March 4 - 6, 2011
San Francisco/San Jose Bay Area
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
Potlatch 20 will be held at the Domain
Hotel in Sunnyvale, California during the weekend of March 4 - 6,
2011. Pre-registration is now closed. At-the-door registration will be $75. To get an idea what Potlatch discussions
are like, check out these links to past Potlatch
panels and Books of Honor.
Potlatch 20 Program Schedule is now online.
Domain Hotel honoring convention rate if you call now to reserve
We've learned that some letters have been inexplicably bouncing
from our PO box. If this has happened to you, please email
us about it.
Potlatch will host a book drive in support of the Science
Outreach Initiative. Donations of new or used sf/f books will be gratefully
Pre-registration is now closed. At-the-door registration will be $75.
Submissions for the Writers'
Workshop are now closed.
Our Book of Honor is Earth Abides
by George R. Stewart.
Livejournal Community is open.
FOGcon, a new Bay Area literary
s-f convention, will be taking place in San Francisco, proper, the week after
Potlatch 20. So, come to the Bay Area for Potlatch and stay for FOGcon, if you're
up for it!
A Potlatch in Silicon Valley?
A Potlatch in Silicon Valley? Yes! We’d like to show off
the South Bay’s thriving multicultural community. If Silicon Valley is
any model, we can expect the future will have really good food. The Domain is
a newly remodeled boutique hotel located 9 miles from San Jose International
Airport and accessible by public transit. You'll find lots of good restaurants
and points of interest to visit in the immediate vicinity.
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