November 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2022!

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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 and two nights of spooky furry fun, including two dances 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!

Covid19 Policy

Full Covid Policy TBA. Masks will be required. Vaccination will be required.

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Registration

PLEASE NOTE: Your log in to other conventions that run Convention Master will NOT work as they all have their own separate credentials. Trying to log in too many times will result in a temporary IP block. Try again later! If you have continuous issues, please contact Registration


SKELETON (Regular Pre-Reg) $35
General Entry/Badge for Event.
Guaranteed only if PAID by Oct 28th 2021 (Pre-reg closes)

WEREWOLF (Sponsor Pre-Reg) $65
General Entry/Badge for Event,
1 Tshirt Voucher, 1 Merch Voucher (Pin/Poster/Charm/Lanyard)
Guaranteed only if REGISTERED and PAID by Oct 28th, 2021

KAIJU (Patron Pre-Reg & At-Con) $100
General Entry/Badge for Event,
1 Tshirt Voucher, 1 Merch Voucher (Pin/Poster/Charm/Lanyard)
SPECIAL ITEM (TBA)
Guaranteed only if REGISTERED and PAID by Oct 28th, 2021

*Pre-reg accepts Paypal/Credit Card & Mail-in Cheque/Money Order


ZOMBIE (At-Con Regular Reg) $40
General Entry/Badge for Event.

WEREWOLF (At-Con Sponsor) $70
General Entry/Badge for Event,
1 Tshirt Voucher, 1 Merch Voucher (Pin/Poster/Charm/Lanyard)
Available while supplies lasts. Pre-register to secure this reg type!

*At-con payments accepted: Cash, Credit, Interac Flash (tap)

Cash payment strongly preferred.  USD cash accepted at par.

Government photo ID and proof of full vaccination (BC Vaccine card for BC residents) required to pick up your badge at con.

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Art by zenamidesign

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 and have it when registering/picking up badges at the event.

 


 

Register Now!

Register here!  Pre-reg closes Oct 28th

Where is Howloween?

NEW VENUE!

Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport Richmond
7311 Westminster Hwy,
Richmond, B.C. V6X 1A3

Please do not book with outside hotel booking websites.  Our contract is based on hotel rooms booked under our booking ID, and we save you money!  Things like parking and room occupancy are not always included.  Can’t find a room?  Email us at hotel@howloween.ca and we’ll try our best to help!

Recommended Room Types

Standard Courtyard Double ($169/night)

Sleeps 4 | 2 Double | 300 ft²
Courtyard Ground Floor Room with Two Double Beds. Pet-friendly room.

Junior Double Suite ($169/night)

Sleeps 3 – 5 | 2 Double, 1 Sofa OR 1 Queen, 1 Sofa | 350 ft²
Courtyard Junior Suite with Two Double beds and sofa bed in sitting area, mini fridge, microwave & wetbar. Wheelchair accessible rooms on request.

Available Further from Event Space

One Bedroom Luxury Suite ($219/night)

Sleeps 4 | 1 Queen, 1 Sofa | 550 to 620 ft²
One Bedroom Luxury Suite with One Queen Bed and Sofa Bed. Full Kitchen and Washer Dryer.

Family Two Bedroom Suite ($279/night)

Sleeps 5 | 1 Queen, 1 Single, 1 Sofa | 650 ft²
Queen bed with ensuite, one single bed in den and sofa bed in living room. Full kitchen, washer & dryer. 2 full bath.

Two Bedroom Luxury Suites ($279/night)

Sleeps 6 | 1 Queen, 1 Double, 1 Sofa | 700 ft²
One Queen Bed, One Double Bed and Sofa Bed. Full Kitchen with Washer Dryer. 2 Full Bath.

Reservation Information

Room block will be open until 11:59 PM PST Oct 4th!

(Con rate not guaranteed after Oct 4th!)

Details

  • While condo suites are available, they are FAR AWAY from the event space. Please keep this in mind when booking them.
  • All rooms at least quad (4) occupancy
  • Valid Nov 1st – 9th. Booking outside those days may affect your price.
  • Hotel guests get free parking for 1 car. $16.75/day for extra or non-hotel guests.
  • All rooms comes with a mini fridge, flat screen TV and WiFi.
  • You can cancel up to 48 hours before your reservation without penalty.
  • Free Airport Transfer during 5am – 11 pm
  • Parties are NOT PERMITTED in the apartment/condo suites

How to Book:

You can book now by using the following link:

Book Now!

You can also call them at (604) 278-5555 to place a reservation. Just be sure to mention our group when you call to get our convention rate!

Want to share a room? Try Conroomies, our Discord in #room-and-ride-shares.

Party Rooms

Note: parties are NOT PERMITTED in the Apartment/Condo Suites.

Want to host a party? Apply here!

Party Application

Having issues reserving? Please email Hotel@howloween.ca

Event Amenities

Hotel Parking

NOTE: We are sharing the hotel space with other groups and as such, we are expecting the parking lot to get full between our groups. Please read below for more options

HOTEL lot parking is free for ONE VEHICLE, for those with hotel rooms.

Non-hotel guest/extra vehicles:

  • $3.75 per hour (min 2 hours)
  • $14.50 for the daytime (6am-6pm)
  • $10.50 for the evening (6pm-6am)
  • $17.75 for 24 hours.

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 may be some paid street parking on the streets around the hotel.

Hotel Restaurant

Our hotel has a great restaurant in the lobby, Free Bird Table & Bar, that includes a pub that serves mixed drinks and beer, as well as a connected liquor store

Open Daily: 7am-11am Breakfast, 11am-2pm Brunch (Sat, Sun Only), 11am-10pm Lunch/Dinner

Happy Hour: 3pm to 6pm

Menu & more:  http://thefreebird.ca/

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 and have the first ready when registering/picking up badges at the event, the second when signing in to volunteer.

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 & helps with questions and concerns.

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.

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Art by KingKitsune

Artist Alley

Vendors Application Coming Soon!

  • Hours: TBD
  • Vendors setup time starts 1 hour before scheduled opening time, or 30 minutes before half day start time.

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”. 1 table max, per vendor due to limited space.
  • Cost: Vendor table pricing to be determined.
  • The event does not provide WiFi service. Hotel WiFi is available but cannot be guaranteed.
  • People who apply before the event will get priority.
  • Please do not leave your wares unattended. We will not be held responsible if things go missing.
  • The artist alley 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 waitlisted person know a table is open.
  • Electricity is not guaranteed but we will attempt to provide. Please contact us about this.
  • Be sure to read our Code of Conduct

How to pick up your table

  • At con, please pick up your registration badge.
    If you have not yet paid for your registration, you will pay at-con reg prices at reg.
  • Please pay cash for your table to the Artist Alley lead.

How to get a table at the event

  • Vendor table pricing to be determined – Cash only
  • Drop-in signups are possible while there are available tables. Not all tables will be reserved! Full tables only this year.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact artistalley@howloween.ca

Vendor hour options

You may choose all day, or if you only want to do a partial day, there is the morning, and evening schedule.

Vendor table pricing to be determined.

Events and Schedule

Panel Application Coming Soon!

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Art by KingKitsune

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:

  • You must agree to and follow all requirements for Coronavirus safety, as laid out in our Covid19 Policy and the BC COVID-19 Orders and Notices.
  • 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. Providing alcohol to 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!

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