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Westercon

Overview

Westercon is an active annual convention dedicated to science fiction and fantasy that moves around the western third of North America. It was first held in Los Angeles, CA in 1948. It is owned by LASFS (the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society) but is hosted by different sponsoring bodies in different cities each year. Arizona has hosted it on five occasions and will host again in 2017.

History

# Date Location Chair Sponsor GoHs Book Web Notes
35 1982
2 Jul
5 Jul
Phoenix Hilton
Phoenix
Randy Rau CASFS Pro: Gordon R. Dickson
Fan: Fran Skene
Special: Robert Asprin
41 1988
1 Jul
4 Jul
Hyatt Regency
The Sheraton
Phoenix
Terry Gish Pro: Robert Silverberg
Artist: Real Musgrave
Fan: Craig Miller
45 1992
2 Jul
5 Jul
Omni Adams
Phoenix
Bruce Farr CASFS Pro: Jennifer Roberson
Artist: Rick Sternbach
Fan: Pat Mueller
1
57 2004
2 Jul
5 Jul
Wigwam Resort
Litchfield Park
Craig Dyer Western SFA Author: C. J. Cherryh
Artist: David Cherry
Music: Heather Alexander
Local Author: Diana Gabaldon
Media: Virginia Hey
Fan: John Hertz
2
62 2009
2 Jul
5 Jul
Tempe Mission Palms
Tempe
Mike Willmoth Leprecon Inc. Artist: Todd Lockwood
Writer: Alan Dean Foster
Editor: Stanley Schmidt
Fans: Jim & Doreen Webbert
Toastmasters: Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden

6 MB
3
70 2017
1 Jul
4 Jul
Tempe Mission Palms
Tempe
Dee Astell Leprecon Inc. Artist: Julie Dillon
Local Artist: Tom Deadstuff
Special Artist: Larry Elmore
Author: Connie Willis
Local Author: Gini Koch
Filk: Tim Griffin
Fans: Val & Ron Ontell
Media: John & Bjo Trimble
Toastmaster: Weston Ochse

87 MB
4

Notes

  1. Westercon 45 was branded Westercolt 45.
  2. Westercon 57 was branded ConKopelli. C. J. Cherryh was unable to attend due to illness. Attendance was 748 warm bodies with 93 supporting members or no-show attendees.
  3. Westercon 62 was branded FiestaCon. Attendance was 603.
  4. Westercon 70 was branded ConAlope.

Other Documents

Westercon 35

Progress Report 0 (6 MB)

Westercon 41

Multi-Purpose Application Form (< 1 MB)
Progress Report 2 (5 MB)
Progress Report 3 (14 MB)

Westercon 45

Bullet-In Thursday (5 MB)
Bullet-In Friday (5 MB)
Envelope (< 1 MB)
Flyer (5 MB)
HexaCon Flyer (16 MB)
Letterhead (< 1 MB)
Minstrels of the Milky Way (newspaper clipping) (< 1 MB)
Pocket Program (11 MB)
Progress Report 2 (5 MB)
Progress Report 2 (73 MB)
Restaurant and Merchant Guide (12 MB)

Westercon 57

Autograph Schedule (< 1 MB)
Docent Tour Schedule (< 1 MB)
Fireplace Lounge Schedule (< 1 MB)
Programming (< 1 MB)
Progress Report 1 (1 MB)
Progress Report 2 (< 1 MB)
Progress Report 3 (< 1 MB)
Progress Report 4 (1 MB)

Westercon 62

Art Show Bid Sheet (< 1 MB)
Art Show Art Control Sheet (< 1 MB)
Art Show Print Shop Control Sheet (< 1 MB)
Art Show Artist Reservation (< 1 MB)
Art Show Rules (< 1 MB)
Flyer (< 1 MB)
Masquerade Information (< 1 MB)
Masquerade MC Script (< 1 MB)
Masquerade Registration (< 1 MB)
Masquerade Rules (< 1 MB)
Masquerade Technical Form (< 1 MB)
Progress Report 1 (< 1 MB)
Progress Report 2 (< 1 MB)
Progress Report 3 (2 MB)
Progress Report 4 (1 MB)
The Whole Enchilada (Wednesday PM) (< 1 MB)
The Whole Enchilada (Thursday AM) (< 1 MB)
The Whole Enchilada (Thursday PM) (< 1 MB)
The Whole Enchilada (Friday AM) (< 1 MB)
The Whole Enchilada (Friday PM) (< 1 MB)
The Whole Enchilada (Saturday AM) (< 1 MB)
The Whole Enchilada (Saturday PM) (< 1 MB)
The Whole Enchilada (Masquerade) (< 1 MB)
The Whole Enchilada (Sunday AM) (4 MB)
The Wholy Jalapeña (< 1 MB)

Westercon 70

Press Release (April 2017) (< 1 MB)
Progress Report 0 (1 MB)
Progress Report 1 (570k)
Progress Report 1.5 (139k)
Progress Report 2 (8 MB)

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