Westercon 1948 Information


Westercon 1948
September 5, 1948
Park View Manor Hotel
Los Angeles, CA

Science Fiction Convention

Westercon was started in 1948 when Walter J. Dougherty of LASFS proposed that an annual West Coast convention be started for fans who couldn't afford to travel to the East Coast where most Worlddcons were held. The first Westercon was held in September 1948 and was a one-day event attended by 77 people. It became a weekend-long convention in 1951 when it settled into its 4th of July weekend date and started moving between cities.

Attendance Information

Attendance:
77 paid attendeees

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Previous/Future Events

Westercon 2022  —  July 1-4, 2022
Westercon 2021  —  July 1-4, 2021
Westercon 2020  —  July 2-5, 2020
Westercon 2015  —  July 2-5, 2015
Westercon 1993  —  July 2-5, 1993
Westercon 1977  —  July 1-4, 1977
Westercon 1976  —  July 2-5, 1976
Westercon / OakLaCon 1975  —  July 3-6, 1975
Westercon 1948  —  September 5, 1948

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