Chicon 8 Report
Several members of the Seattle-in-2025 team were at Chicon 8 over Labor Day weekend—perhaps we saw you there? Chicon was a resounding success. We have 140 new supporting members, and sold almost all of our t-shirts. Our parties were very well attended, and we won the prize for Best Party at the convention! Our opening night menu of cider, smoked salmon puffs, and apple crisp (recipe below) was a hit. Our team also grew, with new volunteers joining both the bid team and the eventual convention committee. With the success of Chicon behind us, we’re looking forward to SMOFcon in December.
Benefit for Triple Shot members
Among the benefits for our Triple Shot supporting membership is an opportunity to suggest guests of honor for the convention. If you are a Triple Shot member, look for an email soon with a link to a survey to make your suggestions.
New Seattle in 2025 Website
If you haven’t taken a look at our website recently, it’s been revamped! Nate Hoffelder has done a total overhaul of our website. There’s a ton of great information about Seattle, as well as a playlist of music from Seattle bands. Check it out!
Seattle 2025 Apple Crisp Recipe
People really loved our apple crisp. And bonus—it can be made vegan and gluten free! We recommend using a mix of tart and sweet apples, such as by combining Granny Smiths with Fuji or Honeycrisp.
6 large apples (about 4 pounds), peeled, cored, and chopped small
⅓ cup butter or vegan butter, melted
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour or gluten-free all purpose flour (if using gluten-free, make sure it has starch in the blend)
⅓ cup water
4 tablespoons lemon juice
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour blend
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup oats (gluten free oats if desired)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter or vegan butter
- Preheat oven to 350 F/180 C. Lightly grease a 9×13” pan with oil.
- For the filling: In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter with 3 tablespoons of flour, then add the water, lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt and mix until smooth.
- Place the chopped apples in a large bowl. Pour the butter mixture over the apples and mix well to coat. Pour the filling into the baking pan and spread evenly.
- For the topping: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt to combine.
- Using clean fingers or a pastry cutter, work the butter or vegan butter into the mixture until well combined. Sprinkle evenly over the apples in the pan.
- Place pan in center rack of the oven and bake for about 45 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the apples are tender. It should be bubbling around the edges.
- Serve warm.