Westercon 77 (2025) Site Selection Ballot Released; Advance Voting Open Until November 20

The ballot to select the site of the 77th West Coast Science Fantasy Conference (Westercon 75) to be held in 2025 is now available online at http://www.westercon.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Westercon-75-Site-Selection-Ballot-for-Westercon-77.pdf. No bids filed to host Westercon 77 by the filing deadline for the ballot, nor have any write-in bids files as of the date of this posting. The final deadline to file a bid as a valid write-in is the close of voting at Westercon 75 (Loscon 49) on Friday, November 24, 2024 at 6:00 pm Pacific Standard Time. The results of voting will be announced at the Westercon 75 Business Meeting on the morning of Saturday, November 25, 2024. Should no valid bid win the election, the Westercon Business Meeting will determine the site of Westercon 77 per the provisions of the Westercon Bylaws.

Advance voting for Westercon 77 is by postal mail only. Ballots must contain a check or money order for the $20 voting fee. Only members of Westercon 75 (Loscon 49) are eligible to vote. Members may also send their ballot with someone else to deliver to the Site Selection desk at Westercon 75 (Loscon 49). At-convention voting will happen only on Friday, November 24, 2024 and will close at 6:00 pm Pacific Standard Time.

If the selection of a site becomes the responsibility of the Business Meeting, and if the Business Meeting is unable to reach a decision, the responsibility of selecting a site for Westercon 77 will fall to the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, owners of the Westercon service mark.

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 was Chair of Westercon 74 (Tonopah 2022).

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