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. 


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 0.3
publication, July, 2018
reserve space, June 13, 2018
ad deadline, June 20, 2018


Progress Report for Worldcon 76
publication, August 16th, 2018
reserve space, August 1, 2018
ad deadline, August 6th, 2018


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 (0.3 - 1.2- @Worldcon 76) 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.



These are members of Westercon 72, and of NASFiC 2019 should we win the vote


Supporting Members

Anonymous Supporting 1
Anonymous Supporting 2
Gene Armstrong
Graham Bradley
JL Curtis
Tom Deadstuff
Robert J. Defendi
Julie Dillon
Dennis Dorrity
Dan Dubrick
Thomas Eivins
Karen Evans
Julie Frost
Charlie Harmon
Steve Harmon
Daniel Jeffery
Althea McMurrian
John M Olsen
Kelly Olsen
Peter Orullian
Dr. Nikhil Pillarisetti Rao
Sharon Sbarsky
Eric James Stone
James Stringer
Attending Members 
Anonymous Guest 1
Anonymous Guest 2
Anonymous Member 1
Anonymous Member 2
Anonymous Member 3
Anonymous Member 4
Anonymous Member 5
Anonymous Member 6
Anonymous Member 7
Anonymous Member 8
Anonymous Member 9
Bobbi Armbruster
Dee Astell
Hal Astell
Michael Bacara
Matthew Balzer
Stephanie Bannon
Kuma Bear
Bryce Beattie
Judith Bemis
- Bjarni
B. Daniel Blatt
Gary S. Blog
AmyCat Book Universe
Seth Breidbart
Kim Brown
Jordan Brown
Alexandra Brown
Troy Brown
Pamela Burr
Arlene Busby
Jim Butcher
Bon Callahan
- Cathy
Robert 'Turtle' Clark
Jaleta Clegg
Joni Brill Dashoff
Todd Dashoff
Steve Davidson - Amazing Stories
Linda Deneroff
John DeVoy
Dave Doering
Craig Dyer
Donald Eastlake
Jill Eastlake
Nikki Ebright
Jacqueline T. Elderkin
David Farland
Bruce Farr
Thomas Fawkes
Elizabeth Fellows
Jerrie the Filk Ferengi
Charles Fisher
Teny Fisher
Jon Foster
Charles Galway
Mona Gamboa
Ruben Gamboa
Lisa Garrison
Ed Glantsman
Jean Goddin
Lynn Gold
Courtnee S. Goodwin
Lynne H. Goodwin
Michael C. Goodwin
Robert C. Goodwin
Tim Griffin
Alex Haig
Dennis Hansen
Ben Hatcher
Kate Hatcher
Lisa Hayes
Pat Hayes
Felicia Herman
John Hertz
- Ireland
Sourdough Jackson
R. E. Knight
Dave Knighton
Shani Knighton
Diana Koivunen
Katie Koppelman
Rick Kovalcik
Kitty Krell
David Kushner
Rebecca Kushner
Jim Lambert
Dee Ann Larsen
David Luperti
Jim Manning
Sandy Manning
Beth Marble
Chris Marble
Rick Matheny
Keith McClune
Sheila McClune
Bruce M. Miller
Rick Moen
Joe Monson
Marguerite T. Murray
Ron Oakes
Tara Oakes
Michael Oberg
Pamela Oberg
Chris Olds
Tony Parker
Robert Pechmann
Nora Rankin
Gibbitt Rhys-Jones
Linda Robinett
Kevin Roche
Deirdre Saiorse Moen
Scott Sanford
Jacob Sarvela
Gene Schneider
The Shadow Cat
Kara Slater
Stanley Slater 
Ginny Smith
Mistie Sparks
Kevin Standlee
Gary L. Swaty
Sherilynn Thagard
R-Laurraine Tutihasi
Billy Van Ark
JoSelle Vanderhooft
Elizabeth Vann-Clark
Becky Veal
Tom Veal
Flo Velasquez
Brandy Vickers
David Vickers
Lori Vickers
Vincent Villafranca
Mike Weasner
Randell John Weivoda
Sarah Weivoda
Patty Wells
Amy White
Mike Willmoth
Jeffrey Wilson
Rhonna Woodie
Ben Yalow

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.

