Westercon 29

From Fancyclopedia 3
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Westercon 29 was held July 2-5, 1976 at the Hyatt House Hotel in Los Angeles. The GoH was Horace L. Gold and the FGoH was Gregg Calkins. It was chaired by Bruce Pelz.

CONTRAception was a competing bid. See 1976 Westercon Site Selection.

Locus reported that it was smaller than typical for Westercon with only a thousand members. There were only 30 costumes on the masquerade. Highlights included an interview with Theodore Sturgeon. The FGoH speech was so filled with in-jokes that Locus though it was understood by no more than 6 people. Bill Rotsler took part in a cartoonist war and a 50th birthday party.

H. L. Gold was recovering from a stroke, so his GoH speech (the editorial from Galaxy's 2th anniversary issue) was read by someone else. Charles Burbee gave a "rambling presentation" of the FAAn Awards.

Los Angeles won the right to host 1978 Westercon, see 1978 Westercon Site Selection.

Westercon 28 Westercon - Bidding Westercon 30
This is a convention page. Please extend it by adding information about the convention, including dates, GoHs, convention chairman, locale, sponsoring organization, external links to convention pages, awards given, the program, notable events, anecdotes, pictures, scans of publications, pictures of T-shirts, con reports, etc.