How to Vote for a Westercon
Many don't know that we have to be voted on to win the ability to run the convention. Here is a skit done by Kevin Standlee & Chris Garcia about the process (in honor of Abbott & Costello)
Westercon 70
Our next appearance is at Westercon 70 / LepreCon 43 - "ConAlope" in Tempe, Arizona, July 1st - 4th, 2017. Attending members VOTE on if we host Westercon 72 in Utah For 2019. Come see what Westercon is all about and vote for us!
Logo Art for Utah for 2019 by Kaitlund Zupanic
Kaitlund Zupanic, a local Utah artist enjoys the project so much she #vaguebooking posted about the project before she was done!
Davis County Utah Tourism & Events
A fantastic team from Davis County and Layton City helps our bid team bring you the best options for this event. Davis County offers 5 amusement centers, 11 golf courses, 20 hotels with over 1800 rooms, and more than 400 restaurants.
The Hilton Garden Inn
Guestroom offers one king or two queen or two double beds, hospitality center, high speed Internet access, large business desk, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, coffeemaker, refrigerator, microwave, two line phones and voicemail.
Fahrenheit Lounge
Fahrenheit Lounge is a modern-retro rat-pack environment. From the white leather couches to the glistening smokey chrome bar and metropolitain abstract artwork… you’ll feel the vibe of the city.
Davis Conference Center
The DCC has 70k sq. ft. convention space, exhibit space, & an adjoining hotel. The 85 foot towers are mounted with LED light strips to indicate future weather forecasts & the design is adorned by red rock from India.

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Transportation

 

Transportation is a key element for a regional convention. Our goal is to provide you with ongoing information to make travel planning easy and accessible.

 

 

Flying - Salt Lake International Airport

Salt Lake City International Airport

 

"The approach to Salt Lake International Airport is one of the most impressive in the country, with the Wasatch Mountains rising abruptly to the east and the Great Salt Lake glistening to the north. From the air you get a great view of Salt Lake's downtown district and you see just how close, and convenient, the airport is to the city. It's just minutes away from our ski resorts, convention centers and sports arenas. 

Salt Lake City International Airport is located just five miles northwest and 10 minutes away from downtown Salt Lake City. Buses, trains and parking lots are all accessible at the airport. The airport works with all major U.S. airlines, including American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, US Airways, Continental, SkyWest, jetBlue, and United; it services several non-stop international flights."

(Utah.com)

 

Salt Lake City Airport Cafe

The Davis Conference Center is located off I-15 in Layton, Utah, and is just 20 minutes north of the Salt Lake International Airport. Additionally, Utah’s Frontrunner Commuter Rail system is only minutes away. The Salt Lake International Airport Website provides all transportation information for your convenience including Trax, buses, shuttles, cabs, Paratrans, and route/parking information. 

 

The New Salt Lake City Airport Redesign 2020

Building a new terminal complex is a huge and intricate undertaking, but the end result will be well worth the effort. Salt Lake City International Airport serves nearly 23 million passengers a year from facilities designed 50 years ago to serve half that many travelers.

Salt Lake City Airport Redesign 2020A lot has changed since then. We’ve grown into a hub airport, with many flights arriving and leaving around the same time. Security needs are vastly different. We need buildings that meet earthquake-safety standards.

 

You can follow updates between now and convention time on their website: http://www.slcairport.com/thenewslc It also provides email alerts and social media tracking. The Utah for 2019 bid team is also tracking this information for your convenience through our own social media: https://twitter.com/Utahfor2019

 

Utah Transit Authority - (Trax, Bus & Trolley)

Utah Transit Authority

 

Public transportation to and from the Salt Lake City International Airport is provided by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA). 

The TRAX/light rail Green Line leaves the airport every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes on weekends.  The TRAX stop is located at the south end of Terminal One. To locate the TRAX stop, visit our Airport Terminal Map.

Weekdays: 5:42 a.m. to 11:27 p.m.

Weekends: 6:31 a.m. to 11:11 p.m.

 

UTA Paratransit Service

Public transportation for passengers with disabilities is provided by UTA's Paratransit program. To make arrangements, contact UTA at (801) 287-7433 and visit the UTA Paratransit Services page for more information. 

 

Bus & Trolley Services

You can find any planning and route tools at the Utah Transit Authority Website. Please keep in mind the UTA site generally does not update routes and/or issues with routes more than 30-60 days out. Plan to mark your route using their tools a couple weeks before your trip to Utah. The address to enter for your destination is:

Utah Transit Authority Bus

1651 North 700 West

Layton, Utah  84041

 

This address will pull up information to take Trax or Bus to the North Temple UTA stop. From there you can chose to take Light Rail/Trax to Clearfield and the Trolley or Bus to your destination of the Davis Conference Center. 

