An unopposed bid for Portland, OR has won the right to host the 2016 Westercon.
Running unopposed hasn’t always made Portland a shoo-in for Westercon. A couple years ago the town’s bid for the 2013 Westercon lost to a write-in. However, that group was missing many of the area’s veteran conrunners. The 2016 committee, backed by Oregon Science Fiction Conventions Inc. (OSCFCI) is regarded to be much richer in experience.
Westercon 69 chair Lea Rush announced the con’s guests will be — Writer GoH John Scalzi, Special Guest Charles Stross, and Fan GoH David Levine.