Norwescon 3 Program Book

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Norwescon 3 Program Book

Subject

Norwescon 3

Description

The full souvenir program book for Norwescon 3. This copy includes autographs by the Guests of Honor and several attending pros and panelists.

Creator

Thom Walls and Richard Wright

Publisher

Northwest Science Fiction Society (NWSFS)

Date

March 28-30, 1980

Contributor

Bob Frangooles

Rights

Copyright 1980 by Northwest Science Fiction Society for the contributors

Format

8.5"x11" booklet

Language

English

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NORWESCON 3

Seattle • March 28-30, 1980

(AD) Locus

LOCUS
THE NEWSPAPER OF THE SCIENCE FICTION FIELD

12th 13th! YEAR OF PUBLICATION

FOUR TIME HUGO WINNER

In its monthly issues, LOCUS covers the science fiction field as completely as possible. For professionals, there are up-to-date market reports, news of editorial changes, stories on sales, and a column on writing by Algis Budrys. For readers there are complete lists of all the books published each month, reviews, notes on sf in the media, news on forthcoming books, a complete list of upcoming conventions, convention reports, contents of forthcoming anthologies and magazines, reader surveys, LOCUS Awards, and everything else of interest in the science fiction field.

Poul Anderson: "On principle I decline to subscribe to fan magazines—but Locus is different: a unique source of news which can often be important, and itself a thoroughly professional production."

Isaac Asimov: "There is no way, for anyone fascinated by science fiction, to get out of reading Locus. It is the Time magazine and Walter Winchell of the field. It misses nothing, tells everything, keeps you abreast and in the swim, and I wouldn't be without it.—And I won't be for I have put down the money for a lifetime subscription."

Ben Bova: "Locus is the science fiction newsletter. No one who is interested in the field should be without it."

Marion Zimmer Bradley: "Locus is where I look first for shop talk—it is the real trade paper of science fiction. There have been times when I have first heard through Locus, (not my agent) that a new book of mine is on the stands."

Algis Budrys: "Without a doubt, the single most valuable periodical within the SF community; a labor of devotion, a bulletin board, a monument."

Arthur Clarke: "Locus is the only periodical I read from cover to cover—including adverts!"

Hal Clement: "Locus has always been the thing you needed if you wanted to know what was going on in science fiction."

Samuel R. Delany: "Dozens of professional SF writers (including this one) and even more serious SF readers, on both coasts, have collated, stapled, and folded Locus for its biweekly mailings. Anyone who wants to know what has happened in modern SF over the last decade must turn to Locus, however critically, to find out."

Harlan Ellison: "For over a decade Locus has been the market-report source, back-fence gossip, obituary and accolade register of the science fiction world. It is the Delphic yenta of SF-dom, and an awesome testament to the high reportorial skills of Charlie and Dena Brown. It has been a limitless source of what's-going-on for every-

one in the genre, and now appears fated to be a goldmine of material for historians. Lord, how academic attention doth make pecksniffs of all us hobos."

Fritz Leiber: "Locus has been both a pioneering publication and a consistently high performer. This little magazine sets the standards for accuracy and scope in its reporting of the news in the science fiction and fantasy publishing fields, and for level-headed interpretation of that news. I read it regularly."

Michael Moorcock: "As one who is notorious for his dislike of the social aspects of the SF world, I can say fairly that Locus is the only journal I know which retains a clear-sighted and impartial perspective on it. It's the only SF journal I see regularly or would wish to see regularly." The New York Times: "Anyone whose interest in SF extends beyond reading it to wanting to read about it should be aware of Locus."

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Lester del Rey: "Locus is the one indispensable source of information for every reader and writer of science fiction. That's why I have a lifetime subscription."

Robert Silverberg: "Locus is indispensable."

Theodore Sturgeon: "Anyone who is remotely interested in the many aspects of SF must—I said must—be, or get, familiar with Locus."

The Wall Street Journal: ". . . the science fiction trade magazine . . ."

Roger Zelazny: "For professionals and devotees alike, Locus is the world's most important publication about science fiction."

