The OryConian #4
The OryCon 18 Daily Newsletter Volume 18, Issue 4, Sunday, November 10, 1996
And The Winning Number Is...
The final attendance figure for OryCon 18 is 1652!
SF Emergency Medical Fund
Due to a wealth of donations and running out of time at
Saturday's Auction, the SF Emergency Fund ( Jo Clayton
Fund), still has quite a few items that were not auctioned off
on Saturday. We have about 50 books, paperback and
hardback, signed and unsigned, and some pieces of jewelry
and posters. If you are interested, in helping our good cause
we will be doing direct sales in the Green Room. Most of the
books will be sold for $10 a piece, so do come and save our
aching backs so we don't have to haul all these books home
The Susan C. Petrey Clarion Scholarship Fund also left over
items for sale at the Wrigley-Cross Booth.
The auction earned over $2000 for the two funds! Thank you
Blood, Sweat and Volunteers
It's not too late to volunteer! Plenty of help is still needed to
pack up the convention. Please help out.
The Internet Cafe will be open from 12 noon to 3 pm on
As the Variety Show "producer", I want to thank everyone
who made last night's show such a success. To all of you
volunteers who worked so hard behind the scenes, to those
who supported the idea of a Variety Show over the past two
years, to the participants and the MC (William Sadorus) who
gave the audience their all, you have my heartfelt gratitude and
appreciation. A special thanks to the amazingly talented and
versatile Tech Crew -- the show would have been dark and
silent without out! Finally, I want to especially thank those
incredibly dedicated people who have been a part of this
endeavor for two years running (I guess we're all just gluttons
for punishment!) Janet Borkowski, Vicki Harrison, Barbara
Hoffert and Tracy Bailey -- this never could have happened
without your dedication, imagination and organization.
The winner of the Treasure Hunt is Tech(nicolor) who found
The Endeavour Award
The Endeavour Award for the best Science Fiction or Fantasy
novel written by a Pacific Northwest author will be announced
and presented annually at OryCon starting in 1998, for a novel
published in 1997. The award is named for H.M.S.
Endeavour, the ship in which Capt. George Vancouver
explored the coast of the Pacific Northwest.
We will present a small statue and a cash grant of a least $500
to the winner. We hope to eventually make the grant $1,000.
The Endeavour Award represents a collaborative effort by
writers and fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy to encourage
the growth of literature in the field and recognize works of
excellence. It is sponsored by Oregon Science Fiction
Conventions, Inc., (OSFCI), which also sponsors OryCon and
other conventions, the Susan C. Petrey Clarion Scholarship
Fund, and the Oregon SF Emergency Fund.
Unbelievable, But True!
OJ/Hawk actually went to bed from doing security without
Would you like to learn more about how to run SF
conventions and meet other con-runners? Come to Smofcon
14, December 6-8, 1996. For more information write to
Smofcon, PO Box 85418, Seattle, WA 98145 or call 206-241-0892.
If you've enjoyed meeting writers talking about good sf,
finding cool books in the dealers' room or dancing in the
Riverview Ballroom, you'll love Potlatch. It's a small
travelling convention that focuses on reading and writing
science fiction and fantasy. (Yes, some of us think a good
dance is as important to an sf con as a writer's workshop or a
book dealers' room.) The next one will be February 28-March
2, 1997 in Seattle. For more information, see our flyer on the
famous flyer table, write to Potlatch, PO Box 31848, Seattle,
WA 98103 or call 206-634-3828, or visit
For information about other Northwest conventions check out
The next Worldcon will be in San Antonio, TX, August 28-September 1, 1997. Memberships are $120 through 12/31/96.
Get your membership at the table in the lobby this afternoon,
or write to LoneStarCon 2, PO Box 27277, Austin, TX 78755-2277, or call 512-472-9944.
Dead Dog???? Not until everything is packed! Please help!
Special raffle prizes for teardown crew -- pizza too!
Art Show Awards
Patricia Davis First Place
I.U.H.S. Ribbon First Place
Roberta Rice First Place
Mary Treichel Honorable Mention
Jennifer Platts Honorable Mention
Dan Berggren First Place
Lubow First Place
JacquaLynn D. Duram Nillsson First Place
Erika Hubbard Honorable Mention
Richard Enloe Honorable Mention
Betsy Mott Honorable Mention
Arlin Robins Honorable Mention
Jeff Ward First Place
Duryln Larson First Place
Elana Eve Martir First Place
Ralph J. Ryan Honorable Mention
Jennie A. Roller Honorable Mention
Ellisa Mitchell First Place
Beth Willinger First Place
Carl & Lida Sloan Honorable Mention
Mary Hanson Roberts Honorable Mention
Lost and Found
Have you misplaced something this weekend? The lost and found box is
located in the Convention Office.
OryCon 18 T-Shirts
There are still OryCon 18 T-Shirts for sale, $15, most sizes and colors are
OryCon 19 will be November 7-9, 1997, back here at the Red Lion Columbia
Guest of Honor: Steven Barnes
Special Musical Guest: Golden Bough
Memberships are $15 until December 31, 1996. There will be
a 1600 person membership limit again next year. You can buy
your OryCon 19 membership starting Sunday at 12 noon at
If you would like to come to the OryCon 18 wrap-up meeting
or get involved with helping OryCon 19 next year, call 503-231-8952 for more information.
The Daily Newsletter
The daily newsletter has been edited by Sharon Sbarsky. This
is the last issue for OryCon 18. I would like to thank Ruth
Sachter for the use of her computer, the Convention Office
Staff for the space to work and their general help. Distribution
points for the OryConian will be at the usual places around the
hotel. The deadline for Volume 19, Issue 1 will be 12 noon,
November 7, 1997.
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