Business Meeting Video Posted

By Kevin on July 12th, 2011
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The video of the Westercon 64 Business Meeting has been released.

Westercon 64 Business Meeting from Kevin Standlee on Vimeo.

You can also directly download the video for viewing offline.

The Westercon 64 Business Meeting ran for over three hours (2 hr 15 min officially in session) in order to select the site of Westercon 66. Ordinarily, site selection is handled through the normal ballot voting process, but because no eligible filed bid received a majority of votes cast, the selection was referred to the Business Meeting. After a long, sometimes contentious discussion, the Business Meeting voted to award Westercon 66 to the “Olive Country” bid chaired by Kevin Roche and Andy Trembley. According to them, they are currently evaluating sites in the Sacramento, California area and will announce a specific site at a later date, probably sometime after this year’s Worldcon.

Westercon 66 Awarded to Olive Country

By Kevin on July 3rd, 2011
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After a very long meeting, the Westercon Business Meeting, acting under the provisions of Section 3.16 of the Westercon Bylaws, awarded Westercon 66 to the “Olive Country” bid of Kevin Roche and Andy Trembley on a vote of 93 to 27. (A three-fourths vote is required to award a Westercon site through the Business Meeting.) Kevin & Andy state that they will announce a specific site (probably in the Sacramento area) and other details in a few weeks, but that due to their commitments to this year’s Worldcon, they won’t be able to act immediately.

Westercons selected under Section 3.16 do not have to be declared for a specific location as long as the committee commits to hold it somewhere in the Westercon region (Western North America or Hawaii).

Other sites considered by the Business Meeting were the originally-filed Portland bid, a bid by the existing Utah in 2014 Westercon bid to move their bid up by one year, and a bid for Maui.

Westercon 66 Site to be Decided at Business Meeting

By Kevin on July 3rd, 2011
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The final results of the ballot voting for Westercon 66 (2013) Site Selection were:

Portland 41
Granzella’s 42

The Granzella’s bid never filed required paperwork and therefore was not eligible to win the election. Under the provisions of Section 3.16 of the Westercon Bylaws, the site selection now moves to this year’s Westercon Business Meeting. The Business Meeting may select a committee for any site eligible to hold a Westercon (Western North America or Hawaii), and all of the other bidding rules (paperwork, organizational structure, etc.) are suspended.

The Business Meeting may select any site by a 3/4 vote, or it may vote by simple majority to decide that it is deadlocked an unable to decide. If the Business Meeting does not choose a site, then the selection will be referred to the board of directors of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, Inc., owners of the Westercon service mark.

The Westercon Business Meeting will be at 11:30 AM on Sunday in the Club Regent room on the ground floor of the hotel. (There will be a room-change notice posted on the door of the originally-scheduled venue, the California Room.) We advise anyone wanting to attend the Business Meeting to get there early.

You must be present in person to vote at the Business Meeting; no proxies or other forms of remote voting are allowed.

Site Selection Ballot Released

By Kevin on May 25th, 2011
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The ballot to choose the site of Westercon 66, the 2013 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference, is now available. We will include a copy of this ballot in our next progress report, which will be mailed soon to all registered members.

Any member of Westercon 64 may vote by completing the ballot and paying a $25 voting fee, all of which goes to the winning bidder and represents a supporting membership in the winning bid. You can vote by mail or in person at Westercon 64. The polls are scheduled to be open on Friday and Saturday of the convention between Noon and 7 PM, and the results will be announced at the Westercon Business Meeting on Sunday. More details are on the ballot and the Site Selection page.

For the Record

By Kevin on July 4th, 2009
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The site of the 2011 Westercon was selected by a vote of the members of the 2009 Westercon in Tempe AZ. San Jose received a majority of the ballots cast on the first round and was declared the winner of the election to host Westercon 64. The Westercon Bylaws, Section 3.17, require that these results be published in a progress report of the winning bid.

Candidate Mail Thu Fri Total
San Jose 9 17 53 79
Write-Ins:
Both 1 1
Fordlandia 2 2
I-5 in 2105 1 1
Maui 2 2
Nome of the Above 1 1
Reno in 2011 1 1
Spuzzum BC 1 1
Tonopah NV 2 2
Trona CA 1 1
None of the Above 1 1
Total with Preference 10 20 62 92
Needed to Elect (Majority) 47
No Preference 1 1
Total Ballots Cast 10 21 62 93

2011 Westercon Site Selection Ballot Released

By Committee on June 3rd, 2009
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The Site Selection Ballot for the 2011 Westercon has been released by this year’s Westercon in Arizona. You can download this ballot and use it to vote on the site of the 2011 Westercon.

You need to be a member of FiestaCon (Westercon 62) in order to vote. You also must pay a separate $25 voting fee (payable to Westercon 64), which counts as at least as supporting membership in the 2011 Westercon.

If you are not going to FiestaCon in Tempe this July and still want to vote, you can either mail your ballot or send it with someone who is going to FiestaCon to deliver for you. We can also carry your ballot with us if you would like us to do so. contact us for details if you would like us to carry your ballot for you.