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VCON 42 / Canvention 38 Celebrity List


Academie Duello

The Academie Duello is a museum and school of Historical European Martial Arts located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Come in...

CarrHunger

CarrHunger is Christina Carr and Martin Hunger, Masterclass Cosplayers who now teach through informative panels and appearances. T...

Chilam

Chilam, myth has it, was born at the age of ninety and grows younger every day - at least in his own mind. Chilam has been drawing...

Fandom Feud

The Vancouver based Fandom Feud team hosts a monthly "live game show" event in which two teams compete against each other in a con...

Flipendo

Flipendo is a three-person, Vancouver-based, Harry Potter podcast hosted by Muhamed Amirie, Madison Goddyn and Sean Dales.

Monster Attack Team - Canada

Monster Attack Team - Canada members have been building model kits of science fiction and fantasy subjects since 1989 (we're the o...

Save Point Games

Save Point Games

Spending your day at the con today
Takes everything you got
Taking a break to rest y...

Science Slam

Science Slam is Vancouver’s most epic science showdown. Watch as scientists, students, educators, and communicators battle to shar...

The Quad Comedy

The Quad Comedy improvisers are all big fans of science fiction and fantasy. We love to take any audience suggestion and turn it i...

The Royal Manticoran Navy

The Royal Manticoran Navy: The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association celebrates the work of author David Weber and the univers...

Vancouver Quidditch League

The Vancouver Quidditch League (VQL) is a grassroots, non-partisan association, aiming to champion quidditch in the Vancouver regi...

Wylde Wood Collective

The Wylde Wood Collective celebrates faerie, myth, steampunk, and goth themes. From clothes, accessories and jewelry by local arti...

Krista D. Ball

Krista D. Ball is the author of twenty fiction and non-fiction books, including What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank. Like any good wr...

Patrick Bollivar

Patrick Bollivar is an Air traffic Controller living in Vancouver, B.C. He has been published in Tesseracts Nineteen: Superhero Un...

Devon Boorman

Devon Boorman has practicing martial arts for more than 20 years. Starting first with Asian martial arts, including Kung Fu and Ar...

Jason Bourget

Dr. Jason Bourget is faculty in the English Department at Douglas College, where he teaches courses on science fiction, weird fict...

Clint Budd

Consort of a writer and President of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA), Clint Budd lives in a secluded...

R. Graeme Cameron

R. Graeme Cameron figures the best description for him is of the essential milestones in his life which include:

Fi...

Kristi Charish

Kristi Charish is the author of Owl and the Japanese Circus, an urban fantasy about a modern-day “Indiana Jane” who reluc...

Eric Chu

Eric Chu has been in the film and animation business for over 30 years, starting at Nelvana back in 1985. Working as a layout and ...

Liliene Claire

Liliene Claire, a dramatic coloratura opera singer, polymath, model and geek.

Chloe Cocking

Chloe Cocking has lived in the Vancouver Rainforest for most of her life. She writes urban fantasy, horror, fairy tales, and stern...

Bennett R. Coles

Bennett R. Coles is an award-winning author, currently hard at work on a new space opera series with Harper Collins. He is also th...

Graham J. Darling

Graham J. Darling writes as fiction what the world isn't ready for as fact. As Graham D. Darling, PhD, he designs new mol...

Don DeBrandt

Don DeBrandt writes thrillers, mysteries, SF, Urban Fantasy and everything in between. He's authored two dozen novels under four ...

Linda DeMeulemeester

Linda DeMeulemeester has published short stories in fantasy, horror and SF and is the author of the critically acclaimed middle-gr...

Candas Jane Dorsey

Candas Jane Dorsey is the internationally-known, award-winning author of novels Black Wine (originally Tor, re-released F...

Andrea Driedger

Andrea Driedger has been telling stories since she could hold a crayon and has been playing role-playing games for almost as long....

Donald Duncan

Author dvsduncan was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and now lives in New Westminster with his wife and a rather generously p...

Melissa Mary Duncan

Melissa Mary Duncan enjoys working in tradition materials: watercolour, gouache and pencil. Her illustrations of folklore and fant...

Amal El-Mohtar

Amal El-Mohtar is an award-winning writer and editor based in Ontario and Glasgow. She has published short fiction, poetry, essays...

Steven Erikson

Steven Erikson is a New York Times bestselling author renown for writing The Malazan Book of the Fallen, a ten-volume ser...

Tracey Ernst

Tracey Ernst is a costumer, jewelry maker, avid historian, and member of The Wylde Wood Collective. She makes an annual pilgrimag...

Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk

Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Canadian Aurora Award for Artistic Achievement (Canada’s equiva...

Steve Fahnestalk

Steve Fahnestalk has been in fandom for more than 40 years. That somehow qualifies him to spout off about SF/F subjects. Which he ...

Isabelle Fallu

Susan Forest

Susan Forest writes SF, fantasy and horror, and is an award-winning fiction editor for Laksa Media. Her novel, "Bursts of Fire", w...

Kevin Free

James Alan Gardner

James Alan Gardner is the author of nine novels, including his latest, All Those Explosions Were Someone Else's Fault, an...

Susan Gerofsky

Marc Gerst

While attending classes at the Center for Arts and Technology and later the University of Lethbridge, Marc Gerst worked as a freel...

Catherine Girczyc

Cat Girczyc works as a technical writer while crafting poems, prose, and scripts. Previously, she had some success as a televis...

Flick Harrison

Flick Harrison, media arts leader and facilitator, has appeared on Battlestar Galactica but spends most of his time facil...

Jeff Hartt

Jeff Hartt, con goer for over 20 years, many time VCON staff member, table top gamer from way back, cosplayer, member of the 501st...

Matthew Hughes

Matthew Hughes writes science fiction and fantasy.  His novels are: "Fools Errant" and "Fool Me Twice", "Black Brillion", "Majestr...

Stan Hyde

Stan Hyde: A science fiction fan since his first WorldCon in 1973, Stan is seen here at Toho studios, holding the oxygen destroyer...

Guy Immega

Guy Immega is a retired aerospace engineer and entrepreneur, living in Vancouver, Canada. His company, Kinetic Sciences Inc. built...

Calvin D. Jim

A Prix-Aurora Award nominated co-editor of Shanghai Steam, Calvin D. Jim is a Calgary lawyer-turned-author whose Asian-in...

Rissa Johnson

Rissa Johnson, BA English Literature; Film and Video Studies, is a left-handed, Jewish, dysgraphic, insomniac who stays up all nig...

Hing Kei

Hing Kei is an emerging artist working mainly in watercolours, acrylics and felt, weaving lighthearted pieces with bright, bold co...

Jennifer Landels

JM Landels, writer and illustrator of the Allaigna's Song trilogy and co-founder of Pulp Literature Press, wears far too ...

Bob Le Pine

Bob Le Pine has been a Sci-Fi enthusiast for over 60 years. Model maker, Con weapons crafter, Armour builder, and a leather smith ...

Anthony Lee-Dudley

Anthony Lee-Dudley is originally from England but now lives in Vancouver. An avid roleplayer since the late 1970's he has written ...

Tanya Lisle

Tanya Lisle is a novelist from the Metro Vancouver, British Columbia who has series littered across genres from supernatural horro...

Carlos Lozano

Ashley Mackenzie

Ashley Mackenzie is an artist and illustrator based in Edmonton, Alberta. She was born in Victoria, BC and grew up between Vancouv...

Claire McCague

Claire McCague is a writer, scientist, and musician who fabricates nanostructured materials by day and spins words into scripts an...

Fred McCague

Tanner McCoolman

Judy McCrosky

Judy McCrosky is an award-winning author and an acclaimed writing teacher, and there are even a few people other than her who say ...

Robert McGregor

After a youth spent obsessively reading science fiction, Rob McGregor pursued a career in biology. Rob has, for many years, studie...

Jenni Merrifield

Jenni Merrifield has attended VCON on and off since 1992 and has been involved with the ConCom since 2007. She is currently the Pr...

Megan Milton

Kathleen Moore

Mily Mumford

Mily Mumford (Playwright/Performer) is a scientist who also sometimes dabbles in comedy as well as a writer and director for film ...

Alexys Murphy

Alexys Murphy has been drawing and making art for as long as she can remember. Her art can be described as colorful, adventurous, ...

Darienne Murphy

Darienne Murphy has been a part of the con since she was about 10 years old. Obsessed with tje world of sci-fi and fantasy, she ha...

Janice Murphy

Janice Murphy is a self-taught costumer and designer working in many mediums. She has won numerous awards for her costuming, embro...

Morgan Murphy

Morgan Murphy is a high school student and amateur photographer with aspirations of using photography in a career in the future. S...

Scott Murphy

Scott Murphy has been a lifelong geek (before it was cool). He has been gluing his fingers together while creating models since he...

Joe Picard

B.C. Lower mainlander since 1992, Joseph Picard has always tinkered with art, music, and writing. He chose to focus primarily on w...

