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ConAlope (aka Westercon 70) at the Mission Palms in Tempe, Arizona

Jul 01

Westercon is a four-day general science fiction convention traditionally held around the July 4th holiday. It usually offers panel programming, an art show, masquerade, dealers room, and plenty of evening social activities. It is governed by LASFS, but various fan groups in the western region of North America bid for the honor to host it.

In 2017, it is being branded as ConAlope so members can have fun with the theme of aliens, as the community commemorates the 70th anniversary not only of Westercon, but also of the crash landing of a UFO (or a military surveillance balloon) at Roswell, New Mexico, on 8 July 1947.

Maybe the aliens rode west on jackalopes to Arizona and will make an appearance at Westercon!

Westercon 70 is being sponsored by Leprecon Inc. and will combine with LepreCon 43.

Guests of Honor include Gini Koch and Weston Ochse.

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