In 1948, Walter J. “Doc” Daugherty of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society proposed that an annual West Coast convention be started for West Coast fans who couldn’t afford to travel east each year. The first Westercon was held in September, 1948. It was a one-day event with an attendance of 77. It wasn’t until 1951 that the Westercon became a weekend-long event, settled into the July 4th holiday and began traveling to different cities. For a full history and traditions of this regional event, please visit Westercon.org
Ben Hatcher talked with programming and asked for a couple of panels to expand deeper into Fan Fiction as his primary writing focus.
Fan Fiction Panels
So many things to see, so little time...
The committee is hard at work deciding what off-site excursions to offer. Personal chauffeured wine tasting around the Salt Lake Valley? Horseback riding on Antelope Island? Hill Air Force Base Plane Museum, or even Promontory Point? email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want a say.
Liz is hard at work trying to get input on the secondary dance we are holding besides Regency. Anyone up for a Furry Ball or Anime-Themed Dance??
Dan Evans, part of Utah Steampunk Society, has started building ramps to use for our convention Teapot Racing! (and other things as who doesn't want their own ramps?)
Teapot Racing Anyone?
Images of our committee to show how we are tackling the job and how crazy we can be!
Our Programming Dept. Head - Elizabeth Vann-Clark hopes to say hello, dazzle you with everything we have planned and ply you with ribbons or artwork. Our chair, treasurer, artists and social media will also be there reminding you to get your membership early and presupport our NASFiC bid.