Email for your bid team is:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Email for the Westercon 72 (Convention) team is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Our convention committee is:  Westercon 72 Team

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for directly sending donations using paypal.

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 201

Clearfield, Utah, USA 84089


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


Google +:  Utahfor2019

Layton City is a city located in Davis County, Utah, United States.

Coordinates: 41°4′41″N 111°57′19″W

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Layton is located in the northern portion of the Wasatch Front, approximately 25 miles (40 km) north of Salt Lake City and 15 miles (24 km) south of Ogden. It is bordered by Clearfield to the northwest, Hill Air Force Base to the north, South Weber to the northeast, the Wasatch Mountains to the east, Kaysville to the south, Great Salt Lake wetlands to the southwest and Syracuse to the west.


Population in 2015 - 74,123

High School or Higher Education - 94.4% (2015)

In 2014, Layton contributed $1.34 billion worth of retail sales activity, the second largest market north of Salt Lake City and seventh largest in Utah. 

The climate in this area is characterized by hot summers and cold winters.


I-15 runs north–south through the center of town and serves Layton with three interchanges - (from north to south) Antelope Drive, Hillfield Road, and Layton Parkway. 

U.S. 89 runs north–south along the eastern edge of Layton adjacent to the western slope of the Wasatch Mountains and provides access to Weber Canyon via I-84 to the north in South Weber, then merges with I-15 and Legacy Parkway to the south in Farmington, near Lagoon Amusement Park.

cldq26127Utah State Route 193 runs east–west through northern Layton, past the south gate of Hill Air Force Base, connecting U.S. 89 to I-15 in Clearfield.

Utah Transit Authority (UTA) provides bus service and FrontRunner commuter rail. FrontRunner's Layton Station is located at the site of the former Union Pacific Layton Depot, which currently houses a restaurant


Layton currently holds 15 major parks and trails

The ideal lodging or campsite is waiting for you in Davis County. Davis County’s RV Parks and campsites are located near popular destinations – the Great Salt Lake, Jordan River and two of Davis County’s most popular amusement parks (Lagoon and Cherry Hill).

sunq26127Davis County is bordered on the west by the world-famous Great Salt Lake and on the east by the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. These landmark features offer many outdoor activities to visitors and families. The Great Salt Lake is home to millions of migratory birds, Antelope Island State Park and beach/water activities. The majestic mountains offer miles of trails with spectacular views of the sunsets melting into the Great Salt Lake.


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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! February 2018 is so busy we crammed our flyers in 5 different places over Valentines Day Weekend!

Farpoint MD Hunt Valley, MD

February 9 - 11th, 2018

Location: Delta Hotel by Marriott

Our flyers are reaching further than ever, and thanks to Keith DeCandido, they are going to Farpoint! Have fun Maryland!



Capricon Wheeling, Il

Dates: February 15 - 18th, 2018

Location: The Westin Chicago North Shore

All hail fan GOH Dave McCarty for Capricon, but also find our flyers thanks to Bill Thomasson who is going to hold a "TrainCon" to Westercon 72 in 2019!

Capricon 38


LTUE 36 Provo, Utah

Dates: February 15 - 17th, 2018

Location: Provo Marriott & UVCC

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. Our chair, treasurer, artists and social media will also be there reminding you to get your membership early and presupport our NASFiC bid.


Gallifrey One

Gallifrey One Los Angeles, CA

February 16 - 18th, 2018

Location: The Marriott LAX

A what? not what, Doctor Who! thank you to some of our committee including Chris Marble and David Gallaher for spreading our flyer love through space and time

Gallifrey One


Boskone 55 Boston, MA

Dates: February 16 - 18th, 2018

Location: Westin Waterfront Hotel, Boston Mass.

Congrats to Mary Robinette Kowal on GOH, and find a table much like this one with everything you need to presupport the NASFiC Bid, dang Train Gang hijacking us again! Thank you Steve Davidson!

Boskone 55


Radcon Pasco, WA

Dates: February 16 - 18th, 2018

Location: Red Lion Hotel

Yes we crammed flyers at yet another convention! Although we spirited away our Program chair Liz to help with LTUE, Her faithful team is still taking flyers to Radcon and spreading the word!