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adventure nr. 1, 14 april 2006 - NORWESCON 29 - survival probability 78.4%
A SCANNER DARKLY
A THEATRE EVENTUALLY
Norwescon is proud to announce an exclusive screening of the first half hour of the new film A Scanner Darkly, starring Keanu Reaves and directed by Robert Linklater. Not a trailer, not a featurette, this is the first third of the actual theatrical film sure to be a summer blockbuster. Come check out this imaginative take of the P. K. Dick story, filmed and then animated using the innovative interpolative rotoscoping technique. This preview will be shown only at the Movie Previews on Friday at 4:30pm, in Evergreen 3.
ART SHOW SCHEDULE, VOTING, ACCESS.
NORTH TO PICK UP, SOUTH TO DROP OFF, BIDS END ON SATURDAY, AND SO DOES VOTING.
Come vote for your favorite artist and artwork! Voting closes Saturday at 3pm, well before bidding ends. And please remember that art show bidding now closes at 7pm, also on Saturday!
Finally, please note that the entrance to the art show is the second set of doors, not the first.
PARTY PARTY PARTY
TAKE THAT, PIERRE
Twisted Cat Tales book launch, Cascade 4, Noon. God. Noon.
Corset Party, LaQuinta Inn (across the street), Noon(!) to Midnight
ISS Party in a Box: room 5321, 9pm
Radcon Toxic Waste: room 5336, 8:30pm
Girl’s Only Spa Party, room 417, 5pm-9pm
VIDEO CHANNEL CORRECTION
IF YOU CAN’T SEE THEM, MAYBE THEY CAN’T SEE YOU
The in-hotel video channels are incorrectedly identified in the Pocket Programme Book. The channel listed as “99” is actually channel 45. Channel “98” is actually 44. If you really needed to be told this to find them, please subtract five percent from your survival probability. Thank you.
BLOOD DRIVE TODAY
YAY, MORE HEART PIECES!
Come honor the memory of Stephen Smith, “The Voice of Norwescon,” by donating blood in the salon on the top floor of the tower. Blood donations will be taken between 10:00am and 4:00pm today!
FOOD DRIVE UPDATE
YAY, MORE HEART PIECES!
Please help donate food to Northwest Harvest in the memory of Marion Zimmer Bradley. There will be donation points in the lobby where you can place donations of non-perishable food items. Alternatively, 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.
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Twisted Cat Tales – Small Press: Noon Friday, Cascade 4
Come and meet the people from Twisted Cat Tales and help launch their new books.
Demo of Italian Swordplay: 1pm Friday, Grand Ballroom 2
Was part of Italian Swordplay Workshop (noon-4pm), now listed separately. Old World Martial Arts presents an overview of historic swordplay, including Italian rapier, Bolognese sidesword, Italian partisan, and German Longsword. Discussion of the historic context of some of the weapons masters of the 14th to 16th Centuries.
Space Elevator Update: 1pm, Grand Ballroom 3
Updates on the status of the Space Elevator.
Italian Swordplay Workshop: 2pm, Grand Ballroom 2
Was part of Italian Swordplay Workshop (noon-4pm), now listed separately. Join Old World Martial Arts in a Hands-On workshop providing an overview of Italian Rapier & Bolognese Sword (sidesword).
Time to Pick Betsy and Sheila’s Brains, 4pm, Cascade 11
Calling all new and established writers! Here's your chance to learn from two of the leading editor/publishers. Ask questions and get some advice and tips on how to enhance your writing future and see your works on the bookstore shelves. This is a Q&A event!
Entwifes Asteroid Settlement Panel Moved to 11am Saturday, Grand Ballroom 3 (was Noon Friday)
REMEMBER THAT BIT ABOUT RUNNING AWAY?
