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Westercon Business Updated With 2017 Documents

The Westercon Business Page has been updated with the minutes of the Westercon 70 Business Meeting in Tempe, the video of the meeting, and the…

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2017 Westercon Business Meeting Video

The 2017 Westercon Business Meeting had no substantive business to transact other than hearing the initial presentation from the newly-seated Westercon 72 (2019) committee. Here…

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Layton UT to Host 2019 Westercon

The bid for Utah in 2019 for Layton UT (Salt Lake City area) won the right to host Westercon 72 in voting held at Westercon…

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Westercon 70 in Tempe Announces Science Guest of Honor

Westercon 70 (“ConAlope,” including LepreCon 43), the 2017 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference, has announced that they have added Henry Vanderbilt, founder of the Space…

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2018 Westercon Announces Site, Organizational Changes

Westercon 71, the 2018 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, rather than the originally-announced venue, convention…

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Westercon 70 in Tempe Announces Additional Guests of Honor

Westercon 70 (“ConAlope,” including LepreCon 43), the 2017 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference, has issued a press release that includes the announcement of two additional…

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Utah Only Bid for 2019 Westercon

Westercon 70 in Tempe announced today that as of the April 15, 2017 filing deadline, one bid filed to host the 2019 West Coast Science…

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2019 Westercon Bids Open to All Zones

No bids were filed to host the 2019 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference by January 1, 2017. Therefore, any site in North America west of…

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Westercon Business Updated With 2016 Documents

The Westercon Business Page has been updated with the minutes of the Westercon 69 Business Meeting, the video of the meeting, and the Westercon Bylaws…

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Thank you!

It was the best of times, it was… the best of times. 1,673 members, with 1,577 actually showing up for the biggest Westercon in 20 years. With Westerconpairing up with GEAR Con for the weekend, there were many new things to explore for most long-time Westercon attendees. The Tesla Coil crackled in a very satisfying and exciting fashion. The Masquerade had amazing cosplay. And the Monday event, watching the Juno spacecraft successfully achieve polar orbit around Jupiter, with commentary from Bobak Ferdowsi, was nearly standing room three hours after the convention “officially” ended. And of course, Bobak passed a jar of peanuts around the room because it is a NASA tradition to shell and eat peanuts to celebrate the success of the mission. It was great fun. 

The Art Show and Masquerade award winners are listed on their individual pages. Look for the names of those people. If you don’t know them now, chances are that you will in the future. They were all that good.

Thank you to everyone who came, everyone who presented, everyone who enjoyed the weekend with us. We had a great time. 🙂

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