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Get a Sneak Peek at Westercon 66!

magnifyNever 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 Room and Fan Table areas of the convention will be open to non-members from noon to 5PM.

If you are coming to the convention, and want a peek at the planned events without using our Online Schedule app, you can now download the current draft of our Pocket Program as a PDF file.

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

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!

SPECIAL NOTICE – Volunteer Vacancies!

It’s not too late to volunteer for WesterCon 66!

If you’re interested (and there’s no better way to make friends or to learn about how a con works!), contact

The Phenomenauts Headline Friday Night!

Grab your rockabilly space boots and punk devotion to Science and Honor, and get ready for the rocket roll ride on Friday night!  The day’s mini-theme of music is topped off Pheomenauts Logowith a performance by the San Francisco Bay Area phenomenon, the Phenomenauts!

The Phenomenauts are loved for their theatrical shows and their fannish rock of every vibe – pop, punk, new wave, futuristic rock and roll… You will have a great time at this show at the science fiction event of the 2013 summer season, Westercon 66!

To get ready for the show, visit the band’s website to shop (comics, CDs, digital) and have a listen to their tunes.




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!

DMs needed!

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Program Suggestion form is live!

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Our new program suggestion form (integrated into our growing program database) is now live and available for your input!

Progress Report #1 is Up!

Eager to put your hands on the evidence? Then hop to our new Publications page, and download your copy of our first Progress Report! Perhaps you will find your name in our list of registered agents – if not, you’ll find a registration form!

We are one year out from Westercon 66! Right now we celebrate Westercon 65’s Conclusion, and look forward to tracking down Agent 66 next year in Sacramento!

If you’re at Westercon 65, make sure to track down our special agents in the London and Ordinary Room parties!