Monthly Archives: May 2015

A New Westercon 68 Guest of Honor

Westercon 68 is pleased to announce that Mira Grant has agreed to be an additional Guest of Honor. website work today [complete]

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 If you are interested in running a party, please contact our Parties Coordinators at

We have a limited number of suites available (probably to share), so sooner is better than later if you need one.  If you are doing a room party, we’d like to know about those as well.

Fannish Inquisitions

Westercon 68 will be holding two “Fannish Inquisitions” where members can learn about, and ask questions of, bids for future Westercons and Worldcons, as well as the future seated Westercon and Worldcons.  

The Worldcon Fannish Inquisition will only be accepting written questions that can be screened by the moderators to ensure a smooth running session.  These can be submitted by paper at the inquisition or before, or by sending an email to   Written questions for the Westercon inquisition will also gladly be accept in advance at the same address, though questions from the floor will be entertained if there is time.


Westercon 68 will be sponsoring a blood drive in cooperation with the San Diego Blood Bank on Friday, July 3rd.  More information to follow.

Spider Robinson Cannot Attend

It is with great disappointment but complete understanding that Westercon must announce that Spider Robinson will not be able to fulfill his Guest of Honor commitment to the convention.  Spider wrote:
Tell folks I had to tap out due to recent undisclosed health problems.  That’s the shortest and truest I can say it.  If anybody argues, tell ‘em I’m 66, I’ve been hospitalized six times in the last six months, and we’re working on it.  And tell them I apologize.
Our thoughts and best wishes go with Spider for a speedy diagnosis and complete recovery.