Norwescon 34 April 11 Newsletter

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Norwescon 34 April 11 Newsletter


Norwescon 34


The 4/11/11 newsletter for Norwescon 34




April 11, 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

Registration Hours
Norwescon 34 Banquet
Talent Show
Film Festival
Kinuko Y. Craft Artwork
Let's Make a Movie
Concert Schedule

MEMBERSHIPS $60 for Thurs. - Sun.

Daily Rates
Thursday $30
Friday $40
Saturday $40
Sunday $30

Register for the whole weekend and save!

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

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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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Event Schedule

Check out the latest programming grid and panel descriptions on our Event Schedule page.

Norwescon eNewsletter April 2011


Thursday noon - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Download your membership form in advance and save yourself some time when you arrive! A completed form, photo id, and payment (cash or credit) are required for all convention registrations.

NORWESCON 34 BANQUET - It's not too late!

HURRY, HURRY, HURRY- it's not too late to purchase your ticket for the Norwescon GoH and awards banquet. It will take place on Thursday, April 21 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. What a great way to start off your Norwescon weekend!! This event is open to all Norwescon members. Join us in Grand Ballroom 2 for a delicious dinner as you get to wine and dine with the GoHs. We will have several awards to present and you will get to hear first hand from our honored guests and learn something about many of the exciting events that will take place over the weekend. Come and learn about the scholarship Norwescon is sponsoring and perhaps you will even win a raffle prize!!! This year we will have a delicious Pacific Northwest Buffet that you won't want to miss. Tickets are $30.00 per person and are going fast. You can purchase tickets through PayPal until April 14th, or at the Information Table at the convention if there are any available. Tickets are no longer available by US Mail. The price at con will be $35.00. So save some money and reserve your place now.

If you have already purchased your spot for the banquet, your dinner ticket can be picked up at the Information Table on Thursday at the convention.


Music programming at Norwescon is proud to present Cascadia's Got Talent!, a one-shot experimental talent show as programming item, this year at Norwescon 34! Bring your song, your dance, your jokes, your magic act, your confusing and disturbing popsicle performance art, or whatever you can show off to our daytime audience and panel of d/r/u/n/k/s/ celebrity guests! Win fabulous prizes! Or at least possibly fabulous prizes! Or prizes, comma, alleged. There'll be prizes of some sort. It'll be fabulous! In a Gong Show kind of way.

WHAT'VE YOU GOT TO LOSE, YOUR DIGNITY? C'mon, pal, who're you kidding? DO IT! It'll be fun!

SIGN UP at the Information Desk, at Norwescon, until 2:00pm Friday; after that, come upstairs and bribe the MC. SHOWTIME is 3:00pm Friday, in the Salon.

Fandance Film Festival

Forget about the tuxedo, parachute, and collagen injections-this is a film festival you can have fun at!

Welcome to the Twelfth Annual Fandance Film Festival, hosted at Norwescon 34! Twelve years of madness, filmmaking, and of seeing all the latest, greatest, funniest, weirdest, and most bleeding, squealing, giant smashing roboting edge entertainment still available without extensive tipping (mind you, we're not saying no). The festival is a celebration of low- and no-budget cinema, brought to wondrous lurching life by amateur filmmakers from all around the Pacific Northwest.

More than just movies, this 120-minute extravaganza of entertainment will also include the filmmakers, who will regale you with terrifying tales of their productions. Be there, or be a regular right quadrilateral!

The Fandance Film Festival is the final phase of the "Let's Make a Movie!" workshop. The workshop walks participants through every step of making a movie, from conception to the premiere of the finished product. This year at Norwescon also marks the twelve-year anniversary of "Let's Make a Movie!"

For more information please visit

This panel is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2001, in Evergreen 3 & 4. A membership is required to attend.

