The Westercon 75 staff and I regret that we cannot fulfill our plans to hold the event which had been scheduled for June 30 – July 3, 2023, in Anaheim, CA. It saddens us to do this, but a cascade of circumstances won’t allow it to happen.

Instead, Loscon 49, scheduled for November 24-26, 2023, at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel, will assume the mantle of Westercon 75, and will honor the memberships of those members of Westercon 75 who do not request a refund from the Anaheim committee. The 2023 Westercon Business Meeting will thus be held at Loscon 49, during which the election to choose the site of the 2025 Westercon (Westercon 77) will occur.

The Chair of Loscon 49 has agreed to accept members of Westercon 75 as members with the transfer of money. They are honoring the spirit of the convention. Loscon 49’s chair, along with the LASFS Board of Directors will honor the memberships in good faith and to support potential increased participation in the vote for Westercon 77 (for which a separate voting fee is required).

If you have purchased a membership in Westercon 75, please tell us what you would like to do with your membership by choosing one of the following options and sending your response to

If we do not hear back from you by July 1, 2023, your memberships will be defaulted to Option 1. Aerospace Legacy Foundation will pass along your name and contact information, and you will have a membership in Loscon 49.

If you have made a hotel reservation with the Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort, you should contact the hotel ((714) 750-3131 or online) to cancel your reservation.

I am grieving that we’ve had to make this difficult decision. If we could have figured out some other way, we would have.

I would like to thank the many individuals who gave so generously of their time to attempt to bring Westercon 75 to fruition.


Arlene Busby, Westercon 75 Chair

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