Skyline of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ever wondered what there is to do in Salt Lake City? Or even in the surrounding state of Utah? Wonder no longer, for we’ve listed all kinds of things you can do (as well as useful information on things nearby such as restaurants, bars, nightlife, and so on), all available to you from the “Things to Do” menu.
So, plan ahead and learn what there is to do, and plan your trip around that (and Westercon 67, of course). You may even find yourself coming back to Salt Lake City again because there’s so much to do!
Photo by Garrett.
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.
In order to highlight our guests, we have updated the home page to give you a quick look at them. This has necessitated moving the new posts to the News page.
We have also created an At the Con page which gives some definitions to help you understand the different types of events and activities you’ll find at Westercon 67.
Half a dozen or so guests of honor, over 800 registrations, and a hundred volunteers… together we made Westercon 66 awesome! Thank you for sharing your passion and your delight with us.
May Westercon continue to thrive and inspire!
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.)
Representatives from the two groups (Detroit and Phoenix/Tempe) bidding to host the 2015 Worldcon were at Westercon 66 in Sacramento participating the “Fannish Inquisition.” Below are the videos of each bid’s individual presentation followed by the Q&A session with both bidders. The site of the 2014 NASFiC will be decided by a vote of the members of the 2013 Worldcon, LoneStarCon 3, in San Antonio.
Detroit in 2014:
Phoenix/Tempe in 2014:
Bidder Q&A Session:
We’ve updated and added several policy pages. You can find them under the “About W67″ menu on the top right. Please let us know if you have any questions or if you catch any typos or other such mistakes. Thanks!
Representatives from the three groups (Helsinki, Orlando, and Spokane) bidding to host the 2015 Worldcon were at Westercon 66 in Sacramento participating the “Fannish Inquisition.” Below are the videos of each bid’s individual presentation followed by the Q&A session with all three bidders. The site of the 2015 Worldcon will be decided by a vote of the members of the 2013 Worldcon, LoneStarCon 3, in San Antonio.
We apologize for the audio quality in the individual presentations, which was affected by an air conditioning vent located directly over the camera.
Helsinki in 2015:
A better-quality version of the video shown during this presentation is available at http://youtu.be/92NrM_l87WE.
Orlando in 2015:
Spokane in 2015:
Bidder Q&A Session:
In addition, the Kansas City in 2016 Worldcon bid gave a combined presentation and Q&A session. The 2016 Worldcon site will be selected in 2014 at Loncon 3 in London.
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 Â Saturday evening.