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.
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:
|Total Ballots Cast
|Total With Preference
|Needed to Elect (Majority)
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).
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
Agents may check in at headquarters during the following hours:
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.
We’ll have some printed copies of this at the information desk, but you can download a copy for yourself now!
Local Food and Fun Guide
Note correction: the hours of closure are actually 9pm-11:30!
Important traffic update: the Arden Way exit off 80B/160 will be closed from 9:00pm to 11:30pm on Thursday the 4th due to the fireworks at Cal Expo.
If you are arriving at the hotel in that window, you’ll need a different route!