Monthly Archives: February 2014

Potlatch 23 Progress Report #8

The Tiptree Bake Sale is on! Ruth Leibig is running the traditional Tiptree bake sale on Saturday at 3:00pm in the con suite. Bring your baked goods to the con suite on Friday and Saturday, bring your money to buy some of the delicious treats we’ll have available. Proceeds support the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, an annual literary prize for science fiction or fantasy that expands or explores our understanding of gender. The 2013 winner and books of honor have just been announced.

Need directions to get to the con? They’re up on the website now!

There is still one Con or Bust sponsored membership/banquet ticket left.

See you at the convention!

Potlatch 23 Progress Report #7

Cliff Winnig will be joining David Levine and Rachel Holmen as critiquers for the workshop. His short fiction appears in many places, including the forthcoming When The Hero Comes Home 2 (Dragon Moon Press) and The Aether Age: Helios (Hadley Rille Books). He is a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop.

Stitches West, a fiber experience for knitters and crocheters, will be taking place in nearby Santa Clara, CA, over the same weekend as Potlatch. They start a little earlier than we do, so some of our knitting members might find this a rewarding way to pass the pre-con hours on Friday.

The Sainte Claire Hotel is beautiful and it’s in a great location in downtown San Jose. You’re going to want to stay there. The deadline for reserving a room is this Thursday, February 6th. Reservation information is at

Freddie Baer has created a fabulous T-shirt design for Potlatch 23. Check it out: Quantities will be limited, so if you want one (you really do want one, this is superb art), you can pre-order it at

Join now to participate in the discussion! Potlatch 23 memberships are $50. Youth memberships are $25. Children 6 and under may attend free. The banquet brunch on Sunday morning is $25. And you can order a T-shirt for pick up at the con.