Welcome to Westercon 70! We are proud to host the most prestigious regional science fiction and fantasy convention on the west coast on its 70th anniversary. As our sponsoring body is Leprecon, Inc., which mounts a LepreCon in Arizona annually, we have decided to combine the two in 2017; Westercon 70 will also be Leprecon 43.
LepreCon’s special focus is on art, so we will be continuing that tradition, with our artist GoHs given top billing and a strong art show. As LepreCon also names its gaming track CONflagration, after a former standalone gaming convention, we’re keeping that tradition too, dedicating the entire Abbey room to gaming under the CONflagration banner.
We are officially branding our 2017 event ConAlope. We are commemorating the 70th anniversary not only of Westercon but also of the crash landing of a UFO (or a military surveillance balloon) in Roswell, NM on July 8th, 1947. We suggest that the stranded aliens wrangled a horde of frisky jackalopes and rode northwest to Tempe. They may well make an appearance at Westercon!