Cascadia Con

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Cascadia Con
GenreScience fiction/Fantasy
VenueSeattle Airport Hilton and Conference Center
Location(s)SeaTac, Washington
CountryUnited States
InauguratedSeptember 1–5, 2005
Organized bySeattle Westercon Organizing Committee
Filing status501(c)(3)
Website (was at )

Cascadia Con was the eighth North American Science Fiction Convention, held in SeaTac, Washington, on September 1–5, 2005, at the Seattle Airport Hilton and Conference Center.[1][2] This NASFiC was held because Glasgow, Scotland, was selected as the location for the 2005 Worldcon.[3]

Guests of honor[edit]



Heinlein Award[edit]

The Heinlein Award was presented by the Heinlein Society to Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.

Site selection[edit]

After the "UK in 2005" bid was selected, essentially unopposed, as the World Science Fiction Convention to be held in 2005 (as "Interaction" in Glasgow, Scotland, the WSFS Business Meeting directed that a written ballot election be held at TorCon 3, the 2003 Worldcon in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to select a NASFiC site for 2005. The Seattle bid won by "5 or 6" votes out of the roughly 400 cast.[4]

At Cascadia Con, St. Louis won the vote for the 9th North American Science Fiction Convention in 2007. This is only the second time which a NASFiC site selection vote has been held at a NASFiC.

Notable program participants[edit]


The anthology Northwest Passages was sponsored by Cascadia Con and released at the convention. It was published by Windstorm Creative and edited by Cris DiMarco. Over 950 authors submitted stories for this anthology, of which 25 were selected for publication.


Cascadia Con was held under the auspices of SWOC, the Seattle Westercon Organizing Committee.

  • Chair: Bobbie DuFault

Division heads[edit]

  • Finance Vice-Chair: Susan Robinson
  • Administration Vice-Chair: Pat Porter
  • Facilities: Glenn Glazer
  • Operations: Marah Searle-Kovacevic, Cheryl Ferguson
  • Information Technology Systems: Jerry Gieseke
  • Membership Services: Dave Schaber
  • Hospitality: Jackie Sherry
  • Publications: Allyn Llyr
  • Programming: Alex von Thorn
  • Special Events: Michael Kemnir
  • Video/Film: Bruce E. Durocher II


  • Bid Chair: Bobbie DuFault
  • Bid Vice-Chair: Alex von Thorn

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Long List of NASFiCs". WSFS Long List Committee. Retrieved August 12, 2010.
  2. ^ Chansanchai, Athima (September 1, 2005). "Sex in space? Sci-fi convention aims to please; Cascadia says it has something for every fan". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved August 14, 2009. If you have any interest in science fiction at all, you'll find something at Cascadia Con, an official North American Science Fiction Convention held only seven times since 1975. This makes eight, and for the first time, it's in the Seattle area. The five-day event, which begins today, is expected to draw 3,500 fans.
  3. ^ Martin, Jessica (August 29, 2005). "Science fiction Canadian style". SF Crowsnest. Archived from the original on September 7, 2008. Retrieved August 14, 2009. Cascadia Con is the 8th North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC) in 30 years. A NASFiC is only held when the Worldcon for that year is outside of North America. In 2005 the Worldcon will be in Scotland and Seattle will host the NASFiC.
  4. ^ "LA & Seattle win site selection". Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. September 2, 2003. Archived from the original on June 5, 2011. Retrieved September 27, 2009.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
7th North American Science Fiction Convention
Conucopia in Anaheim, CA, United States (1999)
List of NASFiCs
8th North American Science Fiction Convention
Cascadia Con in Seattle, United States (2005)
Succeeded by
9th North American Science Fiction Convention
Tuckercon/Archon 31 in Collinsville, IL, United States (2007)