Westercon 64 on-site registration is open this morning. The Dealers’ Room and Art Show open to the members at Noon. Anime Programming started last night and continues through Monday. The Hospitality Suite in 1905 will be open daily from 10 AM.
The first program item of the convention is the Opening Ceremonies at Noon in the California Room. Main Programming then begins and runs throughout the day and into the night through Monday.
This evening’s major events include the Meet the Guests Reception in Regency Ballroom I at 7:30 PM and the first of two Regency Dances in Regency Ballrooom II, also at 7:30 PM.
Things are under way here at the Fairmont San José We hope you’ll join us! There are still hotel rooms available at the convention rate, so it’s not even too late to come and spend a night or three in the hotel.
Westercon 64 issued the following press release this morning discussing the convention’s major special events.
2011 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference
PO Box 61363, Sunnyvale CA 94088-1363 USA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 20, 2011
Westercon 64 Announces Special Events
This Fourth of July weekend sees Westercon 64, the 2011 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference, coming to downtown San Jose. Westercon 64 will include several special events in its schedule in addition to traditional SF/F convention programming. Among the special events planned is a performance of a radio-style play written by artist guests of honor Phil and Kaja Foglio, a themed Saturday afternoon tea with writer guest of honor Patricia McKillip, a focus event on the guests moderated by Terry Bisson from the SF in SF reading series, and an SF/F-themed game show. The convention will also include two Regency Dances and the Westercon Masquerade costume contest.
We have updated the Dealers’ Room List of those dealers whose applications for the Westercon 64 Dealers’ Room have been completed and accepted. If you’re a dealer who has submitted an application and have not yet heard from the Dealer’s Room coordinator, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have added a Dealers’ Room List of those dealers whose applications for the Westercon 64 Dealers’ Room have been completed and accepted. We will update this list as necessary. Dealers who have applied but are not listed may still have paperwork pending. If you’re a dealer who has submitted an application and have not yet heard from the Dealer’s Room coordinator, write to email@example.com.
The Westercon 64 Dealers’ Room is now full. We are accepting applications for a waiting list to be used in case of any cancellations. See the Dealers’ Room Page for details and the application form.
Information about and applications for the Westercon 64 Dealers Room has been posted to the Dealers Room page.
Westercon 64’s Dealer Table coordinator, David W. Clark, informs us that the case of whooping cough that has severely curtailed his activity for more than a month has retreated to the point that he’s working on the final draft of the Dealer Room information letter and application information. As soon as it has been reviewed, he’ll be sending it to everyone who has written to our Dealers@ address. We will also post it on the web site and make an announcement here on the main page when it’s available.