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We’re Looking for YOU! Yes, you! The VCON 42 team is looking for volunteers to help promote the conference over the next 3 months and to help out with this year’s epic festivities. VCON is a fan-oriented and 100% fan-run convention and our volunteers are the most important resource we have. They are the gears […]

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Save the Date! This year’s VCON Volunteer Picnic will be at Trout Lake (John Hendry Park) in Vancouver on Sunday, August 12 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM(ish). (map) This will be a fun-filled event with food, games, and lots of fun and interesting people to meet, including members of the VCON 42 organizing committee and […]

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It’s Time to Switch! After a period of investigation and consideration, VCON’s parent non-profit organization, the West Coast Science Fiction Association, has decided to start using the GrowTix system for all of its event management needs. The developers behind GrowTix designed it specifically with comic cons and other fan events, like VCON, in mind and offers […]

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Canvention and the Aurora Awards VCON 42 is also hosting Canvention 38 and the 2018 Aurora Awards for excellence in Canadian Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. The Aurora Awards are run by the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA), a federally registered non-profit society whose board of directors come from across Canada. Aurora Awards Ballot […]

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VCON Spring Ends on Canada Day Yep, it’s true – VCON’s spring season is finally coming to its end and summer is set to take over with blue skies and hot weather. And that can, sadly, only mean one thing – our Spring discounts for General Memberships are about to end! General Memberships, which will […]

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Canvention 38! This year, VCON will host Canvention 38, the Canadian national science fiction & fantasy convention that is sponsored by the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA) and we’re very pleased to announce Amal El-Mohtar as Canvention Guest of Honour. Amal is an award-winning writer, critic and editor based in both Ontario and Glasgow […]

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We Love Out of Town Visitors! Although the majority of VCON members do come from the Vancouver, BC, Lower Mainland, we always get a fair number attending from further afield and, with Canvention in the mix this year, we expect those numbers will be a little higher than usual. So, because we ♥love♥ all our […]

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Ashley Mackenzie

We’re Counting Down! Only FOUR months to the Great Reveal, the Ultimate Answer… VCON 42, of course! For our newest announcement, joining our Author Guest of Honour, British Author Charles Stross, is Ashley Mackenzie as our Artist Guest of Honour! Check out her work at ashmackenzie.com and come to VCON 42 to visit her in […]

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