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Email: FiestaCon
Phone: 480-945-6890 Write:  FiestaCon, c/o Leprecon, Inc., PO Box 26665 Tempe, AZ  85285


FiestaCon is over. The dust has settled and we've all returned to our mundane lives. But we're very proud of our effort and we got the impression that the members who came had a good time. The two Charity Auctions raised a combined total of $2041.00 that will be split between the Peoria Challenger Space Center and The Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in Seattle, WA. The donation to the Challenger Space Center will earn our convention a memorial plaque; it will probably be on display in about six months. And - we really want to know about your experiences. Please email us your comments, praises and, most importantly, your criticisms. We'd like to learn from any mistakes. And thanks for coming and making this a success.
Street closure information and a map of closures for July 4th is now available.
Our daily newsletter - The Whole Enchilada - is on our Publications page.
We are happy to announce that Aprilynne Pike, the author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling novel, "Wings" (Harper Collins), for the YA market, will be attending.
FiestaCon is proud to premier a new feature-length film Starwatch starring Carlos Gallardo (“El Mariachi”) and Oscar-winner Silvia Suvadova (“Kolya”).  Both actors will be on hand at the screening for questions.  See the FILM SCREENINGS page for more information.
The 2011 Site Selection Ballot Rules and the Ballot are now available.
BIG NEWS!! The Program is done and the final schedule descriptions are now posted.
Our Gaming Director has supplied a Game List with Descriptions and a Game List by Start time. If you prefer the grid format you can see what is planned on this Gaming Grid.
Pink Jeep Tours in Sedona is offering a special 20% discount off retail rates for members of Fiestacon! If you have questions or want to make reservations, visit their website or call (800) 873-3662. You must identify yourself as a member of Fiestacon in order to receive the discount.
A new website offering info about upcoming conventions is now online.
If you wish to utilize the service for the Wheelchair/Scooters that you will find at the "Special Needs" tab on the left, the deadline to place your order for this equipment is June 15th.
It is with great disappointment we announce that Ben Bova, Craig Miller, Moira Greyland, and Kandy Fong have had to cancel.
A list of artists who will have their work in the art show is now available.
Kitsune Comics, a distributor of independent comics & graphic novels, has said they will supply Fiesta Con with free copies of titles from their catalog.
We will be discussing three SF classics. Each of the three is famous, often reprinted, worth re-reading, certainly worth reading a first time right now. See the LIT track for detail.
"The End of Eternity" by Isaac Asimov.
"Or All the Seas with Oysters" by Avram Davidson.
"The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Links to panel descriptions are on the Programming Info page.

This year we are including a specific track of programming put together by a credentialed elementary school teacher and designed with children in mind. Potty-trained children ages 3 to 12 can participate throughout the weekend in a wide range of entertainments in their own room.   In this room there will be activity areas for art, reading, and play. Children are encouraged to join in by coming dressed as a favorite book, film or television character. Parents are required to check in every hour to hour&half.  Hours will be:
   Thurs 2 pm-6 pm
   Fri & Sat: 10 am-6 pm
   Sun: 10 am-4 pm

Belly-Dance Workshop – a series of 3 workshops for the belly-dance enthusiast.  Plus several panels for belly-dance and ethnic costuming.  Possibly belly-dance demonstrations.

Wednesday Night for Pre-Reg Members – exciting movie previews, plus lots of giveaways at our Barry Bard Memorial ‘At The Movies’ presentation.

FiestaCon will be hosting the 1632 Minicon for fans of Eric Flint’s 1632 series. And, there will be eight – count ‘em: 8 – panels devoted to the 1632 Universe.

Filk info

FiestaCon will be the 62nd annual Westercon, the Western regional science fiction and fantasy convention for North America. Programming will feature many local and regional authors, artists, and scientists. We will have a Masquerade, Art show & Auction, Charity Auction, Writing Workshops, Dealers Room, Gaming, and more. Join us at the Tempe Mission Palms in downtown Tempe, Arizona, where there is a variety of nearby restaurants, with easy access to the Phoenix Light Rail and a great view of the Tempe July 4th Fireworks!

Our site will be the Tempe Mission Palms, in downtown Tempe, Arizona. Our room rate will be $119 single/double/triple/quad plus tax.

The Tempe Mission Palms
Located in downtown Tempe, Arizona
60 East Fifth Street

Tempe, Arizona 85281
480-894-1400 • Reservations 800-547-8705 • FAX 480-968-7677

Westercon is a registered service mark of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, Inc. and is used with permission.