Celebrating 15 Years Of Howloween

November 4th & 5th 2017

(Evening of the 4th, all day/evening on the 5th. Schedule coming soon!)

What is Howloween?

Howloween is an annual event that invades the hallows of the Metro Vancouver area every Halloween-time, catering to furries and friends who appreciate a great time with a spooky twist! The event started as a Halloween party in a basement over a decade ago and has been hosted by multiple venues(and hosts), but with one common thread: A Frightfully Furry Party!

Much more than just a party-and often called a “mini-convention”, Howloween features a full day or more of spooky furry fun, including a dance hosted by talented DJs, fursuit games, events, art games, game shows, lots of hangout space, and general spooky fun. Many have called Howloween their first furry event and people of all ages, interests, and backgrounds are welcome. Any kind of public-friendly costumes are encouraged, but street clothes are perfectly fine, too. The only requirement is an open mind and a desire for a good time!

Check out our Telegram Group and get a Howloween Theme for the app in the pinned message!

Price (CAD Prefered)

Event Registration: $25, at the door, CASH ONLY.
Event T-shirt: $25, at the door, CASH ONLY.

Volunteer

Howloween is run entirely by a team of volunteers who are always looking for other helping hands. If you are interested in helping with setup/teardown, running events/games, badge checking/security, registration or other, please contact us at info@Howloween.ca!

Where is Howloween?

Executive Hotel and Conference Center
4201 Lougheed Hwy.
Burnaby, B.C. V5C 3Y6

Please do not book through other websites/agencies. You will compromise Howloween’s ability to continue as an event if you book outside of our room block. Please view instructions below!

Reservation Information

ROOM BLOCK IS OPEN!

Please Note: Room types are NOT guaranteed through your hotel booking. (Each room will have at least two beds, however.) If you wish to book a SPECIFIC room type, please contact Hotel@Howloween.ca to request it. Any requests done through the hotel bookings will not be honoured. We are sorry for the inconvenience!

Room Rates:
$130-$140 (For all room types) a night depending on your occupancy. (1-4 people.) It is only valid if you book Nov 3rd to 6th. If you book ANY night outside of those dates, you will be charged the regular rates for your whole stay.

Rates include parking for 1 vehicle (register it at the front desk), internet and local shuttle. All rooms come with a mini fridge and flat screen LCD TV. There is a maximum of four people per room.

How to Book:
Call at 1-604-298-2010 or Toll Free at 1-800-590-3932
Ask specifically to speak to Rodalyn 
Between 7am-1pm Pacific every day except Saturday.
Use event code: 23655
*You can call outside of this time but please be aware that there is no guarantee the other staff will book you correctly.
You will be required to give a credit card number for your booking! If this is an issue, please contact Hotel@Howloween.ca

Having issues reserving? Please email Hotel@Howloween.ca

Please do not book through other websites/agencies. You will compromise Howloween’s ability to continue as an event if you book outside of our room block. Please view instructions below!

Event Amenities

Parking
Parking is free for ONE VEHICLE, for those with Hotel rooms. Non-hotel guest parking in front and behind the hotel is $2.25 per hour (min 2 hours), $8 for the day (6am-6pm) and $7 for the evening 6pm-6am) and you need to purchase it from the front desk (Do not use the machines!) – Please take note of the signs in the front parking, as some of the parking is reserved for the nearby establishments and you may get towed. There is also some paid street parking on the streets behind the hotel.

Restaurant
Our hotel has a great restaurant in the lobby, Tivoli’s that includes a pub that serves mixed drinks and beer that you can take anywhere inside the hotel, including convention space! Open Daily: Sunday – Tuesday 11 am to 12 am, Wednesday – Sunday 11 am to 1 am

Happy Hour: 3 pm to 6 pm & 9 pm to close.

Event Space
The Grand Ballroom is where the main events will be taking place and hangout space will be in the same location as last year (Centennial, off of the lobby.)

Code of Conduct
Be sure to read and follow our Code of Conduct to have the smoothest event experience! Event and Hotel staff will not tolerate rule-breakers. By attending the event you are agreeing to these rules!

Art Submissions

2017 has introduced an official Howloween Art Team! This team will be in charge of creating the brunt of the artwork needed for 2017, including the t-shirt. Applications are now CLOSED but art submissions are still accepted if you are not on the team. Your work will be posted on the website but we cannot guarantee it will get used elsewhere. Art Team Applications were open from Feb 15th to March 20th, 2017 and all spots have been filled. Please apply next year if you are interested! Have art to submit? Send it to SocialMedia@howloween.ca

Mascot

Chainsaw Bunny

Chainsaw bunny is never seen without his chainsaw. Whether he’s fighting off zombies, the Kraken, mummies, etc; his trusty chainsaw is his prop of choice!

Other Characters

Howloween Feaulie

With the ability to talk to the deceased and summon spirits to her aid, this paranormal creature is always up for an adventure! The Feaulie are a species created by Temrin. This Feaulie is only to be drawn in conjunction with Howloween needs and nowhere else.

2017’s Art Team is as follows: DragonManMike, Rhari, Temrin, Opal Owl, Delightfully Odd, SuperNova & Reika Miyuki

Saturday

Sunday

(Vendor lists are subject to change. You CAN apply for tables that already have a vendor if you plan to vend after their stated end times. If there is no stated end time, plan to use a different table. )

Artist Alley

Hours: Drop in/out from Saturday 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM & Sunday 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
*We may get Saturday DAY but we won’t know until ~1 week prior to event if the space will be open to us. Stay tuned!*

Please note: Dealers from outside of Canada should also make sure that they are in compliance with the requirements to sell their wares in Canada.

