Category: News

Switching to GrowTix

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…
Read more

Aurora Awards – Ballot, Voters’ Package and Dinner Theatre

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…
Read more

Spring Discounts Ending Soon

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…
Read more

Announcing Amal El-Mohtar, Canvention Guest of Honour

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…
Read more

Travel Deals for Distant Travellers

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…
Read more

Ashley Mackenzie

Announcing Ashley Mackenzie, Artist Guest of Honour

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 and come to VCON 42 to visit her in…
Read more

Announcing the Special Venue General Membership

Our Special Venue General Membership is bloody brilliant! We’ve just implemented a new weekend membership option that is available to anyone who has booked one or more nights at our convention hotel, the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. The cost of this new membership is $55. This is a $20 savings overall, the same rate as…
Read more

A cat and Author Guest of Honour Charles Stross

Charles Stross, Author Guest of Honour

VCON 42 is proud to start our rollout of guests with our Author Guest of Honour, Charles Stross! In keeping with our theme of the British Influence on Science Fiction, we have enticed him to temporarily give up his home in the UK (rain and all) to enjoy the (hopefully) better weather here in Vancouver!…
Read more