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Posts related to fundraising events for WCSFA or that WCSFA is supporting/promoting.

CANCELLED: Weird Science Fiction Fundraiser (Sep 29, 2017)


We apologize to any of our members who wished to attend this event. Unfortunately, there have not been enough interest or tickets sold to date to justify continuing with the event.

We will likely arrange for another event like this in the months after VCON has happened when there will be more time for us to promote and publicize it.

– The WCSFA Board

Come and enjoy the best night of entertainment this side of the milky way.

Weird Science Fiction is a night of comedy, twisted poetry and titillating burlesque performances all inspired by science fiction and fantasy. Join your hosts Anita Johnson and Mallory Gallant at this West Coast Science Fiction Association fundraiser as we begin the countdown to VCON 41½.

We kick off the evening’s events with Vancouver’s favorite improv group The Fictionals serving up Improv x Science fiction A.K.A the laugh element. Our computer predicts a 99 % probability of hilarity with only a 16% chance of Orcs…

Then you shall not pass on the opportunity take your mind on an unexpected journey with the delightfully twisted poetry of Duncan Sheilds and the amazing burlesque talents of Diamond Minx and Lace Cadet as they set their phasers to stunning and school us in their wizarding ways.

Costumes are encouraged!


Location: 7 Dining Lounge (53 West Broadway, Vancouver) – map
Time: Doors – 6:30pm; Show – 7:00pm
Tickets: $15 in advance and $20 at the door
Admission: 19+, Seating by General admission.
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First Annual WCSFA Fundraiser Anthology – Call for Submissions

The West Coast Science Fiction Association is happy to announce a call for submissions for the first annual WCSFA Fundraiser Anthology. The goal of these annual anthologies is to promote our member writers and raise funds for the WCSFA events we all love such as VCON, Northwest Fan Fest, and Nothing But Games!

The title of our inaugural anthology is: Power: In the Hands of One, In the Hands of Many

Submissions are open until midnight PDT November 30, 2017.
Late submissions will not be considered.


The theme for this year’s WCSFA anthology is The Transfer of Power. There are many ways power is transferred between people or groups of people: war, marriage, death, sacrifice, magic… the list goes on! We want to see a wide variety of ways power could be transferred.

Along with the theme, there is an Easter Egg requirement. Each anthology, regardless of the theme each year, will require an Easter Egg in each story related to the VCON theme of that year. An Easter Egg is a subtle reference to a theme, person, or object that will be noticed by those who know it’s there or get the reference but will not seem out of place for those who don’t. This year’s VCON theme is Relaxation, so at some point in every story, there must be something to do with relaxation. Think about many different forms of relaxation: individuals relaxing after a fight, laws being relaxed, tools used for relaxation, etc.

Note that the Easter Egg only needs to appear once (but can appear more than once) in every story to be considered. Do not focus on the Easter Egg as the main theme.

While we encourage submissions from people living anywhere, the final anthology will contain at least 80% Canadian authored content and at least 50% Western Canadian authored content (for these purposes, “Western” covers those living anywhere west and north of Ontario – so British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, North West Territories and Nunavut).

As this anthology is meant as a fundraiser for WCSFA, we will not be able to offer payment for stories. We are asking for first world non-exclusive rights. Reprints will not be accepted.

Submission Requirements:

  • We are accepting science fiction and fantasy submissions, as well as cross-genre submissions (as long as they are primarily science fiction or fantasy).
  • Fiction prose only, no poetry.
  • Up to 5,000 words. If you are submitting flash fiction, ensure the story and plot are strong and well developed.
  • Stories must be submitted as .doc or .docx only.
  • Include your name and contact information (email address, phone number, and city, province/state, and country of residence) in the email only. Do not include your name or contact information in the story document, as the selection process will be blind.
  • Formatting: first line indent, 12pt black font, 1-inch margins, 1.5 spacing, justified.

To submit your story for consideration for this anthology, email the word document and a short bio to anthology [at] wcsfa [dot] org with the subject “WCSFA 2018 Anthology Story Submission”. If you have questions about the anthology or the call for submissions email them to secretary [at] wcsfa [dot] org.

This anthology will be curated and edited by Ellen Michelle.

