Westercon 50 is pleased to host the Locus Awards. This event will lead off a social gathering following by a semi-formal (dress Hawaiian shirts) sit-down dinner feast. After dinner, the Westercon 50 Guests of Honor will take a bow, various timelines will be bent to facilitate some special awards, sand the Locus Awards will be presented.
The Locus Awards honor the best in fantasy and science fiction literature and art for the past year in 15 categories. The honors are selected by the readers of Locus through the annual Locus Poll & Survey. It can be argued that they are the most knowledgeable of the award voter sets. The Locus Awards have more nominations than the Hugos and Nebulas combined.
Locus Magazine is celebrating its 30th year. It is the publication of record for the science fiction publishing field.
The 50th Westercon, or West Coast Science Fantasy Conference, is being held at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel, July 3-6, 1997. Its honored guests are Martin Harry Greenberg (Guest of Honor Westercon past), J. Michael Straczynski (GoH Westercon present), Amy Thomson (GoH Westercon future), Victoria (Poyser) Lisi (Artist GoH), Jack Cohen (Science GoH), Walter J. Daugherty (Fan GoH) and Jeanne and Spider Robinson (Music Guests of Honor). Westercon 50's theme is "Folding Time: Westercon Past, Present and Yet To Come".
Membership in Westercon 50 is $60 attending, $20 supporting. The Westercon and Locus Awards Banquet is $35 per person, $280 per table of eight. Please contact us NOW to reserve your table by phone to (206) 742-8943, by mail to Westercon Registration, P.O.Box 283, Seattle WA 98111-0283 and by firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on panel programming may be had from the web site or email to email@example.com.
The banquet menu will be Sweet Apple Grilled Breast of Chicken with Apple Shallot Demin, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Roasted Pike Place Vegetables, breads and beverages. There will be a vegetarian option. The no host bar will be open before and during the banquet.