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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 […]

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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.
 

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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GEAR Con 2016

Westercon 69 is proud to include GEAR Con 2016 our programming schedule.

In the words of Stephen Couchman, GEAR Con Admin since it was born: 

“GEAR Con is Portland, Oregon’s annual festival of steampunk literature, art, music, and culture, orchestrated by the Steampunk Film Festival and Portland’s steampunk communities. Since 2011 we have delivered a packed weekend of programming on history, technology, combatives, costume & fashion, writing/publishing, craftsmanship, and more for the enjoyment & improvement of fans and creatives alike. As a music & performing arts festival, GEAR Con’s stages have hosted leading lights in steampunk music, vintage jazz, neo-cabaret, vaudeville revival, electro-swing, and chap hop, plus lavish entertainment showcases from circus arts and burlesque to story-rich steampunk stage magic and original live audio drama. GEAR Con 2016 at Westercon 69 offers Portland’s steampunks a unique challenge: to integrate our traditions and specialties with one of the longest-running SF/F conventions in a seamless and complementary fashion. To this end, we are ever at your service,

Team GEAR Con”

Preregistration is open, so go buy a membership, and come see the Steampunky goodness to be found at Westercon 69!

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GEAR Con 2016

Westercon 69 is proud to include GEAR Con 2016 our programming schedule.

In the words of Stephen Couchman, GEAR Con Admin since it was born: 

“GEAR Con is Portland, Oregon’s annual festival of steampunk literature, art, music, and culture, orchestrated by the Steampunk Film Festival and Portland’s steampunk communities. Since 2011 we have delivered a packed weekend of programming on history, technology, combatives, costume & fashion, writing/publishing, craftsmanship, and more for the enjoyment & improvement of fans and creatives alike. As a music & performing arts festival, GEAR Con’s stages have hosted leading lights in steampunk music, vintage jazz, neo-cabaret, vaudeville revival, electro-swing, and chap hop, plus lavish entertainment showcases from circus arts and burlesque to story-rich steampunk stage magic and original live audio drama. GEAR Con 2016 at Westercon 69 offers Portland’s steampunks a unique challenge: to integrate our traditions and specialties with one of the longest-running SF/F conventions in a seamless and complementary fashion. To this end, we are ever at your service,

Team GEAR Con”

Preregistration is open, so go buy a membership, and come see the Steampunky goodness to be found at Westercon 69!

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William F. Nolan Horror Writers Society Grand Master

Another bit of news slipped passed us this last month: Westercon 68 Special Guest, William F. Nolan was named A Grand Master of the World Horror Society last month, and will accept his award at this year’s World Horror Convention in Atlanta Georgia, May 7 through May 10. We extend our (belated) congratulations to William F. […]

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