LOCUS Publications, P.O. Box 3938, San Francisco, CA 94119

Sample Copy - $1.25

Enclosed is:

NORTH AMERICA

$12.00 for 12 issues (second class)
$22.00 for 24 issues (second class)
$18.00 for 12 issues (first class)
$34.00 for 24 issues (first class)

OVERSEAS

$13.50 for 12 issues (sea mail)
$25.00 for 24 issues (sea mail)
$21.00 for 12 issues (air mail)
$39.00 for 24 issues (air mail)

Institutional subscriptions in North America are $13.50 for calendar year via second class mail or $20.00 per year via first class mail. They are the only ones we will bill. □ New □ Renewal

All subscriptions are payable in U.S. funds. Canadians, please use bank or postal money orders.

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NORWESCON 3

Seattle ° March 28-30, 1980

Guest of Honor
ALFRED BESTER

Fan Guest of Honor
FRED POHL

Toastmaster
THEODORE STURGEON

THIRD ANNUAL NORTHWEST REGIONAL SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION
AIRPORT HYATT HOUSE

SPONSORED BY THE NORTHWEST SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY
P.O. BOX 24207, SEATTLE, WA. 98124

THE NORWESCON III COMMITTEE

Executive Committee:

Chairman: Stephen T. Bard
Business Department: Richard Wright
Registration: Lauraine Miranda
Publications: Thomas D. Walls
Operations: FutureLove Productions
Programming: Stephen T. Bard
Film/Video Program: Gordon A. Erickson
Public Relations: Janice Murray
Treasurer: Janice Murray
Security: Pat Mallinson, Linda Hoffer
Art Show: Jane Hawkins
Huckster Room: Frank Rabinovitch

Other Committee Members:

Press Relations: Janice Murray, Joe Hartman
Computer Games: Tony Pepin, Mike Freeman
Masquerade: Mary Hamburger, Richard Wright
Photo Services: Thom Walls, Dennis Pernaa
Stage Management: Shelley Dutton, FutureLove Productions
Gofers: Judy Lorent Video Program: Dennis Pernaa
Hospitality: Cliff Wind
Computer Support: Tony Pepin
Mailing Services: Cliff Wind
V.I.P. Liaison: Stephen T. Bard

Orientation: 2
Map: 2
Schedule: 3
Computer Room: 7
Wargaming: 7
Hucksters: 7
Program Tapes: 7
Masquerade: 8
Art Show: 8
Alfred Bester: 10
Frederik Pohl: 14
Theodore Sturgeon: 16
Authors: 17,25
Round Robin Chain Stories: 28
Acknowledgements: 28
Films & Video: 38
Around the Hyatt: 41
Phone Numbers: 41
Area Map: 41
Memberships: 42
Dealer Index: 44
Advertisers: 44

Copyright 1980 by Northwest Science Fiction Society for the contributors

NORWESCON 3 OPERATOR’S MANUAL

  1. Grasp your Program Book firmly with both hands and open it to the programming schedule on page 3
  2. Carefully read all the descriptions for all three days of convention activities and circle those items of programming that you will probably wish to attend.
  3. You now have your own personalized plan-of-action. Next, transfer your "plan" onto your Pocket Program. You now know if and when you will be able to eat or sleep.
  4. Taking your annotated Pocket Program in one hand, and your Program Book hotel-map (below) in the other, set out on a voyage of exploration. Locate all those rooms that you will eventually need to find during the con. Among the more obscure ones are: Programming room Phoenix E (around behind Phoenix D), the Hospitality Suite (Governors Suite, near Phoenix E), and the overflow hucksters room (Conference A; around the corner from Phoenix E and the Hospitality Suite). The main hucksters room is the Satellite Room at the opposite end of the hotel and above the restaurant.

CAUTION!!

Science Fiction Conventions can be too much fun and a word of warning is perhaps in order. Sometime during the con, you will undoubtedly see a few strange beings sitting alone in a corner somewhere amidst scraps of shredded Program Book. They will be staring fixedly ahead, with a sort-of "fragmented" expression on their faces, while quietly muttering incoherently. These are what you call "casualties." You should try not to be one.

Unable to decide which of several exciting scheduled alternatives to pursue (and being painfully shy), they experience a sensory overload and, uh ... well, they blow a fuse, to put it politely. What you are seeing is, of course, the quiescent latter phase of the malady. Heaven forbid that you should be unfortunate enough to witness the sudden spectacular onset of the syndrome — it’s ... it's ... well, let's just say that it's not for the squeamish. However, if you should hear a sort of popping/ sputtering sound, whatever you do, don't look back!

