VCON To Have Breakout Year in 2017

WCSFA Says: We’re Doing All the Things! The West Coast Science Fiction Association (WCSFA) announced today that 2017 would be a “breakout year” for VCON – that is, they will be breaking out individual aspects of their annual three-day event into several, smaller, tightly focused events scheduled throughout the year. VCON, the signature event for…
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Live Theatre Special Offer for VCON Fans

Save on tickets for the upcoming, modern theatre adaptation of the Hugo Award-winning novel The City and The City by China Miéville, presented from Jan 24 – Feb 5, 2016,† as part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. (Show Details) To receive your discount, use the Promo Code VConCity —— † VCON Promo Code not valid for…
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VCON 41 Huge Success!

Note how cool and relaxed all the Guest of Honours appear. This is typical of VCON, an old-fashioned SF&F convention run by fans for fans. Pros enjoy attending VCON as they are treated as fellow fans free to mix and mingle as they see fit. Note how tense and worried the Convention Chair appears. This,…
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Author GoH swears in new citizens!

In June our Author Guest of Honour Robert J. Sawyer received the Order of Canada. As part of his new responsibilities, he was invited to swear in 115 new Canadian citizens at a ceremony at Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Robb in his official swearing-in Robes. — Rob and the Canadian Coat of Arms. — Rob…
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Photos of the First VCON in 1971!

VCON 1 – Hotel Georgia, Vancouver, B.C. – April 9-10, 1971. Guest of Honour – Ursula K. Le Guin FRIDAY, April 9, 1971 Ursula K. Le Guin on left, laughing. Blue shirt left background = Mike Bailey, VCON 1 Co-Chair. Red jacket, wearing press pass on right = Susan Walsh — Daniel Say = the…
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Sawyer a huge “Thunderbirds” Fan!

Yes! Robert J. Sawyer, our author Guest of Honour, multi-award winning novelist and renowned futurist, is also a fan-boy at heart. Look at the nifty Thunderbirds models he keeps in his apartment! He can hardly wait to meet Jamie Anderson (our Supermarionation Guest of Honour) and, in particular, interview Jamie about his career, his projects,…
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Sawyer Goes Star Trek!

VCON Author GoH Robert J. Sawyer having fun at 50th Anniversary Star Trek Con. “Live Long and Prosper.” “Time has resumed its shape. All is as it was before. Many such journeys are possible. Let me be your guide.” Attacked by a Denenevan Neural Parasite!

Fan GoH Stan G. Hyde’s Godzilla Rampage!

The above photo shows VCON 41 Fan Guest of Honour Stan G. Hyde who is (as of this posting) staying at a Godzilla-themed Hotel in Japan. He is on a quest for the latest information concerning upcoming Godzilla films. This next photo above shows Stan at the recent G-Fest XXIII in Chicago (July 15th-17th) with…
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