Welcome to Westercon 70, home of the most prestigious regional science fiction and fantasy convention on the West Coast. We are sponsored by Leprecon Inc., which is responsible for the yearly convention LepreCon. As such, Leprecon Inc.’s 2017 event – Leprecon 43 – will be combined as a part of Westercon 70.
Each Westercon is given the opportunity to chose a unique name to distinguish itself, so we are officially branding our 2017 event “ConAlope”. As Westercon is a pop culture event that celebrates both sci-fi and fantasy, we decided to have a little fun with our theme this year and melded the two genres. We are commemorating the 70th anniversary of not only Westercon, but also of the crash landing of a UFO (or a military surveillance balloon) in Roswell, New Mexico on July 8th, 1947. We suggest that the stranded aliens wrangled a horde of frisky jackalopes and rode northwest to Tempe, Arizona. Those silly, pesky aliens and jackalopes alike may well make an appearance at Westercon!