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Dealers Room Update

Our Dealers Room hours and vendors are now available on the Dealers Room Page!

Unwoman Performs on Friday!

unwomanCellist-singer-songwriter Unwoman will be gracing us with a teatime performance in the atrium/solarium space in the hotel. Unwoman’s songs, with their powerful lyrics and electronic beats under classic cello, will captivate you.

Unwoman is San Francisco based. With timeless songs about love gone wrong and classic covers, Unwoman has been a featured favorite at major steampunk, goth, and sci-fi-related events all over North America. In addition to solo work, Unwoman has performed with Amanda Palmer, Voltaire, Abney Park, Rasputina, and Vernian Process.

Visit her website to take a listen!

Look to the atrium/solarium for musical happenings throughout Friday!

RIP Eileen Tuurri, 1959-2013

Long an avid reader, Eileen Tuuri started in fandom with Star Wars, and with the Santa Barbara Science Fiction Alliance in the 1980’s. She was always enthusiastic, and one of the most productive people I have ever known, creating costumes, knitwear, dollhouse furniture and so much more, which the rest of the gang could only be in awe of. Professionally, Eileen worked in marketing, with employers ranging from Dolby to Habitat for Humanity. She was also very involved with online political communities. Eileen helped me transition to technical writing, joining her in a silicon valley company. She was a good friend.

Eileen Tuuri
Eileen Tuuri

Eileen recently returned to fandom, in Arizona. She had moved back there from Canada, staying with her sister Celia for some months before getting her own place. Eileen quickly got involved in a local Arizona convention, and wanted to do more.

When I needed a new progress report editor, I thought of Eileen; I knew from personal experience she was a fine writer and knew layout, and of course it would be fun to work with her. She jumped right in and got a splendid issue out in timely fashion.

Her accidental untimely demise on April 30th has come as quite a shock.

Eileen, thank you for everything you shared. You will be missed.

written by Lance Moore, Marcom & Publications

Press Release: Westercon 66 Site Selection Ballot Now Available

PO Box 61363, Sunnyvale CA 94088-1363 USA;
For immediate release: Thursday, 25 APR 2013


The deadline for bids to be listed on the Westercon site selection ballot has passed. San Diego in 2015 will be the only bid listed on this year’s ballot.

info this way!

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):

Pass the Toast!

David_Gerrold_startrekWe are super pleased to announce that David Gerrold, Hugo and Nebula award winning writer (and author of the beloved Star Trek – The Original Series Tribbles episodes), will be our Toastmaster!

David is funny and personable and will know how to stretch keep the audience eager for the next event. You can visit his blog here, and see him live in July at Westercon 66! Check out the Guests of Honor page for more information.


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!

Get yer Progress Report #3!

Due to the efforts of some of our best agents, information continues to flow. Make sure to read Progress Report #3 while the news is hot!

Progress Report #2 Is Up!

Who Is Agent 66? Word BalloonOur agents have been busy gathering data – inspect the latest report!

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.