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Westercon Hotel Rooms Still Available

As announced on the Westercon 64 website, there are still hotel rooms available at the Fairmont Hotel in San José for next weekend's Westercon. There were apparently rumors that the hotel was sold out, and we even saw some people assuming that the convention was sold out. Neither of these is true. There are hotel rooms available, and Westercon doesn't have a membership cap or limit. (Maybe someone was confusing Westercon with the World Fantasy Convention?) Anyway, if you're coming to Westercon (and we hope you are), make sure you book a hotel room so as to have the complete convention experience without having to worry about the drive home at night.
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Westercon 64 Announces Special Events

Westercon 64 issued the following press release this morning discussing the convention's major special events.

2011 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference
PO Box 61363, Sunnyvale CA 94088-1363 USA;


Westercon 64 Announces Special Events

This Fourth of July weekend sees Westercon 64, the 2011 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference, coming to downtown San Jose. Westercon 64 will include several special events in its schedule in addition to traditional SF/F convention programming. Among the special events planned is a performance of a radio-style play written by artist guests of honor Phil and Kaja Foglio, a themed Saturday afternoon tea with writer guest of honor Patricia McKillip, a focus event on the guests moderated by Terry Bisson from the SF in SF reading series, and an SF/F-themed game show. The convention will also include two Regency Dances and the Westercon Masquerade costume contest.
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Convention Room Rate Expiring Soon

If you've haven't already booked your room at the Fairmont, we strongly urge you to book your room as soon as possible, so that we can help guarantee you the convention room rate. After our hotel room block expires, we cannot guarantee our convention rate.

Also, we have heard that some people are having problems with booking shoulder nights such as the Thursday night before the convention. If you run into this problem or any other booking problem, please book your Friday through Sunday (or later) stay and then write to and we'll promptly help you work with the hotel to get the rest of your nights booked in.
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Room Sharing

Although posting to westercon2011sj is one way to find other fans who might want to split a hotel room at Westercon 64, the convention has also announced Room Sharing page on their web site where people trying to connect for a room share can post comments. Of course, the convention isn't responsible for your room arrangements, and only provides the comment space as a courtesy to its members.