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Welcome to Intelligence Central for Westercon 66, the 2013 edition of the longest-running general science fiction convention in western North America!

  • Westercon 66 begins:
    2995 days ago

  • 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!


    Latest News


    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...Read More »


    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...Read More »


    Food, Fun, and Places of Fannish Interest

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    Membership Rate Increases July 1; One Day Rates Announced

    The 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...Read More »


    Special Program Item Friday afternoon: Update -- Moved to Thursday

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    Artist Jeff Sturgeon will review your portfolio!

    Check the page for more details

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