Tonopah Wins 2021 Westercon

The bid for Tonopah, Nevada in 2021 won the right to host Westercon 74 in voting held at Westercon 72/SpikeCon in Layton, Utah. Westercon 74 will be July 2-5, 2021 at the Tonopah Convention Center, Mizpah/Belvada Hotels, and other hotels to be announced, in Tonopah, Nevada.

As previously announced while bidding, Westercon 74 does not currently anticipate having Guests of Honor. However, the convention will consider inviting special guests through outside sponsorship should the opportunity arise.

Westercon 74 Progress Report Zero is available for download.

If you did not vote in Westercon 74 Site Selection, you can buy a new supporting or attending membership through Westercon 74’s registration page. Please note that Grenadine’s system uses the word “ticket” to refer to what we call a “membership,” and that credit card payments through Grenadine will be processed by Stripe. Credit card payments made in person at our fan table are processed through Square.

Because of online processing fees, we ask that if it is possible for you to do so, if you voted on Westercon 74 site selection at SpikeCon (Westercon 72 in Layton UT) and want to upgrade to an attending membership for $10 through the end of 2019, you download our registration form below and mail your $10 payment to us at the address below.

You can also join by downloading our current registration form and mailing it with payment by check, money order, or credit card to:

Westercon 74
PO Box 61363
Sunnyvale CA 94088-1363

Online upgrades will be available once we have loaded all of the voting records into the database.

Thank you everyone who voted for us and supported us!

Tonopah’s bid received 82 of the 134 ballots cast with a preference, with the other filed bid, Phoenix, receiving 51 votes, and a write in vote for “Both” receiving 1 vote. 68 votes (a majority of the ballots expressing a preference) were required to elect. There were 6 No Preference (abstention) ballots cast, for a total of 140 ballots of all types.

The details results of voting are:

Candidate Mail Thu Fri Total
Phoenix, AZ 3 11 37 51
Tonopah, NV 9 32 41 82
Both 1 1
None of the Above 0
Total With Preference 134
Needed to Elect (Majority) 68
No preference 6 6
Total votes cast 140