Norwescon 43 June Newsletter

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Norwescon 43 June Newsletter


Norwescon 43


The 6/20/19 newsletter for Norwescon 43.




June 20, 2019



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Norwescon 43

April 9 - 12, 2020

News from Norwescon

Summer Edition

We Have Guests of Honor!


New York Times bestselling writer Jacqueline Carey is the author of the critically- acclaimed and award-winning Kushiel's Legacy series of historical fantasy novels, The Sundering tragedy duology, postmodern fables, Santa Olivia and Saints Astray, the Agent of Hel contemporary paranormal trilogy, Shakespearean adaptation Miranda and Caliban, and the epic fantasy standalone, Starless. Jacqueline enjoys doing research on a wide variety of arcane topics, and an affinity for travel has taken her from Iceland to China to date. She currently lives in west Michigan.

Further information is available at Join her on Facebook at or follow her on Twitter at @JCareyAuthor.


Sana Takeda is an Eisner and Hugo Award winning illustrator and comic book artist from Japan, known for her work on the Monstress series. At age 20 Takeda started working as a 3D CGI designer for the Japanese video game company, SEGA. Her comic book career includes work for Image Comics, Aspen, and Boom Studios, among others. She has worked on several titles for Marvel, including X-23, X-Men, Venom, Civil War II, and Ms Marvel. Sana Takeda lives in Tokyo, Japan.

For more information, visit Sana's website at


Susan is the State Underwater Archaeologist for Maryland, a Dive Safety Officer, and a Master Scuba Diver Trainer through PADI. She received her B.A. in anthropology from the University of Toronto with a minor in Far Eastern Art and Architecture, her M.A. and Ph.D. in archaeology, and a Certificate in Heritage Resource Management from the University of Calgary. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses for several colleges and universities on maritime archaeology and the anthropology of piracy. In addition to maritime archaeology and the history and anthropology of piracy, she is a recognized authority on textiles and beekeeping, both past and present.

For more information, visit

More Guests of Honor will be announced soon!

Website Update!

Now that everyone has all the information they needed from last year's website, our friendly neighborhood webmonkeys have worked their magic on the website and spruced things up a bit for Norwescon 43! While much information is still in the very early stages, we would like to call attention to the new Socialize page at, where we will list all the ways you can keep your Norwescon experience going beyond just the convention weekend! Take a peek at the new design and if you notice anything that looks odd, feel free to let us know at

Norwescon Volunteer Picnic!

Did you volunteer at Norwescon 42? Are you curious about volunteering at Norwescon 43? Then please join us on Saturday, August 3rd for our annual Norwescon Volunteer Picnic! This year the picnic will be at Steel Lake Park in Federal Way, in the covered picnic area closest to the beach, from noon until 5 p.m. We will be providing hamburgers and hot dogs with fixings, along with soda and water. If you can please bring a side dish or dessert for everyone to share, that would be great! Friends and family are welcome. Parking is available, first-come, first-parked!

For more information, please visit the Facebook page at

Let's Go Camping!

The 3rd Annual Norwescon Summer Camping Trip will be at Taidnapam Park on the shoresofscenicRiffeLake! JoinusonFriday,August23rdthroughSunday,August 25th. There is space for tents and RVs and/or campers. There will be games, s'mores (burn ban permitting), and shenanigans! RSVP required. Please email for more information. See you outside!

Norwescon Board Game Days!

Norwescon is thrilled to announce the new Norwescon Board Game Days! These will be recurring events held at Fantasium Comics and Games in Federal Way. Please join us on Saturday, July 6th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring a board game that you would like to play, or you can choose one from Fantasium's game library. We will have two tables set aside for us to use.

Fantasium Comics and Games is located at 1500 S 336th #12A, Federal Way, WA 98003. Norwescon Board Game Days will be held every first Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Please join us in hanging out, playing games, and promoting Norwescon!

Norwescon Book Club is Now in Kent!

Come join us on Sunday, June 23rd from 4 pm to 6 pm at Panera Bread in Kent for our monthly book club! This month we will be reading the second in our sub-genre of fairy tale re-tellings with a a re-telling of Sleeping Beauty from award-winning author, Robin McKinley.

Panera Bread at Kent Station (521 2nd Place North, Kent) is easily-reached by bus lines and there are several other restaurants, plus an AMC theater. Come down and make a day of it!

This month's book is Spindle's End by Robin McKinley. Follow the book club on our events page on Facebook at

Don't Forget Pride!

Come join Norwescon and other local fandom conventions as we march in the Seattle Pride Parade. If you can, please wear a Norwescon shirt!

Our starting parade position is at 4th & Seneca.

8 am: Meet up to decorate the "float". Norwescon has volunteered to be responsible for decorating the Pacific NW Non-Profit Conventions community float.

10 am: Everyone must be at the group site and ready to march.

We'll have our Norwescon banner and treats to hand out along the parade route! We hope to see you there!

In This Issue

Website Update!
Board Games!
Book Club!


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