 

Shuttles, Taxi, Uber, Limo, or other transportations can be found on their pages, or summarized on the Salt Lake City Airport Transportation Page.  Your bid team is working hard with the Davis County Tourism & Events for group rates using shuttles and other means of transportation for this event. We will keep you updated on our transportation page and social media as details come in. We have listed a couple of numbers below for your convenience. (please note Utah for 2019 is not responsible for transportation or details of. We merely provide options here for our attendees)

All Resort Express   (800) 457-9457

Super Shuttle     (800) 258-3826

Salt Lake Express   (800) 356-9796 

Uber     

 

Visit Salt Lake LogoOther Ground Transportations including Rental Cars, Taxi and other options can be found at: http://www.visitsaltlake.com/getting-around/ground-transportation

 

 

 

 

Davis County Tourism & Events

 

Layton City, Utah - Davis County Tourism & Events Bureau

Davis County Tourism Logo Layton City Logo

 

Davis County, Layton City, Utah, is nestled near the mountains between the cities of Ogden, and Salt Lake City. A beautiful playground; it’s home to Antelope Island State Park, Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington, and Layton City Mall with an interactive aquarium. The Great Salt Lake is only minutes away as well.

 

PlayinDavis.com  Take a tour of their site and see why Layton was picked by your bid team.

 

Davis County holds over 2,000 room options with 1,000 of those in Layton City alone. All rooms have quick and easy travel to accommodate any event. Davis County Tourism & Events looks forward to assisting any Utah for 2019 guests.

 

 

Additional Hotels: 

Davis Conference Center Patio

(listed in order of proximity to the Davis Conference Center)

  

 

Restaurants In Layton 400 Tasty Restaurants

 

Davis County has over 400 restaurants, and 60 in the immediate area around the Davis Conference Center. Each is a safe, walkable distance. Many are national chains, and some are local restaurants. From casual dining (fast food) to world cuisine, to elegant - it's all in Layton! Find a restaurant near you with a GPS-enabled phone.

 

Davis County offers endless outdoor recreation with incredible views, amazing wildlife and beautiful scenery. Within minutes, you can enjoy a round of golf at one of ten public courses, explore over 500 miles of trails and bikeways, ski world-class downhill slopes, go sightseeing at Antelope Island State Park or launch a kayak on the Great Salt Lake.

 

Lagoon Amusement Park

Lagoon Amusement Park Logo

 

Known as the ultimate playground for fun and entertainment, Davis County presents a wide diversity of family adventure with four amusement centers—more than any county in Utah. Lagoon is the largest amusement park in the Intermountain West. Davis County’s popular family-friendly attractions are endless and affordable.

 

 

If vacationing as a family, attending a business convention or conference, seeking outdoor adventure, or looking for an incredible place to shop or dine, Davis County is the perfect destination.

 Great Room EscapeLaser Tag

Layton Hills Mall is a located off of Hill Field Road at the intersection of Hill Field Road and I-15 . The mall has a variety of retail and dining options including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hollister, Texas Road House, Buffalo Wild Wings, and the SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium. Layton Hills Mall also features a children’s play area located on the lower level location and the Dartside indoor nerf gun arena on the upper level. Visit shoplaytonhills.com for more information including a complete list of retailers, restaurants, entertainment options and a mall map.

Layton Hills Mall

 

Entertainment features around Layton Hills Mall, just minutes walking from the Davis Conference Center, include the SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium, Dartside Indoor Nerf Center, Virtual Reality Arcade and Cinema, and Great Room Escape.

 SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium

Virtual Reality Arcade

Davis Conference Center

 Davis Conference Center Logo

 Davis Conference Center

1651 North 700 West

Layton, Utah  84041

 

  

 Welcome to Utah's premier event facility attached to the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel. The Davis Conference Center, nestled in Layton, Utah, is a fully integrated conference option that has over 70,000 square feet of premium meeting space. The DCC hosted the Utah SteamFest Convention and continues to host our annual Anime Banzai, which has an average 3,000+ attendance.

 

Davis Conference Center Lobby

The Davis Conference Center is adorned with red rock from India. It has wired and wireless high-speed internet access, LCD flat panels listing events and agendas, a full staff & services available, and inspiring architecture. High-speed internet is easy to access, dependable, and fast. Most rooms feature a built-in LCD projector with an automated screen that drops from the ceiling. Two 85-foot-tall towers at the entrance are mounted with LED light strips that indicate future weather forecasts..

