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Friday, November 9
 

5:00pm

50+ years of Star Trek Costumes
Explore the history of Star Trek through the evolution of the costume design from TOS to Discovery.


Friday November 9, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pendleton

5:00pm

How Sausage Is Made
What does it take to start a convention? Talk about the nitty gritty details of convention operations with our experienced volunteers.


Friday November 9, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 266

6:00pm

What is happening in the Browncoat world?
Local fans of the Serenity/Firefly world discuss upcoming projects and events that will be happening in the Browncoat world.


Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 266

6:00pm

Oregon Nexus Summit
A Summit of The Royal Manticoran Navy (TRMN) and Starfleet International (SFI) Region 5


Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Lovejoy

7:00pm

Steampunk Salon and Tea Parlour by GEAR Con
The crew of Portland's Steampunk Extravaganza brings you an evening of refreshments, games and demonstrations.

Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 202

9:00pm

What is a Furry?
Learn about what a furry is and about the furry fandom.

Moderators
Friday November 9, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 266
 
Saturday, November 10
 

11:00am

Care & Feeding of a Successful Book Group
I want to talk about books year-round, not just at con. Where to look for like-minded souls, how to go about setting things up, and how to keep people interested once you've lured them in.


Saturday November 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 166 B

11:00am

Fan Group Recruitment and Retention
How to "show the flag" for your fan group. How to attract and retain members, and build a sense of community within the group. How to work through growing pains and conflict.


Saturday November 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 266

11:00am

Swimming Like a Mermaid
Tips and tricks on everything from nose plugs, sunscreen and goggles for practices to things like how to pose underwater, monofin/costume adjustments, backflips, bubble rings, and all the water elements of mermaiding. Perfect for folks just getting their feet wet when it comes to being in tail!


Saturday November 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 166 A

4:00pm

Westercon 73 in 2020
Westercon 73 in 2020 will be in Seattle come learn about our GOH and what we will be doing.

Moderators
Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 266

7:00pm

Paths Into Fanfiction: Challenges & Exchanges
Whether you're a writer looking for a fresh challenge or a reader hunting for a particular kind of story, there's probably a curated fanfic exchange on the Net that can supply just what you're looking for. From Yuletide to Holmestice, from Kink Bingo to the Ficathon that Goes Into a Bar, we'll talk about how challenges and exchanges work, where to find them, and catalogue some of the more memorable works they've produced.


Saturday November 10, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 166 B

9:00pm

Care and Feeding of an Author
This panel is for the family, friends, and partners of the creative types. Choosing to support a writer in their pursuit comes with its own challenges. Get a chance to meet up with other people who also have a writer or other creator in their life.


Saturday November 10, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 166 B
 
Sunday, November 11
 

10:00am

Geekdom and Good Works
Reps from geeky organizations talk about running charitable events and other ways to do good in the world through geekery.


Sunday November 11, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 266

1:00pm

Other Upcoming Conventions
Those involved with various conventions or convention bids will be given a brief opportunity (10 to 15 minutes) to speak and answer questions from the audience.


Sunday November 11, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 266