Norwescon 44 October Newsletter

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Norwescon 44 October Newsletter


Norwescon 44


The October 2021 newsletter for Norwescon 44




October 15, 2021



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News from Norwescon - October 2021

Waypoint Norwescon—Pricing and New Dates!

The way to Norwescon 44 in April is long, so dock your shuttle at Waypoint Norwescon! Waypoint Norwescon is a two-day virtual relaxacon happening the weekend of January 15–16, 2022, held on the conferencing platform Airmeet. Join us for two days of programming, special events, and community. On Saturday, attend live and pre-recorded panels, readings, and events lasting into the wee hours. The fun continues on Sunday as we time warp to a curated collection of pre-recorded panels and events from Norwescon 43. Take advantage of our social spaces to gather with friends and colleagues on both days. The cost to attend is just $15.

We can’t wait to see you at Waypoint Norwescon!

Norwescon Writers Workshop welcomes Rashida J. Smith as Co-Director

Norwescon is thrilled to announce Rashida J. Smith has accepted our invitation to be a co-director of the Norwescon Writers Workshop. Rashida writes fantasy and paranormal romance as Jasmine Silvera, and is passionate about helping other writers achieve their goals. Learn more about Rashida and co-directors Barth Anderson and Alaina Ewing here. Remember, the submission deadline for the Norwescon Writers Workshop is January 1!

Join Norwescon’s Bibliophiles for October/November Book Discussions and Fall Social!

Norwescon’s official book club is meeting online this Monday, October 18 at 7 p.m. to discuss A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin. November’s book is the Hugo and Nebula Award-winner Among Others by Jo Walton, on November 15.

For more fun, the Book Club Fall Social is happening in person on Sunday October 24th at 2 p.m. at Teya Viola and Jon Lavinder’s home at 5322 240th Ave. NE in Redmond. We’d love to see you there! All are welcome and no reading is required, but please be vaccinated and dress for the outdoors. The details for all these events can be found in the Norwescon’s Bibliophiles Facebook group. Not on Facebook? Email

Help Wanted—Multiple Departments!

Norwescon runs on volunteers, and we are currently looking for people to fill some very important roles. Help make the convention a success!

Publications Department - contact

  • Pocket program layout/graphic design

Programming Department - contact

  • Pro check-in staff—Help check-in our panelists and performers in Cascade 1.
  • Stage management staff—Help post daily room schedules, keep rooms supplied, and give time cues to panelists. No heavy lifting required!
  • Hands-on workshops and writing class assistants—Help check people in to our very popular hands-on workshops and writing classes.
  • Youth Programming Assistants—Multiple volunteers needed to assist our Youth Programming track lead, and help lead activities for our youngest NorwesKids.

Send in Your Panel Ideas!

Is there a topic you'd like to hear discussed at Norwescon 44? Now is the time to let us know! We are accepting panel suggestions through October 25 and this link.

Seeking Hands-On Workshop Instructors

Do you have a skill or talent that you would like to share at Norwescon? Workshops are not limited to arts and crafts—they can include hands-on work making music, technology, costuming, game design, and things we haven’t thought of! A workshop can be one to two hours long, and is taught in a classroom. Submit your workshop description using our panel suggestion form.

Submit Games for Norwescon 44

The games team is looking for people to run games for Norwescon 44. We have lots of space to work with, and can accommodate games of all kinds—board games, card games, role-playing games, miniatures, and story/narrative games!

You will need to purchase a registration before submitting. We are especially looking for introductory-level RPGs and newbie-friendly board/card games. Also kids games, family games, and dexterity games. Teaching sessions have highest priority. We look forward to folks teaching games to potential new gamers!

Ready to submit some games? Use our scheduled games submission form, here.

If you wish to run a tournament, you are a company looking for an industry demo table, or you have any questions/concerns, please contact our games department head Donna Prior at



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