Westercon 75 Canceled

Arlene Busby, chair of Westercon 75, has announced that Westercon 75 is canceled.

The Westercon 75 staff and I regret that we cannot fulfill our plans to hold the event which had been scheduled for June 30 – July 3, 2023, in Anaheim, CA. It saddens us to do this, but a cascade of circumstances won’t allow it to happen.

Instead, Loscon 49, scheduled for November 24-26, 2023, at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel, will assume the mantle of Westercon 75, and will honor the memberships of those members of Westercon 75 who do not request a refund from the Anaheim committee. The 2023 Westercon Business Meeting will thus be held at Loscon 49, during which the election to choose the site of the 2025 Westercon (Westercon 77) will occur.

The Chair of Loscon 49 has agreed to accept members of Westercon 75 as members with the transfer of money. They are honoring the spirit of the convention. Loscon 49’s chair, along with the LASFS Board of Directors will honor the memberships in good faith and to support potential increased participation in the vote for Westercon 77 (for which a separate voting fee is required).

Members can have their memberships transferred to Loscon 49, donate their memberships to Westercon 75 to help defray costs, or ask for a refund. For details, see the Westercon 75 site.

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