We must announce that Spider Robinson will be unable to attend Conchord 27/Westercon 68 due to health issues.

Tell folks I had to tap out due to recent undisclosed health problems. That’s the shortest and truest I can say it. If anybody argues, tell ‘em I’m 66, I’ve been hospitalized six times in the last six months, and we’re working on it. And tell them I apologize.

Our thoughts and best wishes go with Spider for a speedy diagnosis and complete recovery.

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#1-#7: Our guests: Vixy and Tony, Morva Bowman and Alan Pollard, Seanan McGuire, Steven Brust, Spider Robinson, William F. Nolan, John Picacio

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In addition to everything you've come to expect in a local SF convention like Westercon, we will have old ConChord favorites, including:

Kazoo awards: That's right: awards made out of plastic kazoos and… other ingredients. The Totally Tacky and Tasteless Revue: Do you find Weird Al Yankovic songs too tasteful? Do you like horrible and inappropriate filk songs? Do you wish you could have been on the Gong Show? This is the event for you.  
Concerts by our guests and other notable names in the community One Shots and Twofers! Dare to share!  
Filkers from up and down West Coast and elsewhere, including some regular LAFA attendees. Open Filk Circles 24 hours a day  

 Visit the Westercon Registration Page to register in advance.
    Westercon Chair     Ron Oakes
    Vice-Chair     Val Ontell
    Treasurer     Thomas Benson
    ConChord Chair     Nick Smith
    Music/Filk Programming     Barney Evans
    Dealers' Room       Margaret Mannat
    Concerts     Barney Evans & Greg Gross
    Signage     Thomas Benson
    ConChord Webmaster     Barry Gold
    Westercon Webmaster     Bob Russakoff & Ron Oakes
    Kazoo Awards     Kay Shapero
Some of our members have been kind enough to provide photos and other history of past ConChords.
Kay Shapero      Photos from ConChord 20 (2007)
Barney Evans    Some ConChord History, including both a timeline for ConChords 1 through 11, and photos for ConChords 13 and 16 through 22.


For a list of other filk conventions, see Kay Shapero's When/Where's the Next Filk Con?.

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Last change: February 9, 2012