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Westercon 62 is closed [Sep. 20th, 2010|09:44 pm]
Westercon 62 (FiestaCon)

mwillmoth
Hi, all!

We are closing the books to Westercon 62. We gave a report at the Westercon 63 Business Meeting. We refunded staff memberships and let staff pick organizations which would receive an equivalent amount as a donation.

Thanks to everyone who attended, supported, pre-supported, volunteered, staffed, etc. It was a success because of all of you.

I hope you all will consider attending Westercon 64 in San Jose next July. I will be the Fan Guest-of-Honor there. Please visit www.westercon64.org for details.

Mike Willmoth
Chair
Westercon 62 in 2009
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Some settings have now been changed [Sep. 20th, 2010|09:32 pm]
Westercon 62 (FiestaCon)

mrsftv
[Tags|, , ]
[Current Mood |surprisedsurprised]

Obviously, this LJ community is not going to see much activity in the future (or even recently).  The spam message with the enticing link to a video clip has been removed and noted as such to LJ.  Looks like she posted that message to lots of other communities. 

I have gone in and made changes to the settings so that it doesn't happen again. 

In the meantime, if you are interested in upcoming Leprecon, Inc. events, please visit http://www.leprecon.org or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Leprecon-Inc . Next up is LepreCon 37,  May 6-8, 2011 at the Tempe Missions Palms (the location for WesterCon 62).  For information on upcoming Westercons, please visit http://www.westercon.org.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled LJ programming.

Lee Whiteside
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Westercon 62 Business Meeting Video [Jul. 28th, 2009|06:23 pm]
Westercon 62 (FiestaCon)

kevin_standlee
[Current Mood |accomplished]

I've uploaded a Video of the Westercon 62 Business Meeting in Tempe held earlier this month. Unfortunately, there was a small technical problem, and the camera cut off during the last couple of minutes of the meeting. (The substantive loss was slight, I assure you.)
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W62 Update [Jul. 12th, 2009|09:23 pm]
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mwillmoth
Thanks to everyone who attended FiestaCon last weekend. I'm still working on final numbers, but based on the hotel bill and pending reimbursements for out of pocket expenses it looks like we may have made a small profit. It will take about a month to get all of the reimbursements taken care of. Preliminary numbers suggest 800 total members, 650 warm bodies. Now that I've had about a week to catch up on mundane things I hope to determine better numbers soon.

Feedback would be appreciated. Please use info@fiestacon.org and we'll share it with Pasadena next year (Westercon 63 aka Confirmation).

<== Mike ==>
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San Jose Wins 2011 Westercon [Jul. 3rd, 2009|09:27 pm]
Westercon 62 (FiestaCon)

kevin_standlee
[Current Location |Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, Arizona]
[Current Mood |pleasedpleased]

San Jose received 79 of the 93 votes cast in the 2011 Westercon Site Selection (the remainder spread over a raft of write-ins, None of the Above, and No Preference) and will host Westercon 64, July 1-4, 2011, at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, California. (Those who attended ConJose will remember this as the 2002 Worldcon's headquarters hotel.)

Guests of Honor are Patricia A. McKillip, Kaja & Phil Foglio, and Mike Willmoth. Convention Chair is Glenn Glazer.

Membership is $45 if you neither voted in Westercon Site Selection or pre-supported the SJ2011 Westercon bid. Discounts apply to those who voted/pre-supported.

More details, including online registration, will be available in a day or two on the convention's web site, http://www.westercon64.org/
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Westercon Business Meeting Results [Jul. 3rd, 2009|01:42 pm]
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kevin_standlee
Today's Westercon Business Meeting gave first passage to a proposal to repeal the existing rule that prohibits sites within 75 miles of the current Westercon from bidding to host the Westercon two years hence. This proposal will be sent on to next year's Westercon for ratification. If the proposal is ratified next year, it would first apply to the 2013 Westercon site selection to be held at the 2011 Westercon.

The Business Meeting scheduled for 1 PM Saturday will not be held unless there is a problem with site selection. The results of site selection are expected to be published in the Saturday morning edition of the newsletter, and if there is any reason to hold the Saturday afternoon Business Meeting, it will be announced in the Saturday morning newsletter. Results of Site Selection are official as soon as announced by the Site Selection administrator, and therefore we expect that the results will be made public around the convention later this evening.
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Update [Jun. 27th, 2009|07:37 pm]
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mwillmoth
FiestaCon's program book is done and at the printer. So is the program schedule, aka pocket program. Area guide is done. Banquet event orders have been reviewed. Dealers Room tables have been assigned. Fan Tables need to finish assignment. Food Services has funds to shop. Memberships are still rolling in at the last minute. GoH Banquet tickets are going ok, would like to sell more. It's coming together.

<== Mike ==>
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Final Stretch [Jun. 16th, 2009|01:28 am]
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mwillmoth
At our final staff meeting we ironed out last minute details. Area guide is done and will be up on website, in print at-con. Pocket program and program book are being finalized as I type. Room block going away before it's full, unfortunately. Dealers Room is full with a waiting list; Art Show is almost full. Pre-reg (paid) just under 500 total right now (all classes). Participants over 100 (most comped, some paid). Great schedule planned, now on website. Entering final stretch...

<== Mike ==>
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PR4 Mailed, Final Walkthru/Staff Meeting Scheduled [Jun. 13th, 2009|12:32 am]
Westercon 62 (FiestaCon)

mwillmoth
Progress Report #4 has been mailed earlier this week. It is also available on our website under Publications.

Our final hotel walkthru & pre-con staff meeting will be Sun Jun 14 at 12noon MST/PDT at the con hotel.

It's coming together, folks :-)

<== Mike ==>
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Tempe July 4th Information / Orbit Bus line (Updated) [Jun. 5th, 2009|10:18 pm]
Westercon 62 (FiestaCon)

mrsftv
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There's information available about the Tempe July 4th event that is happening in downtown Tempe during FiestaCon. There will be free bus service available in Tempe in conjunction with the July 4th festivities. Those festivities start at 4 pm with the fireworks starting at around 9:20 pm. FiestaCon attendees will also be able to watch the fireworks from the pool deck area at the hotel. Full details on that are forthcoming.

Information on downtown Tempe road closures on July 4th are now posted on the Tempe.gov web site

In addition to the Light Rail system, there is also the Tempe Orbit Bus system that takes you around the downtown area including stops at the Tempe Marketplace shopping mall (which has even more choices for food and shopping).
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