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…
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…
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…
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. 🙂
If you are still looking for a room, email our Hotel Liaison and we will attempt to get you a con-rate room at the Courtyard Marriott. Marriott rooms are subject to availability, however. All direct reservations with the hotels are now closed for all of our room blocks.
The hotel room block for the Portland DoubleTree is closed for reservations. If for whatever reason you need to cancel a reservation at the Doubletree, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not call the hotel directly. We’ll assign your room to someone on the waiting list.
Site Selection rules and ballots will be mailed out in Progress Report #4. You may download a PDF copy of the Site Selection Ballot to print and mail in for Site Selection. Mail-in ballots must be received by June 21, 2016 to be counted. Follow the instructions carefully. More information about site selection can be found on the Business Information page.
The Denver bid filing mets all of the requirements for a valid filing and will appear on the ballot at Westercon 69. Since Denver filed before January 1st, the rest of the North zone is excluded from bidding. More information about the Denver bid can be found on the bid website. More information about the bidding process can be found on the Westercon site.