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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 […]


Author GoH Receives Surprise Award!

Our Author Guest of Honour, Robert J. Sawyer, has just been named a Member of the Order of Canada! Membership goes to individuals “who exemplify the order’s motto, to ‘desire a better country’.” Rob’s books are noted for their “flagrantly Canadian settings, Canadian values, Canadian multiculturalism and Canadian humour.” Not […]


Author GoH with first spacewalker!

Our Author Guest of Honour is much in demand! Robert J. Sawyer is the only science fiction author invited to give a talk at a gathering of Scientists, Astronauts, Physicists and other notable science-minded people who are in Tenerife to honour the legendary Stephen Hawking, perhaps the greatest theoretical scientist of […]


Robots on Parade!

ROBOTS ON PARADE! Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk, an Artist Guest of Honour Emeritus of VCON, wife of the lovely and talented Steve Fahnestalk (Amazing Stories columnist), is featured in a WHERE VANCOUVER magazine article detailing her whimsical robot sculptures. Some of these delightful creations will be on display in the VCON […]


Let’s Help James NG!

LET’S HELP JAMES NG! Who is James Ng? He’s the guy who produced the artwork “Exorcist” for the cover of the VCON 37 program book which you see on this page. It’s but one superb example of the Chinese-themed steampunk SF&F art he is noted for. As artist Guest of […]


Our Crazy Theme!

Every year VCON adopts a theme. This year it is “Muppets, Puppets and Marionettes.” What has the theme got to do with science fiction and fantasy? A heck of a lot! First, there’s the wonderful Supermarionation shows Gerry Anderson used to do back in the 1960s beginning with SUPERCAR (1961-1962). […]