Norwescon 42 April 9 Newsletter


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Norwescon 42 April 9 Newsletter


Norwescon 42


The 4/9/19 newsletter for Norwescon 42




April 9, 2019



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Norwescon 42

Don't forget your towel!


Sign-ups for Hands-On Workshops and Writing Classes are Open!

Learn how to plot your next book, create and take a piece of fused glass art, or sharpen your tactical warfighting skills. That's just a sample of the 30 classroom opportunities Norwescon has for attendees of all ages. For more information, check out our Hands-On Workshops and Writing Classes page on the website! program/workshops/hands-on-workshops/ program/workshops/writing-classes-and-lectures/

Youth and Family Programming!

We've compiled a list of panels, activities, and events that are youth and family friendly. Attend baby quiet time with the littlest ones, get crafty, meet mermaids or shake out the wiggles at the kids' dance party. We hope you'll find that there's a little something for attendees of all ages! For more information visit the Youth Programming page on the website. programming/

Norwescon's Newest Track for Teens!

Our teen track lead has put together a lineup for our 13-17 year old attendees that will have them testing their puzzly skills in a Star Wars-themed escape room, toting their towels around as the LARP "Hitchhiker's Guide" style all over Norwescon, and partaking of a fandom sing-a-long (that last one is all-ages, so don't be too jealous of our Norwescon Teens). There's much more in store so be sure to check out the Schedule of Events page on the website, and in a Guidebook search check out the TEEN track.

First Page Idol and Pitch Idol - Writers, It's Go Time!

First Page Idol is a tradition at Norwescon. You email the first page of your manuscript to, show up to the panel and your page will be read aloud and judged by leading writers, editors, and slush readers in the field. This year, we've added Pitch Idol. Bring your pitch to the panel and read it aloud. You will receive invaluable feedback and then you'll be ready when you find yourself in the elevator with editors and publishers. Be brave!

The New Norwescon Writers Workshop Q&A

Thinking about submitting your manuscript for next year's workshop? Stop in for this Q&A to hear from the co-directors of the new Norwescon Writers Workshop, Barth Anderson and Alaina Ewing, as well as the moderators who are critiquing this year - Neil Clarke, Carol Berg, Craig Gidney, and Nisi Shawl. Saturday at 2 p.m. in Cascade 11.

Download Guidebook!

Guidebook is the app that allows you to have the program schedule at your fingertips and be aware of schedule updates as they happen. It will be updated over the coming days with 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! If you've already got the app downloaded, search for Norwescon 42 or you can download it here:

Procrastinators Unite!

There is still time to get your crafting hat on and make a prop for the Prop Contest! You know you can do it!

Inspired by The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, we can't wait to see your take on one of three items:

  • A Babel Fish
  • An Electronic Thumb
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The contest is open to all convention attendees. There will be prizes for the top three finishers (not necessarily one in each category), and all contestants will have reserved seating during the masquerade. Grab your glue gun and get going!

In This Issue

Workshops Abound!
Kids Rule!
Teens Rule Too!
Writers Write!
Writers Write Right!
Guidebook is Good!
Get Your Prop On!


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