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NEWSLETTER OF THE CASCADIAN MECHA MILITIA DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION DEMONSTRATION TEAM
ALSO NORWESCON 31 | FRIDAY | 2K8.03.21 | DIFFICULTY LEVEL STUPID | DESTRUCTION LEVEL COMPREHENSIVE
GET READY TO MATCH THE STARS
:::QUAKE IN PH33R OF THE TERRIFYING FROG-MAN
You can win a membership to next year's Norwescon as one of the prizes on offer at Match Game SF, an SF&F-themed version of the classic game show Match Game. Norwescon's version begins at 9PM in Olympic 1 as contestants randomly selected from the audience will attempt to guess how our panel will respond to fill-in-the-blank questions such as "Captain Kirk has the biggest _____ in Starfleet!"
Besides a Norwescon 32 membership, other prizes include gift certificates from Cargo Cult Books and Springtime Creations (in the Norwescon Dealers Room), a prize package from Costume-Con 26, and a signed advance reading copy of Escapement, the sequel to Mainspring, by Jay Lake, who will also be one of the panelists. The first half of Match Game SF is rated PG-13 for suggestive language; panelists will be encouraged to be somewhat freer with their responses after the f/i/v/e/ /m/a/r/t/i/n/i/ "halftime" break between games three and four.
Match Game SF also needs production assistants to help keep the game moving. Come help in Olympic 1 during set-up (8PM) and you'll get a special badge available only to those who help "make the magic happen".
Make a Monster! (sandwich): 1PM, Olympic 1 (Family Track). Use your creativity to come up with the scariest, yummiest monster ever! Build your monster with a variety of ingredients and then gobble it up!
Family Movie Previews still starts at NOON (Olympic 1), but now runs only one hour.
:::PILOT TRANSFERS FOR FRIDAY
P.K. Dick Award nominee Jon Armstrong has been added to "Preparing Your Manuscript for Submission" (NOON, Cascade 10), "Reading: Jon Armstrong" (1:30PM, Cascade 3), and "Philip K. Dick Award Ceremony and Reception" (7PM, Grand Ballroom 2).
Leslie Howle has been added to "Naomi Novik, Special GOH Interview and Q&A" (11AM, Grand Ballroom 2).
Patrick Rothfuss has been added to "The Liars' Panel: A Guaranteed Way to Sell that 1000 Page First Manuscript of Yours" (2PM, Cascade 9), "Reading: Patrick Rothfuss" (6:30PM, Cascade 3), and "Crime and Fantasy: How Do You Solve a Crime in a Magical World? (10PM, Cascade 7).
Jak Koke will not be on "Polyamory 101" (MIDNIGHT, Cascade 6).
Dennis Bergum, Carol Duby, Wolf Lahti, and David Shoemaker cannot attend and have been removed from all programme items.
:::IMPROBABLY, GIVEN THE IMPACT NOISE
"You didn't tell me I had Klingon on my face!"
"I need six left-handed clipboards, three left-handed monitors, and two left-handed flogs. Now."
"The itch will pass — you have a spork!"
"The way they remove nipples these days, it's like shaving a deli ham."
"You have to jam it in from the rear."
"There are only so many naked, slathering drunks I can carry home in one con."
P.K. DICK AWARD CEREMONY AND RECEPTION
:::NOTE HOW WE DON'T GO FOR THE OBVIOUS JOKES HERE. PRAISE US. PRAISE US!
The P.K. Dick Award Ceremony and Reception is tonight at 7PM in Grand Ballroom 2. Go, it'll be interesting.
DISASTER RECOVERY CREWS OVERWHELMED
::IT'S LIKE A CLOW CAR FULL OF FEN!
Registration reports 2200 members as of Thursday evening. Yes, that's as of Thursday, the slow day.
LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP AWARDS ANNOUNCED
THAT'S A LOT OF ¥100 COINS!
Each year, the current Chair of Norwescon has the opportunity to award a Lifetime Membership to an individual or individuals that have contributed greatly to the Convention. Tracy Knoedler, this years convention chair, did so at the final planning meeting for Norwescon 31.
This year's honorees, working as a team, have aided Norwescon through countless hours of hard work, heavy lifting, and the willingness to go the extra mile to assure that everyone behind the scenes — as well as every person who attends the Convention — always has all the "stuff" they need. But their dedication doesn't stop there! Throughout the year, they also keep track of all those items, making sure they are kept safe, transporting them to and fro — all the while keeping a positive and upbeat attitude.
Accordingly, this year, the Chair awarded not one, but three Lifetime Memberships, with the committee in agreement that there could be no better choice of recipients. Please join us in congratulating Daniel Patowski, Eric Patowski, and Yvonne Patowski, also affectionately known as "The Norwescon Transportation Team."
MOVIE PREVIEWS EXTENDED
:::BORED STRETCHER? BORED STRETCHER?!
Back FOR the Future! The Friday Movie Preview panel in Evergreen 4 has so much info we can't squeeze it into one hour. So we're starting early, at 2:30PM instead of 3PM. Get seats at this always-at-capacity panel early, and see the future before it arrives!
For the young, we have a special hour of children and family-friendly previews at Noon Friday in Olympic 1 (Family Track Programming). First priority seats will go to the kids, second priority for their parents, others can fill the remaining space. Come find out which film-based toys your children will be clamoring for this Christmas!
DISASTER RECOVERY CREWS ON STANDBY
:::WORST. LIMERICK. EVAR.
Calling all late night fen!
You're done partying;
You're done dancing;
Your'e just wandering around.
Wander on down to Grand Ballroom 3 after the dance around 2 or 3AM and help pack up the equipment! It can be a whole lot of fun. No, really! Many things are funny at this hour.
:::HORTON HEARD A WHAT WHAT AND WHO NOW?
The Voodoo Message Board is located in the lobby. Here's how it works!
If you wish to receive messages from other Norwescon attendees, check the box next to your name on the Voodoo Board. (If you didn't pre-register, you'll have to add your name to the list. Make sure to add your name in alphabetical order!) When a message is left for you, a pin will be added next to your name. Remove the pin, and look for your message in the message box. Messages are put into the box in alphabetical order.
If you'd like to leave a message for someone, write it out, fold the message paper, write their name on the outside, and put the paper into the message box in alphabetical order with the other messages. Then put a pin next to their name on the Voodoo Board so the recipient knows to check the box.
MISSING: NEEDLENOSE PLIERS
:::TOO SMALL TO USE AS A TOOTHPICK, TOO LARGE TO SWALLOWED BY ACCIDENT (WE THINK)
Missing: Needlenose pliers. Last seen in a small, heavy box. If found, please return to tech as soon as possible.
Is the daily newsletter of NORWESCON 31, published as a morning edition. Articles from the membership are pleaded for; the deadline of each day's edition is 10PM the previous evening, or later if you can find the editors in person. (Try the Volunteer Lounge.) Submissions boxes are marked and placed throughout the convention, most notably in the Office and at the Information Table.
Your CAG is Maj. R'ykandar (Dara) Korra'ti, CMMDDRDT. Conceptual assistance has been provided by inexplicable in-jokes, a lack of ideas that make any damn sense, and way, way, way too much cold medication.