If you are interested in running a party, please contact our Parties Coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a limited number of suites available (probably to share), so sooner is better than later if you need one. If you are doing a room party, we’d like to know about those as well.
Westercon 68 will be holding two “Fannish Inquisitions” where members can learn about, and ask questions of, bids for future Westercons and Worldcons, as well as the future seated Westercon and Worldcons.
The Worldcon Fannish Inquisition will only be accepting written questions that can be screened by the moderators to ensure a smooth running session. These can be submitted by paper at the inquisition or before, or by sending an email to email@example.com. Written questions for the Westercon inquisition will also gladly be accept in advance at the same address, though questions from the floor will be entertained if there is time.
Westercon 68 will be sponsoring a blood drive in cooperation with the San Diego Blood Bank on Friday, July 3rd. More information to follow.
It is with great disappointment but complete understanding that Westercon must announce that Spider Robinson will not be able to fulfill his Guest of Honor commitment to the convention. Spider wrote:
Tell folks I had to tap out due to recent undisclosed health problems. That’s the shortest and truest I can say it. If anybody argues, tell ‘em I’m 66, I’ve been hospitalized six times in the last six months, and we’re working on it. And tell them I apologize.
Our thoughts and best wishes go with Spider for a speedy diagnosis and complete recovery.
Another bit of news slipped passed us this last month:
Westercon 68 Special Guest, William F. Nolan was named A Grand Master of the World Horror Society last month, and will accept his award at this year’s World Horror Convention in Atlanta Georgia, May 7 through May 10.
We extend our (belated) congratulations to William F. Nolan.
Westercon 68 / Conjecture 13 / Conchord 27 is a fan run convention, and relies on volunteer labor.
There are other openings for staff and volunteers. Contact our volunteers coordinator Sarah DeMont at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ron Oakes at email@example.com. If you are interested in assisting with the convention you may also show up at one of our planning meetings to get more information.
- Site Selection Administrator – this position has been filled by Deirdre Saoirse Moen
- Party Coordinator – this position has been filled by Chris Weber and Karen Willson
- Fan Table Coordinator – this position have been filled by Eylat Poliner
As of January 1, 2015, an attending membership in Westercon 68 / Conjecture 13 / Conchord 27 has gone up to $65.00. The rate to upgrade from a supporting to an attending membership has gone up accordingly from $40.00 to $50.00. Supporting memberships remain $15.00.
These membership rates are good through March 31, 2015.
The staff and volunteers of Westercon 68 extend their deepest condolences to our Guest of Honor Spider Robinson upon the passing of his daughter, Terri Luanna daSilva. Shared joy is multiplied, shared pain is lessened.
In addition to her father, Terri is survived by her husband and five-year-old daughter.
Unfortunately, her illness created significant debt. A site has been set up on YouCaring.com where contributions can be made.
We have made a couple of updates to the website:
There are also a couple of important upcoming deadlines as well:
- Dealers Room applications are due by March 1.
- The first of two submission deadlines for sites wishing to run for Westercon 70 in 2017 is on January 1, 2015. If no site in the northern, central, or other zones files by this date, any site may file before April 15, 2015 and be eligible. More information on site selection may be found in the Westercon Bylaws page at westercon.org
Westercon 68 / Conjecture 13 / Conchord 27 will be at the following, for sure, before the end of 2014:
At these events we will have an on site only discount of $5.00 on Attending memberships only. Supporting, youth, and membership upgrades will be at their normal price.
We will also be holding a drawing for one attending membership at both events.
Representatives will be at SMOFCon 32 as well.