In 1948, Walter J. “Doc” Daugherty of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society proposed that an annual West Coast convention be started for West Coast fans who couldn’t afford to travel east each year. The first Westercon was held in September, 1948. It was a one-day event with an attendance of 77. It wasn’t until 1951 that the Westercon became a weekend-long event, settled into the July 4th holiday and began traveling to different cities.



Westercon.Org Future Bid Information


Utah Only Bid for 2019 Westercon


April 17, 2017

Westercon 70 in Tempe announced today that as of the April 15, 2017 filing deadline, one bid filed to host the 2019 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference.

Utah for 2019 is a bid to host Westercon 72 at the Hilton Garden Inn and Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah (approximately 25 mi/40 km north of downtown Salt Lake City) over the weekend of July 3rd – July 7th, 2019.

Members of Westercon 70 in Tempe will vote this summer to choose the site of Westercon 72. Westercon 70 will issue the site selection ballot soon. All attending and supporting members of Westercon 70 may vote in the site selection election.

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 Please find our progress reports below:


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Nancy Kress is known for her Hugo and Nebula-winning novella Beggars in Spain. Kress won the Nebula Award for Best Novella in 2013 for “After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall”, and again in 2015 for “Yesterday’s Kin”.



   Progress Report Day 0 Nancy Kress
 Progress Report Day 0 Rebecca Moesta


Rebecca Moesta’s solo work includes novels in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Junior Jedi Knights series, short stories, nonfiction articles, and ghost writing. With husband Kevin J. Anderson, she wrote the Crystal Doors trilogy, fourteen Young Jedi Knights novels, six movie or game novelizations, a Star Trek graphic novel, two Star Wars pop-up books, and original graphic novel Grumpy Old Monsters.





Jeff Sturgeon’s work has graced hardback and paperback books, ebooks, magazines, CDs and album covers, and video games. His work has been displayed in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In a former life, Jeff was a long-time computer game artist/art director, most notably with Electronic Arts Seattle.



 Progress Report Day 0 Jeff Sturgeon
 Progress Report Day 0 Margaret Davis Kristoph Klover


Margaret Davis and Kristoph Klover perform original arrangements of Celtic music from the British Isles and the Medieval and Renaissance melodies of the European courts and countrysides. Their entrancing sound features tight harmonies and is built on the interweaving of soaring vocals with Celtic harp, octave mandolin, 6- and 12-string guitars, flute, recorders, and tin whistle.





VENUE – The Westin Westminster

10600 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster, CO, 80020                        303-410-5000                       $119/night

Check the Westercon 71 website for the reservation web link in the coming weeks.


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We are pleased that the following people supported the Denver bid for Westercon 71 


Pardner Level

Traci Morganfield


Friend Level

Rebecca Lyons
Rick Kovalcik
Sean Breen


Pre-Support Level

Adam Tilghman
Andrew Trembley
Alison Stern
Amy Carpenter
Bradford Lyau
Carol Hightshoe
Chris Olds
Chuck van der Linden
Clark Denning
Dana Bell
David Clark
David Gallaher
Dee Astell
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
Diana Koivunen
Ed Luwish
Elizabeth Vann-Clark
Gary L. Swaty
Gene Armstrong
Guest of Clark Denning
Hal Cf Astell
James R. Strickland
James Stringer
Jean Goddin
Jordan Brown
Judith Carol Bemis
Lamont Jones
Lea Rusit
Linda Deneroff
Linda Robinett
Lynn Gold
Marcia Bednarcyk
Marguerite T. Murray
Maura van der Linden
Michelle Ossiander
Mike Willmoth
Mitzi Jones
Nora Rankin
Pam Luwish
Patricia Huff
Richard O’Shea
Rick Moen
Ronald Oakes
Sally Woehrle
Sarah Kirkpatrick
Sasha Vaughan Miller
Sherilynn Thagard
Sharonn Sbarsky
Sherri Benoun
Stephanie Metz
Tara Oakes
Ted Monogue
Theo Williams
Tony Edwin Parker
Torrey Stenmark
Virginia Youngstrom


Gold Nugget Level

Barney Evans
Bond Halbert
Carol Anderson
Charles Darwin (David)
Cory Reymak
Eytan Kollin
Eyton Kollin
Frederic Fuller
John Hertz
JT “Jate” Jackson
Kamila Miller
Karen Hathaway
Ken Lizzi
Linda Ferentchak
Marci Bretts
Marcia Minsky
Margaret-Ann R. Geesing
Matthew B. Tepper
Mike Lemos
Orchid Cavett
Peter Grace
Rafeal Richardson
Richard B Smith
Robert Anthony McDonell
Teresa Ramirez



We are pleased that while the following people opposed the Denver bid for Westercon 71, they at least gave us money to do so.

Cow Patty Level

Diana Osborn
Robert “Bob” Osborn

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AmyCat 😺 BookUniverse AmyCat 😺

@DenWestercon71 Also, Twitter profile says your hotel is the Westin; website says Hyatt... 🙀

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AmyCat 😺 BookUniverse AmyCat 😺

@DenWestercon71 Might want to put basic info like the con dates on your website, not just in your Twitter profile... 😺

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