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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!

Remember to purchase your weekend membership from our membership registration page before September 15! Adult weekend memberships purchased online are only $45 - 75% of the $60 at the door rate. 
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Saturday, October 5 • 10:00am - 11:00am
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Harry Potter and Hunger Games sell like tribbles reproduce. Woody Allen's most successful film in years deals with time travel. Game of Thrones has attracted an enthusiastic audience among people who have never expressed interest in fantasy. Superhero movies make millions, and ComicCon has become a hip destination.

Have SF and Fantasy become cool? Or does the new audience remain hostile to the hardcore fans? Does the mainstreaming of SF and fantasy mean that the geeks and nerds no longer need to feel like outsiders?

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Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh has been there, seen that, and written about it when it comes to the movies. Born the year they finally released Arch Oboler's "Strange Holiday", he became a fan on "The Day The Earth Stood Still". His first published review of "The Last Man On Earth", was in a Toronto college newspaper. He turned pro in time to catch the New York premiere of "2001: A Space Odyssey". Moving to Vancouver, he found work at The Province the year of... Read More →

Guests
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Julie McGalliard

Julie McGalliard is a writer and occasional cartoonist. Her first novel, Waking Up Naked in Strange Places, was released in 2015.
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Donna Prior

Sparkly Princess of Social Media and Community Management. Gamer, Geek, Future wife of Wedge Antilles. Community Coordinator for ArenaNet. Events Mgr @GreenRoninPub. Social Events Mgr @GeekGirlCon. Games Director @Steamcon BUSY BUSY GIRL.
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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.
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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.


Saturday October 5, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 04: Screenings & Presentations (The Harvard) 2nd Floor

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