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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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Saturday, October 5 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Drawing Out the Dark Side: Tapping Into Your Inner Villain

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Some of fantasy's greatest works have been defined by villains we truly love (or love to hate). But how do authors tap into that dark side to write such compelling villains?

Join a panel of authors as they address their evil twins from the Phantom Dimension, a world of unending horror and misshapen abominations of flesh, to compare their writing styles and techniques. (Audience members are advised to be prepared to foil the plans of any evil twin that is tempted to kill his light side doppelganger and take his place in the world of the living.)

Moderators
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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... Read More →

Guests
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Don DeBrandt

Don DeBrandt is a Canadian author who also writes under the pen-names Donn Cortez , DD Barant and Dixie Lyle. His books have been published in North America, Germany, France, Italy, and Russia. As DeBrandt, he writes science fiction, essays, plays, and comics; as Cortez, he writes... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Lisa Voisin

Owner / Technical Writer, Self
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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 03: Medium Programming (The Armstrong) 2nd Floor

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