|Venue||Seattle Airport Hilton and Conference Center|
|Inaugurated||September 1–5, 2005|
|Organized by||Seattle Westercon Organizing Committee|
|Website||http://www.swoc.org/cascadiacon/ (was at cascadiacon.org )|
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. This NASFiC was held because Glasgow, Scotland, was selected as the location for the 2005 Worldcon.
Guests of honor
- Fred Saberhagen, writer (unable to attend due to illness)
- Liz Danforth, artist
- Kevin Standlee, fan
- Marc Abrahams, science
- Toni Weisskopf, editor
- Uffington Horse, special filk guest
- Hiroaki Inoue, anime
- Harry Harrison, special author guest (unable to attend due to illness)
- The first American showing of Charlie Jade was presented at Cascadia Con by Jeffrey Pierce and Robert Wertheimer.
- Trailers of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles were first shown at Cascadia Con, presented by Chase Masterson.
- John and Bjo Trimble, with Marah Searle-Kovacevic, hosted a wake for James Doohan.
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.
Notable program participants
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
- 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
- "The Long List of NASFiCs". WSFS Long List Committee. Retrieved August 12, 2010.
- 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.
- 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.
- "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.
- Official Site (mirror?)
- NASFiC Official Site
- Northwest Passages anthology
- City of SeaTac, WA Official Site
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Cascadia Con in Seattle, United States (2005)
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