1982 – (May 21-23) – VCON 10:
Guest of Honour: BEN BOVA. Toast Master: MICHAEL WALSH. Fan Guest of Honour: ROBERT RUNTE.
Venue: Kings Motor Inn, Vancouver.
CONCOM: Co-Chairs (Two-Seater Sofa ) – Stuart Cooper & Jim Welch; Secretary – Marg Galbraith-Hamilton; Publications – Barbara Przeklasa; Registrars – Gay Maddin & Jerry Gallant; Hospitality Bar – Vaughn Fraser & Kay Briggs; Operations – Neil Williams; Treasurer – Bruce Waddell; Dealers – Steve Wodz; Technical Support – Alan R. Betz; Art Show – Tim Bolton & Marg Galbraith-Hamilton; Films – Grandee Englehart; Programming – Con Hiebner, fran Skene, Jim Welch, Neil Williams, & Steve Wodz; Bacchanal – Joanne Burrows; Trivia Quiz – Stuart Cooper; Publicity – Jim Welch; Head Go Fer – Tom Waddell; Elron Awards – David George.
Sponsored by BCSFA, the British Columbia Science Fiction Association. Three days of double-track programming with separate rooms for films, art show combined with dealers, & hospitality con-suite. No gaming room this year.
FIRST VCON to feature a short film contest ( about which I have no info whatsoever ).
FRIDAY (May 21/82 – Vcon 10) included:
– THAT CRAZY BUCK ROGERS STUFF slideshow by Jim Welch on the history of Space Opera;
– the NEOFAN panel with Steve Fahnestalk;
– THE PRO-SPACE MOVEMENT panel with Ben Bova, Allan Hildebrandt, Ken Lomas & Steve Wodz;
– HISTORY OF SF TV video documentary by Al Betz;
– TRIVIA QUIZ;
– & a TOUR OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM slide show by Allan Hildebrandt.
SATURDAY (May 21/82 – Vcon 10) featured:
– THE PUBBUG STRIKES BACK panel on fanpubbing with Roberte Runte, Neil Williams, Fran Skene & Lari Davidson;
– LET’S BUILD AN SF TV SHOW panel with Kay Briggs, Warren Oddsson & Jim Welch;
– HOLLYWOOD’S ATTITUDE TOWARDS SF FILM discussion with Michael Walsh & Ben Bova;
– CANADIAN FANDOM AND HISTORY panel with Robert Runte & others;
– CARTOONIST’S WAR with artists Vaughn Fraser, Lari Davidson, William Gibson, Warren Oddsson & Bill Warren moderated by Steve Fahnestalk;
– THE JOYS OF COSTUMING with Joanne Burrows, Vicki Mitchell & Julie Williams;
– SPACE EXPLORATION & COLONIZATION slideshow presented by Allan Hildebrandt;
– PROPAGANDA IN SCIENCE FICTION panel with Neil Williams, Evelyn Beheshti, Steve Wodz & Ed Hutchings;
– COSMIC TURKEYS look at bad movies with Grandee Englehart, Steve Fahnestalk & Jim Welch;
– KEYNOTE SPEECH by Ben Bova;
– ADVENTURE GAMING discussion with Marcus Shields, Mike Rea & Bruce Waddell;
– William Gibson READING,
– the finals of the TRIVIA QUIZ;
– an AUCTION by Portland fans;
– and BACCHANAL with halftime entertainment by ‘Alan’.
SUNDAY (May 21/82 – Vcon 10) had:
– an ART AUCTION;
– the CRACKING THE EGG panel on breaking into SF writing with George Gutheridge, Eileen Kernaghan & Dale Hammell;
– a showing of the FILM CONTEST entries;
– YESTERDAY’S TODAY panel about old SF predictions with Ed Hutchings, Steve Fahnestalk, Steve Forty & Stuart Cooper;
– an SFX WORKSHOP;
– & a BANQUET with GoH SPEECHES, ELRON AWARDS & FILM CONTEST WINNERS.