Westercon Business Updated

The minutes of the 2015 Westercon Business Meeting and the 2015-2016 version of the Westercon Bylaws are now available on the Westercon Bylaws & Business page. No bylaws amendments were ratified at Westercon 68 in San Diego; however, one new amendment, reducing the quorum from 15 to 10 members, got first passage and is passed on to Westercon 69 in Portland for ratification. If ratified, the new quorum rule will first affect the Westercon 70 Business Meeting in Tempe.

Watch the video of the Westercon 68 Business Meeting, including the announcement of Tempe AZ winning the 2017 Site Selection and the newly seated Westercon 70’s first official presentation, below:

Posted July 21, 2015 in News, Site Selection, Upcoming Conventions | Leave a Comment

Tempe Only Bid for 2017 Westercon

There is one bid on the ballot for the 2017 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference, Tempe in 2017. The committee, led by Chairman Gary Swatty and Treasurer Kevin McAloran, is bidding to hold Westercon 70 at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, Arizona. The proposed dates are Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4, 2017. All members of Westercon 68 in San Diego are eligible to vote on the site of the 2017 Westercon. The ballot will be available at the convention and was distributed to all members in their Progress Report 3.

Posted June 28, 2015 in News, Site Selection | Leave a Comment

636 (+220) Attend Westercon 67

According to Westercon 67 Registrar Jordan Brown, 636 individual people attended Westercon 67 in Salt Lake City as members of the convention. 98 people bought memberships and did not attend (no-shows). 535 memberships were purchased in advance and 199 at the door. No breakdown of memberships between attending, supporting, and other classifications was available.

In addition to the 636 Westercon membership who attended, approximately 220 people from FantasyCon, a separate event held simultaneously across the street, checked in with Westercon 67 to take advantage of a cross-marketing offer whereby members of either event could attend the other. No figures are available of how many Westercon 67 members attended FantasyCon.

Posted July 9, 2014 in News | Leave a Comment

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:

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 | 1 Comment

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

Bylaws & Business Updated

The minutes of the Westercon 66 Business Meeting, the link to the video of the Westercon 66 Business Meeting, and the updated Westercon Bylaws as of the conclusion of Westercon 66 are now available from the Westercon Bylaws & Business page.

Posted July 10, 2013 in News | Leave a Comment

Westercon 66 Feedback Session

At the Closing Ceremonies of Westercon 66, Co-Chairs Andy Trembley and Kevin Roche announced Westercon 66 had 767 warm bodies in attendance (badges picked up) and 883 total members of all types. After the Closing Ceremonies, they were joined by the chairs of Westercons 67 and 68, Dave Doering and Ron Oakes, for the Feedback Session, where members talked about what worked, what didn’t, and what could be done better at future Westercons.

Posted July 9, 2013 in Events, News, Upcoming Conventions | 2 Comments

Westercon Business Meeting Video

The Westercon 66 Business Meeting was held on July 6, 2013. The only substantive business was the formal announcement of the results of the selection of the 2015 Westercon. There were no bylaws amendments passed on from last year, nor any proposed this year. The video is below:

San Diego, the only bid on the ballot for the 2015 Westercon, received 92 of the 105 votes with preference. (There were also 5 votes for No Preference, which count as abstentions and are not used in determining a majority.)

Posted July 7, 2013 in News, Upcoming Conventions | Leave a Comment

Westercon67 has a new website and data feed.

I’m very pleased to announce that Westercon67 has a new website and RSS feed. Starting now we will be syndicating entries from their feed. They have some exciting news and we’ll be hearing a lot more from them.

Posted July 4, 2013 in News | Leave a Comment

Registration Hours

Agents may check in at headquarters during the following hours:

Main Registration

Shasta room

Wednesday: 1900-2100 hours

Thursday: 1000-1800 hours

Friday: 900-1800 hours

Saturday: 900-1800 hours

Sunday: 900-1200 hours

Mini Registration – pre-reg & day only

Main lobby Friday and  Saturday evening.




Posted July 3, 2013 in News, Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 66: The 2013 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference