The West Coast Science Fiction Association (WCSFA) is excited to announce the Author, Artist, and Fan Guests of Honour for VCON 41½.
Vancouver, BC—September 22, 2017
VCON 41½ Relaxicon is taking place on October 28 to 29, 2017, at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel 15269 104 Avenue Surrey, BC.
The Theme: RELAX
… with a good book.
… with a great game.
… with a blockbuster movie.
… with an engaging discussion.
… with beautiful art.
… with food and drink.
… with friends, both old and new!
Author Guest of Honour: Kristi Charish
Kristi Charish is the author of Owl and the Japanese Circus (Simon and Schuster Canada / Pocket Books) about an urban fantasy about a modern-day “Indiana Jane” who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world, and The Voodoo Killings (Random House Canada) about a voodoo practitioner living in Seattle with the ghost of a deceased grunge rocker. She is also a scientist, with a BSc and MSc in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Simon Fraser University and a PhD in Zoology from University of British Columbia.
Kristi writes what she loves; adventure heavy stories featuring strong, savvy female protagonists, pop culture, and the occasional RPG fantasy game. She specializes in translating science for fiction and was also the Canadian co-hosting half of the Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing Podcast. She is represented by Carolyn Forde at Westwood Creative Artists.
Artist Guest of Honour: Nancie Green
Nancie Green always wanted to be a fairy with pink and purple wings. While she wasn’t able to achieve that dream, she has become an accomplished and celebrated artist of science fiction and fantasy works. She was drawn to photography and writing, and when she bought her first computer in the early 1990s, she was instantly hooked on photograph manipulation and multi-media work. Nancie loves photograph manipulation because it allows her to use tools to blend her dreams with her photos, fully satisfying both the geek and the artist in her.
Fan Guest of Honour: R. Graeme Cameron
Graeme Cameron is originally from Ontario, and has lived in the Vancouver area since 1968. He is a previous VCON chair and program book editor, and a long time attendee and fan of the convention. He is currently the archivist for WCSFA, British Columbia Science Fiction Association, Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association, and Canadian Fanzine Fanac Awards Society. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of British Columbia and has many jobs in his lifetime, the most recent being a publisher for Polar Borealis magazine.
VCON is the oldest general-interest science fiction, fantasy and games convention in Canada and the Pacific Northwest. The 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.
The West Coast Science Fiction Association (WCSFA) is a BC registered non-profit society dedicated to the exploration and promotion of the science fiction, fantasy and games culture in BC in general and the Vancouver, BC metropolitan area in particular. WCSFA’s primary mission is to foster and encourage interest, involvement and participation in local science fiction, fantasy and games fan culture by organizing events that promote these topics. WCSFA combines education and entertainment in the events it hosts, most notably VCON, an annual, volunteer organized, general science fiction and fantasy convention that has been running since 1971.
WCSFA Secretary secretary [at] wcsfa [dot] org
VCON, the flagship event hosted by the West Coast Science Fiction Association, is the oldest general-interest science fiction, fantasy and games convention in Canada and the Pacific Northwest having existed since 1971. The event touches on wide variety of topics from popular fan culture while also encouraging "the professional as fan" and engendering an environment that creates casual opportunities for personal, serendipitous, interactions between professionals and their fans.
|Contact||Corresponding Secretary, Jenni Merrifield|
|Company||West Coast Science Fiction Association|
|secretary [at] wcsfa [dot] org|