Welcome to Worldcon!

Sasquan is the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention, also known as “Worldcon,” the annual gathering of science fiction and fantasy fans.

Worldcon celebrates the best works and creators in the speculative fiction field and culture, Hundreds of authors, editors, publishers, artists, scientists, game designers, and other creators and intellectual leaders will participate in the convention program.

Worldcons are the site of the Hugo Awards, the premier awards in the science fiction field, recognizing the greatest books and stories, related works, film, television, podcasts, and fan works.

The convention will feature panels, presentations, readings, autograph sessions, kaffeeklatsches, and discussion groups, as well as participatory activities including writing, art, and other workshops, costuming and cosplaying, filk and other music, games including role-playing, board, and card games, fanzines, children’s programming, and other activities,

There will also be an art show, dealers room, exhibits on science, publishing,and the history and culture of fandom, and a world-class stage masquerade with the best fan costumers. The convention theme will include content from stories and storytellers of the Northwest, from aboriginal legends through the technologies of present and future to the possibilities and impossibilities of what we can imagine.

Guests of Honor


Brad Foster

David Gerrold

Vonda N. McIntyre

Tom Smith

Leslie Turek

In Spokane

The 73rd World Science Fiction Convention will be held in Spokane on August 19-23, 2015. Spokane is a regional center in eastern Washington state, 280 miles east of Seattle and the largest city on Interstate 90 and the Amtrak Empire Builder train route between Minneapolis and Seattle, also the largest city between Calgary and Salt Lake City. The convention site is in the heart of downtown Spokane, adjacent to the historic Centennial Trail and Riverfront Park, location of the 1974 World’s Fair. Spokane has hosted many major national and international gatherings, including the annual Hoopfest, the 2007 and 2010 National Figure Skating Championships, the 2009 Veterans Wheelchair Games, and the 2012 National Square Dance Convention, among others. Spokane is a beautiful city with the motto “Near Nature, Near Perfect’, highlighting the parks, gardens, natural and other outdoor attractions in the region. The convention site is within easy walking distance of over a hundred restaurants, as well as museums, theaters, shopping, historic sites, and other attractions.

Register for Sasquan

The attending membership rate is US$170. This rate will be good until at least August 18, 2014. You can register for the convention online.

Other Worldcons

Worldcons have been held (almost) annually since 1939 under the auspices of the World Science Fiction Society. The convention is held in a different location each year, recently in Melbourne (2010), Reno (2011), Chicago (2012), San Antonio (2013) and this year in London. The 2015 Worldcon will also host the site selection vote for the 2017 Worldcon, among bids from Helsinki, Japan, Montreal, and Washington DC.

Progress Reports

Progress Report #0 (Sep 2013)
Progress Report #1 (May 2014)

Convention News

Progress Report #1 is online:
Members of Sasquan, and anyone else interested, can read our Progress Report #1 online. What’s in it? Brad Foster’s first encounter with real food Tom Smith encountering the papal apocalypse David Gerrold at the first Star Trek convention A piece about Vonda McIntyre, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and Christopher Reeve Leslie Turek and the …(more)
Hugo voting? Join Loncon!:
Are you a member of Sasquan? Then you are eligible to vote in the Hugos. Next year! If you would like to participate in voting in this year’s Hugo Awards, you need to be a member of this year’s Worldcon, Loncon 3. Celebrating the best of science fiction and fantasy is what Worldcons are about, …(more)
73rd Worldcon Announces Rate Increase Effective January 31, 2014:
December 31, 2013 73rd Worldcon Announces Rate Increase Effective January 31, 2014 Spokane WA – Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), announces that some pre-registration rates will go up on January 31, 2014. As of January 31, 2014, full adult attending membership prices will go up by $30, from $140 to $170. Supporting memberships remain unchanged …(more)
Thanks for your generosity!:
Earlier this week, our guest of honor, David Gerrold, posted a request on Facebook for help paying for a critical operation for his son. This was referred to us earlier today, and this post was going to pass on David’s request. But it now appears that David has been a bit overwhelmed by the generosity …(more)