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DoubleTree Hotel Reservation Room Block Closed

We still have rooms available at the Overflow Hotels and the Courtyard Marriott offers a free shuttle that can take you to the convention. More information can be found on the Hotel page.

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 hotel@westercon69.org. Please do not call the hotel directly. We’ll assign your room to someone on the waiting list.

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Hotel Rooms Are Almost Sold Out

We’ve added another Overflow Hotel, the Courtyard Marriott Lloyd Center. We will close down our discounted room blocks on the 3rd of June. If you don’t have your room by then, it will be full holiday pricing. More information can be found on the Hotel page.

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Site Selection Ballot is Available

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.

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Letter of Intent Submitted for Westercon 71

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.

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Letter of Intent Submitted for Westercon 71

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.

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Letter from the Chair

Wow – it’s been quite a year. With the passing of the gavel at Westercon 68, we’ve kicked into high gear to create the best Westercon ever! If you were at Rustycon, Radcon, Norwescon, Baycon, Westercon 68, Sasquan, OryCon or Loscon, chances are that you saw us at a fan table or a party. You might even have seen me, hawking chocolate as fast as I could go. 🙂 It’s been a busy year!

And with all the busy, comes the fen. We’re up to 449 members already, and we’ve already filled almost half of our room block at the Doubletree Portland. If you haven’t made your hotel reservation, sooner is better than later! Also, Westercon memberships make lovely holiday presents, and the current prereg price of $50 is good through January 15th.

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve added a few more guests of honor. It’s going to be a very good con!

Author: John Scalzi, author of Old Man’s War and winner of the 2013 Hugo for Best Novel, Redshirts. 
Artist: Theresa Mather, painter extraordinaire of dragons, cats and dirigibles.
Science: Bobak Ferdowsi, also known as Mohawk Guy from the Mars Rover Curiosity landing.
Filk: Alexander James Adams, Celtic Bard for the ages.
Fan: David D. Levine, Hugo award winner and long-time volunteer in the Portland con-running community.
And, Special Guest, thanks to a grant from Renovation, the Reno Worldcon: Charles Stross, winner of seven Hugos for Best Novel.

To keep up with our goings-on, follow us!

Facebook Official Page: https://www.facebook.com/Westercon69/
Facebook Group Discussion Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Westercon69/
Twitter: @westercon69

Hope to see you in July!

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Letter from the Chair

Wow – it’s been quite a year. With the passing of the gavel at Westercon 68, we’ve kicked into high gear to create the best Westercon ever! If you were at Rustycon, Radcon, Norwescon, Baycon, Westercon 68, Sasquan, OryCon or Loscon, chances are that you saw us at a fan table or a party. You might even have seen me, hawking chocolate as fast as I could go. 🙂 It’s been a busy year!

And with all the busy, comes the fen. We’re up to 449 members already, and we’ve already filled almost half of our room block at the Doubletree Portland. If you haven’t made your hotel reservation, sooner is better than later! Also, Westercon memberships make lovely holiday presents, and the current prereg price of $50 is good through January 15th.

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve added a few more guests of honor. It’s going to be a very good con!

Author: John Scalzi, author of Old Man’s War and winner of the 2013 Hugo for Best Novel, Redshirts. 
Artist: Theresa Mather, painter extraordinaire of dragons, cats and dirigibles.
Science: Bobak Ferdowsi, also known as Mohawk Guy from the Mars Rover Curiosity landing.
Filk: Alexander James Adams, Celtic Bard for the ages.
Fan: David D. Levine, Hugo award winner and long-time volunteer in the Portland con-running community.
And, Special Guest, thanks to a grant from Renovation, the Reno Worldcon: Charles Stross, winner of seven Hugos for Best Novel.

To keep up with our goings-on, follow us!

Facebook Official Page: https://www.facebook.com/Westercon69/
Facebook Group Discussion Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Westercon69/
Twitter: @westercon69

Hope to see you in July!

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Job Opening: Ad Swaps

Are you detail-oriented and email-obsessed? Would you like to help? We have a job opening for an Ad Swap person, effective immediately.
You would need to contact designated conventions, negotiate the swap and ad size, get their ad specs and send them o…

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Westercon Business Updated

The minutes of the 2015 Westercon Business Meeting and the 2015-2016 version of the Westercon Bylaws are now available on the Westercon Bylaws & Business…

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SEE YOUR NAME IN A BOOK!

Ask me Another, Westercon style, quiz show will be Saturday at 1 pm in the Towne room.  Our VIP (Very Important Puzzler) Steven Brust has provided the prize for our overall winner.  Steven will Tuckerize the winner, putting them (in name at least) into future piece of his writing. THose interested in being players should […]

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