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

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!

Posted April 26, 2015 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 69

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!

Posted April 26, 2015 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 69

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. Nolan.

Posted March 2, 2015 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 68

More Help Wanted

Westercon 68 / Conjecture 13 / Conchord 27 is a fan run convention, and relies on volunteer labor.

There are other openings for staff and volunteers. Contact our volunteers coordinator Sarah DeMont at volunteers@conjecture.org or Ron Oakes at chair@westercon68.org.  If you are interested in assisting with the convention you may also show up at one of our planning meetings to get more information.

  • Site Selection Administrator – this position has been filled by Deirdre Saoirse Moen
  • Party Coordinator – this position has been filled by Chris Weber and Karen Willson
  • Fan Table Coordinator – this position have been filled by Eylat Poliner

 

Posted January 17, 2015 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 68

Announcing our Artist GoH

Westercon 69 is pleased to announce Theresa Mather as our Artist Guest of Honor. A professional artist since 1989, Theresa Mather creates fantasy works featuring a variety of unusual creatures. Best known for her pieces painted on feathers and stone, Theresa draws much of her inspiration from the world around her. Westercon 69 will be held at the Lloyd Center Doubletree on July 1-4, 2016. Ms. Mather joins a distinguished line-up of honored guests, including John Scalzi, Charlie Stross, and David D. Levine. Further information on Ms. Mather can be found at http://rockfeatherscissors.com/.

Posted January 9, 2015 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 69

Announcing our Artist GoH

Westercon 69 is pleased to announce Theresa Mather as our Artist Guest of Honor. A professional artist since 1989, Theresa Mather creates fantasy works featuring a variety of unusual creatures. Best known for her pieces painted on feathers and stone, Theresa draws much of her inspiration from the world around her. Westercon 69 will be held at the Lloyd Center Doubletree on July 1-4, 2016. Ms. Mather joins a distinguished line-up of honored guests, including John Scalzi, Charlie Stross, and David D. Levine. Further information on Ms. Mather can be found at http://rockfeatherscissors.com/.

Posted January 9, 2015 in Upcoming Conventions from Westercon 69