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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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Jane Ann McLachlan

Jane Ann McLachlan is the multiple award-winning author of six published novels, three non-fiction books, one memoir, and a short story collection. Her novels include: Walls of Wind (2013, SF); The Occasional Diamond Thief (2015, YA SF) which was featured in VOYA and won the Book Publishers of Alberta Award (BPAA) for Speculative Fiction; The Salarian Desert Game (2016, YA SF), a sequel to Diamond Thief, which is listed on the Canadian Best Books for Children and Teens in 2017 and was runner-up for the BPAA; The Sorrow Stone (2017, HF) which won the Royal Palm Literary Award for Historical Fiction; and The Girl Who Would Be Queen (2019, HF). Before writing full-time, she was a professor of English, Written Communications, and Professional Ethics at Conestoga College in southwestern Ontario. She now teaches writing workshops and courses in Canada and the United States.