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Self-Destruct sequence initiated. Five. Four. Three.
adventure nr. 4, 16 april 2006 NORWESCON 29 hangover probability 99.94%
WELCOME TO AWARDARAMA!
FIRST, THE MASQUERADE WINNERS:
The Norwescon Masquerade would like to thank all of the many people who worked so hard on their entries this year, and congratulates all the entrants on their fine efforts. Congratulations to all the winners!
The Ben Grimm Memorial Award: Slagathor!
Best Rising Star for Presentation and Workmanship: Atlantean Princess
Judge’s Award for Excellence in Prop work: Starcrossed in Silence
Best Media Re-creation: Alien from Another Planet
Best Novice, Workmanship: Catgirl Surprise
Best Novice, Presentation: Kahli
Best Journeyman, Presentation: Peacekeepers
Best Journeyman, Workmanship: Chiyoko Fujiwara – Millennial Actress
Best Master Division, Presentation and Workmanship: The Merry Widow
Best in Show: Quest for the Golden Egg
NOW, THE SINGLE-PATTERN CONTEST WINNERS:
Excellence in Details: “Love Angel Music Baby,” by Margaret Richardson
Most Unusual/Creative Use of Materials: “Legos – What Else Is There To Say?” by Michael Citrak
Excellence in Harmony of Materials: “Autumn’s Revenge,” by Stephanie Kodis-Fisher
Excellence in Original Concepts: “Check Out Dem Tomatoes,” by Cherie Harris-Lovell
Best in Show – Workmanship: “Triad,” by Anita Taylor
Best in Show: “Nevermore,” by Suzie Thomas
NEXT, THE NORWESCON 29 “PEOPLE’S CHOICE” ART SHOW AWARDS:
Best Science Fiction: “Power Place,” by Jeffrey Sturgeon
Best Horror: “Goab,” by Aaron Coelho
Best Fantasy: “Barfight,” by Todd Lockwood
Best Humour: “Barfight,” by Todd Lockwood
Best in Show: “Power Place,” by Jeffrey Sturgeon
FINALLY, THE NORWESCON 29 ART SHOW JUDGES’ AWARDS:
Guest of Honor Pick: “Hydra,” by Mark Roland
Best Jewelry: “Double-Dragon Cloak Clasp,” by Shirlee Dunlop
Best Textile: “Loves Celebrant Ladies,” by Early Smith
Best Mixed Media: “Danielle,” by Eden Celeste
Best 3D: “Scolla,” by Joshua Foreman
Best Black and White: “Gypsy Faery,” by Rebecca Schumacher
Best Colour: “Girl and Fairy,” by Aaron Coelho
Third Place, Overall: “Barfight,” by Todd Lockwood
Second Place, Overall: “Gateway to the Sun,” by Michael Whelan
First Place, Overall: “Cthulhu,” by H. Ed Cox
Best in Show: “Dogs Playing Poker,” by Mark Ferrari
Staff selections for honourable mentions:
“Ruby,” by Monika Livingston
“Best Display,” by Bobbie Benton Hull
“Bast,” by Eden Celeste
“Wilted,” by Thomas Milliorn
“Crystal Mine,” by Butch Honeck
So many awards, so much space. Thanks to everyone who entered the art show and all the contests!
Glass Etching Techniques (was 2pm, Cascade 13)
Slash, or, Some of the Best Character Studies You Aren’t Reading (3pm, Cascade 4), Panelist addition: Mickey Schulz
ARTIST ALLEY RAFFLE!
Donna Barr is holding a drawing to give away a “Fancy BIG colored pencil drawing – kids’ll love ‘em!” at 11am. You’ve seen her work in the art show, go see her in artist’s alley!
VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION EVENT!
HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY
The Volunteer Appreciation Event will take place in Lord Bowler’s Vortex Inn (Olympic 2/Volunteer’s Lounge) at 2pm today. Five free memberships will be given away, as well as other cool items. Volunteers MUST be present to win!
TODAY’S PARTY LIST
NO, REALLY. TINY, BUT REAL.
Xcentricities Corset Party: LaQuinta Inn (across the street), 11am-3pm. This is an extension, in response to popular request.
Sadly, we have not heard anything about a dead sasquatch party.
DEAR FAN LANDERS
OH, LOOKIE WHAT WE FOUND
Dear Fan Landers: What’s Artist’s Alley? I went out to the alley, but all I got was this bogus business idea from an undercover cop. 30 to 90 Days Later
Dear 30 to 90: It’s out past Wing 7, on the way to the parties. By the way, that little alley visit isn’t the only thing that might get you another little “vacation” did you know they’re selling pictures? Sunday features the Public Spankings series!
Dear Fan Landers: I want to be my own publisher. How do I do this? I Hate My Lazy Agent
Dear Hate: Going to the dark side? Already? Tsk. Well, booksurge.com, lulu.com, bonker. com, copyright.gov, and dimestoreproductions.com might help. not4chan, on the other hand, probably won’t. Now go work like a slave, make a little cash, and send me a signed copy of your art book. Also, send some money. And a hamburger. I like hamburgers.
HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY
Aries: Buy extra life insurance. Now.
Taurus: That bridge is probably weaker than you think.
Gemini: Double-check your shoelaces through the remainder of the con.
Cancer: What, like I need to say anything? You’re CANCER, for gods’ sake.
Leo: Oooh. Ooh. Dude. Sorry. Seriously.
Virgo: Now is not the time to get laid. But then, for some, when is?
Libra: You’d be better off just cowering in fear all day long. I mean, what the hell, you will be no matter what.
Scorpio: Look again – those aren’t your lucky dice.
Capricorn: You know how you’ll eat anything? Today, don’t.
Aquarius: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but, well, fen soup? You’re it.
Pisces: Don’t eat those painted eggs. They’re like the wall candy.
Today’s lucky numbers: There are none.
HELP CLEAN UP!
LIVE THE TRANSPORTATION THUG LIFE, YO
It's Sunday afternoon and evening. You've attended panels and parties and you had a great time and now you're just wandering around but you just are not ready to leave the world we call fandom. Wander on down to Grand Ballroom 3 any time after 4:30pm and help pack up equipment. It can be a whole lot of fun. No, really. And we will be so happy you helped. You'll be amazed.
Doting father to adorable munchkin in pink dress: “Look, that’s a butterfly!”
Munchkin: “Does it step on people’s heads and crush them?”
“The pink scares me.”
“It’s just angelfood. The pink comes from just a drop of food poisoning. Food colouring. Whatever.”
Convention Office, after the slave auction: “Damien, do you need a cheque request? I’d like to discuss disbursement of the goods.”
“Books in the plural lose their solidarity of substance and become a gas, filling all available space.”
John Derbyshire in National Review
has been the daily newsletter of NORWESCON 29, published as a morning edition, except on Saturday, a 'zine so nice we did it twice. Articles from the membership are irrelevant; the deadline for each day's edition is over. Submissions boxes are boobytrapped, so don't try it.
Your Most Wary Editor has been R'ykander (Dara) Korra'ti. Conceptual assistance has been provided by HRH Hindmost and the Pierson's Puppeteers Planetary Council. Roberta Barr, Donna Gregory, and Kathryn Tewson appeared courtesy of the Cylon Imperial Joke Squad. Aunt Mary and Cheryl the Derranged gots yer back.