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Friday, October 18
 

9:00pm EDT

Bundoran Press Party + Book Launch for Ryan T. McFadden
Panelists
avatar for Ryan T. McFadden

Ryan T. McFadden

Ryan T. McFadden is a writer of fantasy , horror, and science fiction. He is a three-time winner of the Aurora including in 2014 when he won in the short fiction category for his novella Ghost in the Machine. Past work has been published through Dragonmoon Press, Edge SF&F, and Absolute... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00pm - 10:50pm EDT
Con Suite

9:00pm EDT

Books & Beer Party
Do You Like BEER? Do You Like BOOKS? We have the PARTY for you! Come see what Rook Creek Books has to offer and enjoy a delicious craft beverage. (with limited availability of gluten-free choices!)

Friday October 18, 2019 9:00pm - 11:30pm EDT
Rook Creek Books Hosting Space Rooms 1614-1616, at Sheraton
 
Saturday, October 19
 

10:00am EDT

Bloody Mary and Books
*Bloody Marys to be served as of 11 am.

Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Rook Creek Books Hosting Space Rooms 1614-1616, at Sheraton

12:00pm EDT

Imagination Architects: Building Worlds From Words
Adventure from and through underworlds, traversing plains of destruction and hope. How does an author build an intricate world? What myriad concerns need to be examined? Authors discuss the fantastical, intricate worlds they’ve built and the wars that go on inside of them, both internally and externally.

Moderators
avatar for Sienna Tristen

Sienna Tristen

Sienna Tristen is a writer and artist based out of Toronto. She is the author of The Heretic's Guide to Homecoming, the flagship fantasy story of The Shale Project, and her first work of poetry, The Insomniac's Assistant , is available through Penrose Press. A purveyor of many skills... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for C. L. Polk

C. L. Polk

Attendee
C. L. Polk is the Aurora-nominated writer of Witchmark, a romantic fantasy mystery about bicycles and apple trees. The sequel, Stormsong, is forthcoming in February 2020.
avatar for Ryan T. McFadden

Ryan T. McFadden

Ryan T. McFadden is a writer of fantasy , horror, and science fiction. He is a three-time winner of the Aurora including in 2014 when he won in the short fiction category for his novella Ghost in the Machine. Past work has been published through Dragonmoon Press, Edge SF&F, and Absolute... Read More →
avatar for Costi Gurgu

Costi Gurgu

Lead UX Designer, Digital Garage
Costi’s scripts have been finalists and semifinalists in numerous competitions. Costi’s fiction has appeared in Canada, the United States, and Europe. He has sold 3 books and over 50 stories for which he has won 24 awards. His latest sales include the anthologies Tesseracts 17... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm EDT
Salon C - 20 seats 150 Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G2, Canada

6:00pm EDT

2019 Aurora Award Ceremony
The Can*Con co-chairs and organizing committee are pleased to invite you to join them for the Aurora Award ceremony, which will take place off-site, at the Christchurch Cathedral’s Great Hall. A reception will be hosted there, with paid bar and appetizers served round. There is no entry fee, and all Can*Con attendees are welcome to join.

WHEN?
Saturday evening, October 19.
The reception will begin at 6pm, and the awards ceremony at 7:00 (ish). The reception hall will be open for a while after the ceremonies, so please toast nominees and winners and the general awesomeness of Canadian SFF!

WHERE?
The reception will be hosted at the Christchurch Cathedral’s Great Hall (414 Sparks Street). This venue is walkable from the Sheraton Ottawa, and we recommend strolling down Sparks Street to reach it.

SHUTTLE SERVICE
An accessible shuttle will be available, the first leaving the Sheraton at 6 pm. Please note that priority will be given to individuals with mobility devices or concerns. The final shuttle of the evening will leave Christ Church Cathedral at 9:45 pm.

Moderators
avatar for Marie Bilodeau

Marie Bilodeau

Co-Chair (Corporate), Can*Con
Marie Bilodeau is an Ottawa-based author and storyteller, with eight published books to her name. Her speculative fiction has won several awards and has been translated into French (Les Éditions Alire) and Chinese (SF World). Her short stories have also appeared in various anthologies... Read More →
avatar for Derek Künsken

Derek Künsken

Co-Chair (Programming), Can*Con

Saturday October 19, 2019 6:00pm - 9:50pm EDT
Christchurch Cathedral's Great Hall 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON K1R 0B2, Canada

9:00pm EDT

ChiZine Publications Party
Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00pm - 10:50pm EDT
Con Suite

9:00pm EDT

Karaoke Parté!
Come belt out your favourite tunes and enjoy a drink at the cash bar in our Penthouse Suite!  

Accessibility Note: Anyone needing to use the elevator to access the suite can use the nearby house phone to call downstairs for the attendant.

Moderators
avatar for Adam Shaftoe

Adam Shaftoe

Critic, author, podcast personality, workforce development practicioner, not-for-profit manager
Adam Shaftoe writes reviews, essays, and fiction. His essays and reviews have previously appeared in On-Spec Magazine, Jamais Vu - The Journal of the Strange Among the Familiar, and Onder Magazine. His current labours include a novella-length review of Cowboy Bebop, because the world... Read More →

Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00pm - 11:30pm EDT
Penthouse A - 75 seats