Ellen is a freelance fiction editor who specializes in speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, crime, mystery, and horror). She works primarily with independent and first time authors on novels and series, but she also has a passion for anthology curating. Most of her favourite work is cross-genre (as long as it’s not romance-focused) and weird in nature, and she appreciates dark and light fiction almost equally. You can read about some of the works she’s edited at her online portfolio and hear what some of the authors and editors she’s worked with have to say about her on her testimonials page.

NBG needs sponsors

Are you a gaming or geek related business? Become a sponsor or vendor at WCSFA’s newest convention, Nothing But Games! This two-day gaming extravaganza brings the best of analogue and digital gaming together in Metro Vancouver: tabletop, RPGs, arcade games, LAN games, and more.

Build positive public perception of your brand by helping to bring the geek fan community together!


June 17 and 18, 2017
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford
Surrey, BC

  • Sponsorship opportunities start at $100.
  • Vendors tables $175.

Questions? Contact our sponsorship coordinator at sponsors [at] wcsfa [dot] org.

TEDxStanleyPark Fundraiser

(March 4, 2017 at 10:00am – 6:00pm)

The West Coast Science Fiction Association (WCSFA) has made a fundraising arrangement with TEDxStanleyPark  for every ticket sold using our promotional code a portion of the price will be donated to our organization.

Curious about what TEDxStanleyPark is? Well, here’s what they have to say on their website:

TEDxStanleyPark is one of the world’s largest TED conferences. High-impact talks address a diverse range of humanity’s tough challenges and offer practical and optimistic solutions. These talks inspire, stimulate and activate thoughtful optimists with open minds and big hearts to move the needle toward a better world. The ‘TEDxStanleyPark’ name was inspired by Vancouver’s iconic Stanley Park – both the park and the conference inspire, stimulate and activate their visitors; the TEDxStanleyPark conference is held in downtown Vancouver and NOT in Stanley Park.

For additional information about the event, including the list of speakers, visit the TEDxStanleyPark website.

Buy Tickets

Even if you’re not able or inclined to purchase tickets yourself, please help us out by sharing this post – the wider the distribution the better!

VIP $127
VIP tickets entitle you to an unreserved seat in the Orchestra Right Centre, Centre and Left Centre sections. A continental breakfast will be served nearby starting at 8:00 am.
General Admission $97
General Admission tickets entitle you to an unreserved seat in one of the General Admission sections on the Main Floor, Mezzanine (2nd floor) and Dress Circle (3rd floor). A continental breakfast will be served nearby starting at 8:00 am.
Balcony $77
Balcony tickets entitle you to an unreserved seat in the Balcony section on the 3rd floor. A continental breakfast will be served nearby starting at 8:00 am.

 SPECIAL: Early Bird Seat Sale 

Wow! TEDxStanleyPark is offering a special “early bird seat sale” which includes a five (5) bonus package worth $255 for every early bird TEDxStanleyPark ticket bought.

Five (5), fun bonuses worth $255
with EVERY ticket!

BUT – this special expires either when they sell out or on December 31, 2016, whichever comes first, so NOW really is the time to pick up your tickets for the event. (Consider, they could be a great last minute holiday gift!)

Details about the five bonuses that will be included with your purchase follow.

Buy Tickets Now!

Float House Sensory Deprevation Tank
Woman floating in a sensory deprivation tank
Float House

Float House will give you an introductory float in its
Sensory Deprivation Tank. Conditions apply.

Retail value $75. Stanley Park Tour
Stanley Park Sea Wall will give you a guided running, cycling or foraging tour of Stanley Park. Conditions apply.

Retail value $45.

Museum of Vancouver Tickets
Museum of Vancouver/Vancouver Planetarium building
Museum of Vancouver

Museum of Vancouver will give you 2 tickets to explore the Vancouver history galleries and exhibitions. Conditions apply.

Retail value $30.

Yuk Yuks Comedy Club Tickets
Laughing audience
Yuk Yuks Comedy Club

Yuk Yuks Comedy Club will give you 4 tickets to a stand-up comedy show. Conditions apply.

Retail value $40.

Elegance MD MediSpa MediCupping Massage
MediCupping Massage
Elegance MD MediSpa

Elegance MD MediSpa will give you a 30-minute MediCupping massage. Conditions apply.

Retail value $65.