Join us for this free event on Saturday at 7pm!

You can RSVP here or on Facebook.

The conference is just a few days away! Here is some additional information about FareSaver tickets, which are a book of ten TransLink tickets that can be used on the bus, SeaBus or SkyTrain in Vancouver. They offer savings over buying single fares.

There are three places on campus where one can buy Faresaver tickets. Here they are in order of proximity to the Law School and Gage Towers:

– The Outpost (a little UBC merchandise outlet with a post office) on the main floor of the SUB
– Shoppers Drug Mart at 5950 University Boulevard
– University Pharmacy at 5754 University Boulevard

Faresaver tickets can also be bought at any 7-11, Safeway, London Drugs and Mac’s around the city.

You can now read through our quick tour of big filming locations at UBC on this page.

If you are attending the conference, you will be able to take part in a walking tour of these locations at lunch time on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. You will have a chance to sign up for a tour on a specific day when you register for the conference. On the day that you want to participate in the tour, come to the information desk after the last morning session, and you will find your student guide there.

Our print-friendly version of the tourist guide is now available! Don’t worry about printing it now, though – everyone will receive a copy when they arrive in Vancouver and register.

If you are planning to travel to Vancouver for Slayage and have not yet made arrangements for accommodation, there are still dorm and hotel rooms at UBC that are available. To book, you have two options:

1)      Call the Reservations Office at 604 822 1000 extension 3
2)      Go online at

You can also stay at an hotel downtown, further away from the university but right in the middle of our lively city! We have made arrangements for guests to stay at the Sandman Suites on Davie – check the conference guide that you received with your acceptance letter for details on how to book a room under our group reservation.

We are just short of a month away from Slayage 5, and the excitement (and pressure) is starting to grow! The website has just been updated with two things that we hope will make people’s visit to Vancouver and UBC more fun and pleasant.

(1) Thanks to the work of our awesome volunteers, we have totally revamped our tourist guide. You can now navigate the full guide by clicking on the “Tourist information” tab. A print-friendly version will soon be made available, and each attendee will receive that version of the guide in their conference bag.

(2) We have started updating the page on the UBC Filming Locations tour that we’re preparing. (Thanks to our volunteer for their hard work on this one as welll…!) Have a look at the page to find out more about what part of the UBC campus you have probably already seen without realizing it. We will continue to update that page regularly until July 12, and we are working to organize a walking tour of these locations during the conference.

We are now less than two months away from Slayage 5! If you want to get excited about the conference, I suggest that you  go check out the first draft of the programme. So many fantastic sessions, I have a feeling it will be very hard to choose which ones to attend. As usual!

Quick reminder:

If you’re planning to come to the Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses in Vancouver this summer, remember to register by May 1, 2012, to receive the early bird price. Forms and PayPal buttons are to be found on the Slayage homepage.

We can’t wait to see you in Vancouver!

Letters of acceptance have been sent out, and registration is officially open for the 5th Slayage Conference! You can download the registration form here.

With their letters of acceptance, all attendees should have received a Vancouver Guide; for those who are planning to attend the conference but are not presenting, we invite you to download this preliminary guide here. This guide will be particularly helpful to those who are visiting Vancouver for the first time.

Because UBC Housing facilities fill up quickly over the summer, we invite you to reserve your accommodations quickly – you can do so by booking via this link. Gage Residence is a short 5-minute walk from the Law School where the conference will take place, and should be a convenient location for most attendees.

You can also elect to stay in an hotel in downtown Vancouver (more information on possible hotels, including one with preferential rates, is available in the guide), although this will require commuting to the conference site. As this map should make clear, the main UBC campus is not close to Vancouver’s downtown core. Expect a 30-mn bus ride or a 15-mn drive to the campus.

As we move along in the process of organizing SCW5, we are starting to make some decisions about how the Vancouver conference will be run, and we would love to hear some input from Whedon scholars, Slayage conference veterans, and other potential attendees. You can send us feedback by either commenting on this post or emailing one of the local arrangements chairs .

Here are some general questions that we would appreciate you answering, but feel free to comment on anything relevant to the conference. It could be anything from the layout of the rooms during panels to how information was circulated prior to the conference to food options available. Although we may not be able to make everything and anything happen, we would like to make sure that we think of as much as possible in the course of planning Slayage, and make it a fantastic gathering for all involved.

  • What aspects of previous Slayage conferences would you really like to see again in Vancouver? What traditions are most important to you?
  • What would you like to see at the next Slayage conference that you haven’t seen at previous Slayage conference?

It should be noted that we are already working to make sure that people can stay on campus or in a downtown hotel at preferential rates; we are also discussing options for fun events during or before the conference (suggestions are welcome!).We will share more details as soon as they become available.

One thing that people have mentioned is internet access; the entire UBC campus is equipped with wifi hotspots, so getting connected should not be a problem. We have also been asked about parking: while there are many options for parking near or on campus, we want to note that UBC has made it a priority to reduce car traffic by prioritizing public transportation, so getting to campus without a car is very easy.

Finally, thank you to everyone who has already given us some feedback through the survey on accommodation that we circulated a while back. If there are any questions that you have that remain unanswered, feel free to email one of us or leave a comment on this page.

PS. We are working to reorganize the website right now to make it easier to navigate; bear with us as we make changes, and don’t hesitate to make suggestions about that, either.


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