Author Archives: Marsha Glassner

Childcare Booking Now Available

Childcare capacity is limited and we urge parents to book all childcare hours in advance where possible, so we can ensure adequate staffing and service.

KiddieCorp is now accepting bookings directly from Sasquan members at this link: https://www.kiddiecorp.com/sasquankids.htm

KiddieCorp’s service will be available to all children aged 12 or under as of the start of the convention. Child memberships costing $90 are available for all children in this age group and include 8 hours of free childcare. Alternatively, a total of 8 hours of free childcare is included with Family Memberships. Additional hours are then chargeable at a rate of $10 per hour per child. Children under 6 can attend the convention as Kids­in­Tow without paying a membership fee, but will not receive any free childcare and will therefore need to pay the $10 per hour charge for all childcare hours that they use.

Please note that your children must be registered with the convention (whether with Child/Family memberships or as Kids­in­Tow) before they can be booked into the KiddieCorp service.

The childcare service will be located in the Doubletree, which is connected to the Convention Center. We have included evening services on Friday and Saturday to enable parents to attend the parties as well as Masquerade and/or Hugo Award Ceremony. Please note that children can only receive a maximum of 10 hours of childcare on any single day. The childcare service will be available during the following hours (subject to change):

Wednesday 8/19: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 8/20: 9.30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 8/21: 9.30 AM – Midnight
Saturday 8/22: 9.30 AM – Midnight
Sunday 8/23: 9.30 AM – 3:00 PM

Sasquan members can register for childcare services at https://www.kiddiecorp.com/sasquankids.htm

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first­ come, first­ served basis, so please book well in advance.

If you have any questions about childcare services, please contact the Childcare Staff.

One Day Memberships

One Day Memberships will be available both online and at the door at the following rates:

  Wed
19
Aug
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20
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Fri
21
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22
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23
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Adult US
$45
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$70
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$70
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$70
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$40
Military US
$20
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$35
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$35
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$35
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$20
Young
Adult
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$20
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$35
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$35
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$35
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$20
Military US
$15
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$25
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$25
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$25
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$15

One day memberships do not include Business Meeting voting rights or Site Selection rights. Business Meeting attendance will be dependent on seating availability.

Progress Report 4!

Have you checked out Sasquan Progress Report 4 yet? It includes information about the Spokane area and its many attractions as well as things to check out on the way if you are driving from Portland or Seattle. Events and Programming are firming up now – get a sneak peek at some of the details as well as the list of confirmed participants. You will want to see the new artwork from GOH Brad Foster too!

Need hotel, accessibility, or childcare information? There are updates and contact information for each. What do convention volunteers do? Find out about volunteer positions that are available and how you could get involved.

Progress Report 4 also includes ballots and rules for the 75th World Science Fiction Convention 2017 Site Selection; and for the 2015 Hugo Award and John W. Cambell Award for Best New Writer, as well as information about this year’s WSFS Business Meeting.

You can download Progress Report 4 from our Publications page in your choice of high-resolution or faster-loading formats.

At-the-Door Rates Announced

Advance registration will close August 2, 2015. Register now to get your membership at the lower advance rate!

After August 2, memberships will be sold at the door at the following rates:

Full Attending Memberships

  • New Attending – $240.00
  • New YA – $120.00
  • New Child (6-16) – $105.00
  • New Military – $120.00
  • New Family – $600.00

 

Site Selection With Online Payment Is Available

MEDIA RELEASE #2015-6A
Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention

19-23 August 2015 at Spokane WA USA

http://www.sasquan.org

SITE SELECTION OPENS: ONLINE SITE SELECTION PAYMENT AVAILABLE

Spokane, Washington, 14 May 2015

Voting for the site of the 75th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in 2017, is now open. The bids which have filed to hold the convention are:

  • Helsinki in 2017, Helsinki Finland: dates 9-13 August, 2017
  • Montreal in 2017, Montreal, Quebec, Canada: dates 31 August to 4 September, 2017
  • Nippon in 2017, Shizuoka Japan; dates 24-28 August, 2017
  • DC17, Washington, DC, USA: dates 16-20 August, 2017

In order to vote for one of these bids, you must have a membership in Sasquan and you must pay an advance supporting membership fee of $40 to the 2017 Worldcon. That fee will get you a supporting membership in the 2017 Worldcon, whoever wins the right to hold the convention. Payment may be made online at https://sasquan.swoc.us/sasquan/sitevote-pay.php through Monday 10 August 2015, by mailed check arriving at our office through Monday 10 August 2015, or in person at Sasquan through 6 PM local time Friday 21 August 2015. You may have another person deliver your ballot and payment at Sasquan before that time as well.

Voting on site selection is conducted by paper ballots, and they are counted by representatives of all bids at Sasquan. There is no online voting. Once your vote is made, you may not change it. This is different from Hugo Award voting.

For further information about the bids, please go to http://sasquan.org/site-selection/.

Sasquan membership and registration information is available at
https://sasquan.swoc.us/sasquan/reg.php.

The Hugo Award Voter Packet Is Now Available

MEDIA RELEASE #2015-7
Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention

19-23 August 2015 at Spokane WA USA

http://www.sasquan.org

HUGO NOMINEE PACKET AVAILABLE

Spokane, Washington, 18 May 2015
A digital file of many of the Hugo Award nominees is now available for members of Sasquan to download at http://sasquan.org/hugo-awards/packet_download/. This free download is supplied by the creators and publishers of works that are nominated for the awards. It is free to all current Supporting, Attending and Young Adult members of Sasquan, and those who become members before 31 July 2015. Its purpose is to allow those who are voting on the Hugo Awards to be able to make an informed choice among the nominated works.

All of the short fiction and graphic novels are included in their entirety. The packet contains the full text of three of the novels: The Dark between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson, The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison, amd The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu. Skin Game by Jim Butcher and Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie are represented by extensive excerpts. One of the five finalists in the Related Work category is represented by an excerpt: Letters from Gardner, by Lou Antonelli. There is some material in each of the other categories except the Dramatic Presentations, but not everyone wanted us to include their work in this packet.

Voting on the Hugo Awards is open to all Supporting, Attending or Young Adult members of Sasquan. More information about voting and a ballot may be found at http://sasquan.org/site-selection/. In order to vote, you will have to enter your membership number and Hugo PIN at http://sasquan.org/hugo-awards/voting.

Sasquan membership and registration information is available at
https://sasquan.swoc.us/sasquan/reg.php.