Dear fabulous San Diego in 2015 (Westercon 68 bid) supporters:
We’re busy preparing for Westercon 66 — less than three weeks away — and we hope to see many of you there!
At Sacramento, be sure to swing by our fan table, drop into our party on Thursday night, or catch any of the bid committee throughout the rest of the convention. If you’d like to help out with the table or party, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re organizing carpools from San Diego to Sacramento and we’d love to have you join in, either as a driver or a passenger. Some groups will depart San Diego on Wednesday 7/3, some on Thursday morning. Email email@example.com and we’ll fill you in.
Finally, we urge our supporters and all Westercon 66 members to participate in the voting/site-selection process ( http://www.westercon66.org/
Can’t make it to Sacramento to vote in person? The vote-by-mail deadline has passed, but you may also transfer your sealed ballot to anyone on our bid committee and we’ll hand-carry it to the voting station. (Yes, this is legal! Send us an email if you’re interested).
Thank you for your enthusiastic support,
One of the reasons we are bidding to host Westercon in 2015 is that it will be the 100th anniversary of the Panama-California Exposition, which was held in San Diego’s Balboa Park.
Balboa Park, in conjunction with History Pin, has put up an interactive map of Balboa Park with historical photos, including several of buildings built for the 1915 exposition. Mor information on this can be found at http://www.balboapark.org/historypin.
The San Diego in 2015 Westercon Bid will be at ConDor XX, March 8-10, 2013.
We will have a fan table located in the Dealers’ Area in the Windsor section of the Regency Ballroom. This table will be manned during all operating hours for the Dealers’ Room and Art Show on Saturday, and most of the operating hours on Friday and Sunday.
Additionally, we will be inviting members of ConDor XX to the 1915 Panama-Mars-California Exhibition Friday night from 9:00pm to Midnight. The party will be held in room 2208, directly above the Con Suite.
Loscon 39 is running from November 23 through the 25 at the LAX Marriott in Los Angles, California.
The San Diego in 2015 Westercon bid will be there:
- We will have a fan table open Friday, Saturday and Sunday
- We will be helping Condor 20, Kingdom-Con, Anime Conji 2013, Gaslight Gathering 3, Gam3rCon and Conjecture 2013 / Conchord 25 taken over the Loscon con suite on Friday night from 8PM to Midnight
- San Diego in 2015 will invite you to join us Saturday night at the 1915 Panama-Mars-California Exhibition between 9PM and late.
San Diego in 2015 wants your input on the hotel we will bid.
At this time, we are trying to wrap up negotiations with the two hotels we’ve selected as the best two options for us. But before we make our final decision, we’d like some input from the broader fannish
The first hotel we are looking at is the Marriott Mission Valley, which has hosted the two most recent San Diego Westercons (Westercon 59 in 2006 and Westercon 51 in 1998). This hotel has a compact layout, but would be tight in both function and sleeping space for a larger Westercon.
The second hotel we are looking at is the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center. The Town and Country recently hosted the 2011 World Fantasy Convention in largely the same space we would be using.
That side of the hotel has also hosted Anime Conji 3 in 2012.
Please note that this area (in the hotel’s western Golden Pacific/Royal Palm space) does not have as many access issues as the hotel’s eastern (Regency) area.
Additionally, the smaller Regency convention area at the hotel has hosted ConDor, Gaslight Gathering, Conjecture and Comic Fest in 2012, and ConDor and Gaslight Gathering in 2011.
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Chair, San Diego in 2015 Westercon Bid