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Hold on — is that some sort of giant ape?
adventure nr. 0, 13 april 2006 NORWESCON 29 survival probability 92%
WELCOME TO NORWESCON 29!
MIND THAT CHASM OF DOOM, IT’S GOT A BIT OF AN ATTITUDE
I want to welcome all of you to Norwescon 29. The convention committee has been busy all year long working on putting together another fantastic convention for you. We have many of your favorite panels and events from previous years, as well as many new ones.
If this is your first Norwescon, or you have been attending for years, to truly experience what Norwescon is all about then I recommend that you attend these events: Opening ceremonies, Norwescon honors, the GoH interviews, the P.K. Dick Award Ceremony, the masquerade, the dances, and of course stop by wing 5b for the parties. There is so much more I could list, but then the daily zine would be as large as our programme book.
When we set the theme for Norwescon 29 (Journeys, Adventures, and Quests of Fantastic Fiction) I didn’t know how closely we would be following it as we prepared this year’s convention. But now that the convention is finally here, it was worth all the journeys, adventures and quests that we had to go through to get here. I would just be careful where you put your hands; the paint may still be wet.
I know I won’t have the time to talk to all of you this weekend, but if you see me in the halls, feel free to stop me and tell me how your weekend is going.
Shawn Marier, Norwescon 29 Chair
TIME to run!
HRH HINDMOST SPEAKS
Welcome to RUN!, the Norwescon 29 Newsletter of Record, unnecessary exclamation point provider, and your survival guide to this convention.
RUN!! appears once daily in a morning edition, and can be found distributed at various points around the con. LARGE TYPE editions in particular are available at Information. It’s where you go to find programme changes, party notices, trap locations, awards, news, how not to die, and event updates. It’s also where you tell embarrassing stories about your friends at the con – or at least we hope it’s that part, we’re never quite sure. Contribution boxes are at Information, Registration, Office, and Quiet Hospitality/Fanzine Library. Use them. Or DIE!
Because seriously, you have a daily fanzine here. It comes out every day. We’ve got to fill it and we can’t do it on our own! It’s got news to get it started, sure, but most of it comes down to you. We need reports. We need reporters – particularly anybody going to the P. K. Dick awards and to the parties – to write up reports about what they see, what people say, and more generally, how they avoid getting impaled by spikes.
Oh, and if it’s all confusing so far – stop what you’re doing and pay attention! It’s important. Oh, and mind that pit. It’s got snakes in. Asps, I’m told. Very dangerous.
ART SHOW SCANDAL!
BIDDING CLOSE CHANGES!
Art Show bidding now closes Saturday Night at 7pm. Don’t forget!
DANCE UNDER THE SEA
MARTY’S ON A MISSION
Clubbing under the sea hasn't been this much fun in ages! We have not one, not one point one, not one point three, but two whole styles of DJ to satisfy your needs. DJ Shawn Marier opens with a classic mix of old and new club hits, and as we swim late into the night, DJ Black Maru spins 80s, darkwave, EBM, and more.
WE’RE SURE THERE ARE PARTIES TONIGHT
BUT WE DON’T KNOW WHERE
That might be the idea, of course. But we hope not. Regardless, don’t forget to send us your party notices!
YAY, MORE HEART PIECES!
Please help donate food to Northwest Harvest in the memory of Marion Zimmer Bradley. There will be food barrels and boxes in the lobby where you can place donations of non-perishable food items. If you are unable to donate nonperishable food (and yes twinkies are perishable, that website you read is full of it) you can either donate money with registration, or you can come check out the donation items up for auction on Sunday with the art show at 12:00 noon. We will try to have the donation items on display in the art show by Friday evening.
::::nothing yet, but watch this space
Expect several updates in Friday’s edition.
YAY, MORE HEART PIECES!
Come honor the memory of Stephen Smith, “The Voice of Norwescon,” by donating blood in the salon, at the top floor of the tower. Blood donations will be taken between 10:00am and 4:00pm on Friday the 14th.
ANITA ROWLAND BENEFIT RAFFLE
Please help Anita fight ovarian cancer. Raffle tickets will be sold through out the convention to help raise money for Anita’s very expensive doctor bills. The raffle results will be announced throughout the Art show/charity auction on Sunday, which starts at noon.
“I can’t un-see that.”
“The Norwescon Cart O’ Publishing has a price, and that price must be paid in blood.”
FANZINE LIBRARY EXPOSES ANCIENT MYSTERIES
A.K.A. OLD ISSUES OF ANSIBLE
Need a minute to relax and want something to read? Stop by the Fanzine Lending Library in Quiet Hospitality and see what other fans are putting into print! It’s like the web, only it stays on when the power goes out. The new librarian has a sekrit plan to be discussed later when we’re awake enough to understand it, but we think it has to do with something creative.
WE’RE LOOKING TO NAME THE UNNAMEABLE
A.K.A. WING SEVEN 1ST FLOOR
So far, “Chasm of Doom” is winning, but we’ve got other ideas like “Hallway of Death,” “Corridor of Traps,” “Toilets Sans Frontiers,” and “Oh God, The Fumes, I Can’t <ARG>.”
Is the daily newsletter of NORWESCON 29, published as a morning edition. Articles from the membership are pleaded for; the deadline for each day's edition os 10PM the previous evening, or later if you can find the editors in person. (Try Quiet Hospitality.) Submissions boxes are marked and placed throughout the convention, most notably in the Fanzine Library, Office, and Information.
Your Most Wary Editor is R'ykander (Dara) Korra'ti. Conceptual assistance has been provided by HRH Hindmost and the Pierson's Puppeteers Planetary Council.