As we progress, we will update our publications page here with information on Progress Reports, Program Book, Restaurant Guide, Pocket Program and other possible convention options. 


10/20/2019 - We have a schedule for progress reports 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3 through July, 2018. Please look at the specified PDF for full price, and layout options. 

(Please note: Until the vote in August for our 2019 NASFiC bid committee, both the current Westercon 72 and the NASFiC Bid will co-populate progress reports from the Utah teams with information for everyone.)


The Westercon 72 Progress Report is sent to all members and supporting members of the convention as well as supporting and prospective members interested in Utah for NASFiC 2019. These reports will detail all the work that is being done to prepare for the convention and show all new information that we can publish. This may include guest and membership reports, art show and dealers room, costuming and masquerade, gaming, marketing and advertising, and articles of special interest.

All mailed progress reports (0.1 - 0.3) will be full color on 8.5 by 11 inch paper with half inch borders all around (7.5 by 10 inch). The on-line progress report will be 8.5 by 11 inch with half inch borders all around (7.5 by 10 inch), full color in PDF format, ready to be easily distributed by any of the advertisers  to their own customer base.


Progress Report 0.1
Publication Target November, 2017
Reserve space by Oct. 31, 2017 (Changed from PDF due to website error) 
Art submission ad deadline Nov. 5, 2017


Advertising Rates & Sizes:

About our ad rates

  1. A Pro is a publisher or organization that pays for submissions or they pay their working staff. Also, the publication or service is professional and supplies a product that is only available through paid purchases.
  2. A Fan applies to a non-profit organization running a convention or event. Also, a hobbyist that does not pay staff or contributors to his or her publication or product.

Westercon Progress Reports (0.1 - 0.3) Pricing:

  • Professional full-page ad  $50
  • Fan full-page ad  $45
  • Professional column/half page ad  $35
  • Fan column/half page ad  $30
  • Professional business card sized ad  $20
  • Fan business card sized ad $15 


To place an ad in the Westercon 72 Progress Report, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please send publication ready ads as a PDF format in the highest quality, (not reduced size) or in JPG format at 300 dpi at 100% of their published size (preferred method). If the ad includes detailed line art, it is recommended that the size be at least 600 dpi for maximum print quality. Embed all images and fonts in the file itself or outline all fonts in the ad.

We will be able to lend a helping hand to anyone who has minor problems with the graphic production of their ads. For questions and help, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mail your finished ad work to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will send you a confirmation notice.



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!
Orycon 39

Orycon 39 Portland, Oregon

Dates: November 17 - 19th, 2017

Location: The Red Lion Hotel - Jantzen Beach

Our Programming Dept. Head - Elizabeth Vann-Clark hopes to say hello, dazzle you with everything we have planned and ply you with ribbons or artwork. Be sure to catch a peek at our tshirts and facility brochures.

Orycon 39

Loscon 44

Loscon 44 2017 Los Angeles, CA

November 24 - 26th, 2017

Location: Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel

In support of Loscon, and the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society who holds the service mark for Westercon, we sent a team of expert infiltrators to inform you all about our convention and pass out flyers, ribbons, and data to make your membership getting convenient. If you are a member stop by for a ribbon while they last!

Loscon 44

Midwest Fur Fest

Midwest Fur Fest Rosemont, Il

Dates: November 30th - December 3rd, 2017

Location: Hyatt Regency OHare

Our super sneaky tech guru, Wolfsinger, is going to pass out flyers to show we are interested in all types of fandom everywhere across North America and beyond.

Midwest Fur Fest

Smofcon 35

Smofcon 35 - Boston Boston, MA

December 1 - 3rd, 2017

Location: Back Bay Hilton, Boston

It's official, our Convention Chair - Kate Hatcher is hopping a plane with her 'run you over' wheelchair. She hopes to ply the experienced movers and shakers of con running with drinks, charm, information, ribbons, shirts, and promise of excitement. To do this Kate will even brave the Fannish Inquisition while promising not to worry.... I mean they are only people who have been running worldcons for a long....long...time.... lol

Smofcon 35