Potlatch 15

potlatch n. (1) A ceremonial feast among certain Native American peoples of the northwest Pacific coast . . . at which the host distributes gifts requiring reciprocation [Chinook<Nootka patshatl, to make a potlatch gift]. (2) A gathering of the writers and readers of literary science fiction and fantasy at which participants exchange ideas.

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Basic Information

  • What: Potlatch 15, a discussion-oriented science fiction convention
  • When: February 24, 25, and 26, 2006
  • Where: The Best Western Executive Inn in Seattle, Washington. This is the third time for us at this hotel, located near Seattle Center. MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION NOW! Click here!

Potlatch 15 offers the chance for both serious opinionating and frantic fun; for writers to brainstorm together, for readers to understand writers, for writers to appreciate readers; for fans to enumerate, elaborate, berate, be great; for book buying, outbidding, intense dining, barnstorming in the bar, connecting to the interweb; for dancing in the 'hood, experiencing music, projecting personae; and for giving generously while supporting the Clarion West Writers Workshop.

Special Bulletins

Book of Honor Update

It appears that The Avram Davidson Treasury has gone out of print in the US some time in 2005. If you haven't gotten a copy yet, and would like to, multiple used copies appear to be available through abebooks.com and also through www.amazon.com. It looks as if new copies of the trade paperback may still be available through www.amazon.co.uk. N.B. that shipping times will vary by vendor.

Auction Catalogs Posted

The Clarion West Scholarship Auction catalog, and a quick sale list of books available for direct sale at the convention, have been posted. Check them out and see what you might want to bid on at the Clarion West Scholarship Auction Saturday night!

Progress Report #2.1 is now online.

Progress Report #2 is now online.

Volunteering at Potlatch

An army marches on its belly, and Potlatch does something sorta similar but more sprightly and less martial with its volunteers. Thanks to all of you who have already volunteered to help with Potlatch 15. And to all you untapped hordes who wanted to volunteer, but paid via our Paypal link and thus had no ticky-box to check, I bring you good news. If you want to volunteer you can now send e-mail to Volunteers@potlatch-sf.org to let us know. If you have a preference as to what function you'd like to volunteer for, let us know that, too. We'd love to have you.

Memberships, Banquet Tickets, T-shirts

Memberships in Potlatch 15 are available at the door.:

If you're wondering if you have your membership yet, you can view our current membership list.

There will be a banquet Sunday at brunch time. . If you'd like to buy a ticket, please let Suzle know as soon as you arrive at the con.

Potlatch 15 T-shirts will be on sale at the con.

Book of Honor

The Book of Honor for Potlatch 15 is The Avram Davidson Treasury, edited by Robert Silverberg, and Grania Davis.


If you want to participate in the discussion end of programming, please sign up for P15disc, our discussion email list. More programming details and description here.

Writer's Workshop

Details are now available on the Writer's Workshop, coordinated by David Levine.

How to Contact Us

There's a discussion list that con members can join: P15disc, to talk, discuss, speculate, trade info, and otherwise communicate with the concom and each other.

  • Internet: info@potlatch-sf.org
  • Postal: Potlatch 15 2006 c/o S. Tompkins, PO Box 25075, Seattle, WA 98165
  • Individual committee members can be contacted through the Committee List.

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Previous Potlatch websites: Potlatch 14, Potlatch 13, Potlatch 12, Potlatch 11, Potlatch 10, Potlatch 9, Potlatch 7.

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