slam slam, oh hot damn
What part of party don't you understand,
Wish you'd just freak out (freak out already)
Can't stop, comin' in hot,
I should be locked up right on the spot
It's so on right now (so fuckin' on right now)

Party crasher,
Panty snatcher,
Call me up if you want a gangsta
Don't be fancy, just get dancy
Why so serious?

So raise your glass if you are wrong,
In all the right ways,
All my underdogs,
We will never be never be, anything but loud
"Maybe gritty dirty little freaks"
Won't you come on and come on and raise your glass,
Just come on and come on and raise your glass
Won't you come on and come on and raise your glass,
Just come on and come on and raise your glass

So if you're too school for cool,
And you're treated like a fool,
(Treated like a fool)
You can choose to let it go
We can always, we can always,
Party on our own

So raise your glass if you are wrong,
In all the right ways,
All my underdogs,
We will never be never be, anything but loud
Maybe nitty gritty dirty little freaks
So raise your glass if you are wrong,
In all the right ways,

All my underdogs,
We will never be never be, anything but loud
Maybe gritty dirty little freaks
Won't you come on and come on and raise your glass,
Just come on and come on and raise your glass
Won't you come on and come on and raise your glass (for me)
Just come on and come on and raise your glass (for me)

-- Written by Alecia Moore, Max Martin, Johan Schuster 


Saturday October 1, 2016 15:00 - Sunday October 2, 2016 01:00
12b - Hospitality Tap Room Dogwood (2nd Floor)
 
Sunday, October 2
 

09:00

VCON Hospitality - Sunday
Gravy and Toast -- by Andrew Huange
(watch the video, it's hilarious! https://youtu.be/bTzTSbc268c

I'm eating some toast and it's really boring.
I need something else to keep me from snoring,
'cause this is so bland. It tastes kind of lonely.
It sure needs a friend. I'm thinking, "If only
there were something that's warm...
something that's savoury...
something that's brown...
and I don't know...maybe
it could be made of fat - 'cause that would be tasty.
Oh, wait - I think that I'm thinking of gravy!" 

Gravy and toast!
Gravy and toast!
Toast and gravy!
I eat it the most!
It's gravy and toast!
Oh, baby!
If there is a place where they are together then take me!
Take me there right now!
Because I love gravy and toast! 

I'm eating some gravy. I've got it right here.
It seems kind of crazy - a little bit weird -
'cause there's nothing with it; it's just by itself.
Not only is that strange, it's bad for my health.
I need carbohydrates, 'cause this is just gross,
and maybe a vegetable... 

    Woah now.


    Woah.

    Now. 


Gravy and toast!
Gravy and toast!
Toast and gravy!
I eat it the most!
It's gravy and toast!
Oh, baby!
If there is a place where they are together then take me!
Take me there right now!
Because I love gravy and toast!

Sunday October 2, 2016 09:00 - 17:00
12a - Hospitality Suite Trillium (2nd Floor)

10:00

Registration, SUN
Sunday October 2, 2016 10:00 - 14:00
00 - Registration Guildford Foyer (1st Floor)

14:00

VCON Tap Room - Sunday
Red Solo Cup -- Toby Kieth
Now a red solo cup is the best receptacle
For barbecues tailgates fairs and festivals
And you sir do not have a pair of testicles
If you prefer drinking from glass

A red solos cup is cheap and disposable
And in fourteen years they are decomposable
And unlike my home they are not fore-closable
Freddie Mac can kiss my ass woo

Red solo cup I fill you up
Let's have a party let's have a party
I love you red solo cup I lift you up
Proceed to party proceed to party

Now I really love how you're easy to stack
But I really hate how you're easy to crack
'Cause when beer runs down the front of my back
Well that my friends is quite yucky

But I have to admit that the ladies get smitten
Admiring how sharply my first name is written
On you with a sharpie when I get to hittin'
On them to help me get lucky

Red solo cup I fill you up
Let's have a party let's have a party
I love you red solo cup I lift you up
Proceed to party proceed to party

Now I've seen you in blue and I've seen you in yellow
But only you red will do for this fellow
'Cause you are my Abbot to my Costello
And you are the fruit to my loom

Red solo cup you're more than just plastic
You're more than amazing you're more than fantastic
And believe me that I'm not the least bit sarcastic
When I look at you and say

Red solo cup, you're not just a cup. (No, no, God no)
You're my, you're my friend. (Friend, friend, friend, life long)
Thank you for being my friend.

Red solo cup I fill you up
Let's have a party let's have a party
I love you red solo cup I lift you up
Proceed to party proceed to party

Red solo cup, red solo cup (I fill you up, let's have a party)
Let's have a party (Let's have a party) Let's have a party
(Red solo cup) Oh red solo cup (I lift you up)
Let's have a party, proceed to party yeah yeah

-- Written by Jim Beavers, Brett Warren, Brad Warren, Brett Beavers 

Sunday October 2, 2016 14:00 - 17:00
12b - Hospitality Tap Room Dogwood (2nd Floor)

14:00

Registration, Dead Dog (for VCON 42)
For those who can't stay for the "Dead Dog" after-party but want to purchase a membership for next year's event. 

Sunday October 2, 2016 14:00 - 18:30
00 - Registration Guildford Foyer (1st Floor)