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

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


VCON 39 Theme:

Military Might

From Swords & Sorcery to Phasers & Grasers


VCON 39 is also CANVENTION 34!


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


VCON 39 Guests of Honour:

Author GoH: David Weber
(Honor Harrington Series; Safehold Series, Dahak Series)

Artist GoH: David Mattingly
(Cover Illustrator for David Weber's Honor Harrington Books)

Game Design GoH: Bruce Heard
(Early TSR employee, BECMI version of D&D - Mystara, World of Calidar)

Canvention 34 Guests of Honour:

Canvention Guest Author: Tarol Hunt

Canvention Guest Artist: Melissa Mary Duncan


Room for One More in Writers Workshop!


Attention beginning authors!

There is still a position open in the Sunday Short Story Writers Workshop.

It takes place in the Cypress room from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Sunday, October 5th in the Cypress Board room (in the lobby next to the gift shop).

Three professional authors (Rhea Rose, Linda Demeulemeester, and Casey J. Wolf) will critique your story, as will the other three participants (whose work you get to critique).

VCON 39 Room Booking Period Ends on September 2!

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts


The VCON 39 room booking period 
with the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford hotel 
ENDS on September 2, 2014 @ 5pm Pacific

What does this mean? It means that our special convention rates will only be available up to that date. After 5 pm on September 2nd, it will still be possible to book a room of course, but only at regular (i.e., more expensive) hotel rates. So if you want to book a room but haven't gotten around to it yet, now is the time to do so!


VCONversation #18 - August 2014

Check out the August 2014 VCONversation newsletter.

Topics in this issue:

  • GoH Interview: David Weber
  • GoH Interview: David B. Mattingly
  • In the News: 2014 Aurora Awards Ceremony Details Are Now Available
  • VCON Needs You! Call for ConCom Volunteers.
  • Last chance for the best hotel reservation rates!
  • Less than a month remains for online registration!

VCON 39 Preview Art Exhibition

VCON has teamed up with the Gallery Bistro in Port Moody to exhibit the work of several of the artists who exhibit in the VCON Art Show from August 19 to September 14, 2014. This is a chance to get a glimpse of some of the amazing art we will have at VCON 39/Canvention 34!