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.
The 1951 Worldcon Site Selection was held there.
|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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