Westercon 72 - Gaming Guest of Honor

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Professional Game Master (GM), author and podcaster Tim M. aka The GM Tim hails from Vancouver Canada. As a contributor to the podcast network “The Commentist”, Tim participates in two of their podcasts, Loose Endz (Live play Dungeons & Dragons) and Skyfire Comics (Live play ICONs), and starting with season 4 the network’s flagship podcast Roll to Hit as the GM. He can also be seen bringing his own brand of Theater of the Mind gaming to “The Dice Guys” on Twitch in their Star Wars Edge of the Empire Game, Bacta the Future. When not streaming he runs games locally for hire with programs like DM & Dine, where a group can hire out a DM for the night and enjoy the local fare during a game and maintains his site http://thegmtim.ca/

 

As a professional GM, The GM Tim has become a go to panelist and RPG Judge at GenCon, Winter Fantasy, and Goblins II Golems. He is an advocate for breaking down the aged beliefs and stereotypes associated with RPGs. As the Tabletop/RPG Coordinator for GaymerX West, and organizer of Quests & Queers (an LGBTQA2+ Game Night) Tim champions the belief that gaming should bring everyone together regardless of race, gender identification, and political views.

Along with our Gaming Department Head, Derek Gray, Tim helped grow the Dungeons and Dragons Adventurers League as a Regional Coordinator. This year The GM Tim will be spending time in France for D&D in a Castle (http://dndinacastle.com) among other great Game Masters such as Jeremy Crawford, Elisa Teague, and Ruty Rutenberg.

At Westercon 72 Tim will be bringing all his experience and passion to every table. You can find him on his website, http://thegmtim.ca or @thegmtim on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook Page.

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What is a Westercon?
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

In the Works...

Committee Gallery
Images of our committee to show how we are tackling the job and how crazy we can be!

Which Convention is Next?

Find out where our flyers will be, tables, parties or us! February 2018 is so busy we crammed our flyers in 5 different places over Valentines Day Weekend!
Farpoint

Farpoint MD Hunt Valley, MD

February 9 - 11th, 2018

Location: Delta Hotel by Marriott

Our flyers are reaching further than ever, and thanks to Keith DeCandido, they are going to Farpoint! Have fun Maryland!

Farpoint

Capricon

Capricon Wheeling, Il

Dates: February 15 - 18th, 2018

Location: The Westin Chicago North Shore

All hail fan GOH Dave McCarty for Capricon, but also find our flyers thanks to Bill Thomasson who is going to hold a "TrainCon" to Westercon 72 in 2019!

Capricon 38

LTUE

LTUE 36 Provo, Utah

Dates: February 15 - 17th, 2018

Location: Provo Marriott & UVCC

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.

LTUE 36

Gallifrey One

Gallifrey One Los Angeles, CA

February 16 - 18th, 2018

Location: The Marriott LAX

A what? not what, Doctor Who! thank you to some of our committee including Chris Marble and David Gallaher for spreading our flyer love through space and time

Gallifrey One

Boskone

Boskone 55 Boston, MA

Dates: February 16 - 18th, 2018

Location: Westin Waterfront Hotel, Boston Mass.

Congrats to Mary Robinette Kowal on GOH, and find a table much like this one with everything you need to presupport the NASFiC Bid, dang Train Gang hijacking us again! Thank you Steve Davidson!

Boskone 55

Radcon

Radcon Pasco, WA

Dates: February 16 - 18th, 2018

Location: Red Lion Hotel

Yes we crammed flyers at yet another convention! Although we spirited away our Program chair Liz to help with LTUE, Her faithful team is still taking flyers to Radcon and spreading the word!

Radcon