Potlatch 14
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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.

New! Potlatch 14 Tentative Schedule of Events

Breaking news! Potlatch 14 single/double room rates have been reduced to $89 per night.

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March 4-6, 2005
Ramada Plaza Hotel International
San Francisco

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:

Potlatch 14
c/o Lyn Paleo
PO Box 5328
Berkeley, CA 94705


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