Norwescon 33 September 10 Newsletter


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Norwescon 33 September 10 Newsletter


Norwescon 33


The 9/10/09 newsletter for Norwescon 33





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Norwescon 33

Future Plausible/Future Perfect
April 1-4, 2010
DoubleTree Hotel SeaTac, WA

Writer GoH: Vernor Vinge
Artist GoH: John Jude Palencar
Special Guest: Cory Doctorow

Next ConCom meeting: September 12, 2009 at 1:00 p.m.

In This Issue

Guests of Honor
Volunteers needed!
Executive Team



For more information, visit and click on Memberships.

You can register online or download the pre-registration form.

Why pre-register? Here are a few good reasons.

ConCom Meeting Dates & Times

September 12
October 10
November 14
December 12
January 9
February 20
March 13

Exec Team Meeting:
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

General ConCom Meeting:
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Post Meeting Social:
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

For more information visit Staff/Volunteers at

Hotel Info

DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport
8740 Intl. Blvd.
SeaTac, Washington

Book by March 10 to receive the convention rate of $114.00 per night.

Group/Convention Code:
Norwescon 33

1-800-222-TREE or register online

For more information visit Hotel at

Norwescon Information Network

Staying up to date on what's happening with Norwescon has never been easier!

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Google Group
Live Journal

Spread the word!

Click here to download a PDF of the Norwescon 33 flyer.

Give it to a friend or post it at your favorite coffee shop, bookstore or gathering place.

Fannish Community Calendar

Visit News at to view the Fannish Community Calendar

Coming up:

Norwecon ConCom Meeting

NW Media Arts Workshop & Salon: John Crowley
(9/20 & 21)

Rainfurrest Zombie Attack
(9/18 - 9/20)

Foolscap 11
Redmond, WA
(9/25 - 9/27)

Museum Day at EMP|SFM
Get Spaced Out!

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Norwescon eNewsletter September 2009

Hello everyone!

I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Tracy Knoedler and I am the Chair of Norwescon 33. I took last year off to travel and spend time with family, but I'm so happy to be back as your current Chairman for Norwescon!

Norwescon 33 is scheduled for April 1 - 4, 2010 at the DoubleTree Hotel in SeaTac, Washington. I hope that you take the time to register now and, trust me, it's never too early to make that hotel reservation as we typically fill our room block early!

I am very pleased to announce Norwescon 33's stellar lineup of guests: our Writer Guest of Honor is Vernor Vinge, our Artist Guest of Honor is John Jude Palencar and our Special Guest is Cory Doctorow! As always, these guests will be joined by hundreds of professionals from the science, science fiction and fantasy community in order to provide you with the most intriguing and entertaining panels to attend!

Our Executive Team has been working hard this summer and we are ready to hit the ground running at the first ConCom meeting which is this Saturday, September 12. Join us at the meeting and find out how you can volunteer. Our volunteers are the best in all of fandom and I have no doubt that all of their hard work will make Norwescon 33 the best convention yet!

Remember that you can visit throughout the year for the latest Norwescon 33 news and happenings.

See you at the convention!

Tracy Knoedler
Chair, Norwescon 33

Norwescon 33 Guests of Honor

Writer Guest of Honor:
Vernor Vinge

Science fiction author Vernor Vinge has won Hugo awards for his novels A Fire Upon the Deep (1992), A Deepness in the Sky (1996) and Rainbows End (2006). A published story writer since the 1960s, Vinge is known in the sci-fi world as the author most closely associated with the theme of "technological singularity." Read more...

Artist Guest of Honor:
John Jude Palencar

Artist and illustrator, John Jude Palencar, is known throughout the world for his distinctive, ethereal style and unique conceptualization. For more than 20 years he has received honors for his contributions to the field of illustration including Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators, two Gold Book Awards from Spectrum, and Best Hardcover and two Best Paperback Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists for three consecutive years. Read more...

Special Guest:
Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing, and a contributor to Wired, Popular Science, Make, the New York Times, and many other newspapers, magazines and websites. His latest novel, New York Times Bestseller Little Brother, was published in May 2008, and his latest short story collection is Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present. His next novel is Makers, due from Tor Books in October, 2009. Read more...

For more information visit


Over the years, Norwescon has developed relationships with many charitable and educational organizations. This year, Norwescon 33 will continue in that tradition by proudly partnering with these estimable members of the Northwest community:

Clarion West

Clarion West is an intensive six-week workshop for writers preparing for professional careers in science fiction and fantasy, held annually in Seattle, Washington, USA. Clarion West will be the beneficiary of the Norwescon 33 charity auction. Read more...


The Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (SFM) is the world's first museum devoted to the thought-provoking ideas and experiences of science fiction. Norwescon 33 is a corporate sponsor of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival. When you become a member of Norwescon, you will be eligible for a $5 discount on your EMP|SFM membership! Read more...

Northwest Harvest

Northwest Harvest and their nearly 300 partner food banks across the state of Washington provide nutritious food to all who are in need. Your donation of non-perishable food items to Norwescon 33 will help Northwest Harvest to fight hunger in Washington State. Read more...

For more information visit Outreach at

Volunteers needed!

Do you know that Norwescon is run entirely by volunteers? Over 250 people generously give their time each year in order to make Norwescon the best it can be for its members and participants.

Some people assume that when you volunteer you are giving away all of your time at the convention. Not true! We only ask for as much time as you would like to give and you get to choose which department you volunteer for. Plus, there are many volunteer positions available for those who would like to only volunteer during the months preceding the con.

Here's how you can get started:

  • Take a look at the Norwescon Organizational Structure
  • Decide which area interests you and drop an email to or email the department directly.
  • Stop in at a ConCom meeting. The next meeting is this Saturday, September 12.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Meet the Executive Team

Chairman Tracy Knoedler and Vice Chairman Jeanine Swanson announced their selections for the Norwescon 33 Executive Team:

Treasurer - Eric Weber
Secretary - Pearl Lawson
Business Director - Mike Orosz
Convention Services Director - Charlie Knoedler
Membership Services Director - Catrina Foulger
Personnel Director - Shawn Marier
Programming Director - Rob Stewart
Publications Director - Adrienne Loska
Special Events Director - Peggy Stewart

Get to know your Norwescon 33 Executive Team by reading their bios!



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