Register

Want to attend the event?

Then register for your VCON membership today – there are discounts available for those who register early.

Registration is also available on site – the registration desk will be open during the following hours:

  • FRI: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (pre-registration badge pick up only)
  • FRI: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • SAT: 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • SUN: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

If you arrive after 8:00 PM on Friday or Saturday, you will be able to pick up or purchase a membership badge from the convention’s Operations Room. (Directions to its location will be provided at the venue.)

 

 

Membership RatesRegistration FAQ

Membership Rates

Duration Type Rate Description
WCSFA Members with an active membership may opt to purchase an event membership of this type with the WCSFA membership portion waived. This reduces the cost by $5 but leaves their membership expiry date unchanged instead of extending it based on the last date of the event.
Weekend General Membership  $75 Available at the door
Winter Special $55 Winter discount on general membership – $20 off
Available online only, from Nov 4, 2017 to Mar 25, 2018, @ 11:59 PM
Spring Special $65 Spring discount on general membership – $10 off
Available online only, from Mar 26 to Jul 2, 2018, @ 11:59 PM
Summer Special  $70 Summer discount on general membership – $5 off
Available online only, from Jul 3 to Sep 30, 2018, @ 11:59 PM
Group Rate (4+) $55 Per person rate when four (4) or more General memberships are purchased at the same time.
Available online only, until Sep 30, 2018, @ 11:59 PM
Venue Special $55 Special offer for anyone who books a room at our venue.
(Book your room first as you will need a reservation number when you register.)
Available online until Sep 30, 2018 @ 11:59 PM and at the door
Concession $65 For teens (13-18), adult students, seniors (65+) and special needs
Available online until Sep 30, 2018 @ 11:59 PM and at the door
Youth $50 For youth ages 7-12
Available online until Sep 30, 2018 @ 11:59 PM and at the door
Child FREE For children ages 0-6
Available online until Sep 30, 2018 @ 11:59 PM and at the door
One Day General, Friday $35 Available online until Sep 30, 2018 @ 11:59 PM and at the door
General, Saturday $45 Available online until Sep 30, 2018 @ 11:59 PM and at the door
General, Sunday $30 Available online until Sep 30, 2018 @ 11:59 PM and at the door
Youth, Any Day $25 For ages 7-12
Available online until Sep 30, 2018 @ 11:59 PM and at the door

Registration FAQ

What's all this about memberships?

The organization that hosts VCON – the West Coast Science Fiction Association (WCSFA) – is a 100% volunteer-run organization and a BC registered non-profit. WCSFA sells memberships to its major events (such as VCON) rather than tickets and attendees also become members of WCSFA, with $5 of the event membership fee going to support WCSFA directly.

As a result, VCON and WCSFA’s other major events are not just “run by the fans for the fans” but are run specifically by and for WCSFA’s very own members. Each event membership purchased represents that member’s support commitment towards the operational costs that must be met for the organization to successfully run that event.

All WCSFA members are eligible to

  • take a $5 discount at other membership supported WCSFA events while their membership is active.
  • earn discounts or special deals at partnered local businesses.
  • attend and vote at WCSFA General Meetings (over the age of 13).
  • run for election to the WCSFA Board of Directors (18 years or older).
  • head up the organization committee for a major WCSFA event (18 years or older).
Is my registration transferrable?

Yes, VCON registration (and the memberships associated with them) are transferable (that is, you can give or sell them to someone else if you will not be able to attend).

Prior to the end of online membership sales (Noon on the day before the event starts):

  • Send an email to the VCON Registration at registration [at] vcon [dot] ca
  • Include the full name and email address of both the person who originally registered and the person it should be transferred to.
  • The VCON registrar will follow up with both of you to update the registration record with other information.

After online registration has closed:

  • Provide the person you want to transfer it to with a signed note
  • Include the full name and email address of both yourself and the person it should be transferred to.
  • This note must be brought, along with valid ID, to the VCON registration desk where the registration information will be updated and a badge will be created for them.
Can I update my registration information?

Yes. Prior to the end of online membership sales (Noon, October 4, 2018) send an email to the Registrar at registration [at] vcon [dot] ca with your full name and the email address used to register the membership to request changes.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, physical tickets are not issued and are not required for this event. Instead, just show up at the Registration desk and present a valid photo ID to claim your membership badge.

 

What is the refund policy?

Because each purchased membership represents a commitment to support the operation of the event, memberships are not refundable. However, they are transferable (that is, you can give or sell your membership to someone else if you can’t attend the event). See the answer to the “Is my registration transferrable?” FAQ for details of how to transfer a membership.