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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:
    3076 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


    Special Costume Guests - the Trimbles!

    They were there at the beginning of the Society for Creative Anachronism, and helped bring the arts to sf cons: John and Bjo Trimble are our just-added Special Costume Guests! We are really happy they’ll be with us in Sacramento.

    Bjo introduced art shows...Read More »


    Writers Workshop deadline extended

    The submission deadline for manuscripts for the Westercon 66 Speculative Fiction Writers Workshop has been extended to May 28, 2013. Visit the workshop page for more details.

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    Dealers Room Update

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

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    Unwoman Performs on Friday!

    Cellist-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...Read More »


    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 with a performance by the San Francisco Bay Area...Read More »


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