November 1st & 2nd 2019 – Metro Vancouver, Canada

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 furry 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 our 15th anniversary Howloween Theme for the app in the pinned message!

Registration Prices

ONLINE REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

Event Registration: $30
*Staff have the option of a reduced rate.

Tshirts and other items will also be available online as well so stay tuned!

Government photo ID required to pick up your badge at con.

Under 15 years of age? A parent/guardian is required to attend with you (they get a free badge) and must fill out our Minor Attendance form (Coming soon) and have it when registering/picking up badges at the event.

(Art by Rhari)

Where is Howloween?

Hotel location and room booking coming soon!

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.

Volunteer

Howloween is run entirely by volunteers. We are always looking for more helping hands for the event. Whether it be for the Art Team, Badge checkers, Registration, Load-in/Load-out, etc. If you are interested please fill out the following:

Staff Application

Under 15 years of age? A parent/guardian is required to attend and volunteer with you (they get a free badge) and must fill out our Minor Attendance form AND our Minor Volunteer form (Coming soon) and have the first ready when registering/picking up badges at the event, the second when signing in to volunteer. (Volunteer sign in location coming soon.)

(Art by DragonManMike)

Staffing Needs

Registration: Part of a team working to register attendees for the event and sell event merchandise.

Rangers: A team that ensures that those entering event space are officially registered guests.

Logistics: Our load-in and load-out team, responsible for bringing all the gear to and from the event.

IT: Tech-savvy folks who can help setup equipment and other event infrastructure.

General Volunteers: Those who aren’t sure what they want to do or are happy to help with whatever our needs are at the time.

Artist Alley

Applications Open Soon! Date TBA

  • Hours: Friday 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM & Saturday 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Vendors setup time starts 1 hour before opening

Please Note: Vendors from outside of Canada should also make sure that they are in compliance with the requirements to sell their wares in Canada. (There are no temporary business license requirements to sell in BC.)

General Information:

  • Table Size:  6’ x 24” (3’x24” for the drop in half tables.)
  • 1 table max, per vendor due to limited space.
  • Cost: $25 for Fri / $35 Sat ($15/$20 for drop in half tables.)
  • Please note that Table hours are DIFFERENT this year! We are offering 5PM-11PM on Friday, and Morning: 11AM-5PM , Evening: 5PM-11PM , and All Day: 11AM-11PM slots on Saturday.
  • The event does not provide WiFi service. Hotel WiFi is not guaranteed, but likely.
  • Each vendor/seller MUST apply separately and pay their own fees. You may not assist another vendor and sell your own wares off their table, however you may apply separately, sign up for half tables and request to sit with one another. Those who sell without paying will be asked to leave.
  • Seating arrangement requests are not guaranteed but we will do our best.
  • 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 so plan accordingly.
  • Please inform the artist alley lead if you are leaving, or if you need to step away for a moment. If you leave your table for more than 30 mins without informing the lead, we will assume you have left, and will let a wait listed person know a table is open.
  • Electricity is not guaranteed but we will attempt to provide.
  • Be sure to read our Code of Conduct

What Can I Sell?

  • Please only sell content you are legally allowed to sell in BC, Canada. Pirated, copyright infringing works, etc may be requested by staff to be taken down. If this is not adhered to, we find repeat offenders or the offense is severe you may be asked to leave without refund.
  • Any material (premade or in the works) containing violent, gory and/or sexually explicit depictions must not be accessible to minors, including literature. Common practice is to keep them in a binder and check government issued photo ID of anyone wishing to look through it. Convention badges are not proof of age in any way! Adult content inside binders should still have explicit portions censored in some fashion.

How to reserve a table slot:

  • Our application will be open soon. Fill it out to reserve a table slot & receive priority. You will be eligible to be advertised on our site, social media and at the event. Your table location will be preassigned however if you have needs, please put them in the application and we will do our best to accommodate.

You must register online (coming soon) before you can apply, however you don’t have to pay your attendance fee’s until approved for the table.

How to get a table at the event:

  • You must be registered for the event to claim a table.
  • Tables are ($25 for Sat / $35 Sun for full tables. $15/$20 for half.) Cash only at Shadow’s table (TBA)
  • Drop-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.
  • A wait list will be available.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact artistalley@howloween.ca

Events

Want to run a panel or event? Let us know!

Submit a Panel/Event

 

Dance Competition

Our dance competition is a fun event for costumers to show us their dance moves! You must be costumed (full halloween costume, fursuit, partial fursuit) to participate.

Applications coming soon!

 

DJ Applications

DJ Applications are OPEN!
Closes Oct 1st
DJ Schedule posted Oct 5th

DJ Applications

 

Photoshoot

Be sure to check the schedule for photoshoot times! Location will be coming soon but don’t miss out on our awesome backdrop for our photoshoot!

Schedule

Coming Soon!

(Art by Jenessa//Reika)

Code of Conduct

Subject to change

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 attendees, 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 volunteers. We are always looking for more helping hands for the event. Whether it be for the Art Team, Badge checkers, Registration, Load-in/Load-out, etc. If you are interested please fill out the following:

Staff Application

 

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