I perceive your paranoia. Let me assure you that this is not a peculiarly fannish shame. No. rest assured my friends, the "heartbreak of indecision" is even more prevalent in the mundane world. As a matter of fact, this condition, in its chronic form, generally asserts itself in a not-insignificant statistic on public-opinion polls.

In any event, should you espy one of these poor souls, have a heart. Take it by the hand to wherever you happen to be going at the time, or at the very least, nudge it in some direction. Alternatively, if it is particularly cute, pet it on the head and if it smiles take it back to your room to play with.

— Ahem. Moving right along ...

SEATTLE HYATT HOUSE

Since our programming rooms are spread over the hotel, we have provided you with a map. Should you get lost, simply look for moss on the northside of someone in the film room or follow an author and he will lead you safely back to the bar.

PROGRAMMING

[Artwork] Copyright 1979 by Michael Whelan

THURSDAY

12 noon HOSPITALITY SUITE OPENS
Governors Suite
Last minute panic by the con com. Early-bird conventiongoers summarily enlisted!

6 pm FINAL CON COM MEETING
Governors Suite
"If we’re not ready now, it is too late to worry about it ... "

8 pm PRACTICE PARTY
Governors Suite (Early registration available)

FRIDAY, MARCH 28

The following schedule delineates major programming items only. The film and video programs are listed separately (on page 38).

Cassette recordings of most programming will be available in the upper lobby within minutes after the end of each event.

9 am HOSPITALITY SUITE OPENS
Governors Suite
Clifford starts being hospitable.

9 am VIDEO ROOM OPENS
Continental
See schedule for 24 hour a day offerings (also available on channel 3 in your sleeping room).

10:30 am REGISTRATION OPENS
Registration Lobby
Bright, cheery, friendly faces prepare for the onslaught.

12 noon HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
Phoenix E
Hugo-nominated whacky British radio show.

2 pm SO YOU WANT TO CHAIR A CONVENTION, EH?
Phoenix E
Current and former convention chairmen are let out of their padded cells long enough to talk about it.

3 pm THE EVOLUTION OF FANZINES
Phoenix E
Fanpubbing specialists discuss the history and future of the form.

4 pm THE ROLE OF CRITICISM IN SF
Phoenix E
Jayne Tannehill, Susan Wood, Mel Gilden, Richard Kearns and others attempt to discover whether SF deserves to be subjected to such close scrutiny just because it has become respectable.

5 pm THE FREEDOMS AND LIMITATIONS OF SF
Phoenix E
Michael Coney, Pat Murphy, Sydney Van Scyoc and Wilmar Shiras explore SF as an alternative to academic publishing, as a forum for new ideas, and also try to scope the genre's limiting factors.

5 pm HUCKSTER ROOMS OPEN (one hour, only)
Satellite
Conf. A
Dealers wring their hands and cackle evilly amid horde of slavering collectors.

5 pm GUEST OF HONOR AUTOGRAPHS
Upper Lobby
Alfred Bester, Fred Pohl, Theodore Stugeon and others attempt to preclude a Saturday night attack of writers-cramp.

6 pm "SCARE ME TO DEATH, CHICKEN HEART"
Phoenix E
Suzy McKee Charnes, Stephen King, and Charles L. Grant discuss the various techniques of placing you on the edge of your seat.

7 pm FILM ROOM OPENS
Flight Lounge
Celluloid addicts rejoice!

7 pm SNOBBERY AND POLITICS IN FANDOM
Phoenix E
George Guthridge, Steve Fahnestalk, Elinor Busby, Jayne Sturgeon and Greg Bennett discuss uppityness, cliquishness and brownnosing.

8 pm OPENING CEREMONIES AND GOH INTERVIEWS
Phoenix B/C
Toastmaster Theodore Sturgeon delivers your official greeting and then interviews Alfred Bester and Frederick Pohl unmercifully.

9:15 pm BABA KARIM DANCE TROUPE
Phoenix A/B/C
Exotic ethnic dance of the veil, belly, sword and snake varieties, plus ... a tantalizing male tray dancer.

10 pm NORWESCONE ICE CREAM SOCIAL AND STARDANCE
Phoenix A/B/C
All the luscious ice cream you can eat (mit sprinkles, yet!), no-host bar and dancing into the wee hours.

11 pm OFFICIAL OPENING PARTY
Governors Suite
Tasty morsels and bountiful beverages in the NORWESCON Hospitality Suite.

