Welcome!

VCON: Vancouver BC's premiere science fiction, fantasy and games convention, since 1971.

VCON 39 will be held October 3-5, 2014
at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford hotel

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VCON 39 Theme:

Military Might

From Swords & Sorcery to Phasers & Grasers

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VCON 39 is also CANVENTION 34!

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Come join us for three days of fannish fun and multi-track programming including:

Art Show & Auction • Vendors Hall • Author Readings • 24-Hour Games Rooms
Multi-Author Book Launch • Writers Workshops • Demos • Academie Duello
Artists Alley • Frankenstuffies • Fan Groups • Costume Contest • Panels
Hospitality Suite • Dance • Elrons • Turkey Readings • Workshops

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VCON 39 Guests of Honour:

Author GoH: David Weber
(Honor Harrington Series; Safehold Series, Dahak Series)
http://www.davidweber.net/

Artist GoH: David Mattingly
(Cover Illustrator for David Weber's Honor Harrington Books)
http://www.davidmattingly.com/

Game Design GoH: Bruce Heard
(Early TSR employee, BXMCI version of D&D - Mystara, World of Calidar)
http://bruce-heard.blogspot.ca/

Canvention 34 Guests of Honour:

Canvention Guest Author: Tarol Hunt
http://goblinscomic.com/

Canvention Guest Artist: Melissa Mary Duncan
http://www.melissaduncan.ca/

VCON News

Time to Make Your Aurora Award Nominations!!!

Show your support for the creative men and women of western Canada – send in your nominations and help them qualify for the Aurora Awards ballot!

The deadline for nominating works for an Aurora Award is JUST DAYS AWAY — 11:59:59 PM EDT ( 8:59:59 PM PDT ) on SATURDAY, APRIL 12! — and with VCON hosting Canvention 34 and the 2014 Aurora Awards Ceremony, we'd really like to see some Western Canadians on the ballot, but for that, we need each one of YOU to get out there and make nominations!

Aurora Awards - Call For Eligible Works

Do you know of someone from Western Canada who did something artistically great in the realm of Sci-Fi or Fantasy in 2013? Well, if you do, we want to ensure they get nominated for an Aurora Award! Western Canada is short on representation compared to our friends out east. Let's change this by getting involved! The deadline for nominations is VERY SOON - 11:59:59 PM EDT ( 8:59:59 PM PDT ) on Sat, Apr 12 - so we all need to act fast!

2013 Aurora Award Winners

This year’s Aurora award winner for Best English Novel went to The Silvered by Tanya Huff published by DAW books.  This is her first win in this category.  In 1998 she won an Aurora for her short story, “And Who is Joah”.  Ms. Huff is well known for her Blood Books series which were made into a TV series.  Along with the trophy, Ms. Huff was presented with a cheque for $1000 from SFCanada, Canada Science Fiction and Fantasy writers association.

Hooray!

A mighty congratulations to two of our upcoming Guests of Honour! Dan Wells just won a Hugo Award and Mur Lafferty a Campbell! Way to go, guys! VCON 38 is going to be one hell of a party!