Monthly Archives: June 2013

More Music on Friday!

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 instrumental surf music, including songs familiar to many SF fans.

The concert begins at 8PM in the Atrium and is open only to Westercon 66 members.

At 9pm, our headline act The Phenomenauts go on, and you’re not going to want to miss their first ever SF convention appearance!

Later that night (after the live show, about 10:30), DJ Neshamah will be spinning to keep you dancing.

Visit our Music Program page for more information

Program Schedule is now online!

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 designed to be mobile friendly, and caches the data on your device so it will continue to work after downloading even if you are in an area with poor reception.

The schedule can be accessed via our websites menu system, or directly via

If you prefer the schedule in PDF format, you may download the latest draft of the pocket program from

Food, Fun, and Places of Fannish Interest


Membership Rate Increases July 1; One Day Rates Announced

Small-animated-alarm-clock-jumping-up-and-downThe discounted advance sale rate of $65 for an Attending Membership to Westercon 66 increases to $75 beginning July 1, 2013. Don’t miss your chance to save a few dollars on your membership!

In addition, we’re happy to announce single-day rates for Westercon 66:

  • Thursday Only: $25
  • Friday Only: $30
  • Saturday Only: $30
  • Sunday Only: $25

Single day memberships will be available for advance sale beginning July 1, 2013. Visit the Membership
information page for more details.


Special Program Item Friday afternoon: Update — Moved to Thursday

Jeff_Sturgeon_8819597_origArtist Jeff Sturgeon will review your portfolio!

Check the page for more details

Special Program Item: Classics of Science Fiction Discussion

exploreJohn Hertz will be leading a series of three discussions on classic works of science fiction: Moonraker by Ian Fleming on Thursday at 7:00PM, “Vintage Season”  by Henry Kuttner and Catherine Moore on Friday at 1:45PM, and To Live Forever by Jack Vance on Saturday at 10:00AM.

For more details, visit the discussion series page

We Oughta Be in Pictures!

In fact, we were… or at least Meredith was, representing us on Sacramento’s LiveWire TV broadcast!

You can watch the video of the entire thing below the cut; Meredith’s segment starts about 1/2 way in.

Progress Report 4 is Up – Our Final PR!

It’s the juicy just-before-con issue! Read about the Con Suite, the Masquerade, the Art Show, and more. Read Progress Report 4. — Be on the lookout for a secret message. –We are getting close to finding out who is Agent 66!