Westercon 70 (“ConAlope,” including LepreCon 43), the 2017 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference, has issued a press release that includes the announcement of two additional guests of honor. Bjo and John Trimble will be the convention Special Media Guests of Honor, sponsored by the United Federation of Phoenix.
Westercon 70 will be Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, Arizona. For more information, including membership rates and hotel information, see the Westercon 70 web site.
Westercon 70 in Tempe announced today that as of the April 15, 2017 filing deadline, one bid filed to host the 2019 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference. Utah for 2019 is a bid to host Westercon 72 at the Hilton Garden Inn and Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah (approximately 25 mi/40 km north of downtown Salt Lake City) over the weekend of July 3rd – July 7th, 2019.
Members of Westercon 70 in Tempe will vote this summer to choose the site of Westercon 72. Westercon 70 will issue the site selection ballot soon. All attending and supporting members of Westercon 70 may vote in the site selection election.
No bids were filed to host the 2019 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference by January 1, 2017. Therefore, any site in North America west of the 104th west meridian (or in Hawaii) is now eligible to bid for Westercon 72.
To bid for a Westercon, a group must file bidding papers with Westercon 70 by April 15, 2017. A bid must consist of at least two people (Chair and Treasurer). Bidding papers must include an organizing instrument (bylaws, articles of incorporation, or similar documents), a letter of intent or contract from a facility and, for US sites, evidence that the bid is organized by a non-profit organization. Full details of bidding requirements are in section 3.5 of the Westercon Bylaws.
Submit bid filing papers to Westercon 70 by mail at this address:
c/o Leprecon, Inc.
PO Box 26665
Tempe, AZ 85285
The Westercon Business Page has been updated with the minutes of the Westercon 69 Business Meeting, the video of the meeting, and the Westercon Bylaws as of the end of Westercon 69. There was one change to the Bylaws: the quorum (minimum number of members necessary to hold the Business Meeting) was reduced from 15 members to 10 members present.
The bid for Westminster, Colorado (Denver Area) was selected to host the 2018 Westercon by the members of Westercon 69 in Portland, Oregon. Westercon 71 will be at the Westin Westminster on July 4-8, 2018. Their guests of honor are:
- Nancy Kress (Literary)
- Rebecca Moesta (Editor)
- Jeff Sturgeon (Artist)
- Margaret Davis & Kristoph Klover (Music/Filk)
For more information about Westercon 71, see the convention’s web site at http://www.westercon71.org/