VCON 38 will be held October 4-6, 2013, at the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel at 3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC. (Visit the venue page for more details)
Our theme this year is "Pirates & Piracy: Sea, Space and Web": swashbuckling rogues, desperate space battles, the future of intellectual property rights, grizzled old seamen following ancient treasure maps, basics of Ferengi business practices, peer to peer file sharing, and maybe even a little Captain Morgan...there's a lot to think about, and we're sure you'll have plenty of ideas to keep you busy over the next year!
Our Guests of Honor are Dan Wells (Author, Podcaster), John Kovalic (Artist, Author, Game Designer), and Mur Lafferty (Author, Editor, Voice Actor, Podcaster) and we are also pleased to have local artist and costumer Thyrza Segal as a Special Guest Artist.
No matter your age or interest, VCON strives to make sure there is always something appealing to do over the three days of the convention. Our programming department schedules hundreds of hours of panel programming in several tracks. Whether you're looking for writer's workshops, costuming tips, artistic creativity, musical concerts, or filmmaking experience, you'll find it here!
We also feature a number of special events over the course of the weekend. Friday night features a Book Launch where authors with books released in 2013 meet, mingle and do short readings from said books (this event is also open to the public so feel free to bring along any con-skeptical friends you might have). Saturday night features our costume contest (with prizes!) followed by a DJ'd dance with pop and fan favorites. Open and scheduled table top and console gaming is available 24/7 throughout the weekend.
Arts, artists, and artistry of all kinds are also large part of VCON. You'll find plenty to tease the eyes (and tempt your pocketbook) from our many exhibitors in the Art Show, down Artists' Alley, and in our Dealers' Room - all of which are open to the public. On Sunday afternoon there is also an Art Auction where selected unsold works from the Art Show are promoted and auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Look for more details about what VCON 38 will have to offer as we get closer to the convention!