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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 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Pirates. Buccaneers. Privateers. Corsairs. Freebooters. Roguish charmers. Sassy wenches. Salty old sailors. Crazy captains. Villainous murderers. Who doesn't love a great pirate story?

But what is it that makes a great pirate story great and how much changes when the ship sails the stars instead of the seas? Why do we love the Dread Pirate Roberts, and Captain Jack Sparrow? And what makes us love to hate Captain Hector Barbossa and Captain Nemo?

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Gunpowder Gertie

Captain, Buccaneers of the Black Fleet
Gunpowder Gertie has been immersed in the pirate community for the past 5 years, attending events from New Orleans to Portland to Washington state, and Northern California. The official  pirate of Britannia Heritage Shipyards, in Steveston, she is responsible for their children's Buccaneer birthday and summer camp program. | | Inductee  to the Order of Leviathan. Contributor to Mutiny magazine online. Purveyor of fyne rumcakes... Read More →


Steven Hoffart

Producer, Link 45 Productions
Steven Hoffart was born in Nanaimo Bc, graduated from Belmont Senior Secondary, and later Vancouver film school. Steven specializes in the Art Department, and has worked as a Set Dresser for near a year in Vancouver. Space Nazis Must Die was his final film at Vancouver Film School, made with love for a genre long forgotten. He plans to take Space Nazis Must Die to the next level and develop it as a web-series and is currently working on... Read More →
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Isaiah Sweigard

I am a young aspiring filmmaker who went to film school, graduating with an expertise in Producing and Directing. After film school I then worked in the Vancouver film industry for 2 years, before quitting and pursuing my own creative outlets.

Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 01: Large Programming (Sea Island Ballroom A) Main Floor

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