Seattle Wins 2020 Westercon

The bid for Seattle in 2020 won the right to host Westercon 73 in voting held at Westercon 71 in Denver. Westercon 73 will be July 2-5, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport in SeaTac, Washington.

Westercon 73 initially announced as their guests of honor the following people:

  • Author Guest of Honor: David Brin
  • Science Guest of Honor: Ethan Siegel
  • Fan Guests of Honor: Kevin Roche & Andy Trembley

Seattle’s bid received bid received 55 of the 64 ballots cast in voting held in Denver. The other votes were cast as follows: Elayne Pelz’s backyard 1, McCloud CA 1, Minneapolis in 73 1, Tonapah NV 1, No Preference 5. 30 votes (a majority of the 59 votes with a preference) were necessary to elect.

Westercon 73’s web site is

Author: kevin.standlee

Kevin is an expert on the official rules of Westercon. He led the committee that redrafted the Westercon Bylaws in the 1990s and is effectively the primary author of the current Westercon Bylaws. Disclaimer: Kevin is Chair of Westercon 74 (Tonopah 2022).