Norwescon 34 March 1 Newsletter

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Norwescon 34 March 1 Newsletter


Norwescon 34


The 3/1/11 newsletter for Norwescon 34




March 1, 2011



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Norwescon 34

Fantasy of the Mind
April 21 - 24, 2011, SeaTac, WA

Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest's Premier Science Fiction and Fantasy convention. The 2011 convention is scheduled for April 21 - 24, 2011, at the DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport. Visit for complete details

In This Issue

March 3rd Meet & Greet
Norwescon 34 Banquet
Marc ConCom Meeting Location
Convention Update
Open Submissions
Stuffing Party


For more information, visit Memberships at You can register online or download the pre-registration form.

ConCom Meeting Dates & Times


September 11
October 9
November 13
December 11
January 8
February 12
March 12
April 9

Exec Team Meeting:
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 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


We have arranged for a Norwescon rate at the DoubleTree's sister hotel:

Hilton Seattle Airport & Convention Center
17620 International Blvd
SeaTac, Washington

$129.00 per night

For more information visit Hotel at

Norwescon Information Network

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

News at (RSS feed)
Forums at
Google Group
Live Journal

The Norwescon eNewsletter

The eNewsletter is an online publication that is made available to Norwescon members and friends of the convention. In other words, anyone can sign up to receive the eNewsletter!

If you have any questions about your membership status, please e-mail the Member Services Department.

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Norwescon eNewsletter March 1, 2011


Mail-in registration closes today. As of March second, only online registration will be available at that time the rate will also increase to $60 for a full-weekend membership.

2nd Norwescon Meet & Greet

AFK Tavern and Norwescon are thrilled to bring you the first day of the tavern live launch on the March third beginning a 7 p.m. Bring in some Norwescon bling (badge, program book, t-shirt, etc.) and get a automatic 10 percent off your personal order. Each hour on the hour AFK Tavern will give one lucky winner a prize from their big box of surprises starting at 8pm. When you are at AFK try out the X-box area, or the ever popular rock band area. You can check out a game from the games on tap menu or even run a game a table top game if you want to. Speaking of menus they have a brand new menu that is up and ready to go and drink specials being premiered for the next three days of fun and games. For reservations please send a e-mail to

NORWESCON 34 BANQUET - You're invited!

What a great way to start your Norwescon weekend!

Join us in Grand Ballroom 2 to dine with our Guests of Honor. Our honored guests will speak, we will present several awards and scholarship donations, and you may win a prize!

The Norwescon 34 Banquet
Thursday, April 21, 2010
5PM - 7PM
$30 per person

If you have any questions, drop us an email!

March ConCom Meeting Location Change

The March 12th Executive Team and Convention Committee (ConCom) meeting will be held at the Hilton Seattle Airport, 17620 International Blvd., Seattle, WA.


The Art Show is sold out and has a waiting list. The Dealers' room is sold out too. Coming soon, a list of clubs and organizations who have reserved a lobby table.

Curious about who is showing & selling at Norwescon 34 this year? Visit the Exhibitors page for links to listings of Artists and Vendors.

OPEN SUBMISSIONS - First Pages Writing Panel

First pages are important! In this workshop, participants submit the first 250 words of their book with no personal identification. The leaders will read each piece aloud in turn and discuss what does and doesn't work as well as what expectations it sets up for the overall book. Authors remain anonymous, although they are welcome to ask questions afterwards. Limited to 12 participants. To participate, please send your 250 words to, with the subject line "First Pages". The panel will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2011, at 11 a.m.


You're Invited to a Party!

The Norwescon stuffing party will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 17 at the DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport. The room will be on the daily meeting boards at the hotel entrances. Stuffing should be over by 4 p.m. at the latest.

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. Be the first in your neighborhood to see what sort of goodies everyone will receive. Cop a button or two advertising the next big movie. We might even have the latest programming grids on the wall for your perusal.

Working at the stuffing party counts towards hours worked at the con. Norwescon volunteers receive perks like early seating at the Masquerade and are entered into drawings for many items donated by Norwescon dealers. The drawings take place early Sunday afternoon of the con.

Please note: People attending the stuffing party will have to pay for their own parking. Parking should be $8.

Want to include your own promotional items in the packets? Here's how.


We can't do it without you!

You can help make Norwescon happen, especially when you volunteer time to assist with making sure everything runs smoothly and tasks are completed. This doesn't just happen while the convention is taking place. It starts the day before the convention and continues until the Monday following the convention.

By volunteering you can earn cool prizes, share in some of the behind the scenes fun, and compete for great rewards! And don't forget that by volunteering your time, you also get some great food and privileges at the convention, and during the summer at the Volunteer Picnic too! Take on a task or two to help make Norwescon 34 that much better than it already is. Contact us today!


Congratulations, you've made it all the way to the end of this newsletter. As a reward here is a randombly generated glimpse at one panel that will be taking place at Norwescon 34.

Urban Fantasy: "Kickassitude" 2 pm Evergreen 3 & 4
One current definition of "urban fantasy" is "contemporary, urban setting with a female or male protagonist who usually ha a certain amount of 'kickassitude' combined with supernatural powers or connection. The narrative is often structured like a basic detective plot with a romantic relationship subplot. It's action-oriented and often has strong horrific elements balance with humor." How important is this element to a good urban fantasy? Who are the characters who kick ass, and who are the writers creating them?

Kat Richardson, Jack Skillingstead, M.H. (Maggie) Bonham, Jim Butcher

Not that we're saying it's going to change but, please confirm time, location, etc. when you arrive at the con.



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