April 17th, 2021

Tonopah Westercon

Meeting About Meetings

Today we had a meeting of the Westercon 74 committee to discuss current plans and recent Westercon developments. One of the things that came out of the meeting is that we're going to see about planning an in-person meeting in Tonopah on the weekend of July 10, for those of us who are fully vaccinated and who can make the trip. We'll do it in "hybrid" form, and I hope to do it in the same room in which we'll be doing the single room of "hybrid" programming during Westercon 74 in 2022, so we can test out the equipment and confirm that the convention center's network is up to the task.

The only reason we can do this is due to the unfortunately shutdown of the Westercon 73 committee, which frees up space on our calendars. Lisa and I are sufficiently eager to have a look at the newly opened Belvada Hotel, not to mention to get an unexpected opportunity to see what Tonopah is like on the 4th of July weekend, that we may go to Tonopah the previous weekend as well. We'll decide once we get a better handle on various arrangements that have to be made.

If you're not yet part of the Westercon 74 team and are interested, please let me know. We're still looking for more people to help us run this show. There are quite a few thing that still need to be done for which we don't have people to run them. Have a look at the Westercon 74 committee/staff page and the Volunteers page, and contact us if you're interested in helping us make a Westercon that's memorable for all of the right reasons.