Jaimmie Que

Jaimmie Que is a protein biochemist by education and trade, though now tinkering away in the biological education world. However, ...

Tiffany Riddell

Tiffany Riddell is an entrepreneur, adult educator and community engager. As the President of Vancouver Entrepreneurs Toastmaster...

Nick Roberts

Nick Roberts is a geoscience researcher and educator specializing in the processes that shape Earth’s surface. He focuses on the Q...

Tony Rodriguez

Tony Rodriguez is an illustration and art history and computer animation graduate from Ontario’s Sheridan College who currently re...

Andromeda Romano-Lax

Andromeda Romano-Lax is the author of Plum Rains (Soho, 2018), a sci-fi/historical novel set in near-future Tokyo and 193...

Rhea Rose

Rhea Rose of Vancouver, BC has published many short speculative fiction and poetry pieces in venues like "Evolve: Vampire Stories ...

Cliff Samuels

Organizer, reader and avid collector; those are the best words to describe Cliff Samuels. He has been collecting Science Fiction ...

Holly Schofield

Holly Schofield's stories have appeared in Analog, Lightspeed, Escape Pod, and many other publications ...

Debra Sears

Debra Sears is a Vancouver based stage, screen, voice-over actor and improviser. She can be seen on TV shows such as Beyond, iZom...

TG Shepherd

T G Shepherd lives, works, writes and argues about comic books on Twitter in Vancouver BC. Their novel As A God is availa...

Mark Shier

Mark Shier is a member of the Finds Research Group and Society of Jewellery Historians, a collector and dealer of historical artif...

Fran Skene

Fran Skene has a long and infamous history in writing, fan writing, convention organizing, and fannish causes like the Canadian Un...

Lisa Smedman

Lisa Smedman is an editor and a science fiction and fantasy novelist. Her most well-known work is "Extinction", a novel set in the...

Richard Smith

Richard Smith (Rick) has a BSc at SFU, and has worked as a Game Designer, Assistant Producer and Lead Designer in the game industr...

TobyAnne Stanley

TobyAnne Stanley is the proprietor of Old World Artists & Events, providing artist services and event production. Author of "FAYE ...

Danielle Stephens

Danielle Stephens has managed the webcomic Goblins since 2005. She is the all-purpose cookie-baker and Production Coordin...

Charles Stross

Charles Stross is a full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. The author of six Hugo-nominated novels ...

Chris Sturges

Chris Sturges has been involved in the special event industry since he was far too young to be in bars, over 30 years. His event m...

Rick Sutcliffe

Rick Sutcliffe is a professor of Computing Science and Mathematics and Dean of Science at Canada's Trinity Western University. He ...

Marcie Lynn Tentchoff

Marcie Lynn Tentchoff is an award-winning poet/writer/editor from Gibsons BC. She is the author of two collections and more publi...

Larissa Thompson

Larissa Thompson started her career developing her own short films and working on big-budget productions across British Columbia s...

Hayden Trenholm

Hayden Trenholm is an award-winning playwright, novelist and short story writer. His short fiction has appeared in many magazines ...

Peter Tupper

Peter Tupper is a writer and journalist based in Vancouver, BC. His published work ranges from "The Innocent's Progress & Other St...

Michael Unger

Michael Unger is the Program Coordinator at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, he's also the co-boss of Nerd Nite Vancouver, a month...

Gareth Von Kallenbach

Gareth Von Kallenbach is a syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over ...

Michael Walsh

Old enough to have interviewed British sci-fi legend Arthur C. Clarke (in 1968, during his tour promoting the film 2001: A Space Odyssey), former n...

Susan Walsh

Susan Walsh was a fan from the day she discovered books in the public library with rocket ships on the spine. Since the first VCON...

Liz Westbrook-Trenholm

Liz Westbrook-Trenholm has published or aired mainstream and sf short fiction, most recently, in Neo-Opsis magazine and P...

Moss Whelan

Moss Whelan is the Vancouver author of the YA Fantasy novel Gray Hawk of Terrapin. A mentor and teacher of narrative desi...

Professor Whovianart

Sandra Wickham

Sandra Wickham lives in Vancouver, Canada with her husband and super-powered son with Down syndrome. Her friends call her a needle...

Xander Williams

Xander Williams is an actor, musician, and writer from Vancouver BC. He’s also a science fiction junkie, dungeon master, and const...

Casey June Wolf

Casey June Wolf is a writer of occasional, mostly speculative, short stories which have appeared in a variety of magazines and ant...


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