Portland to Host 2016 Westercon

Portland will host Westercon 69, July 1-4, 2016, after the members of Westercon 67 in Salt Lake City voted to award the convention to the Portland in 2016 bid.

The detailed results of the site selection election at Salt Lake City were as follows:

Votes
Portland OR 64
Reno NV 2
Spuzzum BC 1
No Preference 2
Total Ballots Cast 69
Total With Preference 67
Needed to Elect (Majority) 34

Westercon 69 will be at the Portland Doubletree Hotel at Lloyd Center. The initial slate of announced guests includes John Scalzi (Writer Guest of Honor), David Levine (Fan Guest of Honor), and Charlie Stross (Special Guest).

Posted July 5, 2014 in News, Upcoming Conventions | Leave a Comment

Westercon 68 Will be at Westercon 67

Westercon 68 / Conjecture 13 / Conchord 27 (“Westercon 68″ for short) will have a distinct presence at Westercon 67, July 3-6, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

We will be operating a sales table in the fan table area all three days.

We will also be hosting a party in the Con Suite Friday July 4 from 9:00pm to midnight.  The con suite is in the Presidential Suite (1507) of the convention hotel, the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Center.

If you are going to be at Westercon 67, please stop by.

Posted July 1, 2014 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 68

Online registration is closed

Online registration is closed for Westercon 67 memberships and the Writing Workshop. You can purchase at-the-door memberships on Wednesday, July 2nd, until 6:00pm in the Cottonwood room at the Marriott City Creek Hotel. Beginning on Thursday morning at 8:00am, the Registration Table will be in the main hallway outside Ballroom A.

You can see the at-the-door rates here.

Posted July 1, 2014 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 67 / CONduit 24: The 2014 West Coast Science Fantasy Convention

Dealers updated and list of hall table added

The list of confirmed vendors in the Dealers Room has been updated. We have also added a list of Hall Tables, where fan groups and conventions will be providing information.

Posted June 30, 2014 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 67 / CONduit 24: The 2014 West Coast Science Fantasy Convention

Daily programming schedules have been published

We have uploaded PDFs of the daily programming grid and made them available here. There should be only minor changes from this point, and any changes between now and the start of Westercon 67 will be made on the grid available at the convention.

Posted June 28, 2014 in Publications, Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 67 / CONduit 24: The 2014 West Coast Science Fantasy Convention

The official list of parties has been published

You can view the official list of parties in the various consuites by going over here.

Posted June 28, 2014 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 67 / CONduit 24: The 2014 West Coast Science Fantasy Convention

Naming the ‘Consuite’ Contest from Westercon67 on Facebook

Help Westercon67 name our ‘Consuite’ or party suite for the convention and win a signed copy of Jim Butcher’s Skin Game in Hardcover, published by ROC/Penguin Books.

From now, until Saturday night, June 28th, you can have a chance to win this signed copy of ‘Skin Game’ by Jim Butcher, by replying to this post with a suggested name for our party suite, that includes a reference or topic related to Science Fiction and/or Fantasy.

This contest ends at 10:00 pm Mountain Standard Time on June 28th, 2014. One winner will be picked from the suggestions, and announced on Monday, June 30th, 2014 online and in social media, as well as mentioned during the convention from July 3rd – 6th, 2014 at the Marriott at City Creek.

Official Rules of this Contest:

The ‘Naming the Consuite’ contest is a giveaway by Westercon67, and is no way affiliated with:
a: Author Jim Butcher, ROC, or Penguin Books
b: Facebook or Affiliation
c: The Marriott at City Creek
d: The Utah Speculative Fiction Council

Entries are posted as replies on the Facebook Page of Westercon67. The geekiest and funnest reply entered by 10:00pm on June 28th, 2014 wins.

There is only one winner for this contest.

Multiple suggestions can be entered on a single post to count as entries in this contest.

The winner of this contest will be announced online on June 30th, 2014.

By participating, you fully release Facebook and the above mentioned companies from any liability concerning this contest.

These rules can be changed, or modified to satisfy the Facebook Promotional Guidelines and Terms of Service at any time.

The contests and giveaways from the Westercon67 Facebook Page, or website, are in no way affiliated, sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Facebook.

Sharing the post is not required to participate in this contest.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us at info@westercon67.org

Posted June 27, 2014 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 67 / CONduit 24: The 2014 West Coast Science Fantasy Convention

Reminder regarding July 4 public transit

According to the Utah Transit Authority (UTA), there will be no bus, Trax, or FrontRunner service on Independence Day, July 4, 2014 (the Friday during Westercon 67). Please see their holiday schedule here.

Please plan your rides accordingly.

Posted June 24, 2014 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 67 / CONduit 24: The 2014 West Coast Science Fantasy Convention

One last bit of business…

Were you a supporting member of Westercon 66?
Or were you an attending member who could not actually get to the convention?

If so, you should have received an email asking if you wanted a printed copy* of the Westercon 66 program/memory book.

The deadline for replying to reprints@westercon66.org is July 3rd, 2014.

Coincidentally, that’s the day that Westercon 67 opens in Salt Lake City, Utah!


*Printed copies are only available to registered members of Westercon 66; we will be releasing a softcopy of the book after the reprint deadline.

Posted June 20, 2014 in News, Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 66: The 2013 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference

Panelists and other participants

We are happy to announce our list of panelists, presenters, and other participants (in addition to our announced guests). Please look for a list of the programming shortly.

Posted June 18, 2014 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 67 / CONduit 24: The 2014 West Coast Science Fantasy Convention