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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Aside from your name, please provide some interesting things about your […]
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 […]
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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If you are interested in running a party, please contact our Parties Coordinators at email@example.com. 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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!