Norwescon 37 April 11 Newsletter


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Norwescon 37 April 11 Newsletter


Norwescon 37


The 4/11/14 newsletter for Norwescon 37




April 11, 2014



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News from Norwescon 37

In this issue!

Guidebook is LIVE!
Michael Moorcock Signing
Stuffing Party
Volunteer at Norwescon!
Children's Masquerade
Charitable Donations
Sunday Event: Robotics Fair
Art Show Updates
Dealers in Maxi's!
Let's Make a Movie!
Great Norwescon Nerf Battle
Clarion West Scholarship
Sunday Event: Cypher vs. Housefilk
Scheduled Gaming


It's here! We are once again using Guidebook to provide the best possible mobile experience! Just download the official Guidebook app on your iOS or Android device, search for the Norwescon 37 guide, and you'll be ready to go!

While the interactive Guidebook is the most up-to-date version of our schedule, we are happy to provide web- based and downloadable grids on our schedule of events pages as well!

Guests of Honor

Writer Guest: Michael Moorcock
Artist Guest: Robert Gould
Science Guest: Catherine Plesko
Special Guest: Seanan McGuire
Costuming Guest: Anima! X
Spotlight Publisher: 47North

Photos and Bios

Michael Moorcock Signing

Just can't get enough of our Guest of Honor? In addition to the Autograph session on Saturday, Michael Moorcock will be doing a special signing at the PM Press table in the Dealers Room on Friday, April 18th from Noon to 1 p.m.

Phillip K. Dick Nominees

A CALCULATED LIFE by Anne Charnock (47North)
THE MAD SCIENTIST'S DAUGHTER by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Angry Robot)
SELF-REFERENCE ENGINE by Toh EnJoe, trans. Terry Gallagher (Haikasoru)
ANCILLARY JUSTICE by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
LIFE ON THE PRESERVATION by Jack Skillingstead (Solaris)
COUNTDOWN CITY by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books)

Artists & Exhibitors

Attending Pros
Art Show Participants
Artists' Alley
Dealers' Room
Lobby Tables

Events & Workshops

Fandance Film Festival
Fetish Fashion Show Let's Make a Movie
Sunday Robotics Fair
Single Pattern Contest

Connect with our Social Media!

Norwescon is once again supporting the efforts of Northwest Harvest, Washington State's largest resource for hunger relief efforts. We will have items to bid on in Sunday's auction, as well as a donation bin in the lobby for shelf-stable food donations. Find our charity liaison, Phillip Buff, or the lovely Willow Clark to make a cash donation ($2.00 minimum) in exchange for a special ribbon, while supplies last.

All funds raised on these items will go to NW Harvest.

News from Norwescon 37


With the convention fast approaching, it is time to start packing! If you have already purchased your membership, don't forget to pack your Acceptable Use Policy form! If you bring it with you to registration, we can have you processed faster, which means you have more time to enjoy the con! Don't worry, if you can't find your AUP, you'll be able to take care of that at registration. Questions? Contact

Stuffing Party

Please join us for fun and games as we take pieces of paper, paperback books, buttons, and coupons and marry them together to form the packets that everybody receives at Registration. The more people we have, the faster it will go!

The Norwescon stuffing party will be held Sunday, April 13 at the SeaTac DoubleTree Hotel at 3:30 p.m.

Volunteer at Norwescon!

Tables and chairs and boxes... oh my! Did you know that Norwescon needs volunteers on Wednesday to help set up our awesome convention? Please report to Grand 1 to help out!

We will also need lots of willing hands to help during the convention in order to keep it running at top speed. Please consider visiting the volunteer lounge and signing up to give even an hour of your time. We have prizes! Contact to help out!

Children's Masquerade

Hey, kids! Do you love to be in costume? Do you want to show off how awesome you are? Then come take part in the Children's Masquerade! You will get to be the first costumes that everyone at the big Masquerade will see on stage! Don't worry, we will teach you how to be on stage and strike your best pose. So come have fun with us Saturday evening! Don't forget to tell your grown-up that you (and your grown-up) need to be in Cascade 2 at 6 p.m. Saturday to be able to participate, and that they can see more details in their pocket program, on Guidebook, or on the Norwescon website!

Charitable Donations

Norwescon is seeking donations for the charity auction to benefit Northwest Harvest. The auction is held Sunday, April 20th from 11:30-2 p.m. If you have new or gently-loved items of interest to fandom that you'd like to find new homes for, please contact to discuss. Autographed copies of Amazing Spider-Man #1 in less-than-mint condition WILL be accepted. Thank you for your consideration!

Robotics Fair

Norwescon will be hosting a robotics fair on Sunday (10-Noon). Geared towards children and adults, the event will have a walled maze, robot arena, and line tracing path. We'll also have a limited number of entry-level robotics kits for purchase ($35). These special edition Norwescon robots include everything you need to get started.

If you have a robot or are part of a robotics team, please join us to show off your project! See the Sunday Event page on our website for more details or contact

Art Show Updates

The Norwescon art show will be closing to the public on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. this year. This is a half hour earlier than our normal time, so please plan accordingly.

The Art Show is also pleased to announce that we will sell CDs from our musical performers!

Dealers in Maxi's!

This year in Maxi's Salon, scheduled gaming, in collaboration with the dealers' room, will have demos from several dealers. Games Matrix, Imbalanced Games, and Go to Games will be showing off games. Come up to play Titans Tactics, Destination: Neptune, and De Bellis Antiquitatis, among many of your favorite modern classics. While you are upstairs, check out the Ballroom down the hall to see all the other exciting stuff going on in Scheduled Gaming!

Let's Make a Movie!

Think you've done it all at Norwescon? But wait! Have you made a movie? That's right, from planning, to shooting, to editing - making a movie at Norwescon is a hilarious and brilliant thrill ride with the Let's Make a Movie workshop. In this hands-on adventure, you and your fellow workshop members learn about making short movies the best way anyone possibly could - by doing it right there!

Great Norwescon Nerf Battle

Norwescon is proud to announce a new alternate Lazer Tag event! This year, for the first time, we will be providing Nerf weaponry for use during the Saturday morning melee! Come join us in Grand 2 from 10 am until 12 pm for the fun!

Particpants under 18 must have a parental waiver. No outside weaponry allowed. Safety rules will be strictly enforced, and can be viewed on our website, and will be provided at the event.

Norwescon Clarion West Scholarship

Norwescon is proud to announce Yang-Yang Wang as the winner of the Norwescon Scholarship for the Clarion West 2014 summer six-week workshop.

Cypher vs. Housefilk

Filkers call it a housefilk; nerdcore and hip-hop artists call it a cypher. Independently, hip-hop and filk have developed a common set of practices for performance get-togethers. They are remarkably similar, so we decided to throw them together and see what happens! This experimental daytime workshop/playfest/filk circle/cypher will take place on Sunday afternoon. Come see what happens!

Scheduled Gaming

On Friday and Saturday, scheduled gaming will close at 8:00 p.m. For those under 21, scheduled gaming will continue in Cascade 13 at 9 p.m. Those with a con badge and photo ID stating that they are 21 or over can come see the seedier side of gaming during our adults only block! Racier, more violent, and generally uncensored!

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