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

Twitter:  @Utahfor2019


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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!
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