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CSI: CON SCENE INVESTIGATOR #2
Saturday, April 23
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PHILIP K. DICK AWARD CEREMONY
The 29th P.K. Dick Memorial Award Ceremony was presented Friday, April 22nd to a packed room of over 200 people. In addition, for the first time ever, the ceremony was streamed to an online audience of 184.
Nominated authors Alden Bell (The Reapers are Angels) and James Knapp (State of Decay) read from their nominated books. Also, Nisi Shawl read from Elizabeth Bear's Chill, Kristin Nelson read from Sara Creasy's Song of Scarbaeus, Mary Robinette-Kowal read from Jon Armstrong's Yarn, Nick Mamatas read from Project Itoh's Harmony, and Lou Anders read from Mark Hodder's The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack.
At the end of the reading, Administrator Gordon Van Gelder announced the Special Citation Award going to Harmony by Project Itoh, published by Haikasoru. The Strange Affair of Springheeled Jack by Mark Hooder, published by PYR won the 2010 Philip K. Dick Award.
The Award Ceremony would like to thank the following for their support: Del Rey, Spectra, Nightshade Books, Tachyon Publications, Voyage Books, Tor Books, and Haffner Press.
Join us in room 7110 for a blast from the past as members of Seattle Area Metro Collectors and Northwest Pinball and Gameroom present a full-fledged video game arcade here at Norwescon. Enjoy classic favorites and some great newer games, all set to free play so no quarters required! Sign up today for our Saturday afternoon tournament. Full details available at the arcade.
SATURDAY CONCERTS: FULLY OPERATIONAL
Join nwcMUSIC for tonight's concerts in Evergreen 1 & 2: nerdcore artistry, 8-bit electronica, and two folk-rock heavyweights ready to roxx0r j00r s0xx0rs!
7 pm: Fighter X. It's Game Boy dance music from an 8-bit electronic artist!
8 pm: Death*Star. From Magic to tabletop, etc, these nerds rap about geekiness in all its glory.
9 pm: Vixy & Tony. Come hear Vixy & Tony's intensely fun acoustic folk-rock!
10 pm: The Heather Dale Band. Canadian Celtic heavyweight Heather Dale brings her band out from Ontario!
MONSTERS ARE ON THE LOOSE!
Please note: the Monster Mash panel on Sunday from 10 am - 1 pm has a $5 materials fee. This panel is open to mature mad scientists only. You must be able to handle DNA cutters and splicers (scissors and thread) and work independently.
DID YOU DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY?
Did you watch or participate in the Masquerade? Then you're invited to the Swap Meet Sunday afternoon (shortly after 3 pm). The lights are up, you get to see the magic, and we'd love for you to help us tear down the magic and pack it up. Wow, will it fit in all the boxes? The more volunteers we get the sooner we get done.
CONVENTIONIST APP AVAILABLE FOR NORWESCON
Check the program book for instructions on how to get the pocket program on your Android or iPhone.
Set 200 years after the advent of a zombie plague, Unhallowed Metropolis is the gasmask-chic role-playing game of Neo-Victorian dystopia. GM Ashley "nerdtastic" Cook will be running a two-hour game with pre-generated characters at table 14 in Gaming from 3-5:30 pm. Sign up now, text [omitted] or email [omitted].
LAST-MINUTE PROGRAMMING CHANGES
Tai Chi: Saturday 9 am
Tai Chi: Sunday 9 am
Robert Ferrigno will not be able to attend.
James Knapp will attend autograph session 2
Saturday 3 pm, Grand 2.
Alden Bell (Joshua Gaylord) will attend autograph session 2
Saturday 3pm, Grand 2.
Michael Swanwick will read An Empty House With Many Doors
Saturday 4 pm, Cascade 3.
Jean Johnson will read Theirs Not to Reason Why,
Saturday 5:30 pm, Cascade 3.
Hugo Nominee announcement was Sunday noon.
Now it's Sunday 2pm, Maxi's Ballroom.
BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES
Come to a very unofficial reading Saturday 7 - 8 pm in the Norwescon Salon, located on the top floor of the hotel tower. See Camille Alexa, Sue Bolich, Elizabeth Coleman, Erin Hoffman, Cat Rambo, Jay Ridler, Renee Stern, Erin Tidwell, Garth Upshaw, and Kate Marshall.
THE MULTIVERSE EXPLODES ON THE SCREEN!
On Saturday, iTV and its popular show The Multiverse comes to Norwescon to see our reality. Their multiuniverse truck will be between Wings 6 & 7 today. Come visit their soldiers of the airwaves and let them see what real fandom is about.
THE CHARITY AUCTION IS OUT OF CONTROL!
One of the most exciting events of the convention, the Art and Charity Auction, is Sunday at 11:30 am. It benefits Northwest Harvest and the Clarion West Writers Workshop.
The Art Show staff is running out of room for all the donations coming in for this Sunday's Charity Auction. They even have a shawl and scarf handmade by Vonda McIntyre, with autographed cards of authenticity. Vonda also donated what she's calling "Curl up with a Book" a hand made afghan and signed copy of The Moon and the Sun.
There are too many other special items to list so please come by to check it all out. This is a one-time chance to acquire unique fan goodies and help our charities out in these still rough times.
WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD FANS
If you like to be up close and kind of personal with costumes, we can use you. The Masquerade is a great way to get volunteer hours by having fun. Come to the Pre-Masquerade meetings in the Grand 3 Ballroom today at 9 am.
GAMING IS A GO!
Due to a hole in the space/time continuum, the schedule of planned games didn't make it into the programming book. To make it up to you, here is a list of some of the games that will be played this weekend. Please visit them in Cascade 11 & 12 for more details.
Star Wars d10
Shadowrun 4th Edition
Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition
Circuit Racing - Formula One
Spirit of the Century
Beyond the Supernatural
Pathfinder - Neverwhen
Advanced D&D 2nd Edition
Pathfinder - Neverwhen
"What? You grope me, then you want to go brush your teeth?"
"Woof woof woof, woof woof woof, go sniff my butt!"
"They've chosen Norwescon to pop their convention cherry."
"My cleavage is a great place to be."
"Steampunk really took off after the goths discovered brown."
"Only at Norwescon can you see Darth Vader jump up and down like a giddy little school girl."
"What is this? This isn't Horse Brutality food, this tastes good!"
"It takes at least 15 to make it work and we had six...you had sex...no I said...six sex sounds like more fun."
"Thank you for your knowledgable wisdom."
"Give me a hand, we have to get the table off."
KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED
Our stalwart filmmaking workshop is in the morning. They're small, fast, and weird, but they mean well! Come watch the action, we only ask that you watch from behind the camera. Come 'round and check it out!
DO YOU LIKE TO BREAK THINGS?
We really need your help during daylight hours right after the Paranormal Fair on Sunday, starting at 3 pm in Grand 3. We need to pack up all the equipment so we can load out and go home. Give us 10 to 15 minutes of your time, or even more. We'd love to have you. Please stop by Grand Ballroom 3 at 3 pm or later on Sunday afternoon. The more volunteers we get, the sooner we get done. Thank you!
CSI: CON SCENE INVESTIGATOR
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