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VCON 42 Science Fiction, Fantasy and Games Convention

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VCON 42 - October 12-14, 2018


VCON is the oldest general-interest science fiction, fantasy and gaming convention in Canada and the Pacific Northwest. The convention has promoted the interests of science fiction and fantasy culture in Vancouver BC and its environs since 1971, offering events and exhibits focused on a variety of Science Fiction and Fantasy fandom interest areas such as literature, art, media, music, costumes, comics, tabletop games, electronic games, etc.

For COMPLETE information about VCON, visit www.vcon.ca.

Our Theme:

British Invasion: Celebrating the British Influences on Science Fiction and Fantasy

Our Guests of Honour

  • Author TBA

  • Artist TBA

  • Others TBA

Book a Room!

Even if you live locally, with VCON 42 starting at 12 pm on Friday, programming running until late, Hospitality open until 1 am, and games running all night, booking a room for Friday and Saturday night ensures you have a private place to catch some shut-eye, or at least take a shower and put on some fresh clothes before breakfast each morning!



VCON is presented by the West Coast Science Fiction Association — a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and understanding of science fiction, fantasy and gaming fan culture in the Vancouver metro region. VCON is organized by a WCSFA subcommittee and is not, nor will it ever be, owned by a big business or corporation. For now and for as long as efforts continue VCON will be a convention built "For the Fans, By the Fans".

For more information about VCON, please visit www.vcon.ca.

For more information about the West Coast Science Fiction Association, please visit www.wcsfa.org.


What's all this about buying a membership?

WCSFA, as a 100% volunteer-run organization, sells memberships to its major events (such as VCON) rather than tickets. Each event membership purchased represents a support commitment towards the operational costs that must be met for the association to successfully host that event. Approximately 80% of the income for each event comes directly from these membership fees.

Every member of one of WCSFA's major events is also a member of WCSFA itself, with $5 of the event membership fee going to support WCSFA directly. Every WCSFA member age 13 or older is a Voting Member, eligible to attend and vote at WCSFA General Meetings. Every member age 18 or older are also eligible to run for election to the WCSFA Board of Directors. WCSFA memberships expire a year after the last day of the event for or at which it was purchased.

Current WCSFA members are also eligible for a $5 discount at other membership supported WCSFA events.

Is my registration transferrable?

Yes, VCON registration (and the event memberships associated with them) are transferable (that is, you can give or sell them to someone else if you will not be able to attend).

To transfer your event membership to someone else prior to the end of online membership sales, send an email to the VCON Registration at registration@vcon.ca with the full name and email address of both the person who originally registered and the person it should be transferred to. The Secretary will follow up with both of you to update the registration record with other information.

After online registration has closed, to transfer your event membership you must provide the person you want to transfer it to with a signed note that includes the full name and email address of both yourself and the person it should be transferred to. This note must be brought, along with valid ID, to the VCON registration desk where the registration information will be updated and a badge will be created for them.

Note that transferring your event membership does NOT transfer the WCSFA membership portion of the registration. That is, the original member will already have gained a new WCSFA membership or had the expiry date extended for an existing one and this will not be reversed.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. Send an email to the WCSFA Secretary at registration@vcon.ca with your full name and the email address used to register the membership to request changes.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, physical tickets are not issued and are not required for this event. Instead, just show up at the Pre-Registration Pickup desk and present a valid photo ID to claim your membership badge.

The Pre-Registration Pickup desk should be open during the following hours:

SAT: 9:30A - 8:00P
SUN: 9:30A - 2:00P

Outside of these hours, you will be able to pick up your membership badge from the convention's Operations Room. (Directions to its location will be provided at the venue.)

What is the refund policy?

Because each purchased membership represents a commitment to support the operation of the event, memberships are not refundable. However, they are transferable (that is, you can give or sell your membership to someone else if you can't attend the event). See the answer to the "Is my registration transferrable?" FAQ for details of how to transfer a membership.

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