IMPORTANT NOTICE! INTERIM CHAIR CHRIS STURGES HAS ANNOUNCED THAT VCON 43 IS OFFICIALLY CANCELLED!
THERE WILL BE NO VCON 43 THIS YEAR.
WCSFA INTENDS TO REVIVE VCON IN 2021.
THOSE WHO PURCHASED MEMBERSHIPS WILL BE REFUNDED. MEMBERS DO HAVE THE OPTION OF CHOOSING TO HAVE THEIR PAID MEMBERSHIPS HELD OVER FOR VCON 43 IN 2021. THIS WOULD GREATLY AID THE CONVENTION COMMITTEE IN DEALING WITH THE CURRENT SITUATION AND PREPARING FOR THE REVIVED VCON.
(This emergency notice placed on behalf of VCON and WCSFA (West Coast Science Fiction Association) by VCON 43 writers workshops moderator R. Graeme Cameron. It will be replaced by more detailed information about the situation soon.)
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VANCOUVER AIRPORT HOTEL
For all our attendees who need or want a room at the venue, we have a highly discounted convention group rate available. We encourage everyone to book a room – we worked very hard to negotiate these discounts and doing so directly supports the convention: every night attendees book a room at the hotel reduces what the venue charges for the use of their function space, allowing us to apportion more money towards the event itself.
Even if you live locally
we recommend booking a room at the hotel!
With programming running until late, hospitality open until 1:00 AM, room parties running even later and both tabletop and console game rooms open all night, with a room booking for Friday and Saturday night you can be sure of having a private place to catch up on sleep, get in a shower and put on some fresh clothes before breakfast each morning.
With the event starting at noon on Friday, if you also include Thursday in your room booking you can take your Friday morning easy, strolling into pre-registration pick up as soon as it opens (usually by 10:00 AM Friday). Throw in Sunday night and you can join the Convention Staff at their “Dead Dog” wrap-up party, safe in the knowledge you have a place to crash when it’s all over at who-knows-when-o’clock in the morning.
Most rooms sleep up to four people too, so you can even get together with up to three friends and split the costs.
Group rates will be available only until
Monday, September 16, 2019
Discounted rates are valid from Sunday, October 6 to Thursday, October 17, 2019. Rooms booked outside of the core convention dates (Oct 10 – 13) are subject to hotel’s availability. This year we are working with a sponsor – Andromeda Consulting, a corporate meeting and event management firm – for all of our venue-related concerns, including room bookings.
Please DO NOT reserve rooms through the hotel directly.
You MUST use the online form linked to the button below!.
Special Travel Discounts
We are proud to establish two special travel discounts with the assistance of our sponsor Andromeda Consultants. With their help, we are able to offer a special convention airfare discount with Air Canada and a special car rental discount with Hertz Rent-a-Car.
Purchase your air ticket online by going to www.AirCanada.com and entering XHP7EU61 in the “Promotion Code” field. You can save up to 20% on all Air Canada network flights (depending on fare class and city of origin). The available travel period is between October 2 – 23, 2019 for flights to Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
We respectfully request that you to enter the promotion code even if the code does not impact the pricing for the flight you select so we can see the volume of usage which will help us to plan better and get better discounts for future years.
Rent a car online by going to http://www.hertz.com/rentacar/handlers/SpecialOffersHandler?CDP=1757580 which should automatically have the discount code 1757580 entered in the Discount/CDP/Club Code field. You can save up to 45% depending on your selected vehicle class. This discount will work anywhere in North America – in fact, anyone may use this code and you may keep using the code even after the convention.
We respectfully request that you enter the promotion code in even if the code does not impact the pricing for the vehicle class you select so we can see the volume of usage which will help us to plan better and get better discounts for future years.Go to top
Group rates will be available only until September 16, 2019
Discounted rates are valid from Sunday, October 6 to Thursday, October 17, 2019. Rooms booked outside of the core convention dates (Oct 10 – 13) are subject to hotel’s availability.
All rooms include the following amenities:
- Complimentary Parking;
- Complimentary WiFi;
- Access to Spa/Fitness area;
- Flat Screen Television;
- In-room safe;
|Room Type||Extras||Group Rate*||Regular Rate|
|* Single/Double/Triple occupancy. +$20 for Quad. Note, when making an online reservation it will also show an additional +20 per person for triple occupancy but this will be removed when you check in.
† Plus 17.16% fees and taxes (5% GST, 11% Hotel Room Tax, 1.16% Destination Marketing Fee). Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice.
§ A cot – maximum of one (1) – can be supplied in a Traditional King Room or Suite based on availability.
|Traditional – 2 Queen Beds||$174†||$399†|
|Traditional – King Bed§||$174†||$399†|
|Club Floor King / King Bed§||Access to the Sheraton Club Lounge||$224†||$449†|
About the Hotel
Centrally located in the beautiful city of Richmond, BC, Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel places some of Western Canada’s most exciting and intriguing things to do right at your doorstep.
Richmond boasts unique recreational and cultural attractions for the entire family, including the historic Gulf of Georgia Cannery and Richmond Olympic Oval – the site for the long-track speed skating competition during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Enjoy boating on the Fraser River and whale watching from Steveston Village, play championship golf, and roam the biking and running trails just minutes away. For a day of shopping, walk to the Richmond Centre Mall.
7551 Westminster Highway
Richmond, BC V6X 1A3
- Check-in: 3:00 PM
- Check-out: 12:00 PM
- Complimentary Vancouver Airport Shuttle
- Street level and covered parking
- Parking for one vehicle included free for VCON members staying at the hotel
- Special rate of $10/day + taxes (reg $15.75) for other VCON members (no in-and-out privileges)
- All guests enjoy free standard in-room internet access
- Harold’s Bar & Bistro with a Patio
- Business Center with Microsoft® Connection Destination
Recreation & Entertainment
- Fitness Centre
- Outdoor Heated Pool & Hot Tub
- Lush Courtyard with Tables And Seating
All individuals who book rooms at the hotel get complimentary standard WiFi when in their guest rooms. A faster connection is available for $9.95 per day or $22.95 for three days.
There is also unsecured WiFi available in the front lobby and complimentary WiFi will also be available to VCON members throughout all VCON Function spaces.
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|Harold’s Bar||Harold’s Bistro||Harold’s Bistro Pool Patio|
|Lobby||In-House Starbucks||Club Lounge|
|Pool||Pool Deck||Fitness Center|