The Utah Fandom Organization team welcomes questions and comments


To reach our goals, we need your help. We hope to present Utah for 2019 at a convention near you. Ideas, comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome. Please consider joining us by getting a membership, supporting our NASFiC bid, volunteering, attending, and getting others to join our party in 2019. We need everyone across fandom, as this is based on volunteer efforts. 

During the next two years, we will post pages that allow you, the fans, to give input on convention processes. You can keep track of our progress on social media and email.

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Our convention committee is:  Westercon 72 Team

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Print the pre-support form and mail in a donation: Pre-Support Form

Westercon72 Membership Form

Check/Money Order made payable to:

Utah Fandom Organization

P.O. Box 51164

Provo, Utah, USA 84605


Social Media Contacts include:


Ben Hatcher (avatar of Naruto) - Vice Chair - Chair's Whip

Dave Doering (Avatar cartoon of Dave Doering) - Vice Chair/Finance

Kate Hatcher (Avatar of Princess Leia riding a gun) - Chair/Igor

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What is a Westercon?
In 1948, Walter J. “Doc” Daugherty of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society proposed that an annual West Coast convention be started for West Coast fans who couldn’t afford to travel east each year. The first Westercon was held in September, 1948. It was a one-day event with an attendance of 77. It wasn’t until 1951 that the Westercon became a weekend-long event, settled into the July 4th holiday and began traveling to different cities. For a full history and traditions of this regional event, please visit

In the Works...

Committee Gallery
Images of our committee to show how we are tackling the job and how crazy we can be!

Which Convention is Next?

Find out where our flyers will be, tables, parties or us!
Salt Lake Comic Con

Salt Lake Comic Con Salt Lake City, Utah

Dates: September 21 - 23rd, 2017

Location: Salt Palace Convention Center

It might be hard to notice us at our table with celebrities like Dick Van Dyke, Jon Bernthal, Wil Wheaton, and Elijah Wood walking around.

Make sure to get a peek at our 2019 author GOH Jim Butcher!

Fencon 2017

Fencon 2017 Dallas, Texas

September 22 - 24th, 2017

Location: the Westin DFW in Irving. (That's at SH 114 and Ester's Road in Irving

Fencon offers to take you 'Beyond the Stars'. Because everything is bigger in Texas, we have to attack them with SMOFS and take no prisoners!

Our advisors will spread the flyers, love, and call for support from the home state of our artist GOH, Vincent Villafranca.

Snake River Comic Con

Snake River Comic Con Pocatello, ID

Dates: September 29 - October 1st, 2017

Location: Mountain View Event Center 1567 Way to Grace

Trek the three hours north of Salt Lake, to Pocatello Idaho to find a hidden mecca of fan fun with our Bid Chair, Ben Hatcher.

We will have a table in Clarion (hall or hotel tbd) near where Ben will talk about Dr. Who and Supernatural.

This is your last chance to get our membership pricing at this event, before price increases Sept. 30th.


League of Utah Writers Fall Conference Salt Lake City, Utah

October 6-7th, 2017 Please join us to hear from our special guests, Kevin J. Anderson, J.H. Moncrieff, Michelle Johnson of Inklings Literary, and Angie Hodapp of Nelson Literary Agency. More agents, professional authors, poets, editors, and publishers round out the exciting program including hands-on workshops.

League of Utah Writers