VCON 42 / Canvention 38

October 5-7, 2018

VCON is the oldest volunteer-run 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 the metro Vancouver BC area since 1971, offering events, exhibits, presentations, discussions and workshops 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. VCON's program is wide-ranging and inclusive of all fantastical and speculative fiction genres including hard science, high fantasy, anime, horror, alternate history or paranormal romance. New genres in new mediums have emerged constantly since 1971, and VCON embraces and promotes them all. For more information about VCON, please visit

Canvention is the Canadian national science fiction & fantasy convention sponsored by the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA). Every year Canvention is hosted by a different convention somewhere in Canada; in 2018 Canvention 38 will be held in conjunction with VCON 42. It is the event where the Aurora Awards and inductees into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame are announced both of which recognize the best in Canadian science fiction and fantasy literary works, artworks, and organizational activities. Eligible works and individuals are nominated and winners are chosen by CSFFA members (annual membership is open to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents). For more information about the Aurora Awards, please visit

Theme: The British Invasion
A Tribute to Douglas Adams and the British Influences on Science Fiction and Fantasy

Guests of Honour

Charles Stross,
Author GoH

Author of Laundry Files series

Author of Merchant Princes series

Creature design in AD&D 1st ED Fiend Folio

Ashley Mackenzie,
Artist/Illustrator GoH

Winner of OCADU Program Medal for Illustration, 2013

Illustrator for Tor, Scientific American, Buzzfeed, and others.

Amal El-Mohtar, Canvention GoH

Author, The Honey Month (2010), collected short fiction

Editor, Goblin Fruit, fantastic poetry quarterly

Reserve a Room!

Reserve a room at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel at our discounted convention group rate and you can also save money on registration with our “Special Venue General Membership” - just $55 each (more than 25% savings) and available to anyone who stays one or more nights at the hotel. Rooms can be booked at convention rates UNTIL SEPTEMBER 13, 2018

Even if you live locally, we recommend staying at the hotel. With programming starting at 12 pm on Friday and running until late Friday and Saturday, Hospitality open until 1 am, and both tabletop and console games room running 24 hours, booking a room for Friday and Saturday night means you can stay and play as late as you want without having to worry about driving home or transit schedules and 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! 

For complete information about the venue and how to book a room, please visit

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