Norwescon 37 June 15 Newsletter
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Norwescon 37: Elegance and Entropy
April 17-20, 2014
Norwescon eNewsletter // June 15, 2013
In This Issue
Lost & Found
A word from Programming
FORUMS! WE HAVE FORUMS!
Norwescon 37 (2014) Guests of Honor
Michael Moorcock (Writer) * Robert Gould (Artist) * Seanan McGuire (Special) * Animal X (Costuming)
Reserve You Hotel Room
Purchase Your Membership
Reservations are now open!
The DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport has agreed to provide Norwescon a room block with a flat room rate of $126 per night for up to four (4) people.
The easiest and fastest way to reserve your room at the Norwescon rate of $126 a night is via this link here.
There is more information here at our weblog post.
Norwescon 37 Executive Team
The Norwescon 37 Executive team has been finalized. The members are:
Business- Eric Weber
Chair (elected) - Peggy Stewart
Conventions Services- Josh Keegan
Member Services- Jeanine Swanson
Personnel- Shawna Batty
Programming- Loree Parker
Publications- Pearl Young
Secretary- Kat Marier
Special Events- Rob Stewart
Treasurer- Kathy Bond
Vice Chair (elected) - William Sadorus
Read the announcement
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Claim Your Lost Items
The lost and found list from Norwescon 36 has been posted. You have until July 1, 2013, to send a more complete description of a lost item (thus proving ownership) to email@example.com. All items not claimed by July 1, 2013, will be auctioned off at the Norwescon Volunteer Picnic with proceeds being donated to the Northwest Science Fiction Society (NWSFS).
View the list
Calling All NWC36 Volunteers!
Did you volunteer for NWC36? Are you thinking about a ConCom position for NWC37? If so, please join us from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 20th for the Norwescon Volunteer Picnic at the Point Defiance - Fort Nisqually Picnic Shelter in Tacoma. Norwescon will be providing hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken patties, veggie patties, buns, and condiments. We will also be providing the water and soft drinks. If you can, please bring a side dish or desert for everyone to share. Friends and family are welcome.
More information to come as we get closer to the event. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
On "Elegance and Entropy"
Among the privileges of being Programming Director is selecting the theme for the next convention. Our policies only have general guidelines of what to aim for, so this is a task that takes some imagination.
At first glance, elegance and entropy seem to be completely contradictory. But one of the universal constants is that things fall apart, and there is also beauty in deterioration - whether it's the crumbling of an ancient ruin, the patina on antique metal,or the measured decay rate of radioactive isotopes. Many aspects of our membership seem completely contradictory as well - fantasy versus sci-fi, fine art versus hard science.
But we still come together every year to celebrate our differences and diversity. And that's one of the things I love most about the Norwescon community.
I'm really looking forward to the creative ideas this year's team will come up with to entertain us. I hope you are, too!
Norwescon 36 & 37 Programming Director
Community Forums are Back!
In years past, we have hosted community forums on our website as a way to help our membership stay in touch throughout the year. Security issues forced us to take them offline for a while, but they're back, better than ever, and you're invited to join in!
Keep in touch with all your Norwescon friends, make plans for the coming con, discuss the latest (or oldest) SF/F films, shows, books, music, and games, share info on other upcoming genre events in the area, or just ramble away in the open forums.
You can find the forums under the "Get Involved" menu on our website, or just go here. Log in at the bottom of the page either by registering directly on our website, or by using your Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo!, or Goodreads login credentials!
We hope you'll join us soon