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.
We’ve added an EPUB-formatted version of the Westercon 64 Local Color and Dining Guide. You can download it, along with the previously-released PDF, from our Publications page. Our thanks to Bob Hole for the document conversion.
On Monday, May 23, Westercon 64 Chairman Glenn Glazer, joined by committee members David Clark and Kevin Standlee, appeared on Bay Area radio station KFJC 89.7 FM program Thoughtline with host Robert Emmett to talk about what’s going to be happening at Westercon this summer. We have their permission to include a recording of the interview here on our web site.
Want to do some advance planning for your meals while you’re attending Westercon? Check out our Local Color & Dining Guide for tips on area restaurants, both those downtown within walking distance (of which there are many) and also those that are worth making a more extended dinner expedition.
On June 1, membership rates in Westercon 64 increase to $75 for an attending membership. That will also be the price at the door. Single-day admissions will also be available at the door only; see the Registration page for details. If you expect to attend Westercon for more than one day, it’s cheaper to register now for $65 than to wait and pay more at the door. We will also be selling memberships at our table at BayCon. Save money and buy your membership in advance!
Although Westercon 64 is not operating a hotel roommate-matching service, we have put up a Room Sharing page where persons looking for a room-sharing arrangement can post comments offering or asking for a room match. Of course, Westercon 64 takes no responsibility for any room-sharing arrangements made through our website or elsewhere, and individuals are responsible for their own hotel arrangements.
The official Westercon 64 T-Shirt, designed by Phil and Kaja Foglio, is now available for order online. Previously only available at our staffed fan tables at other conventions, now you can order yours for $20 from OffWorld Designs, Westercon 64’s official merchandise vendor. Click on the t-shirt image or here to go to OffWorld’s web site and order yours.