VCON 2021 is a celebration of the past 50 Years of Science Fiction and Fantasy, through the lens of Vancouver’s own convention, and one of the longest-running conventions in Canada and on the West Coast. We can celebrate our passed alumni like Ursula K Leguin and Larry Niven as well as share memories with our past guests that are still with us, like (insert) . We have always enjoyed introducing new guests to the world of conventions, and look forward to the next 50 years of introducing new guests and members to the world of Science Fiction and Fantasy. A lot has happened in the last 50 years, and the rate of change seems to be increasing, so it’s time for us to grow and adapt as well. We have always celebrated the stories and ideas in Science Fiction and Fantasy, our world is now shaped by those ideas that were fiction up until very recently. Stories can be told many many ways, from Board Games to Webcomics, to artwork, to video games, and of course Film. Vancouver is the premier location for shooting SF TV series and Films in the world, and we have the resume to prove it. With close to $4 Billion in annual revenue from film, and approaching 10,000 members working in film in IATSE local 891 alone, we have a world-renowned group of people working on getting those stories told. VCON is inviting those members to share their stories to inspire new members to find their way to tell their own stories.