potlatch n. [Chinook Jargon,
fr. Nootka patshatl, giving.] 1. a ceremonial feast
of the Indians of the northwest coast, marked by the host's lavish
distribution of gifts. 2. Northwest: a social event
of celebration. 3. Contemporary: a gathering devoted
to the discussion, creation and appreciation of modern speculative
fiction. 4. California: a place where readers and
writers meet on common ground.
12 Schedule of Events
February 21-23, 2003
Ramada Plaza Hotel International
Book of Honor:
The Rediscovery of Man
What's New (last updated Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003)
Potlatch is an all-volunteer, non-profit, literary convention for
the readers and writers of speculative fiction. Proceeds benefit
Clarion West, an intensive six-week workshop for writers preparing
for professional careers in science fiction and fantasy.
At Potlatch, people talk to each other and participate in panel
discussions about writing and reading speculative fiction. You'll
find conversations at programming events, in Clarion-style writers
workshops, in the consuite, in the halls, and in elevators. Never
been to a Potlatch before? Get the feel of a Potlatch Panel by
reading some of the transcripts of previous
We are returning to the site of our last Bay Area Potlatch, the
very popular Ramada Plaza Hotel. This historic, renovated hotel
is located in the heart of San Francisco. BART and Muni are just
outside the door, and there are dozens of restaurants close by.
Memberships cost $35 until October 31, $40 until February 8,
2003, and $45 at the door. Supporting memberships are $10, youths
11-17 are $20, children 10 and under are free.
Send us email at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or write to:
c/o Lyn Paleo
6405 Regent St
Oakland CA 94618
Ramada Plaza Room Rate for Potlatch:
New Negotiated Rate!!
To call the Ramada Plaza
directly, phone (415) 626-8000. For toll-free reservations, call
(800) 227-4747 or (888) 298-2054.
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