potlatch n. [Chinook Jargon, fr.
Nootka patshatl, giving.] 1. a ceremonial feast of the
Indians of the northwest coast, marked by the host's lavish distribution
of gifts. 2. Northwest: a social event of celebration.
3. Contemporary: a gathering devoted to the discussion,
creation and appreciation of modern speculative fiction. 4. California:
a place where readers and writers meet on common ground.
14 Tentative Schedule of Events
Breaking news! Potlatch 14 single/double room rates have been
reduced to $89 per night.
If you are a Potlatch member and have not received
Progress Report #2, 2.5, or 3 by email, please send a
note to registration,
so that we can verify we have
your correct email address.
PR Downloads: Progress
Report #1 , Download PR#1
March 4-6, 2005
Ramada Plaza Hotel International
Book of Honor:
A Scanner Darkly
Philip K. Dick
What's New (last
updated February 14 , 2005)
Potlatch is an all-volunteer, non-profit, literary convention
for the readers and writers of speculative fiction. Proceeds benefit Clarion
West, an intensive six-week workshop for writers preparing for professional
careers in science fiction and fantasy.
At Potlatch, people talk to each other and participate in panel discussions
about writing and reading speculative fiction. You'll find conversations
at programming events, in Clarion-style writers workshops, in the consuite,
in the halls, and in elevators. Never been to a Potlatch before? Get
the feel of a Potlatch Panel by reading some of the
transcripts of previous Potlatch panels.
We are returning to the site of our last Bay Area Potlatch, the popular
Ramada Plaza Hotel. This historic, renovated hotel is located in the
heart of San Francisco. BART and Muni are just outside the door, and
there are dozens of restaurants close by.
Potlatch pre-registration by mail is now closed.
Full memberships can be purchased at the door for $50. Supporting memberships
are $10. Youths 11-17 are $20. Children 10 and under are free.
Ramada Plaza Room Rate for Potlatch:
- New low rate!! -- Single/Double: $89 per night
To call the Ramada Plaza
directly, phone (415) 626-8000. For toll-free reservations, call (800)
227-4747 or (888) 298-2054.
Send us email at registration,
or write to:
c/o Lyn Paleo
PO Box 5328
Berkeley, CA 94705
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