Worldcon Fannish Inquisition FAQs

To avoid taking time with the standard questions and answers, the Worldcon Inquisition team will be reusing the bid information FAQs from SMOFCon 32, December 2014.  These FAQs and Answers may be found here.

The complete information on the Fannish Inquisitions can be found on the Fannish Inquisition Page.

Posted June 17, 2015 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 68

Fannish Ask Me Another

This Westercon we will be featuring our own version of the NPR game show “Ask me Another”. Steven Brust will be our Very Important Puzzler.

And we are going to need contestants! If you would like to be a contestant, please email to westercon68programming@gmail.com. Aside from your name, please provide some interesting things about your background that we can ask you about. Contestants will be picked at random from among submissions. (Mostly. If another GoH asked to play . . .) Please email by Jun 27th. There will be SF knowledge involved in some rounds, not so much in others.

If you are unfamiliar with the show, check this episode from New York Comic Con Super Week featuring Neil Gaiman.

Posted June 13, 2015 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 68

Updated Fannish Inquisition Information

Note, the following information, along with any updates, will be maintained on the Fannish Inquisition page under the Events tab.

Westercon 68 will be holding two “Fannish Inquisitions” where members can learn about, and ask questions of, bids for future Westercons and Worldcons, as well as the future seated Westercon and Worldcons.

The Westercon Fannish Inquisition will be on Friday, July 3, at 1:00pm.  The time for this inquisition will be broken down as follows:

  • Westercon 69 — 10 minutes
  • 2017 — 10 minutes (4 minutes presentation, 6 Q&A)
  • 2018 — 8 minutes (4 minutes presentation, 4 Q&A)
  • later — 5 minutes each

The Worldcon Fannish Inquisition will be on Friday, July 3, at 3:00pm and will have a two hour slot.  The time for this inquisition will be broken down as follows:

  • Sasquan — 15 minutes
  • MidAmericon II — 10 minutes
  • 2017 — 10 minutes each (4 minutes presentation, 6 Q&A)
  • 2018 — 8 minutes each (4 minutes presentation, 4 Q&A)
  • 2019 — 5 minutes
  • later — 4 minutes each, assuming anyone wants to present

The Worldcon Fannish Inquisition will only be accepting written questions that can be screened by the moderators to ensure a smooth running session.  These can be submitted by paper at the inquisition or before, or by sending an email to inquisition@westercon68.org.   Written questions for the Westercon inquisition will also gladly be accept in advance at the same address, though questions from the floor will be entertained if there is time.

An HDMI projector & sound system available for use during the inquisition, along with all the usual dongles/converters (displayport, mini DVI, VGA-to-HDMI, etc.).  Neither inquisition will start more than 5 minutes late for testing the projector or other technical needs.  Any time taken setting up tech will be deducted from presentation time.

However, our AV team will have the projector available in the convention office in Terrace Salon 3 Friday morning to allow you to check out the setup and work it out with our AV team.  Also, the Westercon inquisition is likely to end early.  The rest of the slot will be available to work out AV issues.

Posted June 10, 2015 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 68

Fan Table and Blood Drive Updates

The cut off date for requesting a fan table is June 15.  Please go to the Fan Tables page for more details.

The San Diego Blood Bank is now taking advanced appointments for the blood drive on Friday July 3.  We have also included information on how to collect the Blood Drive thank you gifts from San Diego Comic-Con International’s blood drive the following week.  Please see the Blood Drive page for more details.

We should have some updates regarding parties shortly.

 

Posted June 3, 2015 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 68

A New Westercon 68 Guest of Honor

Westercon 68 is pleased to announce that Mira Grant has agreed to be an additional Guest of Honor.

 

Posted May 28, 2015 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 68

westercon68.org website work today [complete]

We’re switching hosting providers today and our websites may be inaccessible for brief periods during the transition.   Thank you for your patience!  UPDATE (1:13pm PDT):  The migration, previously thought complete, needed a few final tweaks.  Thanks to those to reported errors.

Posted May 26, 2015 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 68

Parties

 If you are interested in running a party, please contact our Parties Coordinators at parties@westercon68.org.

We have a limited number of suites available (probably to share), so sooner is better than later if you need one.  If you are doing a room party, we’d like to know about those as well.

Posted May 23, 2015 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 68

Fannish Inquisitions

Westercon 68 will be holding two “Fannish Inquisitions” where members can learn about, and ask questions of, bids for future Westercons and Worldcons, as well as the future seated Westercon and Worldcons.  

The Worldcon Fannish Inquisition will only be accepting written questions that can be screened by the moderators to ensure a smooth running session.  These can be submitted by paper at the inquisition or before, or by sending an email to inquisition@westercon68.org.   Written questions for the Westercon inquisition will also gladly be accept in advance at the same address, though questions from the floor will be entertained if there is time.

Posted May 23, 2015 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 68

BLOOD DRIVE ON JULY 3rd

Westercon 68 will be sponsoring a blood drive in cooperation with the San Diego Blood Bank on Friday, July 3rd.  More information to follow.

Posted May 23, 2015 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 68

Spider Robinson Cannot Attend

It is with great disappointment but complete understanding that Westercon must announce that Spider Robinson will not be able to fulfill his Guest of Honor commitment to the convention.  Spider wrote:
 
Tell folks I had to tap out due to recent undisclosed health problems.  That’s the shortest and truest I can say it.  If anybody argues, tell ‘em I’m 66, I’ve been hospitalized six times in the last six months, and we’re working on it.  And tell them I apologize.
 
Our thoughts and best wishes go with Spider for a speedy diagnosis and complete recovery.

 

Posted May 10, 2015 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 68