NorWesCon

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(Did you mean a Seattle regional or a 1949 Portland convention?)


NorWesCon, the 1950 Worldcon, was held September 1–3, 1950, at the Multnomah Hotel in Portland, OR. (It was originally announced for an American Legion Hall, but the site was moved to the Multnomah Hotel between PR 1 and PR 2.) The GoH was Anthony Boucher. Theodore Sturgeon was the toastmaster and had the title "Entertainment Master of Ceremonies."

Donald Day replaced Jack de Courcy as chairman after de Courcy resigned because he was moving. Juanita Sharp was secretary, and Ruth Newbury, treasurer. Most of the organizers were members of the Portland Science-Fantasy Society.

Bob Tucker arranged a group train trip from Chicago: “Pullmans to Portland.”

The Portland bid had won over Capicon in '50 (D.C.), New Orleans in 1950 and New York in '50 at Cinvention in 1949. See 1950 Worldcon Site Selection for details.

The 1951 Worldcon Site Selection was held there.



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