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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 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Elron Awards & FaanEds Awards

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Come help celebrate the worst in SF & science (Elron Awards), and the best in Canadian SF Zines (FanEd Awards).

The Elron Awards (‘Elrons’ for short) are fandom’s oldest ‘spoof’ awards. The emphasis is on humour; the intent being gentle japes designed to raise chuckles, not hackles. Previous winners of the coveted ‘bronzed lemons’ include authors, organizations, TV shows, films, well-known fans and, most infamous of all, John Norman, author of the ‘Gor’ novels, who has won over thirty times since the Elrons were first awarded at VCON 1 in 1971’

The ‘Faneds,’ or the CFF Awards (Canadian Fanzine Fanac Awards), celebrate traditional Canadian fanzines (printed on paper and/or available online in pdf form identical to the paper issue). There are five categories of awards: Best Fan Artist, Best Fan Writer, Best Letter Writer, Best Fanzine & Hall of Fame. Winners receive a certificate (designed by Taral Wayne) detailing his or her particular achievement.

To check on your Canadian SF Fanzine heritage, go to www.cdnsfzinearchive.org

Note: ‘Fanac’ is a fannish slang term for ‘fannish activity.’ 


R. Graeme Cameron

Archivist; Writers Workshop Coordinator, VCON ConCom
Fanzine Editor 30+ years, publishes semi-pro SF fiction zine Polar Borealis, won two Aurora Awards, and writes fanzine review column for Amazing Stories.

Saturday October 5, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 04: Screenings & Presentations (The Harvard) 2nd Floor

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