Jun 04 2021

Worldcon 76/SFSFC and Jon Del Arroz Settle Suit

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4 June 2021
To Whom it May Concern:

SFSFC AND JON DEL ARROZ HAVE SETTLED THE LAWSUIT MR. DEL ARROZ FILED WHICH INVOLVED HIS BEING BANNED FROM WORLDCON 76. IN CONCLUDING THE DISPUTE, SFSFC WISHES TO ISSUE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:

SFSFC acknowledges the importance of reputation, especially for a relatively new author, and regrets that its public statement about barring his attendance might have led people unfamiliar with Mr. Del Arroz and his work to infer that he is or was a racist. For that, SFSFC apologizes. This attendance ban was specific to the Worldcon 76 events produced by SFSFC, and Mr. Del Arroz has the same opportunity as other members of the public to register for future SFSFC events. Worldcon 76 does not tolerate discrimination in any form — including through cosplay — based on but not limited to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical/mental health conditions. SFSFC firmly believes that healthy political discourse requires active, mutual, good faith participation by members of the community with differing opinions.

Kevin Roche
Chair, Worldcon 76 in San Jose
President, San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc.

Attachments:

Signed statement from Kevin Roche on behalf of Worldcon 76/SFSFC

Settlement Agreement between Jonathan Del Arroz and SFSFC

2 responses so far

Mar 09 2021

SFSFC Files Motion for Summary Judgment in Del Arroz Lawsuit

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SFSFC has filed a motion for Summary Judgment in the case of Jonathan Del Arroz v. SFSFC. Due to the amount of community interest in this case, and upon the recommendation of our legal counsel, we include the following documents, all of which have been previously published on and are separately available from the website of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, through their Case Information Online website. The case number is 18-CV-334547, and you can view all of the documents relating to this case there.

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Oct 23 2020

Westercon 74 Postponed to 2022

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Westercon 74, previously scheduled for 2021, has been postponed until July 1-4, 2022, as part of a joint agreement with Westercon 73 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For further details, see the joint announcement posted on the Westercon 74 web site.

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Oct 23 2020

March and July 2020 Meeting Minutes Posted

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Minutes of the regular meetings of March 28, 2020 and July 11, 2020 are now available on our meeting minutes page, along with all available past minutes.

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Dec 21 2019

November 23, 2019 Minutes Posted

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Minutes of the regular meeting of November 23, 2019 and of the meeting of members and members-elect held immediately thereafter for the purpose of electing officers for 2020 are now available on our meeting minutes page, along with all available past minutes.

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Jul 06 2019

SFSFC to Host 2021 Westercon in Tonopah

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SFSFC was selected to host Westercon 74, the 2021 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference, in Tonopah, Nevada, July 2-5, 2021, at the Tonopah Convention Center, Mizpah/Belvada Hotels, and other hotels to be announced.

The members of SpikeCon/Westercon 72 voted to award the right to host Westercon 74 to the bid for Tonopah in voting held at SpikeCon over the weekend of July 4-7, 2019

Attending memberships in Westercon 74 are $40 through at least December 31, 2019, with discounts for those people who voted in the site selection election. See the Westercon 74 website for more information and the Westercon 74 registration website to register now.

The online registration system, Grenadine, calls all our memberships “tickets” and this is not something we can change on their site. Rest assured that you are buying memberships to the 2021 Westercon, and that the convention is being run by a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization, despite the “ticket” labeling on the Grenadine site. If you would prefer to not register through Grenadine, you can send payment to the address below.

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Note that the Grenadine site does not have those people who voted in site selection loaded into it at this time, and therefore the “Upgrade from Voting to Attending” option is not currently available. Only new memberships are currently available through the Grenadine site. Conversion from voting membership will be available online at a future date. If you voted and want to upgrade immediately, download the current registration form and mailing it with payment by check, money order, or credit card to:

Westercon 74
PO Box 61363
Sunnyvale CA 94088-1363

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May 12 2019

March 16, 2019 Minutes Posted

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Minutes of the regular meeting of March 16, 2019 are now available on our meeting minutes page, along with all available past minutes.

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Mar 26 2019

Tonopah in 2021 Westercon Bid

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SFSFC has filed a bid to host Westercon 74 in Tonopah, Nevada over the weekend of Friday, July 2 through Monday, July 5, 2021, at the Tonopah Convention Center and nearby hotels. The members of Westercon 72 (SpikeCon) will vote to select the site of Westercon 74. See the Tonopah Westercon Bid pages for additional information about the Tonopah in 2021 bid.

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Dec 25 2018

November 2018 Minutes Posted; Directors, Officers Elected; 2019 Meeting Dates Set

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Minutes of the regular meeting of November 18, 2018 and the meeting of directors-elect to elect officers for 2019 are now available on our meeting minutes page, along with all available past minutes.

Incumbent directors Kevin Standlee, Cindy Scott, Bruce Farr, and Kevin Roche were re-elected to three-year terms commencing January 1, 2018. Incumbent officers David Gallaher (President), David W. Clark (Vice President), Kevin Standlee (Secretary), and Lisa Deutsch Harrigan (Treasurer) were re-elected to one-year terms commencing January 1, 2019. Updated director/officer information is posted on our Directors page. Meeting dates for 2019 were set and are published on the meeting information page.

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Aug 05 2018

Worldcon 76 Starts August 16

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Worldcon 76, organized by SFSFC, starts Thursday, August 16 and runs through Monday, August 20. Registration for the convention opens the previous evening. More details about the convention, including the detailed program information, are at the Worldcon 76 web site.

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