South-Western Fan Fund Looking for Candidates

The South Western Fan Fund has been introduced to help send a representative from the Southern US to Westercon and a Western representative to DeepSouthCon on alternating years. The SWFF is based on existing fan funds and will exist through the donations of fans. This year’s fund will allow a Southern fan to travel to the 2011 Westercon. Candidates should declare by March 1. The current fan fund administrators are Christopher J. Garcia and Warren Buff.

Seattle Westercon in 2012

Seattle has won the bid to host Westercon in 2012. The convention, which will be called ConClusion and run from July 5-8, 2012, will be chaired by Bobby DuFault and run by the Seattle Westercon Organizing Committee (SWOC). Guests of Honor include author Robin Hobb, artists Frank and Brianna Spacekat Wu, scientist Art Bozlee, and fan Chaz Baden Boston.

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Westercon 64 in San José

San José has won the right to host Westercon 64 in 2011, receiving 79 of the 93 ballots cast in an uncontested election. The event will take place at the Fairmont Hotel from July 1-4, 2011. Announced guests of honor include Patricia A. McKillip, Phil & Kaja Foglio, and Mike Willmoth.

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NASFiC Stealth Bid

Pasadena has announced its intention to run a write-in bid to hold the 2010 NASFiC in conjunction with Westercon 64. If they win against Raleigh, which is running an announced bid, the NASFiC will take place the weekend of July 1-4, 2010 at the same time, and with the same facilities as Westercon 64. To vote for Pasadena, write in “Pasadena again in 2010” on the NASFiC voting ballot. Westercon 64 Chairman Christian B. McGuire notes “We will not campaign! We will not party!We will not take supporting memberships of any sort!”

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Westercon Ballot

The ballot for the 2011 Westercon has been released. Any members of Westercon 62 (2009) are eligible to vote, as long as they also pay the $25 voting fee. There is no e-voting and all ballots must be received by mail before June 20 or at the con by 7:30 pm on July 3. Ballots may be hand-delivered at the con by anyone the voter entrusts with their ballot. San Jose is running unopposed for Westercon 64.

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