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Welcome to the VCON 39 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!

NOTE: This schedule is still subject to change. Please check back regularly. :-)
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Saturday, October 4 • 10:00 - 11:00
Everybody's a Critic

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The open nature of the internet has allowed an unprecedented ability for people to leave reviews, feedback, and criticisms of books. How has this impacted the way writers and publishers do business?

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Tod McCoy

Overlord, Hydra House
Tod McCoy moved to Seattle from Phoenix in 1994 and never looked back except to make sure it wasn't following him. He is a Clarion West alumni and his work has appeared in the anthologies The People's Apocalypse and Bronies: For the Love of Ponies, as well as on AntipodeanSF.com, Qarrtsiluni.com, and The Gloaming. He runs Hydra House, a small press dedicated to publishing West Coast science fiction and fantasy, which currently includes the Faerie... Read More →

Guests
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Marty Chan

Ink Jockey Inc.
Marty Chan writes plays for adults and books for kids. He has toured schools across Canada to inspire young readers and writers. His award-winning play Mom, Dad, I'm Living with a White Girl has toured across Canada and had a successful Off Broadway run. His mystery books have delighted elementary students across Canada. His latest book, Demon Gate, is a young adult steampunk fantasy novel about a young Harry Houdini teaming up with Nikola... Read More →
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Danika Dinsmore

Author / Spokenword Artist / Educator
Danika Dinsmore works in speculative fiction with an emphasis on juvenile and young adult literature. Utilizing her background in performing arts and education, she developed her interactive Imaginary Worlds Tours Events, which she often takes on the road, entertaining children and leading creative writing and world building workshops for writers of all ages. | | She is author of children’s fantasy series FAERIE TALES FROM THE WHITE... Read More →
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Catherine Girczyc

writer
Catherine is a television writer with 15 credited scripts, plus published short stories + poems. Upcoming: two poems in Tesseracts 20 plus a story in Polar Borealis. Awards: 3 WOTF Honorable Mentions, 2 Auroras (fan) for Ether Patrol + Neology.
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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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Lynda Williams

Publisher, Reality Skimming Press
Lynda Williams is the author of the Okal Rel ten-novel saga and the owner of Reality Skimming Press. Lynda works within the realms of optimistic sci-fi and new era publishing for her own works and the press. The press is releasing reboots of the saga and original anthologies. Lynda also works in the post-secondary industry with Simon Fraser University and BCIT.


Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00 - 11:00
05. Green Timber 2 Second Floor, Right Side

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