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VCON 41 Huge Success!

Note how cool and relaxed all the Guest of Honours appear. This is typical of VCON, an old-fashioned SF&F convention run by fans for fans. Pros enjoy attending VCON as they are treated as fellow fans free to mix and mingle as they see fit. Note how tense and worried […]

Author GoH swears in new citizens!

In June our Author Guest of Honour Robert J. Sawyer received the Order of Canada. As part of his new responsibilities, he was invited to swear in 115 new Canadian citizens at a ceremony at Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Robb in his official swearing-in Robes. — Rob and the Canadian […]

Photos of the First VCON in 1971! 2 Comments

VCON 1 – Hotel Georgia, Vancouver, B.C. – April 9-10, 1971. Guest of Honour – Ursula K. Le Guin FRIDAY, April 9, 1971 Ursula K. Le Guin on left, laughing. Blue shirt left background = Mike Bailey, VCON 1 Co-Chair. Red jacket, wearing press pass on right = Susan Walsh […]

Sawyer a huge “Thunderbirds” Fan!

Yes! Robert J. Sawyer, our author Guest of Honour, multi-award winning novelist and renowned futurist, is also a fan-boy at heart. Look at the nifty Thunderbirds models he keeps in his apartment! He can hardly wait to meet Jamie Anderson (our Supermarionation Guest of Honour) and, in particular, interview Jamie […]

Sawyer Goes Star Trek!

VCON Author GoH Robert J. Sawyer having fun at 50th Anniversary Star Trek Con. “Live Long and Prosper.” “Time has resumed its shape. All is as it was before. Many such journeys are possible. Let me be your guide.” Attacked by a Denenevan Neural Parasite!

Fan GoH Stan G. Hyde’s Godzilla Rampage!

The above photo shows VCON 41 Fan Guest of Honour Stan G. Hyde who is (as of this posting) staying at a Godzilla-themed Hotel in Japan. He is on a quest for the latest information concerning upcoming Godzilla films. This next photo above shows Stan at the recent G-Fest XXIII […]

VCON at Canada Day Parade!

July 1st was Canada Day, and, as always, VCON volunteers carried the banner at the annual Salmon Festival parade in Steveston. (Richmond). 11.5 (one a small child) people participated.  Great fun had by all. Photos by Stacey Ashton. Stacey selfie with banner, taken before parade began. Stacey with 100% authentic, […]

GoH Sawyer’s Agent an Alien! (We got proof!)

AUTHOR GUEST OF HONOUR ROBERT J. SAWYER WITH HIS LITERARY AGENT THE GRAND MOOG OF MARS!   Actually, to tell the truth, Robert writes: “Reunited with old friends in Madrid! In 1982, paleontologist Dale A. Russell and sculptor Ron Seguin produced these full-size sculptures of a hypothetical intelligent dinosaur descendant […]