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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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Friday, October 4 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Book Launch

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Reception duration: 3 hrs.

Authors with new releases in 2013 will be showcasing their works. Come visit your favourites and meet new gems! Books will be available for purchase onsite. Bring a pen for autographs!

Moderators
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Alyx J. Shaw

Alyx J Shaw is an irritable rantaholic who enjoys writing, making medieval honey wine, smoking, tarantulas, and raising strange and toxic plants. She shares her seedy apartment with a cat, tarantula, dog, and pet dove named Cupid. She's pretty sure there is a husband in there somewhere as well, and expects she will find him buried under the laundry the next time she feels like doing a washing. Her trilogy "A Strange Place in Time" is available... Read More →

Guests
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Mary E. Choo

Mary E. Choo's writing has appeared in a wide variety of magazines, anthologies and electronic media.  She is a two-time Aurora finalist and has been on the preliminary ballots of the Nebula and Bram Stoker awards – the latter for poetry.  Her short story “That Brightness,” is published in the dark fantasy anthology Expiration Date, edited by Nancy Kilpatrick.
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Russ Crossley

International selling author, Russ Crossley writes romance under the name R.G. Hart, mystery/suspense under the name R.G. Crossley, and science fiction and fantasy under his own. This year there will be re-issues the romantic comedies, My Zombie Prince and Antique Virgin by 53rd Street Publishing, paranormal romantic comedy, Zomopolis, and a new western romance entitled, The Fire In Their Hearts co-authored with R.S. Meger will be published in... Read More →
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Danika Dinsmore

Author / Spokenword Artist / Educator
Danika Dinsmore works in speculative fiction with an emphasis on juvenile and young adult literature. Utilizing her background in performing arts and education, she developed her interactive Imaginary Worlds Tours Events, which she often takes on the road, entertaining children and leading creative writing and world building workshops for writers of all ages. | | She is author of children’s fantasy series FAERIE TALES FROM THE WHITE... Read More →
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Dave Duncan

Dave Duncan is a prolific writer of Fantasy and SF, twice winner of the Aurora Award. He lives in Victoria, BC.
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Melissa Mary Duncan

Artist
Melissa Mary Duncan is the mother of two, plus a globe-shaped feline named Mozart, and the wife of author, dvsduncan. VCON 38 heralded the release of her art book, "FAYE ~ The Art of Melissa Mary Duncan", written by her eldest daughter, TobyAnne Stanley, and she is the Canvention Artist GOH for VCON 39. A self-proclaimed Neo-Edwardian with a slight hat addiction, she likes to read in the bath, watch British mysteries, and drink lemonade... Read More →
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Mur Lafferty

Mur is a VCON 38 Author Guest of Honour. In addition to writing she is a podcaster and voice actor. She is the recipient of the 2013 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre.
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Rhea Rose

Rhea's first story was selected by Judith Merril for the very first Tesseracts anthology and nominated for an Aurora Award. Her latest works appear in Clockwork Canada and Pulp Literature. She has her MFA in creative writing from UBC.
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Rita Schulz

International selling author, Rita Schulz writes science fiction, fantasy, and mystery/suspense. She is also an artist. Over her more than 15 year career in writing she has published 1 novel and over 30 short stories. With her husband, writer/artist Russ Crossley, she co-owns 53rd Street Publishing a multi-genre publisher.
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TobyAnne Stanley

VCON Vice Chair, Book Launch Coordinator, Social Media Liaison, Aurora Afternoon Tea Coordinator
Proprietor of Old World Artists & Events, and author of "FAYE ~ The Art of Melissa Mary Duncan", TobyAnne has a brood of three with her loving cohort, William T. Stanley. They can often be found gallivanting in all manner of costumes, fleshing out unusual projects, having fun with their wee folk or beautifying the otherworld that is their home.
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Lisa Voisin

A Canadian-born author, Lisa Voisin spent her childhood daydreaming and making up stories, but it was her love of reading and writing in her teens that drew her to Young Adult fiction. She is also a technical writer, a meditation teacher, and leads a local writing group for teens. More about Lisa can be found on her web site: http://www.lisavoisin.com.
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Dan Wells

Dan Wells is a VCON 38 Author Guest of Honour. He has written the young adult horror "John Cleaver" trilogy (I Am Not A Serial Killer, Mr. Monster, & I Don't Want to Kill You) and is currently writing the young adult science fiction "Partials" series (Partials, & Fragments)
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Sandra Wickham

Sandra Wickham lives in Burnaby, BC, with her husband, two cats and toddler son. Her friends call her a needle crafting aficionado, health guru and ninja in training. Her short fiction has appeared in Evolve, Evolve Two, Crossed Genres, The Urban Green Man, Sirens and more. You can visit her website at www.sandrawickham.com. She enjoys visitors.
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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.


Friday October 4, 2013 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 01: Large Programming (Sea Island Ballroom A) Main Floor

Attendees (18)