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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 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Writing for Fighting

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The old adage "write what you know" can be a definite challenge if one has little or no experience in the warrior arts other than what is portrayed on the big screen. In reality, a fight can be over in seconds and a battle can be won in minutes. Come join the panel of authors at our traditional panel about kicking butt and writing it down. (Perhaps even with a Nautical bent this year.)

Moderators
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Devon Boorman

Devon Boorman is the Director and Master Instructor for Academie Duello, the world's largest centre for the study of European Swordplay and Martial Arts, based in downtown Vancouver.

Guests
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Flick Harrison

Media Artist, Independent
Flick Harrison has been making independent media for over 20 years, including SF films, interactive media and writing. He's appeared as Lucy Lawless' sidekick on Battlestar Galactica, worked with bands like R.E.M. and July 4th Toilet, and has a finicky drone. His novel Home is in the Hard Drive is currently making the slushpiles heavier, and his writing can currently be found in World Film Locations: Vancouver from Intellect Press, or on his... 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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Lorna Suzuki

After multiple, failed bids at world domination, Lorna Suzuki was forced to create a fantasy world where she reigns supreme! She is a martial arts instructor with 30+ years experience in this field and the author behind the epic adult fantasy series, the Imago Chronicles as well as the YA fantasy series, The Dream Merchant Saga that she co-writes with her teenaged daughter, Nia. The first three novels of the Imago Chronicles have been optioned... Read More →
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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.


Sunday October 6, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 05: Monster Attack Team (de Havilland) 11th Floor

Attendees (15)