Welcome to Intelligence Central for Westercon 66, the 2013 edition of the longest-running general science fiction convention in western North America!
We’ll be convening July 4-7, 2013, at the Hilton Arden West in Sacramento, California.
Guests of Honor
Writers: Nicola Griffith and Kelley Eskridge,
Artist: Eric Shanower
Fans: “The Three Who Rule” (Warren Frey, Steven Schapansky, Chris Burgess)
Small Press Special Guest: David Maxine
Toastmaster: David Gerrold
Special Costume Guests: John and Bjo Trimble
A different show every night:
Thursday: View Fireworks courtesy of nearby Cal Expo!
Friday: Music Day, featuring appearances by Cliff Winnig, UnWoman, and a concert/dance by The Phenomenauts!
Saturday: The traditional Westercon Masquerade
What’s a General Science Fiction Convention? A gathering of science fiction and fantasy fans of all genre and media, put on by fans for fans. We think Westercon should be awesome! And with you there, sharing your love of books, tv/movies/anime, costuming/cosplay, gaming, furry… whatever your love is — it will be!
Half a dozen or so guests of honor, over 800 registrations, and a hundred volunteers… together we made Westercon 66 awesome! Thank you for sharing your passion and your delight with us.
May Westercon continue to thrive and inspire!...Read More »
Agents may check in at headquarters during the following hours:
Wednesday: 1900-2100 hours
Thursday: 1000-1800 hours
Friday: 900-1800 hours
Saturday: 900-1800 hours
Sunday: 900-1200 hours
Mini Registration – pre-reg & day only
Main lobby Friday and Saturday evening.
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We’ll have some printed copies of this at the information desk, but you can download a copy for yourself now!
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Note correction: the hours of closure are actually 9pm-11:30!
Important traffic update: the Arden Way exit off 80B/160 will be closed from 9:00pm to 11:30pm on Thursday the 4th due to the fireworks at Cal Expo.
If you are arriving at the hotel...Read More »
Our dealers room heads have this final updated set of info to share with you. Final updated info for dealers...Read More »
Never been to a Westercon? Wondering if it’s worth it? If you live in the Sacramento area, we invite you to stop by on the afternoon of Thursday July 4 for a public “Sneak Peek” at our convention! The Atrium, Dealers...Read More »
We’ve signed the Sneaky Tikis to open for the Phenomenauts on Friday night!
The Sneaky Tikis are a young northern California surf band whose influences are Dick Dale, The Ventures, The Pyronauts, Slacktone, and Jon and the Nightriders. They will play a set of...Read More »
Q Branch has delivered!
Thanks to Eemeli Aro of FinnCon and the Helsinki WorldCon bid (plus hard work by our Program team members Christine Doyle and Stephen Nelson), the Westercon 66 complete program schedule is now online in an interactive application.
The app is...Read More »
On a mission for food and drink? We will have a handout at the con listing restaurants, grocery and general stores, and fun places to visit while you are in Sacramento. In the meanwhile, this microdot (aka QR code) will takeRead More »
In addition, we’re happy to announce single-day rates for...Read More »