Norwescon 45 April Newsletter

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Norwescon 45 April Newsletter


Norwescon 45


The April 1, 2023 newsletter for Norwescon 45.




April 1, 2023



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News from Norwescon April 2023

We're less than a week away!

The Program Schedule is Up on Guidebook!

Exciting news! The full schedule of panels and scheduled games is now available on Guidebook, Norwescon's mobile app. It's easy to browse the schedule by time,date, or track and add panels and events to your personal schedule using the "My schedule" feature. You can explore information and links relating to our guests of honor, attending professionals, club tables, and art show participants, and easily access hotel maps and restaurant menus. Updated throughout the weekend,Guidebook is your most comprehensive and up-to-date mobile source for convention information. Download the free Guidebook app in your favorite app store and search for Norwescon45, or go here.

Highlights from Programming and Special Events

Here are some of our exciting offerings this year to pique your interest!


Let’s Make A Movie: Plan It!, Friday at 10 a.m. in Cascade 10
Interview and Q&A with Grace P. Fong, Friday at 11 a.m. in Grand 3
Interview and Q&A with Dr. Greg DuBos, Friday at noon in Grand 3
Reading: Nisi Shawl, Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Cascade 3
Interview and Q&A with P. Djèlí Clark, Friday at 3 p.m. in Grand 3
Reading: Steven Barnes, Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Cascade 3
Let’s Make A Movie: Shoot It!, Saturday at 10 a.m. in Evergreen 3 & 4
Mermaid Storytime, Saturday at 10 a.m. in Olympic 1
Polymath: The Works and Impact of Greg Bear, Saturday at 3 p.m. in Evergreen 1 & 2
Endeavor Awards, Saturday at 4 p.m. in Cascade 12

Special Events

Nerf Firing Range, Thursday at noon in Evergreen 3 & 4
Opening Ceremonies, Thursday at 7 p.m. in Grand 3
Nerf Free Play, Thursday at 8 p.m. in Grand 2
Film Fest – Blocks A & B, Thursday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. in Evergreen 1 & 2
Murder Mystery Pop-up Games: Wanderstar!, Friday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in Maxi’s Lounge
Philip K, Dick Awards, Friday at 7 p.m. in Grand 2
Wild Cards Dance with DJ Equus, Friday at 9:30 p.m. in Grand 2 & 3
Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator, Saturday at 11 a.m. in Rotunda 2
Masquerade, Saturday at 7 p.m. in Grand 3
Lazer Tag Free Play, Saturday at 9 p.m. in Evergreen 1 & 2

The game schedule is UP. Visit here to sign up and see the full schedule here!

See Guidebook and our website for the FULL GRID!!

Come Dance The Night Away!

Nightly dances are back at Norwescon! On Thursday, it's the Multiverse ofMusic with DJ Wüdi, Friday brings you Wild Cards with DJ Equus, and then it's the Saturday Night Intergalactic Sock Hop with mc300baud -- and they're all back in the Grand ballrooms again! BONUS: Is there a song you know you want to dance to? You can send in your song requests now so our DJs can make sure they're ready to go. Get more details on all the dances and submit your song requests on the Dances page on our website.

Streaming Options

We have not forgotten our virtual fen! All of our panels in Cascade 11 will be streamed this year, as well as events in Grand Ballrooms 2 and 3. Check our website and Guidebook for listings on Twitch and YouTube!!

Panels will be on our Twitch channel, GOH interviews and Opening Ceremonies, PKDAwards, and Masquerade will be on our YouTube channel.

Don’t Forget Your Mask and Proof of Vax!

As a reminder, Norwescon 45 is all masked and vaxxed this year. Members must provide proof of vaccination at registration and wear a mask while in official convention space, unless actively eating or drinking in designated areas. Proof of vaccination will be satisfied by any complete series of vaccination against COVID-19.We strongly encourage all members to ensure their vaccination is up-to-date with the most recent booster!

Volunteers Welcome At-Con

Have a couple of hours to spare between panels? Stop by the volunteer table in the lobby and give your time to Norwescon. Your help is gratefully appreciated. We already know some areas that could use some assistance. Visit here to learn more!

24-Hour Cloak Room Returns for Norwescon 45!

The cloak room never closes! Our cloak room is a place to safely store your cloak,jacket, dress uniform, jet pack, exo-gloves, screwdriver and other personal items. We are in Wing 7, room 7101.

The cloak room opens at 10 a.m. Thursday and closes 5 p.m. Sunday.



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