Going to Westercon was Re: [mythsoc] New Member
- Welcome, New members are always appreciated.
Will you be going to Westercon in Seattle, WA this year? There will be
many of us there. We should probably plan a meeting.
Everyone who is going to Westercon should speak up. If there are enough
of us, may be we should write to them about doing a BoF.
- In a message dated 2/18/2003 4:24:21 PM Eastern Standard Time,
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- Hi Lisa!
> Will you be going to Westercon in Seattle,Probably not as I am spending a lot of money on a couple of other fan
> WA this year? There will be many of us there.
> We should probably plan a meeting.
> Everyone who is going to Westercon should
> speak up. If there are enough of us, may be
> we should write to them about doing a BoF.
gatherings this year (TTT: One Party in L.A. next month and
the "Gathering of the Fellowship" in Canada next December). I'm going
to be paying my charge account for many moons already....
God bless! Tinidril
- I'd never even heard of Westercon until about ten minutes ago. What is
Ernest S. Tomlinson
- No, Norwescon is a different convention that's only in the Pacific Northwest,
while Westercon can be anywhere on the West Coast.
- Birds of a Feather. A con sets aside a room and gives the various fan
groups their own time and then fans of whatever can get together and
meet. We had one at WorldCon. It helps people find out about you. And
gets some great stuff going, sometimes about the group or the group's
subject, depending on how the moderator wants to set it up.
It's easier than setting up an information table, since you only need to
dedicate an hour or so to the project, rather than the entire con.
- It is the West Coast Science Fiction Convention. It meets every year
around July 4, but floats from city to city on the West Coast (well, one
year we were in Hawaii and another in El Paso. We've had bids for
Colorado too). 2003 is in Seattle (the Sea/Tac Doubletree to be exact)
July 3-6 and their webite is http://www.wester56.org/ . The main
WesterCon website is http://www.westercon.org/ and gives references to
past, current and future Westercons. It's a general convention (like
Norwescon) and about 1500-2000 people in recent years.
- Thanks, Lisa. It's just that "BoF" is not a well-known abbreviation, nor is
"Birds of a Feather" a well-known term, even among longtime fans like me. I
think that it's a good idea to tone down the use of the abbreviations, since
we're not all that deeply into fandom.
- Sorry, it's been around for a number of years out here on the West
Coast. On the abreviated programs grids you'll see BoF - B5 (Birds of a
Feather - Babylon 5) or BoF -ST. If we're lucky they might spell out our
whole name, but don't bet on it. But it does make things shorter on that
little grid, especially since they are usually held in the smaller
And it usually is fully explained in the progress reports (to get clubs
to sign up) and program book, to get other fans to show up.
>Thanks, Lisa. It's just that "BoF" is not a well-known abbreviation, nor is
>"Birds of a Feather" a well-known term, even among longtime fans like me. I
>think that it's a good idea to tone down the use of the abbreviations, since
>we're not all that deeply into fandom.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lisa Deutsch Harrigan" <lisa@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 1:24 PM
Subject: Going to Westercon was Re: [mythsoc] New Member
> Will you be going to Westercon in Seattle, WA this year? There will be
> many of us there. We should probably plan a meeting.
> Everyone who is going to Westercon should speak up.
After reviewing the registration info online, I can say that I would _like_
to go, but I can't register yet. My move from my old apartment to a new
house has left me destitute; at the moment I have less money in the bank
than I've ever had since high school. Maybe in month I can afford to
register; hopefully that won't be too late.