FAQ

What's the nearest airport?

Portland International Airport is approximately 11 miles away from the Portland DoubleTree by Hilton. A MAX train (Red Line) travels directly from the airport to the Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave station and the hotel is across the street. Check out Our Hotel page for more details on transportation and driving directions.

 

What are airfares/train fares like?

Here are the current fares for travel from major cities to Portland for July of this year, 2014:

To Portland International Airport

Albuquerque NM                            $354

Atlanta GA                                     $420

Austin TX                                       $432

Boise ID                                          $188

Boston MA                                     $390

Charlotte NC                                  $434

Chicago IL                                      $378

Cleveland OH                                 $401

Dallas TX                                        $340

Detroit MI                                       $440

Ft Lauderdale FL                            $474

Houston TX                                    $523

Huntsville AL                                 $474

Jacksonville FL                               $520

Los Angeles CA                             $256

Las Vegas NV                                $198

Minneapolis MN                             $380

Missoula MT                                   $258

Mobile AL                                      $527

Nashville TN                                   $525

New Orleans LA                             $456

Newark NJ                                      $540

Oakland CA                                    $288

Orlando FL                                     $414

Philadelphia PA                              $310

Phoenix AZ                                     $334

Pittsburgh PA                                 $513

Reno NV                                         $218

Sacramento CA                               $256

Salt Lake City UT                           $282

San Antonio TX                              $469

San Diego CA                                 $192

Seattle WA                                     $168

Spokane WA                                   $168

St Louis MO                                   $432

Vancouver BC                                $289

Amtrak

Vancouver BC                                $47

Seattle WA                                     $24

Spokane WA                                   $54

Eugene OR                                     $26

 

What will Westercon 69 convention policies be like?

Convention policies will be similar to the ones used by OryCon and OSFCI. Please view reference sites for examples of the current Code of Conduct (anti-harassment), Weapons, Child, Smoking, Parties, Photos, and Signage policies being used by OryCon and OSFCI.

 

What type of weather can we expect in Portland during the Westercon weekend (July 1-4)?

July is the beginning of summer weather for Portland. The month of July is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs ranging from 76°F to 82°F over the course of the month, exceeding 93°F or dropping below 66°F only one day in ten.

 

What are some of the main tourist attractions of your city?

Check out our About Portland page. We’ve highlighted many of Portland’s predominant features to Westercon convention goers: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Cultural Interests, Keep Portland Weird, Spirits, Brews and Vino, Restaurants & Dining, Locations & Activities and Nature & Wildlife.

 

Who is on your committee? Who is your chair? What experience do they have?

A full list of our staff, along with their contact information is available on our Contact Us page. If you'd like to help, send a message to Volunteers or come to one of our meetings. If you have anything that you would like to see happen at the convention, or things you'd like to see while you're in town, be sure to let us know. If the U.S. Postal Service is more your style to contact us, please write to Westercon 69, ℅ OSFCI, PO Box 5703, Portland, OR 97228-5703.