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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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Sunday, October 6 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Science, Religion & Policy

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Join our panel as they discuss the scientific and political issues regarding attempts to have religious conjectures, such as creationism and intelligent design, taught alongside the science of evolutionary biology.

Moderators
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Jaymie Matthews

Jaymie Matthews is a UBC astrophysics professor who searches for planets beyond the Solar System and probes the hidden interiors of distant stars, using space telescopes as large as minivans and as small as car batteries. Jaymie is heavily involved in astronomy education and outreach, winning the 2016 Qilak Award for those efforts. (Qilak is the Inuit word for the sky overhead.) In a parallel universe, Jaymie would be a filmmaker, and he does a... Read More →

Guests
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Kristi Charish

Kristi is a Vancouver based urban fantasy author and cell biologist who writes what she loves; adventure heavy stories featuring strong, savvy female protagonists, pop culture, and the occasional RPG fantasy game thrown in. She is also a co-host on the popular Sci-Fi/Fantasy writing podcast, Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing. Her first series, OWL AND THE JAPANESE CIRCUS (S&S/Pocket US), is about ex-archaeology grad student turned international... Read More →
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Joe Fulgham

Joe Fulgham is a 12th level Skeptic/8th Level Rogue, and a host of the Caustic Soda podcast where he discusses the science, history, and pop culture of weird and gross topics. He steganographically encodes a complete personality backup in every podcast, assuring his eternal life. Joe is an active member of the Vancouver Skeptic community and enjoys making fun of people who believe improbable things, such as people being able to steganographically... Read More →
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Tarol Hunt

Tarol is the inventor of the spork, fuzzy dice and the laser pointer. He also claims to be the creator, writer and artist of the webcomic Goblins, but many believe that to be a flimsy lie.
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Karl Johanson

Editor, Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine
VCON 41 Editor Guest of Honour | | Karl Johanson is not just an exceptional editor of a marvelous magazine, he is—behind his unassuming exterior—a mad genius whose team is, against all logic, constantly pulling off these completely astounding projects. | | During the 1990s, Karl co-edited the Canadian SF newsletter, Under the Ozone Hole with John Herbert. The UTOH team, which included Stephanie Johanson as illustrator and Monica... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 04: Screenings & Presentations (The Harvard) 2nd Floor

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