Potlatch 17: Feb. 29 - March 2, 2008

Potlatch 17

February 29 - March 2, 2008

Seattle – Washington

Celebrating 25 Consecutive Years of the Clarion West Workshop

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 ideas.

Latest News

Memberships: Advance membership sales for Potlatch 17 are now closed. You may purchase your membership at the Potlatch Registration desk, beginning 3:00 pm, Friday, February 29. At the door membership rate will be $60.

Potlatch Snack & Pack Party
Potlatch attendees who are in town on Thursday night (February 28) and would like to kick off their convention early by joining the committee in the traditional goody-bag stuffing party, are invited to come along and lend a hand. Festivities kick off at 8:00 p.m. E-mail hostess Mary Kay Kare for address and directions: programming@potlatch-sf.org

Potlatch Hours

Registration Hours:
Friday 3pm to 7pm
Saturday 9am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 11am

You may pick up or purchase Potlatch t-shirts and banquet tickets at the registration desk. Please buy your banquet tickets as early as possible!

Dealers' Room Hours:
(Friday 12:00 Room Open For Dealer Setup)

Friday 4pm to 7pm
Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 11am to 3pm

Hospitality Hours:
Friday 3pm to Midnight
Saturday 8am to Midnight
Sunday 8am to 11am, 1pm to whenever

Older News

Hotel - Room Block Has Now Expired - Overflow Hotel Added We are now past the room block deadline at the Deca. Although we cannot guarantee availability, as of this writing there are still a very few room nights left. You can check directly with the hotel. If you are unable to get a room at The Deca, we have also secured a small block of rooms at the University Inn for Friday and Saturday nights. Please check the Hotel page for links and contact details.

How to Enjoy Your Assemble-It-Yourself-Potlatch
In many ways, Potlatch is an assemble-it-yourself convention. We provide the hotel (with fabulous ambience, a good restaurant and bar, a coffee stand, comfy rooms, and a marvelous con-suite), a select set of program items, a dealers' room centered on books, and a few other clues that you're going to run into people who like to talk about the same kinds of things you like to talk about (literary science fiction, politics, race, gender, justice, influence of technology on social trends, how much garlic is enough, chocolate, whisky, music, good television, bad movies, the meaning of life, that sort of thing). You provide the energy. You provide the talk, whether you're a panel participant, or reading your work aloud, or sitting around in the con suite or the bar, or going out to dinner with two people you've known for years and three you've never seen before....Read More...

Hotel: BIG NEWS: Potlatch 17 is Moving!

We have signed a contract with the Hotel Deca in the University District and we are very excited about it. The Deca lobby and mezzanine are just made for forming casual conversation groups, a mainstay of Potlatch. The comfy seating! The giant fireplace! The central location, so you can spot your friends! Other amenities include breathtaking views from the consuite level at the top of the hotel, and the fleshpots of the University District at our doorstep. Check the Hotel page for more information.

T-shirts: Once again, the inestimable Freddie Baer has agreed to design the t-shirt for Potlatch 17. And once again, the price will be $15. And once again, the colors available will be black, midnight, coal, fuligin, and toner. And once again, the design will be sure to bring knowing smiles from the cognoscenti. And once again, the shirts are available for pre-ordering, to make sure we have your size in stock (this is especially recommended if you're an adult medium or XXXXL). And once again, the Potlatch t-shirt will be an honored addition to your t-shirt museum, collection, or drawer...

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