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THE-VCON-VANGUARD #3 February 2016

THE-VCON-VANGUARD #3 February 2016


I delayed sending this out till new VCON website, link to hotel booking & link to buying memberships ready. All three in zine.

Cheers! Graeme

VCON is Canada’s oldest ongoing science fiction and fantasy convention. The first VCON was held in 1971 at the Hotel Georgia with Ursula K. Le Guin as Guest of Honour. The upcoming VCON will be our 41st!
The theme of VCON in 2016 is “Muppets, Puppets, and Marionettes” which includes everything from giant puppets to stop motion models to Supermarionation. Expect panels and lectures on these and many other SF&F topics, plus demos, workshops, and numerous audience-participation live action games like “Human Battleship” and “Fan Feud.” A mid-sized SF&F convention run by fans for fans, we average 700 to 800 attendees.
The secondary theme is “The Small Press Cabal” which will celebrate independent Small Press Canadian Book and Magazine publishers who have created the environment for a veritable renaissance of Canadian SpecFic. Participating professionals will include publishers, editors, authors, artists and poets.

New Fanzine Promotes VCon 41

From R. Graeme Cameron

Greetings all!

In an unguarded moment I agreed to be Chair of VCON 41 come October 2016. I am determined that all attendees (including pros) have a heck of a good time, great fun for all. Don’t see any point to holding it otherwise.

This is the first of a series of monthly fanzines wherein I promote VCON 41 in the spirit I intend it to be. Hope you find it of interest.

Cheers! R. Graeme Cameron (The fool who dared to be Chair)

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