Author Archives: Kevin Roche

Westercon 66’s intrepid co-chairs have made a few media appearances in the podcastverse:

JackalCast 010 (talking all about Westercon, naturally)
Nerdvana episodes 5a-5d (talking about Doctor Who, with Westercon news cleverly slipped in along the way):

Help Wanted at the Art Show

Are you arriving early to Westercon 66 or staying late?

Elayne Pelz says: The Art Show needs help setting up and tearing down the panels.  Starting at 4:00 pm on July 3 until done and then again at 4:00 pm July 7 until done.
The more the merrier!  Contact me at

Next Westercon Committee Meeting April 14

Our next committee meeting will be on Sunday, April 14, at the Hilton Arden West. The exact time is still being set. The meeting will start at 11:00 AM.

This will be a working meeting, with a short general session and then breaking out into departments.  It is open to the public; people interested in joining to help with the convention are encouraged to attend as well.

Art Show Update

Our art show information and rules are now available on the Art Show Page!

Program Suggestion form is live!

Have an idea for a program item?I am Agent 66 Word Balloon
Our new program suggestion form (integrated into our growing program database) is now live and available for your input!

Happy New Year — Westercon 66 coming to events near you…

Westercon 66 will be on hand at both Further Confusion  and Gallifrey One in the near future.
Further Confusion (“FurCon”) is January 17-21, 2013, at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose Marriott, and San Jose Hilton, in (logically enough) San Jose California, while Gallifrey One is February 15-17, 2013, at the LAX Marriott in Los Angeles, California.

We’re also sending folks out to smaller events all over the Western Region.

FC2013 At FurCon, look for our Fan Table, and join us on Friday night for our infamous  This is an Ordinary Hotel Room* party!
You might even be able to join co-chair Kevin Roche for a spin in his fleet of flying saucers.


At Gallifrey, we are hosting a special pre-convention version of the Ordinary Hotel Room* party on THURSDAY evening in room 110.

Look for our representatives at the convention all weekend; several of the committee members are also helping host the “Torchwood 4 Cabal” A Room Party Called Mercy in the same room on Friday Night.

*These are NOT meetings of covert operators. Got that? No Secret Agents here. Nope.


November Appearances and Meeting

Westercon 66 will be on hand at both Convolution (Nov 2-4, 2012, Hyatt Regency SFO, Burlingame, California) and LosCon (Nov 23-25, LAX Marriott, Los Angeles, California).

At Convolution, look for our fan table and for signs pointing to our Saturday evening  This is an Ordinary Hotel Room* party!  In addition, Convolution has generously offered us space for an open committee meeting on Sunday November 4.


At Loscon, once again, look for our operatives behind the Westercon 66 banner at our fan table. There, however, you should seek out the Ordinary Hotel Room* party on FRIDAY evening.

*These are NOT meetings of covert operators. Got that? No Secret Agents here. Nope.


Agent 66 Gallery is live!

We continued our search for the elusive Agent 66 while we were in Chicago at
Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention.

Visit the Who is Agent 66? Gallery page for a look at some of the upstanding citizens who have assisted us in the search!

Hotel Reservations Are Now Open!

Westercon 66 is pleased to announce that room reservations at the Hilton Arden West are now open!

We have negotiated a room rate of $109/night for single/double/triple/quad occupancy for the dates July 3 through July 9, 2013

Reservations may be made via our custom reservation page or by using the group code WES in the main Hilton reservation system.

Contact if you have any questions.

Westercon 66 Community Forums Now Live

Looking for a roommate? Want to share a ride? Want to start a discussion/ask a question/find a friend without using more public social media?

Register and use the Westercon 66 Community Forums, designed specifically for you!

Visit to create your account and get started!

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Westercon 66 at BayCon!

Agents and agent-candidates are instructed to rendezvous in the ordinary hotel room 336 beginning at 8:00 PM Sunday, May 27.

Snacks and Libations will be provided, courtesy of our ordinary bartender Thinbot (ID required for adult beverages)

ETA: This was the announcement for our event at BayCon in 2012. We’ll post a new announcement once we know the room number for the 2013 event.

Westercon 66 Announces Guests of Honor

Westercon 66 is pleased to introduce its Guests of Honor:


This powerhouse duo of writers makes their home in Seattle. Nicola is a multi-award-winning novelist and editor of several anthologies. Kelley is the author of a New York Times Notable novel and prize-winning short fiction, and chairs the Clarion West Writers Workshop board. Together, Nicola and Kelley run Sterling Editing, providing coaching and editing for writers of all experience levels, categories, and genres.


Eric and David hail from San Diego, and are devotees of all things Oz. Their shared fandom has developed into a comfortable professional life.

Eric is the creator of several Oz-based comic books, the author of Oz novels and the writer for the Marvel graphic novelizations of Baum’s Oz books. He’s also the creator of the Eisner Award winning Age of Bronze, a painstakingly researched graphic novel of the Trojan War.

David runs Hungry Tiger Press, a small publisher specializing in Oz-related publications. Not satisfied with just publishing books and graphic novels, Hungry Tiger also publishes music, including the Grammy Nominated Vintage Recordings from the 1903 Broadway Musical The Wizard of Oz.


Radio Free Skaro is possibly the most popular, most prolific and charmingly irreverent (but never irrelevant) Doctor Who podcast around. Since August 2006, hosts Warren (in Vancouver, BC) and Steven (in Edmonton, AB) have provided listeners with their brand of amusing Doctor Who praise and punishment. A year later, Chris (also in Edmonton, AB) was added to the team, and The Three Who Rule were born. Recommended by Doctor Who Magazine and voted most popular Doctor Who podcast by members of Gallifrey Base, Radio Free Skaro provides an entertaining and diverting listen for the diehard or casual Doctor Who fan.

Warren, Steven and Chris are regulars on the Doctor Who fan circuit, both online and in person at conventions like Gallifrey One and Chicago Tardis.

For more information about Westercon 66 Guests, please visit