Norwescon 40 Daily Zine (Thursday)

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Norwescon 40 Daily Zine (Thursday)


Norwescon 40


The Thursday issue of the Norwescon 40 daily 'zine.


Cheryl Dyson




April 13, 2017



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Norwescon 40 years!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Welcome to Norwescon 40! It’s hard to believe it’s been 40 amazing years already. As usual, we have a huge selection of panels and events to entertain and educate you throughout the long weekend. Our theme this year is Over the Hills and Far Away (which is where some of you came from) and we’re very glad you could make it. Without you, there would be no convention! Please have a fun, safe, and relaxing time while you’re here with us.

Guests of Honor

WRITER Ian McDonald
ARTISTS Cory & Catska Ench
SCIENCE Ethan Siegel

Schedule Changes

Sometimes events are moved, cancelled, or added during the convention. We will try to keep you informed of changes as they occur, but the best way to stay up-to-date is to download the Guidebook app at It’s easy to use and allows you to set reminders for upcoming events!

Guests of Honor Schedules—Thursday

Ian McDonald * Writer Guest of Honor

GoH Banquet 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Grand 2)

Opening Ceremonies 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Grand 2&3)

My Favorite Fictional Spacecraft 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Cascade 12)

Cory Ench * Artist Guest of Honor

GoH Banquet 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Grand 2)

Opening Ceremonies 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Grand 2&3)

Catska Ench * Artist Guest of Honor

GoH Banquet 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Grand 2)

Opening Ceremonies 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Grand 2&3)

Ethan Siegel * Science Guest of Honor

Mega Weapons: The Magic of Science Fiction 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Cascade 7&8)

Cosplay is Not Consent 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Cascade 11)

GoH Banquet 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Grand 2)

Opening Ceremonies 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Grand 2&3)

Nancy Kress * Toastmaster

What is a Story? 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Cascade 9)

GoH Banquet 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Grand 2)

Opening Ceremonies 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Grand 2&3)

Angry Robot Books * Spotlight Publisher

Mike Underwood
Marc Gascoigne

Be sure to find out what’s new at Angry Robot during their Friday and Saturday panels

Learn a New Thing! We Have Workshops!

There are tons of things to learn this year with our new workshop series that includes several writing and publishing workshops, Glass Fusing, Victorian Ribbon Flowers, and Make Your Own Buttons. Advance sign- up is required, so go to Cascade 1 and add your name!


Keith and Alan are back—with twice the fun!

Get to bed early tonight because Movie Previews start first thing Friday morning. Keith and Alan are back and ready to bring the latest from Hollywood straight to your eye/ earballs with TWO shows: early Friday at 10:00 a.m. in Grand 3 and Noon Sunday in Evergreen 1&2. There is also an after-party meetup at 1:00 p.m. Friday in the Volunteer’s Lounge for things they didn’t have time for in the main Friday show. So much genre stuff to talk about: movies, TV, theme parks, the whole gamut. Get a good night’s sleep and BE THERE!


Thursday night is now ECLECTIC NIGHT! Come for the just-back-from-SXSW nerdcore-power-punches of:

SHUBZILLA with Bill Beats (9:00 p.m.)
KADESH FLOW (10:00 p.m.)

Then stick around for musician (and vlogger)


...and his strange short tunes with very talllll tales. All in super-airy high acoustics GRAND 3!


The official hashtag for this year is #nwc40—if you’re posting text, photos or videos to social media just about anywhere (Twitter, In- stagram, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, etc.), please use the #nwc40 hashtag! We’ll be doing our best to track those posts wherever they pop up, both during the convention to see what all of you are enjoying, and afterwards for our annual post-con roundup of con experience posts. We’ll be peeking at some of the other likely used tags as well (#Norwescon, #norwescon40, and so on) but #nwc40 is the one most likely to get your post noticed.

No smartphone? Guidebook is also available online!

Just go to and click on FIND A GUIDE then type Norwescon in the box. Select the Norwescon 40 icon and then scroll down to the AVAILABLE ON THESE PLATFORMS section. Then click WEB! Not exactly easy, but it’s there.

Content Suggestions?

Do you want to contribute to the Daily ‘Zine? Send any ideas, requests, or suggestions to All items must be received before 9:00 p.m. to be considered for the next day.

Got a Beef?

As the weekend unfolds we know you’ll see things about Norwescon you like, don’t like, or want to suggest. Don’t keep it in! Just fill out one of our Comments Cards (there is one in your Regis- tration Packet). Bring it to the Information Desk or the Con Office, or check the back of the card for other ways to contact us.

In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we impart the news that Pamela Rapiñan (Raven Sunshine), who has provided massage services at Norwescon for many years, passed away recently.

Although her physical presence is no longer here, her bright spirit lives on in the hearts and memories of those who knew her.



Cheryl Dyson, “Norwescon 40 Daily Zine (Thursday),” Norwescon History, accessed October 3, 2023,

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