General Information:

  • Tables will be at least 6’ x 24” (3’x24” for the drop in half tables)
  • 1 table max, per vendor due to limited space.
  • Each table costs $20 for Sat / $30 Sun ($10/$15 for drop in half tables.)
  • The event does not provide WiFi service. Hotel WiFi is not guaranteed, but likely.
  • People who apply before the event will get a reserved table on first come first served basis.
  • Please do not leave your wares unattended. We will not be held responsible if things go missing.
  • The vendors area is not in a secure location. Badged and non-badged customers will have access to your booth, including members of the public.
  • You will be required to take down your setup and take your belongings with you when you leave.
  • If you leave for more than 30 minutes, we will assume you have left and will let a wait-listed person know the table is open.

What Can I Sell?

  • Please only sell content you are legally allowed to sell. Pirated or copyright infringing works may be requested by staff to be taken down.
  • Any material (pre-made or in the works) containing violent, gorey and/or sexually explicit depictions must not accessible to minors, including literature. Common practice is to keep them in a binder and ID check anyone wishing to look through it. Badges are not proof of age in any way! Adult content inside binders should still have explicit portions censored in some fashion.
  • If you are asked to remove something and we find that it or something else is still amiss you may be asked to leave your vendor space without refund.

How to reserve a table slot:

  • Fill out our form (below) to reserve a table slot & receive priority. You will be eligible to be advertised on our site and at the event. Your table location will be pre-assigned.
  • You must pay for your registration fee ($25) at registration. Then pay your table fee at Temrin’s table during her hours above or after hours at registration. ($20 for Sat / $30 Sun for full tables. $10/$15 for half.) – Cash only!

How to get a table at the event:

  • Walk-in signups are possible while there are available tables. Not all tables will be reserved!  Full and Half-tables will be available depending on demand at.
  • A waitlist will be available at Temrin’s table during her hours above or after hours at registration once all tables are full.
  • Select an available table and bring the physical number sign from the table to Temrin’s table during her hours above or after hours at registration.
  • You must pay for your registration fee ($25) at registration. Then pay your table fee at Temrin’s table during her hours above or after hours at registration. ($20 for Sat / $30 Sun for full tables. $10/$15 for half.) – Cash only!
  • You can pick your own hours, just please be sure to sign in and out at registration. You will be required to pay the table fee each time you sign in! If reg closes before you leave, that is OK, you will be marked off as signed out automatically when they leave but you can stay at your table until the times listed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact SocialMedia@howloween.ca

Artist Alley Application

(Art by Opal Owl)

Schedule

Saturday

  • Setup at 5pm (Helpers/Volunteers welcome to help decorate!)
  • Doors open at 7pm
  • Saturday Dance and other scheduling will come soon!

Sunday

  • Sunday Dance and other scheduling will come soon!

The full schedule will be released closer to the event. In the meantime, we are looking for people to run events/games/panels. If you have suggestions on what you’d like to see or would like to help run something, please contact us at info@Howloween.ca

Dances and DJ’s

There will be 2 dances this year; Saturday AND Sunday!

Interested in being a Howloween DJ? Fill out the form below to apply. Applications have been extended! New due date TBA.

DJ Application

Dance Competition

We are happy to announce that we are hosting another Dance Competition for 2017!

Dance Comp Application

(Art by Reika)

Code of Conduct

All attendees must adhere to these rules! The Howloween Event is a private function being held in a public hotel and all guests are expected to uphold a certain level of respect and courtesy in order to maintain their access to the event space. Event space access is a privilege, not a right. We ask that you do only things that others would find acceptable in any public setting. Use your common sense!

At the event holders’ discretion, guests may be denied entry to the event space with no chance of refund of event contributions for any failure to abide by the following requirements, as well as any additional requirements determined at the event holders’ discretion:

  • Are you wearing makeup/body paint/etc? Please be careful when interacting with your surroundings, including other costumers and fursuiters! Makeup and paint can stain other costumes, walls, tables/tablecloths, etc!
  • Unless you have purchased a table in our Artist Alley, There is NO exchanging of money or selling of -any- products in event space whatsoever!
  • No illegal substances of any kind are permitted in the event space or hotel proximity.
  • Costumes and clothing must be acceptable for public viewing and should not be overly revealing or suggestive in nature, at the event holders’ discretion.
  • Be considerate! Inappropriate conduct towards hotel guests or staff will result in immediate expulsion and possible ban from future events.
  • Any rude, obscene, discriminatory, or sexual behaviour in the event space or public hotel areas will not be tolerated.
  • No outside alcohol is permitted in the event space.
  • Alcohol is only to be consumed by those guests 19 years of age or older. Purchase of alcohol for underage guests is not permitted and is grounds for immediate expulsion from the event with NO exceptions.
  • All hotel conduct requirements must be followed by all guests, including any in conflict with the requirements listed here. Any actions taken by the hotel in response to a breach of hotel conduct will be supported by event staff and reflected by the event.
  • Room parties are not permitted unless coordinated with the event holders and/or hotel staff.
  • USE YOUR COMMON SENSE!

Contact Us

Volunteer

Howloween is run entirely by a team of volunteers who are always looking for other helping hands. If you are interested in helping with setup/teardown, running events/games, badge checking and security, registration and more, please contact us at info@Howloween.ca !