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Welcome to the VCON 38 Programming Schedule.

Every year, VCON’s crack Programming team assembles three days jam-packed with the best in panels, workshops, and events to keep you in geek nirvana. We hope that you are as excited by the panels, discussions, workshops and presentations we have on offer this year as we are!

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Saturday, October 5 • 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Pirates as Cultural Constructs

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Pirates exist wherever the rules of society are broken. So pirates depend, for their very identity, on a cultural context. Panelists explore what makes pirates in fictional settings a step or two away from the traditional sea-faring stereotype.

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Jason Bourget

Instructor, Douglas College
Currently I'm an instructor in the English Department at Douglas College, where I teach courses on science fiction, horror and weird fiction. My research focuses specifically on how political beliefs inform representations of masculinity in late twentieth-century science fiction (especially in the work of Heinlein, Dick and Le Guin). I'm also a horror fan more generally, with a particular interest in the supernatural horror of writers such as... Read More →
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Lynda Williams

Lynda Williams is the author of the Okal Rel Saga and editor of the legacies series set in the Okal Rel Universe.


Saturday October 5, 2013 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Room 03: Medium Programming (The Armstrong) 2nd Floor

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