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Welcome to Worldcon!

Sasquan is the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention, also known as “Worldcon,” the annual gathering of science fiction and fantasy fans.

Worldcon celebrates the best works and creators in the speculative fiction field and culture, Hundreds of authors, editors, publishers, artists, scientists, game designers, and other creators and intellectual leaders will participate in the convention program.

Worldcons are the site of the Hugo Awards, the premier awards in the science fiction field, recognizing the greatest books and stories, related works, film, television, podcasts, and fan works.

The convention will feature panels, presentations, readings, autograph sessions, kaffeeklatsches, and discussion groups, as well as participatory activities including writing, art, and other workshops, costuming and cosplaying, filk and other music, games including role-playing, board, and card games, fanzines, children’s programming, and other activities,

There will also be an art show, dealers room, exhibits on science, publishing,and the history and culture of fandom, and a world-class stage masquerade with the best fan costumers. The convention theme will include content from stories and storytellers of the Northwest, from aboriginal legends through the technologies of present and future to the possibilities and impossibilities of what we can imagine.

Guests of Honor

foster

Brad Foster
gerrold

David Gerrold
mcintrye

Vonda N. McIntyre
smith

Tom Smith
turek

Leslie Turek

In Spokane


The 73rd World Science Fiction Convention will be held in Spokane on August 19-23, 2015. Spokane is a regional center in eastern Washington state, 280 miles east of Seattle and the largest city on Interstate 90 and the Amtrak Empire Builder train route between Minneapolis and Seattle, also the largest city between Calgary and Salt Lake City. The convention site is in the heart of downtown Spokane, adjacent to the historic Centennial Trail and Riverfront Park, location of the 1974 World’s Fair. Spokane has hosted many major national and international gatherings, including the annual Hoopfest, the 2007 and 2010 National Figure Skating Championships, the 2009 Veterans Wheelchair Games, and the 2012 National Square Dance Convention, among others. Spokane is a beautiful city with the motto “Near Nature, Near Perfect’, highlighting the parks, gardens, natural and other outdoor attractions in the region. The convention site is within easy walking distance of over a hundred restaurants, as well as museums, theaters, shopping, historic sites, and other attractions.

Register for Sasquan


The attending membership rate is US$190. This rate will be good through December 31, 2014. You can register for the convention online.

Other Worldcons


Worldcons have been held (almost) annually since 1939 under the auspices of the World Science Fiction Society. The convention is held in a different location each year, recently in Melbourne (2010), Reno (2011), Chicago (2012), San Antonio (2013) and this year in London. The 2015 Worldcon will also host the site selection vote for the 2017 Worldcon, among bids from Helsinki, Japan, Montreal, and Washington DC.

Progress Reports

Progress Report #0 (Sep 2013)
Progress Report #1 (May 2014)
Progress Report #2 (August 2014)

Convention News
Sasquan Hotel Availability Update
18 Sep 2014
There are rooms open at the DoubleTree. You can right now book August 20-23. You can then contact the Housing Bureau to request adding dates before and after your booked reservation. This is the process which…(more)
Remembering Bobbie, one year later
15 Sep 2014
Our friend and mentor Bobbie DuFault passed away one year ago, peacefully in her sleep, on September 14, 2013. Bobbie was a leader in Northwest fandom, being involved with Rustycon, Norwescon, and other activities.…(more)
Housing Bureau opens for Sasquan members on September 16
13 Sep 2014
Spokane, 12 Sept 2014 As of 8am Pacific Time on Tuesday, September 16, Sasquan members may start making hotel reservations using the housing bureau link which will appear at http://sasquan.org/hotels. This early…(more)
The Moon and the Sun — The Film
09 Sep 2014
Paramount has acquired rights for distribution of the period fantasy adventure “The Moon and the Sun” slotting it for an April 10, 2015 release. Members of the ensemble cast are Pierce Brosnan as King Louis…(more)
Many Generations, All Fandom
29 Aug 2014
David Gerrold posted this to Facebook on August 26; we liked his comment so much we are reposting it here (with his permission):   Yesterday’s opinion piece from the daily dot comparing Nine Worlds…(more)
Marijuana
15 Aug 2014
Marijuana is legal in the State of Washington; however, it is still prohibited by federal law. And, public consumption of marijuana products is still illegal under the new Washington State law. Therefore, marijuana…(more)