 

 

Davis Conference Center Interior

 

 A signature feature of the Davis Conference Center is their Break Stations. Traditional breaks are no problem as they offer a scheduled break in meeting rooms. A meeting planner can also opt for Break Stations as a solution. Attendees have access to coffee, fresh pastries, fountain and bottled drinks, chips, snacks... and much more

 

   

 

 

 Davis Conference Center Atrium

Imagine a quiet mountain-view destination with all the amenities you need to enjoy a successful event. You’ll appreciate the sizable room options, layout, spacious hallways and unique decor, seamless service, state-of-the-art technology and unparalleled convenience.

 

  

Davis Conference Center Entrance

Utah for 2019


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Welcome fans and friends to the Utah for 2019 bid. Your team, who held a successful Westercon 67 in 2014 are back. Five years is long enough to miss hosting a regional event for you, so we are bidding to bring Westercon 72 to Layton, Utah in 2019.

 

Utah Welcome

Westercon is the West Coast’s most prestigious science fiction and fantasy convention. It bounces around the Western Region of the United States, and approaches its 70th year in 2017. Started many years ago for fans who couldn’t afford to attend the World Science Fiction Convention, Westercon became an event where fans travel to different parts of the West, join with different communities, and experience science fiction and fantasy fandom together.

 

This convention traveled all over the West. It's been held from Canada to El Paso; Hawaii to this year in Tempe, Arizona. Westercon is a science fiction & fantasy convention that covers general interest in speculative fiction genres, art, science, costuming, gaming, music, television, movies, and other topics that interest fandom. Westercon is a registered service mark of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, Inc. and is used with permission. Please visit Westercon.org for further details, bylaws, history, etc..

Westercon 70 Logo

 

The Utah for 2019 bid team was honored to be a part of Westercon in Utah for the first time in 2014. Westercon fans are supportive, energetic, responsive, compassionate and entertaining. It was clear to us that Westercon is an experience we want again for everyone

 

 

Westercon 71 LogoFive years is long enough! We... Can’t... Wait... So jump on board and help. Please support our bid to have Westercon 72 in Layton, Utah for 2019.

The bid committee will be reaching out to explain our ‘mad scientist’ machinations, promoting and publicizing the movement at other events until the vote. This is a full volunteer bid to serve a community we have grown to love. We’re asking for your support.

The vote is at Westercon 70 In Tempe, AZ, July 1st - 4th, 2017.

 

Mad Scientist? What do you mean by that?

 

The World Science Fiction Convention is an annual convention held since 1939 (skipping 1942-1945), which gathers fans (and pros) from around the world.  Worldcon is also where members vote for the Hugo awards. The 75th Worldcon will be held in Helsinki, Finland in 2017.

 

Whenever Worldcon is held in an overseas location, a NASFiC, North America Science Fiction Convention, is usually held as well. The NASFiC serves as a kind of substitute for fans who can't make it to Worldcon. The major difference is that the location of the NASFiC is determined by members of a Worldcon. 2017’s NASFiC is in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

What does that mean for Utah?

 

Should the August 2017 Worldcon vote an overseas event for 2019, it opens up the door for a 2019 NASFiC. The Utah for 2019 Bid Team will bid should that happens, and try to bring both NASFiC 2019 and Westercon 72 together for a huge celebration.

So ‘check under the hood’, explore the possibilities and help us make Utah for 2019 an event for everyone.

 

 

Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City/Layton
762 West Heritage Park Blvd, Layton, Utah, 84041, USA 

 

Hilton Garden Inn Entrance

The award winning Hilton Garden Inn is attached to the Davis Conference Center. Included amenities range from a fridge and microwave, a 37” LCD HD TV, and spacious work desks, to complimentary wireless high-speed internet access. The two buildings are separated by a spacious courtyard.

 

 

 

The hotel is home to The Garden Grill. Their hours of operation are:
* Breakfast – Monday through Friday – from 6:30 am to 10:00 am
* Breakfast – Saturday, Sunday and Holidays – from 7:00 am to 11:00 am
* A la Carte menu is available for dinner nightly, from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

 

 

Fahrenheit Lounge - a private club for 21+

 
Fahrenheit Lounge

A club for those 21 years of age or older; Fahrenheit Lounge extends beyond local settings and into a couture vibe experience perfect for after events. Its chrome bar, abstract artwork, white leather couches and tiered lighting promises an atmosphere you can slink into. Don’t like clubs? Take yourself to the extended outdoor fire pit area and enjoy the scenery of Utah.

 

Fahrenheit Lounge is not a snack and run type of setting. They pride themselves on having snacks, full-dinner-service selections, and a reputation in Northern Utah as a rare find for those who enjoy unique Martinis. They hold a mixture of classics and sensual originals for a full experience.

 

 

 

Fahrenheit Lounge Entrance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westercon is a registered service mark of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, Inc. and is used with permission. Utah for 2019 is supported by Utah Fandom Organization, a nonprofit. “Worldcon” and “NASFiC” are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.