Contact

For general Westercon 71 / Myths and Legends Con information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


 

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If you are interested in being a media/press presence at Westercon 71 / Myths and Legends, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


 

If you would like to suggest panel ideas, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with:

  • The title of your panel suggestion
  • A brief description suitable for a program book
  • A longer description if there is any concern about us understanding the short description. ?

If you would like to be a panelist, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with:

  • Who you are
  • What topics you are knowledgeable about

 


 

If you are interested in being a vendor at Westercon 71 / Myths and Legends, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with:

  • Who you are
  • a description of what you make
  • Tell us why you think it will appeal to our members as fans of science fiction & fantasy
  • either sample pictures of your work or a link to your online presence where we can see them.

 


 

If you are interested in participating in the Art Show, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with:

  • Who you are
  • either sample pictures of your art or a link to your online presence where we can see them

 If you are interested in hosting a room party in one of the convention suites, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with:

  • Who you are
  • What you want to party about

 If you are interested in having a fan table, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with:

  • Who you are
  • What you want to have a fan table for

 

Our Committee is comprised of people who have a wide range of experience in running conventions, and we are excited to bring to you the best combined convention Denver has ever seen!

 

Meet our ConCom:

 

DepartmentNameEmail Address
Con Chair Nikki Ebright This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Treasurer/Operations Billy Van Ark This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Registration Chair <vacant> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Programming Head Nikki Ebright This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 ○ Writer's Workshop  Lou Berger
 ○ Children's Programming Meg Ward  
 ○ Science Programming Tim Slater  
 ○ Filk Programming Kathleen Sloan & Blind Lemming Chiffon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Publications Director Sandra Wheeler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vendor Coordinator Carinn Seabolt This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Heads of Safety Chris Park This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Guest Liaison Nikki Ebright  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Masquerade Chair Erin Card
 
Consuite Shiela McClune and Keith McClune
Volunteer Coordinators Jessy Pace and Kirk Stevens  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web Development Kevin Rice
Westercon 71 Business Meeting Chair Kevin Standlee
 ○ Secretary Linda Deneroff
 ○ Videographer Lisa Hayes
Westercon 73 Site Selection Ben Yalow This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hotel Liason: Gatherings / Party Rooms / Suites Cass Marshall This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fan Tables This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Other Staff:
Misty Cook 
Lamont Jones
Mitzi Jones

 

Denver’s Westercon will be run by Shiny Garden and hosted at the Myths and Legends Convention.

 

The Board of Directors for Shiny Garden is Jason Evans, Nikki Ebright, Nancy Kay Clark, Billy Van Ark, Brian Ziman, Janet Rose, Jo Ann Byrne, and Sandra Wheeler. You can find out more at https://shinygarden.org.

 

Here are the answers to some of our frequently asked questions!

 

What is Westercon?

Westercon is an annual sci-fi focused convention that travels around the western part of the US. It was started by the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society in 1948 as a west coast alternative to the east coast based conventions of the time. In 1951, the convention began the tradition of moving cities each year. (See Westercon History for more information.) The convention is traditionally held over 4th of July weekend.

 

What do you mean, “we won the bid”?

Groups of people bid for the right to host Westercon in their city two years after the vote. Our Denver group formed in mid-2014 and decided to try to host Westercon in Denver in 2018. People at the 2016 convention voted and we won! So over July 4th – 8th, 2018, we are putting on Westercon 71.

 

Westercon 71? Have there really been that many?

There have! It’s been held annually since 1948! Check out the complete list here: westercon.org/organization/history.

 

Memberships?

The philosophy of Westercon is that audiences buy tickets to shows, like theater performances or pop culture conventions where the content is created and provided, with little interaction between the event and the attendees. People who come to Westercon, in contrast, are members of a community where everyone participates. One longtime attendee put it this way: it’s a potluck and everyone brings something, but we don’t have a barn big enough for all of us, so we all pitch in and some folks coordinate getting the barn space for everyone.

 

Will there be a MALCon in 2018?

We will co-host MALCon and Westercon in July. There’s a lot of overlap in programming, especially literary panels, so it will be a great fit. Additionally, there are some great Westercon traditions (like the Ice Cream Social and the Regency Dance) and MALCon traditions (like Tea Dueling and Blanket Forts) that we will get to share with everyone! Westercon and MALCon both also share the feeling of a small community, where you can get to know your fellow attendees. We are looking forward to keeping that feeling of community going, and sharing it between the Westercon and MALCon communities.

 

Will other local Denver conventions be involved?

Yes! We have a lot of connections and cooperation among many of the conventions in Denver, and we are excited to take the opportunity at Westercon 71 to spotlight some of the cool things you can find at some of our other local events.

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