Kinuko Y. Craft Offers an Exclusive Opportunity for Her Fans

The art show staff has been working closely with Kinuko and her husband Mahlon on her attendance as this year's Artist Guest of Honor. Borsini-Burr gallery of Montara, California, who represents Kinuko's art and prints exclusively, graciously gave the Crafts permission to offer prints of her work in the convention Print Shop that the Crafts have specially prepared for Norwescon. A very limited number of these signed archival prints will be available for purchase. They include art that has appeared on the covers of many of Patricia A. McKillip's books and some of Kinuko's personal favorites. In addition to these prints, the Crafts are showing three amazing giclées on canvas. Signed and numbered limited editions of these for purchase will be made available by direct order from her gallery. And of course Kinuko will also be showing some original work as well as working sketches, all of which will also be offered to her fans. This will be an amazing opportunity to see and collect Kinuko Y. Craft's work and your art show team is excited to be able to present this stunning work to you.

Let's Make a Movie!

The "Let's Make a Movie!" workshop's a mile-a-minute combination of workshop, improvisation, and technology, and for the past decade has been regularly producing short films from each and every workshop.

In the "Let's Make a Movie!" workshop, everybody joins in on a round-robin soup-to-nuts moviemaking experience. The workshop exposes the writhing entrails of the filmmaking process, to show -- through a hands-on step-by-step process -- to each and every participant that not only can they make a movie, but that they can make a fairly decent movie with a story and a structure, with practically no lead time or prep time.

If you want to review a few movies that have come about from this workshop, please check out "Con of the Dead," and "Manslugs!: the making of a sci-fi original" at which are more horror/sci-fi in flavor.

The workshop heads include local low-budget filmmakers Edward Martin III ("The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath," "Flesh of my Flesh," etc.), Eric Morgret ("Strange Aeons: The Thing on the Doorstep"), Ryan K. Johnson ("Star Trek: The Pepsi Generation," "Flesh of my Flesh"), and Brian Oberquell (Pyro and effects specialist from Vancouver BC).


nwcMUSIC, the filk/geekmusic programming group at Norwescon, are pleased to announce our concert lineup for this year's Norwescon! We're proud to feature a wider range of geekmusic than ever before, with an entirely new concert night! We hope people will come out Thursday night and reward people willing to take a chance on a Thursday night!

We want to thank Heather Dale for coming all the way out from Ontario for us, and Electric Children and Andrew Ross for volunteering to play on Thursday. Plus we have some of your favourites back again, like last year's Norwescon newcomer, Death*Star, and local filk monsters Vixy & Tony. Check it:

Thursday night: (Experimental Night!)

  • CRIME and the Forces of Evil (8pm) - Rage-driven acoustic elfmetal!
  • Electric Children (9pm) - 8-Bit Electro house from Seattle Chiptune veteran Jack Waterman
  • Andrew Ross (10pm) - A can of worms filled with Pandora's boxes!

Friday night:

  • Pondside (7pm) - Songs of dragons, monsters, and beachfront property on Ganymede
  • Leannan Sidhe (8pm) - Bittersweet faerie folksongs for ensnaring human hearts
  • Aislinn the Bard (9pm) - Pegasus nominee Anne Prather has a new CD!
  • Starlight (10pm) - Stephanie Weippert and Rich Glover's new band, a heady mix of country, folk, filk, and rock with a skyward reach.

Saturday night:

  • Fighter X (7pm) - IT'S GAME BOY DANCE MUSIC. 8-bit electronic artist Fighter X's first appearance at Norwescon!
  • Death*Star (8pm) - From Magic to tabletop, Mecha to gamestop, these nerds rap about geek culture in all its glory. This nerdcore battlestation is fully operational.
  • Vixy & Tony (9pm) - Come rock out with Vixy & Tony's intensely fun acoustic folk-rock!
  • The Heather Dale Band (10pm) - Canadian Celtic heavyweight Heather Dale brings her band all the way west from Ontario! Praise her! PRAISE HER!



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