WesterCon is the most prestigious regional science fiction and fantasy convention on the west coast (broadly speaking) and this is its 70th anniversary. The sponsoring body is Leprecon, Inc., which mounts a LepreCon in Arizona annually, so this year the two cons are combined; Westercon 70 will also be LepreCon 43.
LepreCon’s special focus is on art, so artist GoHs are given top billing and a strong art show. LepreCon is also host to the gaming track CONflagration AND is also commemorating the 70th anniversary of the crash landing of a UFO (or a military surveillance balloon) in Roswell, NM on July 8th, 1947.
The concom reports that the stranded aliens wrangled a horde of frisky jackalopes and rode northwest to Tempe. They may well make an appearance at Westercon!
Jeff and Maya will also be there.