Loading…
VCON 41 has ended
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.
──────────
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
──────────

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

z.closed [clear filter]
Friday, September 30
 

17:00

workshop cleanup
Room closed for workshop cleanup and setup

Friday September 30, 2016 17:00 - 17:30
07 - Large Workshops Green Timber 4 (2nd Floor)

17:30

Artists' Reception setup
Room closed for Artists' Reception Setup

Friday September 30, 2016 17:30 - 18:00
10 - Art Show Guildford A (1st Floor)

18:00

setup
Room closed for Match Game setup

Friday September 30, 2016 18:00 - 18:30
03 - Interactive Programming Tynehead 1 (2nd Floor)

18:00

room transition
Room closed for transition to room layout for Book Launch

Friday September 30, 2016 18:00 - 19:00
02 - Large Programming 2 Tynehead 2 (2nd Floor)

18:30

workshop setup
Room closed for workshop setup

Friday September 30, 2016 18:30 - 19:00
07 - Large Workshops Green Timber 4 (2nd Floor)

20:30

setup
Room closed to setup for "Kill Doctor Lucky - In the Flesh"

Friday September 30, 2016 20:30 - 21:00
03 - Interactive Programming Tynehead 1 (2nd Floor)

21:00

setup
Room closed for (Not So) Family (Friendly) Feud setup

Friday September 30, 2016 21:00 - 21:30
01 - Large Programming 1 (with AV) Tynehead 3 (2nd Floor)

22:00

workshop cleanup
Room closed for workshop cleanup

Friday September 30, 2016 22:00 - 22:30
07 - Large Workshops Green Timber 4 (2nd Floor)

23:30

cleanup
Room closed for Kill Doctor Lucky - Live Action clean up.

Friday September 30, 2016 23:30 - Saturday October 1, 2016 00:00
03 - Interactive Programming Tynehead 1 (2nd Floor)
 
Saturday, October 1
 

10:30

rehersal for Pallahaxi Players Players Reader Theatre
Room closed for the Pallahaxi Readers to rehearse.

Panelists
avatar for Eileen Kernaghan

Eileen Kernaghan

Eileen Kernaghan lives in New Westminster. Her nine historical fantasy novels reflect her fascination with other times and places, from the prehistoric Indus Valley to Victorian England. Her most recent YA/teen novel, Sophie, in Shadow, shortlisted for a Sunburst Award for literature... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Lozano-Gilabert

Carlos Lozano-Gilabert

Carlos Lozano is a writer of flash-fiction and screenplays. He has a solid a solid background in science and psychology. His flash-fiction revolves around horror and love stories. His screenplays reflect his love of adventure. He writes both in English and in Spanish.
avatar for Rhea Rose

Rhea Rose

Rhea's first story was selected by Judith Merril for the very first Tesseracts anthology and nominated for an Aurora Award. Her latest works appear in Clockwork Canada and Pulp Literature. She has her MFA in creative writing from UBC.
avatar for Casey J. Wolf

Casey J. Wolf

Casey June Wolf is a writer of occasional poems and speculative fiction stories that range from moody slipstream to hard science fiction. Upcoming publications include “Fog” in The Nettle Tree: Strangely Different Western Stories and several poems in Your Death Full of Flowers... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 10:30 - 11:00
03 - Interactive Programming Tynehead 1 (2nd Floor)

13:00

workshops setup/cleanup
Room closed for workshop cleanup and setup

Saturday October 1, 2016 13:00 - 13:30
07 - Large Workshops Green Timber 4 (2nd Floor)

13:30

setup
Room closed for VCON's Family Feud setup

Saturday October 1, 2016 13:30 - 14:00
03 - Interactive Programming Tynehead 1 (2nd Floor)

16:30

teardown/setup
Room closed for Family Feud teardown and Belly Dance Setup

Saturday October 1, 2016 16:30 - 17:00
03 - Interactive Programming Tynehead 1 (2nd Floor)

17:30

workshops setup/cleanup
Room closed for Frankenstuffies cleanup 

Saturday October 1, 2016 17:30 - 18:00
07 - Large Workshops Green Timber 4 (2nd Floor)

18:30

room transition
Room closed to transition to layout for Costume Contest

Saturday October 1, 2016 18:30 - 19:30
01 - Large Programming 1 (with AV) Tynehead 3 (2nd Floor)

18:30

room transition
Room closed to transition to layout for Costume Contest

Saturday October 1, 2016 18:30 - 19:30
02 - Large Programming 2 Tynehead 2 (2nd Floor)

19:30

cleanup
Room closed for Monster Stomp cleanup 

Saturday October 1, 2016 19:30 - 20:00
03 - Interactive Programming Tynehead 1 (2nd Floor)

20:00

Musical Machinations (Closed Session)
An hour set aside specifically for the musicians who will be performing Sunday afternoon to get together and work out the fiddly details about their program.

