Norwescon 44 December 2021 Newsletter

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Norwescon 44 December 2021 Newsletter


Norwescon 44


The December 2021 newsletter for Norwescon 44




Dec. 15, 2021



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News from Norwescon - December 2021

Waypoint Norwescon - January 15, 2022 - Now FREE!

It's a long way to Norwescon 44, so dock your spaceship at Waypoint Norwescon! We've had to make a couple of changes, and one of them is that Waypoint is now FREE.

Register here and join us for some games, hanging out (virtually) with friends, and a hand-picked selection of content from Norwescon 43.

Keeping COVID-Safe at Con

Norwescon's COVID policy for the convention includes requiring proof of vaccination for all members, masking, and implementation of prudent safety practices. The convention services team is leading a cross-sectional effort to determine how to implement items like vaccine status verification at check-in, configuration of physical spaces for social distancing, and monitoring compliance during con. Many details remain to be worked out, but a truly awesome team is working to get it done, under the guidance of safety manager Felice Nightengale. Stay tuned, and please write to if you have any questions.

Club Table Sign-Up Deadline Extended to January 31

Do you have a fannish club, group, convention, or organization which you wish to promote at Norwescon? Having a club table is a great way to talk about it with Norwescon members. The sign-up form is now available. Deadline to apply is December 15th.

Join Norwescon’s Bibliophiles for Winter Book Discussions

The third Monday 7 p.m. online meetings of Norwescon's official book club continue on December 20 with The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, January 17 with Starless by Jacqueline Carey, and February 21 with You Sexy Thing by Cat Rambo. Find us on Facebook or email Kevin Black for a link to the meetings.

Support Norwescon Through Amazon Smile

Hark the herald salesmen sing, advertising wondrous things! As you look for presents this holiday season…consider shopping at Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Norwescon! Link:

Art Show Applications Open

The Norwescon 44 Art Show is now accepting applications from artists. We would love to hear from you! The goal of the art show is not to just feature the most well-known and successful artists, but to provide a venue for up-and-coming artists to hone their craft, get seen, and build a successful career. We would like you to be part of our community. Please visit the Art Show page on our website for more information on how you can sign-up for the Norwescon 44 Art Show.

The Single Pattern Contest Has Begun

Whether you have had a hard day of work or a delightful evening out, nothing beats coming home, shedding your coat and shoes, and hanging up your hat. Our judges are prepared to be dazzled and amazed by your versions of this year’s patterns, Simplicity 8361 and Simplicity 8713.

The object of the competition is to create a one-of-a-kind garment using one of these patterns. Adjustments or changes to the pattern are allowed, as long as the end product reflects the original pattern. No pre-registration is required! Submit your entry at the judging session. For more information, see the Single Pattern Contest page on our website.

Reserve Your Hotel Room Now!

Norwescon 44 will be an in-person convention, so get your room now! Reserving your room helps us make our room block and avoid penalties, and gives you a base of operations for the convention. Reserve your room at (redacted) or by calling the hotel at 206-246-8600.



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