March 16th, 2020

Tonopah Westercon

Tonopah Membership Stats

Over the weekend, with the help of Westercon 74's registrar, I updated the Westercon 74 membership list including all (as far as we can tell) new and upgraded memberships as of the end of the initial membership price levels that ended at the end of February. I also published a new Westercon 74 membership statistics page that shows the number of members by state/province (or country other than US/Canada) and membership class. The headline figures is 208 members total (155 attending, 53 supporting).

Don't forget that Westercon 74 is in 2021, not this July. Westercon 73 is scheduled for July 2-5, 2020 in SeaTac WA. I have been harping on this lately because more than one person has said to me things that make it clear that they think Tonopah's Westercon is this year, not next year.

While at the moment we're banking on the C-19 pandemic having abated and something approaching normality having returned by July 2021, I think it possible that people who have been pooh-poohing Lisa's plans on cleanliness in the rather substantial amount of food and beverage that we'll be providing to members in Tonopah will be less dismissive. Having a serving kitchen is great, but it also means that we have to take even more care to keep things clean. Fortunately, it also provides us with the tools to be able to do so. Oh, and if you are interested in helping, please contact me so I can put you in touch with Lisa. It can't be done with only one person or even two. We'll need lots of help running the portion of the convention I expect to consume the largest share of the convention's budget.