Master of Ceremonies

David Gerrold

Literary Guest of Honor

Nancy Kress (Photo by Richard Man)

Editor Guest of Honor

Rebecca Moesta

Fan Guests of Honor

Mem Morman & Kent Bloom

Musical Guests of Honor

Margaret Davis & Kristoph Klover

Artist Guest of Honor

Jeff Sturgeon

Celebrity Special Guest

Andrew Mayne

Dates: Wednesday July 4 - Sunday July 8, 2018
Location: The Hyatt Regency in the Denver Tech Center

Convention Hours:

Wednesday July 4th, light programming through the afternoon, outings, and fireworks in the evening
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9 am – Midnight
Sunday 9 am – 4:30 pm

Registration Hours:
Wednesday afternoon through evening
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9 am – 7 pm, 
Sunday 9 am – 3 pm

Vendor Hours:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10 am – 8 pm, 
Sunday 10 am – 4 pm


Westercon, or the West Coast Science Fantasy Conference, is a regional science fiction and fantasy convention founded in 1948. (For the history of Westercon, click here.) In 2018 it will be co-hosted with the Myths and Legends Convention.

We will be at the The Hyatt Regency in Denver, Colorado at 7800 E Tufts Ave, Denver, CO 80237. Follow this link to reserve rooms in our hotel block at the discounted rate!

Purchase memberships/weekend passes here.
Find out more about memberships here.



Westercon Bid Deadline Note:

The first Westercon 2020 Bid Deadline is December 31!

If you are with a group that wants to bid for the right to host the 2020 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference (Westercon 73), note that the first of several bid filing deadlines is December 31, 2017. Currently, only sites in the Northern and Southern portions of western North America (as defined in the Westercon Bylaws) are eligible to bid. If no bids file by December 31, 2017 (and none have been filed as of the time we posted this), then most of the Central Zone (except the immediate vicinity of the Westercon 71 site in Denver) also becomes eligible. So if you're bidding and you're from the North or South, you should file before the end of 2017 to "lock out" the Central zone.

If your group wants to bid to host Westercon 73 in 2020, you need to file the required documents with Westercon 71 (2018, Denver). The documents are: 1. A cover letter declaring your intent to bid and listing at least two officers (Chair and Treasurer) and the specific dates you plan to hold your Westercon should you win. 2. An organizing document (such as bylaws). 3. A letter of intent or similar document from your proposed facility. 4. If in the USA, proof that your organization is a non-profit association or corporation. Send these documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to file your bid.

Regardless of whether or not any bids file by December 31, 2017, only bids filed on or before April 15, 2018 will appear on the Westercon site selection ballot. For the detailed rules for Westercon, including the exact specification of the bidding zones and filing requirements, see Article 3 of the Westercon Bylaws in the Current Papers section of the Westercon web site at



Special thanks to our participating sponsor, MileHiCon!

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