Potlatch 19: March 5-7, 2010


Potlatch 19

March 5-7, 2010

Seattle, Washington

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.

Thank you for attending Potlatch 19! Potlatch 20 will take place March 4-6, 2011, at the Domain Hotel in Sunnyvale CA. Details forthcoming.

Potlatch, the convention, is an all-volunteer, non-profit, literary event for the readers and writers of speculative fiction. At Potlatch, people talk to each other and participate in panel discussions about reading and writing speculative fiction. You'll find conversations at the program events, in Nanoprograms (spontaneous member-generated programming), in writers' workshops, in the consuite, in the halls, and in elevators. Proceeds from Potlatch benefit Clarion West—an intensive six-week workshop for writers who are preparing for professional careers in science fiction and fantasy. Check out our Auction page for news about this year's Clarion West Scholarship Auction, an event that's traditionally held at each year's Potlatch.

Reserve your room now at the special Potlatch rate! Operators are standing by. Click here for instructions.

Potlatch 19 will be held at the Deca Hotel in Seattle, Washington. For directions to the hotel, click here.

To get an idea what Potlatch discussions are like, check out these links to past Potlatch panels and Books of Honor.

Latest News

You may peruse our auction items by clicking Clarion West Auction.

Potlatch Hours

Registration Hours:
Friday: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

You may pick up or purchase Potlatch t-shirts and banquet tickets at the registration desk. Please buy your banquet tickets as early as possible!

Dealers' Room Hours:
Friday 12:00 Room Open For Dealer Setup
Friday 4 PM to 7 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday 11 AM to 3 PM

Hospitality Hours:
Friday: 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Sunday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM - TBD

March 2: Final membership update pre-con.

February 28: Restaurant formatting and jumps finalized and checked.

February 27: Restaurant guide corrections made. Schedule corrections uploaded.

February 22: PR3 uploaded. Dealers' page corrections made. T-shirt price corrected on paper to match PayPal button. Schedule corrections made. Restaurant guide corrections made.

February 16: Restaurant guide uploaded.

February 11: Programming schedule uploaded.

Older News

January 30: Updated dealers' list and members' list. Date and time corrections made in PR2 page. Clarion West information added to PR2 page.

January 20: Added 9 more members.

January 11: Potlatch 19 Progress Report 2 has been e-mailed. Please contact registration@potlatch-sf.org if you would like to be added to our mailing list. Added texts of PR1 and PR2 to the website.

January 3: Banquet menu is up! We have nanoprogramming! We have t-shirts! And we've just received word that Ellen Klages will be our writers' workshop pro this year! Luke McGuff will be organizing the workshop. See the relevant pages for more information. Added 3 more members. Added accessibility text to Tourism page.

December 29: Added 5 more members. Now 92 members strong! Reserve your hotel rooms now!

December 19: Updated name of Hotel Deca's reservations agent.

December 15: Updated tourism page made available, all links checked out. Added link to Jo Walton's discussion of Lord of Light on the Tor website.

December 13: Updated membership page, plugged hotels, removed nonexistent word, dinked around with colors.

December 1: Added day of auction (Saturday) to auction page. Added text to programming page and dealers page to reflect PR 1.5.

November 29: Changed committee page to reflect that Bobbie DuFault, not Jerry Kaufman, is Auction Second. Jerry will still be an auctioneer.

October 21: Potlatch 19 Progress Report 1 has been e-mailed. Please contact registration@potlatch-sf.org if you would like to be added to our mailing list.

September 19: We have chosen Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light as this year's Book of Honor. We're looking forward to some excellent programming around this book. If you have ideas or suggestions for this or other program items, please contact programming@potlatch-sf.org.

July 8: Hotel Registration is now open. Reserve your room at the Deca now!

July 8: Potlatch 19 Progress Report 0 will be e-mailed out in early July, 2009. Please contact registration@potlatch-sf.org if you would like to be added to our mailing list.

July 8: Convention Registration is now open!

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