1660 East Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 1W1

Calling all fans of science fiction and fantasy, or just the curious--you're all invited to check out the VCON Pre-Con Bash this Sunday 3 May 2009, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Rio Theatre at 1660 East Broadway (at Commercial, few doors down from the Broadway/Commercial Skytrain stations).

The VCON Pre-Con Bash will be an afternoon of fun events and activities intended to appeal to fantasy and science fiction fans of all kinds and will include short movie screenings, trivia games, a costume show, filk sing-a-long, door prizes and more.

Among the films shown will be the "Ryan vs. Dorkman" series, two (so far) well-done fan-made videos of epic lightsabre duels. Additional activities include the infamous "Turkey Readings", a showcase of so-bad-its-good science fiction and fantasy book passages, an introduction to the fan clubs in the Lower Mainland, and information on participation in an upcoming Canada Day parade.

Admission is free, with a donation requested. Donations of cash, non-perishable food, and books are all accepted, with books going to a public library, food to a food bank, and cash donations to the Canadian Children's Book Center ( http://www.bookcentre.ca/ )

VCON's is Greater Vancouver's annual science fiction and fantasy convention, and the oldest in Canada. VCON 34 will be held October 2-4, 2009. There will also be a Q&A session with organizers for attendees who are unfamiliar with the convention and would like to know more about what VCON is and why they might want to come this year.

For more information about VCON, see http://vcon.ca/

Official Website: http://vcon.ca/

Added by keithlim on April 30, 2009

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