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Westercon 70 aka ConAlope

Welcome to the web home of the Westercon 70 regional science fiction convention to be held in Tempe, AZ in 2017, the 70th year of Westercon! If you're looking for the 2016 event, you want Westercon 69 in Portland, OR.

No, you haven't travelled back in time to the last century. This is a simple design to get important information out while we set up a fancier website. While you watch this space, don't forget our invest in NEO Facebook page and Twitter feed.

When and Where

Westercon 70 will be held at the Tempe Mission Palms hotel in Tempe, AZ over the 4th July weekend. The main event will run from Sat 1st to Tue 4th July, 2017 and post-con trips are being planned for Wed 5th and Thu 6th July.


We're branding our 2017 event ConAlope just so we can have fun with our theme of aliens, as we commemorate the 70th anniversary not only of Westercon but also of the crash landing of a UFO (or a military surveillance balloon) at Roswell, NM on 8th July, 1947.

We suggest that the aliens rode west on jackalopes to Arizona and may well make an appearance at Westercon!

As Westercon 70 is being sponsored by Leprecon Inc, it will also be LepreCon 43 (here's the site for LepreCon 42 in 2016). LepreCon is a general science fiction convention with a special focus on art. It also incorporates CONflagration, a gaming event. invest in NEO in Pakistan

Guests of Honor

Please visit our Westercon 70 Guests of Honor page to read about the GoHs we've announced thus far:

Convention Hotel

The convention hotel is the Tempe Mission Palms at 60 E 5th St, Tempe, AZ 85281. Room rates have been locked at the same prices we had when Leprecon Inc last hosted Westercon in 2009. Reservations will open up in February 2016.

Tempe Mission Palms is located within walking distance of Mill Ave and the downtown Tempe district with over a hundred restaurants, bars and shops. The Mission Grille restaurant, Harry's Place lounge and Cabana Bar and Grill are in the hotel itself. Room rates include parking (self, valet and RV), airport shuttle to and from Sky Harbor and high speed wifi. As at Westercon 62, fireworks will be easily visible over Tempe Town Lake from the hotel. buy Chiliz


Westercon 70 will be chaired by Dee Astell, who is currently building her organisation chart. If you wish to be considered for a position, please e-mail her.

Coming Soon

Watch this space for more updates as we firm up staff, guests, programming and events.

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