How to Support Utah for 2019
A Note from our team:
Our bid was born out of a need to see an official bid for Westercon 72. Tempe wanted to bid to continue the Westercon tradition and we are extremely grateful to them for giving us the inspiration. When we realized that we could place a bid, building off the momentum of Westercon 67, we jumped on it. To have the chance to bring this type of science fiction convention back to Utah and expose future generations to the opportunity of being a part of an amazing community, it is something we simply could not pass up.
The proposed dates of Westercon 72, should we win the bid, are July 3rd - 7th, 2019 in Layton, Utah.
We can’t do this without your support. This gives us only three months to campaign, draw support, and ask for your votes - we will do our best to gain your confidence.
Utah for 2019 has a hold on facilities and hotel accommodations. We have worked with the Tourism & Events Bureau to bring every opportunity to the table. This website has been designed to show you our plan to hold a Westercon. Our support levels are now live. Any support level given will lead to a discount on membership pricing should we be voted at Westercon 70 this July 1st - 4th, 2017.
Thank you for your consideration,
Side Note: The question of bidding for a NASFiC (North American Science Fiction Convention) came down to the fact if a Worldcon is voted overseas, then there would be two possible conventions, Westercon and the NASFiC, with similar goals, competing for space and members in the same year while dodging the dates of the overseas Worldcon.
The options are sexy for Worldcon 2019. This is an opportunity to solidify membership, expand awareness of all three conventions, and teach what has made these honored conventions great for so many years.