Norwescon 43 November Newsletter
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News from Norwescon 43
"The Longest Night"
The Norwescon Writers Workshop submission deadline is rapidly approaching! Get your submissions in by December 1st!
Visit the workshop page on the website for guidelines. Questions? Email email@example.com.
NWW is a Milford-style workshop: a peer-to-peer critique facilitated by professional writers, editors, and agents. We are pleased to announce our first two distinguished moderators! Claire Eddy is an executive editor at Tor/Forge Books. Working primarily in fantasy, science fiction, and horror, she has worked with such authors as Jacqueline Carey, Juliet Marillier, and Sherrilyn Kenyon. Curtis Chen () writes speculative fiction and his debut novel Waypoint Kangaroo was a 2017 Locus Awards Finalist. Additional moderators will be announced soon!
Seeking Teen Pros!
Step aside parents, the teens are running the show! Programming is inviting teens ages 13-19 to help plan and run panels and events for our teen programming track. If you or someone you know would like to apply, please fill out this form. Parents and applicants, if you have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Holiday Party Approacheth!
Please join us for the Norwescon 43 ConCom holiday party potluck following the December ConCom meeting on December 14th. Our holiday party potluck celebrates the terrific Convention Committee and their commitment to planning and executing a terrific convention.
The Norwescon 43 Executive Team will provide turkey and a vegetarian option for main dishes, plus beverages. (No adult beverages.) ConCom members are encouraged to bring side dishes and desserts. As a courtesy to those with allergies, please provide a list of ingredients in your dish.
If you are participating in the gift exchange, we suggest a value of no more than $25, and gifts should be wrapped. They should also be marked if they are not child-appropriate.
Norwescon Art Show - Open for Business!
The Norwescon 43 Art Show is now accepting applications from artists and we would love to hear from you!
Headlined by our artist guest of honor, Sana Takeda, and featuring many of the Northwest's most accomplished and recognized artists, the Norwescon Art Show's goal is not only to feature the most well-known and successful of artists, but also to supply a venue for up and coming artists to hone their crafts, and to provide exposure and help them build a successful career.
We would like you to be part of our community! Please go to http://www.norwescon.org/con/exhibitors/art-show/artist-registration/ for more information on how you can sign up with the Norwescon 43 Art Show.
Norwescon's Harassment Policy
As part of our goal to keep Norwescon a welcoming and inclusive community, we'd like to take a moment to remind our members of our harassment policy and give a brief overview of how we handle incidents that are reported to us.
Norwescon strives to provide a safe and welcoming space for persons of all descriptions. Everyone should be able to have a great time, in their own way, at the convention-but not at the expense of others. As a community, we insist on behavior that respects the autonomy of each individual member.
Norwescon members and convention staff have the right to be free from unwanted harassment at the convention and while performing convention-related duties throughout the year. Harassment is behavior which focuses unwelcome attention on a person and either inappropriately crosses reasonable expectations of social boundaries, or continues after a clear showing of disinterest or a request to desist. Harassment during the year may be reported to the Personnel executive, the person's immediate supervisor, or the chair or vice chair. At the convention, reports of harassment are handled by convention security or the Personnel executive. Any staff member wearing a convention badge may receive a report of harassment. It is each staff member's responsibility to treat a person making such a report with respect, and to offer to accompany the person to convention security or the Personnel executive. The Personnel executive may designate a person to receive reports of harassment on his or her behalf.
Violations of this policy may lead to a range of consequences based on the circumstances, from a warning to more serious steps, such as revocation of convention membership or banning from future conventions.
Convention staff are required to report all incidents brought to their attention. These incidents should be reported to convention security or the Personnel executive as soon as possible.
Steps taken when there is a report include, but are not limited to:
- Investigate: talk to the people involved and as many of those that witnessed as possible.
- Review our policies and communication about our policies: determine if changes or strengthening is needed.
- Determine appropriate follow up.
- Take appropriate action.
- Respond to the person(s) who reported concern.
November Book Club
Each month, we pick another SF/F book to read, then meet and discuss the book. Please join us this Sunday, November 24th, at 4-6 p.m. We will meet at Panera Bread at 521 2nd Place North, Kent, WA
This month we are reading: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest. RSVP on Facebook, and discuss on Goodreads. See you there!
In This Issue
Writers Workshop Deadline
Teen Pros Wanted
Pre-Registration for Norwescon 43 is open! Get your 4-day memberships for $75 until December 31, 2019!
Outreach and Charities
Open Volunteer Positions
Your purchases can make a difference! AmazonSmile will donate to Norwescon when you do your online shopping! Set your preferences at smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1042303
Guidebook App Programming materials are still available on the Norwescon 42 guide!