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 in a rescue move after de Courcy resigned because he was moving. Several other committee members resigned for various reasons and fandom reacted with Alarm and Despondency when no official publicity had been issued and no site had been officially hired by April.
The 1951 Worldcon Site Selection was held there.
- NorWesCon publications and photos on fanac.org
- Preview of Norwescon by Don Day
- Forrest J Ackerman's NorWesCon Reminiscence.
|From Fancyclopedia 2, ca. 1959|
|from Convention NorWesCon (at Portland, Oregon) followed an intensive campaign for a West Coast con in the name of fairness. It saw the introduction of a Dianetics session full of people testifying to the healing powers of the New Faith, and a lethal takeoff on such screwballism in Theobald Mackerel's presentation of Diacybersemnetimantics.|
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