(Technically a closed session, but I bet if you poked your nose in they wouldn't turn you away...)

Panelists
TG

TAM Gordy

Old enough to remember when Michael Jackson was black. Saw the first show with the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, when it happened. Loves music, writing and when the Boss cooks for me. Takes everything seriously, except myself. Peace. Out.
avatar for Dara Korra'ti

Dara Korra'ti

Crime and the Forces of Evil
Being a supervillain means being able to do a bit of everything, because, gods know, you can't trust anyone _else_ to do it. So after learning propaganda in professional radio and publishing, creating new techniques in genetics manipulation, getting _pretty good_ at DIY electronics... Read More →
CL

Creede Lambard

Creede Lambard first encountered filk in 1981. He learned to play the banjo in 2003. He started combining the two in 2005 and things haven't been the same since.
avatar for Claire McCague

Claire McCague

Simon Fraser University
Claire McCague is a research scientist, musician and writer. She performs regularly with the Sybaritic String Band and her other worldly plays have been featured in festivals across Canada. Her humorous first contact novel, The Rosetta Man, published by EDGE, is her first novel.
avatar for GregRobin Smith

GregRobin Smith

Managing Director, Washington Shakespeare Festival
Poet, Playwright, Historical 1st person presenter, Musician, Shakespearean, Educator & Fundraiser, GregRobin keeps many irons glowing in the fires of creativity from his Seattle home. where he plots world dominance through the works and thought processes of William Shakespeare & Dr... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 20:00 - 21:00
06 - Medium Programming 2 (Readings) Green Timber 3 (2nd Floor)

21:00

workshops setup/cleanup
Room closed for workshop cleanup and setup

Saturday October 1, 2016 21:00 - 21:30
07 - Large Workshops Green Timber 4 (2nd Floor)

21:30

room transition
Room closed to transition to room layout for VCON Cabaret

Saturday October 1, 2016 21:30 - 22:30
03 - Interactive Programming Tynehead 1 (2nd Floor)

21:30

room transition
Room closed to transition to default room layout

Saturday October 1, 2016 21:30 - 22:30
01 - Large Programming 1 (with AV) Tynehead 3 (2nd Floor)

21:30

room transition
Room closed to transition to default room layout

Saturday October 1, 2016 21:30 - 22:30
02 - Large Programming 2 Tynehead 2 (2nd Floor)
 
Sunday, October 2
 

13:00

cleanup/setup
room closed for Puppet Manipulation workshop cleanup and Human Battleship setup

Sunday October 2, 2016 13:00 - 13:30
03 - Interactive Programming Tynehead 1 (2nd Floor)

13:00

workshops setup/cleanup
Room closed for workshop cleanup and setup

Sunday October 2, 2016 13:00 - 13:30
07 - Large Workshops Green Timber 4 (2nd Floor)

14:00

setup
Room closed for Filk, Folk, Rock and More performance setup

Sunday October 2, 2016 14:00 - 14:30
01 - Large Programming 1 (with AV) Tynehead 3 (2nd Floor)

15:00

teardown/setup
Room closed for Human Battleship teardown and Turkey Readings Setup

Sunday October 2, 2016 15:00 - 15:30
03 - Interactive Programming Tynehead 1 (2nd Floor)

16:30

teardown/setup
Room closed for Filk, Folk, Rock and More tear down and Closing Ceremonies setup

Sunday October 2, 2016 16:30 - 17:00
01 - Large Programming 1 (with AV) Tynehead 3 (2nd Floor)

16:30

workshops setup/cleanup
Room closed for workshop cleanup and setup

Sunday October 2, 2016 16:30 - 17:00
07 - Large Workshops Green Timber 4 (2nd Floor)

17:00

hospitality tear-down
Room closed for post-convention tear-down.
Volunteers welcome - you can earn points towards a free Volunteer pass next year!

Sunday October 2, 2016 17:00 - 20:00
12a - Hospitality Suite Trillium (2nd Floor)

17:00

hospitality tear-down
Room closed for post-convention tear-down.
Volunteers welcome - you can earn points towards a free Volunteer pass next year!

Sunday October 2, 2016 17:00 - 20:00
12b - Hospitality Tap Room Dogwood (2nd Floor)