ConComCon 16

Cubey, the C-Cubed Sea Cucumber; Design and concept by Paul M Carpentier; Art by Julie McGalliard ConComCon Logo

Date: June 5-7, 2009
Location: Compass Point Inn
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

"Passing on the Torch: Bringing Fandom to a New Generation"

ConComCon, or "C-Cubed", is a conference for convention organizers held each June in the Pacific Northwest. It is held under the auspices of the Seattle Westercon Organizing Committee ("SWOC"), which in addition to hosting ConComCon has also hosted four Westercons and the North American Science Fiction Convention ("NASFiC") in 2005, as well as helping other conventions in the area, most recently the new filk convention, ConFilkt. ConComCon has been held at various sites across the Northwest, including Seattle, Portland, Vancouver (BC), and sites in central Washington state.



$35 until April 15, 2009
or $45 Canadian

Click here for Online Registration

Register by land mail

In the United States
Please send your name, address, phone number, email, and a check for US$35 (made out to "SWOC") to:
ConComCon 16
c/o SWOC
Box 1066
Seattle, WA  98111

In Canada
Send a check for C$45 (made out to "ConComCon 16") to

ConComCon 16
151 Gamma Street
Toronto, ON  M8W 4G3



Compass Point Inn Compass Point Inn
9850 King George Highway
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

ConComCon rate: C$90 (about US$71)
Call the hotel directly at 1-800-663-0660 to make a reservation.
Mention "ConComCon" or "C-Cubed" when you register to get the convention rate. The convention rate will apply to days before and after the convention as well.

The Compass Point Inn has a collection of unique Pacific Northwest art and artifacts, including totem poles and driftwood chairs. There are two on-site restaurants (and an on-site liquor store), plus many reasonably-priced restaurants in the area, just south of Simon Fraser University.

On-site amenities: Jake's Steakhouse & Piano Lounge, Amber Jack's Tap House, Beer & Wine Shoppe, exercise facility, jacuzzi, spa.


Driving from Seattle: Take I-5 north to Canada. Cross the border at the Peace Arch crossing. Continue on Highway 99. Take exit 10 for King George Highway.

Skytrain (public transit): Take the Skytrain to King George Station. Walk across the parking lot to the hotel.

TOP Peace Arch

Visiting Canada

Documents to enter Canada

  • Passport, or
  • Trusted traveler card, includingor
  • Proof of citizenship (birth certificate, naturalization card, permanent resident card) plus proof of identity (government-issued photo ID
  • Documents to return to the United States

  • Passport, or
  • Trusted traveler card, including

    Border crossings and wait times

  • Canada border wait times
  • US border wait times
  • Washington state border traffic conditions
  • From your mobile phone browser, go to and select "Border Wait Times".

    If the I-5/Hwy-99 crossing is busy, get off I-5 at exit 275 for Highway 543. This crosses the border not quite a mile east of I-5. Take BC Highway 15 a mile north to 8 Avenue and turn left (west) to get back to Highway 99 towards downtown Surrey. This only takes a few minutes longer than going via I-5, and will be worth it if the Peace Arch crossing has a long delay.


    Draft Program

    A preliminary draft of the program is available at If you have suggestions for program ideas, and/or if you would like to participate in the convention program, please contact Alex von Thorn.



    Co-Chairs: Alex von Thorn and Marah Searle-Kovacevic
    Hotel Liaison: Danielle Stephens
    Hotel Advisor: Sally Woehrle
    Program: Alex von Thorn
    Hospitality: Gene Armstrong
    Volunteers: Marah Searle-Kovacevic, Danielle Stephens
    Webmaster: Alex von Thorn
    SWOC President (Annual General Meeting): Gene Armstrong


    Attending Members

    David Glenn Anderson
    Gene Armstrong
    Greg Cairns
    Becky Citrak
    Michael Citrak
    Bobbie DuFault
    Jerry Gieseke
    Jim Granger
    Keith Lim
    Valerie King
    Katrina Marier
    Shawn Marier
    Randy McCharles
    Susan Robinson
    Marah Searle-Kovacevic
    Garth Spencer
    Danielle Stephens
    James Stringer
    Alex von Thorn
    Rick Weiss
    Sally Woehrle
    Drew Wolfe
    Kate Mulligan Wolfe
    Ken Wong


    Mailing List

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    Previous ConComCons

    C-Cubed 15, Snoqualmie Pass, WA , June 13-15, 2008
    C-Cubed 14, Seatac, WA, June 8-10, 2007
    C-Cubed 13, Cle Elum, WA, June 2-4, 2006

    "Cubey" C-Cubed mascot art: Design and concept by Paul M Carpentier; Art by Julie McGalliard
    This page last updated 31 May 2009. Comments and suggestions to Alex von Thorn.