KNOW WHEN TO WALK AWAY KNOW WHEN TO DANCE
It happens just once a year. All the greatest criminal masterminds and megalomaniacs pause in their pursuit of global domination to compete for the Evil Genius Olympics, or EGO. Held this year at Norwescon, you can be there to see the most vile, the most cunning, the most vicious, wretched scum and villainy North America has to offer – and those are just the ushers! Wait till you see the actual show!
As the dust settles, soar into the skies with our Friday night Stardance. DJ JamminPanda carries you away with 80s New Wave, house/dance, anime pop, trance, and more. May your feet never touch the ground.
PLEASE PET MY DOG
APPARENTLY NOT A EUPHEMISM
DANA asks: “Please ask to pet my service dog, Chewbacca. I’m working on getting less shy.” We presume she means the dog.
THE CHASM OF DOOM
ALSO APPARENTLY NOT A EUPHEMISM
Come to the Chasm of Doom and sign the Survivor’s Wall. See if it lasts until next year!
NOW THAT WE WE’VE NAMED PART OF IT
Here are more Wing 7, Floor 1 suggestions:
Chasm of Chaos
Got others? We still want more.
CITIZENS DEMAND FILTHY PIERRE
A LATE SUBMISSION FOR ITÉRATION NR. 3 – NO, REALLY!
Where the hell are the parties? Who’s throwing ‘em? We need a Filthy Pierre with a serious party list. We are really fun and overall pleasant people from another country – alright, it’s Canada, but still! We don’t know everyone already and would like to meet some fen.
ANITA ROWLAND RAFFLE CANCELLED
The Anita Rowland benefit raffle has been cancelled. There will reportedly be other news coming, but for now it’s all “reply hazy, ask again later” so we don’t really know what’s going on.
GET CREATIVE IN THE FANZINE LIBRARY
FROM ERICA, THE NEW FANZINE LIBRARY LIBRARIAN
In addition to our usual collection of amazing new and old fanzines, this year I have initiated a collaborative Norwescon 29 fanzine project. Stop by Olympic 3 (Quiet Hospitality) at any time and contribute! Silliness is strongly encouraged; instructions and materials are provided.
Also, be sure to check out our featured fanzine of the day and daily featured fanzine categories. Today’s features are Ansible (see Thursday’s RUN!!), Gaming, Klingon Interest, and 25+ year-old fanzines. Please also feel free to add ‘zines to the library if I am not around – although I am wearing this fetching silver Fanzine Library badge, so I shouldn’t be too hard to find – right? RIGHT?
PH33R TH3 P4RTY
REVIEWS BY BECKY CITRAK
Thursday night was party-lite as the construction woes continue. The ISS had a pajama party while continuing to prep for their main party on Friday; Gummy Bears plus PB&J and other not-so-healthy snacks equals 100% pure yummy! Tomorrow, Pirates and Wenches. Arrrr! (Or is that Argh?)
The Steve Smith Memorial Party had 80s music and good conversation. When I asked hostess Miriam why she was having a party, she said people kept asking if she was going to. So now she’s done it – quit asking!
The Biohazard party was the one most affected by the construction. The good news: they have a working toilet, at least for the moment. This is their 10th anniversary, and they are pulling out all the big guns. Along with the usual music, booze, and wet t-shirt contest, there is a decontamination room, clean room and a wet willie contest. Well! I’m looking forward to that one! I wonder if they’ll let me be the detail judge? They seem to be working hard to earn my “Best Party” Award.
Speaking of the “Best Party” award – where is my last year’s winner, Geeks Without Borders? Toilettes Sans Frontiers just isn’t the same thing!
“Rory has a +3 SQL cursor of doom, with ‘generate a null pointer’ ability.” “And I have a bazooka.”
“So how much is that in human souls?”
“It’s like Salvador Dali’s Jenga.”
FOREWARNED IS, UM...
Technicon normally has some cool cosmic event that the membership can’t actually see, due to weather. This year, however, there was nice weather, so therefore the planned meteor strike will occur here, between 3:30 and 4pm. Heads up!
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 is 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. Anna Korra'ti and Res gots yer back.