Potlatch History Page

Previous Potlatches

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Convention Dates Hotel Place Chair(s) Book of Honor
Potlatch 1 Feb. 14-16, 1992 University Plaza Hotel Seattle, WA Kate Schaefer  
Potlatch 2 Feb. 26-28, 1993 Hotel Shattuck Berkeley, CA Tom Whitmore Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Potlatch 3 Feb. 11-14, 1994 University Plaza Hotel Seattle, WA Jane Hawkins  
Potlatch 4 Feb. 10-12, 1995 Waterfront Plaza Hotel Oakland, CA Deb Notkin The Only Neat Thing to Do by James Tiptree, Jr.
Potlatch 5 Feb. 2-4, 1996 Imperial Hotel Portland, OR David Levine The Lathe of Heaven video
Potlatch 6 Feb. 28-Mar 2, 1997 University Plaza Hotel Seattle, WA Luke McGuff  
Potlatch 7 Jan. 16-18, 1998 Jack London Inn Oakland, CA Guy Thomas War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
Potlatch 8 Jan. 22-24,1999 Doubletree Inn Gateway Springfield, OR Lynn Adams  
Potlatch 9 Feb. 25-27, 2000 University Plaza Hotel Seattle, WA Ian K. Hagemann Corflatch
Potlatch 10 Feb. 23-25, 2001 Ramada Plaza Hotel International San Francisco, CA Janet Lafler, Guy Thomas Thunder and Roses by Theodore Sturgeon
Potlatch 11 Feb. 22-24, 2002 The Best Western Executive Inn Seattle, WA Kate Schaefer, Jane Hawkins  
Potlatch 12 Feb. 21-23, 2003 Ramada Plaza Hotel International San Francisco, CA Karen Schaffer The Rediscovery of Man by Cordwainer Smith
Potlatch 13 Feb. 27-29, 2004 The Best Western Executive Inn Seattle, WA Luke McGuff The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner
Potlatch 14 Mar. 4-6, 2005 Ramada Plaza Hotel International San Francisco, CA Steven Schwartz, Janet Lafler A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
Potlatch 15 Feb. 24-26, 2006 The Best Western Executive Inn Seattle, WA Ulrika O'Brien The Avram Davidson Treasury, edited by Robert Silverberg and Grania Davis
Potlatch 16 Mar. 9-11, 2007 Red Lion Convention Center Portland OR Ruth Sachter Dimensions of Sheckley: The Selected Novels of Robert Sheckley, edited by Sharon L. Sbarsky and Mike Resnick
Potlatch 17 Feb. 29 - Mar. 2, 2008 Hotel Deca Seattle, WA Kate Schaefer Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
Potlatch 18 Feb. 27 - Mar. 1, 2009 Domain Hotel Sunnyvale, CA Matt Austern, Steven Schwartz Growing Up Weightless by John M. Ford and Always Coming Home by Ursula K. Le Guin
Potlatch 19 Mar. 5-7, 2010 Hotel Deca Seattle, WA Mary Kay Kare
Suzanne Tompkins
Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
Potlatch 20 Mar. 4-6, 2011 Domain Hotel Sunnyvale, CA Karen Schaffer Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
Potlatch 21 Feb. 24-26, 2012 Best Western Executive Inn Seattle, WA Jack Bell A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Potlatch 22 Feb. 1-3, 2013 Marriott Town Center Redmond, WA Ulrika O'Brien Among Others by Jo Walton
Potlatch 23 Feb. 21-23, 2014 Sainte Claire Hotel San José, CA Tom Becker The City & the City by China Miéville
Potlatch 24 Feb. 6-8, 2015 Hotel Deca Seattle, WA Jane Hawkins Women Destroy Science Fiction! June 2014 special issue of Lightspeed Magazine
Potlatch 25 Mar. 19, 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library San José, CA Tom Becker Constellation Games by Leonard Richardson

Potlatch Con Reports

Literary Links

Reading, talking about, and writing science fiction is what Potlatch is all about. For the last several years we've been transcribing the panel proceedings for members and interested bystanders. If you'd like to catch up on the conversations that went down at previous Potlatches, check out some of the links below. (* = recorded audio transcript link.)