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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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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 […]

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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, T…

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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, T…

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Updated Membership Rates

As of January 1, 2015, an attending membership in Westercon 68 / Conjecture 13 / Conchord 27 has gone up to $65.00. The rate to upgrade from a supporting to an attending membership has gone up accordingly from $40.00 to $50.00. Supporting memberships…

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