Norwescon 41 March 23 Newsletter
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This Just In... Norwescon is a Four Day Convention
Gone are the days when it was safe to assume that all of the "good" programming starts on Friday and is finished by Saturday night. We've got a full schedule of outstanding programming that begins on Thursday at 2 p.m. and runs all the way through Sunday at 3 p.m. Arrive early and stay till the end. You won't be sorry!
YA Programming - Norwescon's Newest Track!
The YA (young adult) programming track was created with the goal to provide more programming options for our teen attendees and to formally open the discussion for fans of this incredibly popular literary genre. Check the schedule for activities, panels, meetups, and workshops created especially for teenagers -- and be sure to do some name checks, we've invited YA authors and publishing professionals, too!
If you are a teen or the parent of a teen, this is panel is a great place to start-Thursday at 3 p.m. "Cosplay, Consent, and Other Important Convention Vocabulary" Description: Park your butt here for a speedy introduction to appropriate behavior in the hallways, at panels, during photo-ops, and evening gatherings. Our panel of experts is here to answer all your weird/tough/potentially embarrassing questions and to
Our convention app, Guidebook, is available for download now right here. It contains bios of attending professionals, the full program of panels, scheduled games, special events, and more! Be among the first to know and plan your convention schedule early!
Full Four Day Memberships for $85 at the door!
ensure you get the best possible experience as a Norwescon youth attendee.
Celebrate Philip K. Dick's Legacy All Weekend
Check the schedule for:
- The Philip K. Dick Awards on Friday night at 7 p.m.!
- Panel: Friday at 4 p.m. "All About the Philip K. Dick Award" with award administrator Gordon Van Gelder and the attending Philip K. Dick Award nominees Meg Elison, Carrie Vaughn, Deji Bryce Olukotun, Mur Lafferty, and Tim Pratt
- Readings and autograph sessions with award nominees
- Panel: Saturday at 11 a.m. "The Works of Philip K. Dick"
Pre-Registration for Workshops is Open!
Create, Make, and Take Workshops
Learn glass fusing, rocket building, miniatures painting, printmaking, digital cartography, beginning leatherworking, bead embroidery, rocket making, and hand sewing basics! Make SF/F balloon animals, Star Wars felties, Victorian ribbon flowers, a backyard rocket, or your very own monster! There's something for everyone and classes for all ages. For details and to pre-register for specific workshops, click here. Space is limited!
Writing Workshops are Back!
We have 18 writing workshops this year! Norwescon writing workshops will spark your creativity and keep it lit, teach you how to look at your stories in a different light, pick up the pace to keep your readers engaged, and give you the motivation you need to sit down in the chair and WRITE. Offerings include focused instruction on: literary techniques, worldbuilding, plotting, description, characterization (including writing characters with an array of abilities), how to write comedy, how to write monsters, the business of writing, and more. Our esteemed instructors include authors from Cascade Writers, Clarion West, Fairwood Writers, and Willamette Writers. For details and to pre-register for specific workshops, click here. Space is limited!
Olympic 1 is the Norweskids' Zone
Check the schedule for activities throughout the weekend designed for our younger fans and their parents: quiet time for babies, story time for families, sensory-friendly activities, arts-and-crafts-themed open houses, Kookie Klatches, sing-a-longs, a dino romp, Easter egg hunts, and so much more!
First Page Idol (Friday at 4 p.m.) - Submissions Due March 25th!
Feeling brave? Want to see how your first page holds up in a cold read? Send the first page of your manuscript to firstname.lastname@example.org to have it anonymously read aloud and critiqued by a panel of pros.
Our attending professionals will be available to sign autographs at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday. PLEASE NOTE: So that all fans can participate, we will be enforcing a three-items-at-a-time (or single sketch) autograph limit.
Outreach and Charities
Open Volunteer Positions
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