Baycon 2005 was held May 27–30, 2005 at the San Jose DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, CA. The theme was "The Con You Can't Refuse", a play on the famous line "an offer you can't refuse" from The Godfather. Author GoH was Jay Lake, Artist GoH was Frank Wu, Fan GoHs were Kevin Roche and Andy Trembley, Special Guest was Chase Masterson, and Toastmaster was Christopher Garcia. Chair was Michael Siladi. The con's charity was Modest Needs, which assists hard-working individuals and families who suddenly find themselves faced with an unexpected expense that threatens their abilty to remain self-sufficent. Attendance was 2402 members.
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