April 14th, 2021

Tonopah Westercon

Tonopah Stands Alone

While cleaning up the Westercon history page and adding the necessary new footnotes to explain what happened to Westercon 73 Seattle and how it will be folded into Loscon 47, I was hit by a revelation: Westercon 74 will be the first standalone Westercon in eight years. Every Westercon from 2014 through 2021 (there was no convention last year, of course) was/will be combined with some other convention. Now sometimes the combination was Westercon with something larger, like with the 2019 NASFiC, and sometimes the combination went the other way with Westercon hosting other conventions like ConChord. But from Westercons 67 through 73, it was always a combined convention. Westercon 74 in Tonopah will not be combined with anything else. We stand on our own. I hope we get the 200-400 people to join us that we're planning for.