11:30 pm THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW SHOW
Phoenix E
"Talk show" hosted by GOH Alfie Bester. Various strange personalities interviewed.

(Ad) Baba Karim

PHONE [redacted]
BABA KARIM

SATURDAY, MARCH 29

8 am DAWN BREAKS, REGISTRATION DESK CROWS AND OPENS FOR BUSINESS
Lobby

HOSPITALITY SUITE OPENS AND CRASHERS WADE OUT OF THE RUBBLE
Governors

9 am HUCKSTER ROOMS OPEN IN FULL FORCE
Satellite Room
Conference A
68 tables offer an incredible variety of spiffy stuff from all over the country.

9 am THE TOO EARLY IN THE MORNING PANEL
Phoenix A/B
A panel about panels, their planning staffing, timing, care and feeding, etc. (sure to be cancelled).

10 am ART SHOW OPENS
Phoenix D
A veritable cornucopia of visual delight.

10 am AN INTRODUCTION TO SF FANDOM
Phoenix A/B
John Thomson narrates humorous slide show illustrating con events, followed by panel with Greg Bennett, Beth Finkbiner and Joyce Rubin.

10 am CREATE A RELIGION (part 2)
Phoenix C
Cliff Wind moderates Alfred Bester, Wilmar Shiras, and sociologist Dr. William S. Bainbridge as they create a few cults, fannish or otherwise.

11 am FUTURIANS AND OTHER FIRST FANS
Phoenix A/B
Fan GOH Fred Pohl, Forry Ackerman and others reflect upon those bygone days of "first fandom".

11 am THE TECHNOLOGY OF TERRORISM
Phoenix C
ANALOG's "How to Build Your Own A-Bomb..." man, George Harper, leads Dean Ing, A. Bertram Chandler, Reginald Bretnor and Rick Gauger to speculate upon some of the more sinister prospects.

11am SUZY McKEE CHARNAS READING
Phoenix E
A reading from unpublished work.

12 noon MESSIANIC PRETENTIONS IN CONTEMPORARY SF FILMS, OR, GIVE A DIRECTOR 40 MILLION AND HE THINKS HE'S GOD!
Phoenix A/B
Vancouver film critic Michael Walsh moderates L.A. reviewer Mel Gilden and FANTASTIC FILMS magazine editors Blake Mitchell and James Ferguson.

12 noon THE FUTURE OF ENERGY
Phoenix C
Presentation by Boeing solar power satellite spokesman followed by panel discussion on alternatives with fission/fusion experts and Ace editor Jim Baen.

1 pm SHORT FICTION WORKSHOP
Phoenix A/B
Judges Marta Randall, Michael Reaves, Pat Murphy, Richard Kearns and Paul Novitski critically dismember the three top stories submitted. Paltry prizes awarded.

1 pm ART: FOR LOVE OR MONEY
Phoenix C
Bill Rotsler, Alicia Austin, Jon Gustafson, Michael Goodwin, Alex Schomburg, Dale Enzenbacher and Wendy Rose discuss compromising ideals for monetary considerations.

1 pm CHICAGO IN 1982
Phoenix E
Greg Bennett examines the merits of Chicago's bid for the World Science Fiction Convention.

2 pm THE PERILS AND PITFALLS OF CREATING FANTASY WORLDS
Phoenix A/B
M.A. Foster leads Stephen R. Donaldson, Diane Duane, H. Warner Munn, Michael Reaves and Richard Purtill in a discussion of the "rules" thereto.

2 pm THE ACKERMAN COLLECTION
Phoenix C
Slide show by the inimitable Forrest J. Ackerman, depicting highlights of his multi-million dollar collection of SF books and memorabilia (which he recently donated to the city of Los Angeles).

2 pm STAR TREK: FAKE OR FAITH
Phoenix E
PSST's Kit Canterbury and others discuss the future of this cult phenomena.

3 pm FUTURE PLEASURE / FUTURE PERVERSION
Phoenix A/B
The future of fun, ala' Theodore Sturgeon, Alfred Bester, Suzy McKee Charnas and Jesse Bone.

3 pm SPACE SHUTTLE UPDATE
Phoenix C
Slideshow and talk by our resident Johnson space center rep., Greg Bennett.

3 pm THE SWORDSWOMAN IN ART, HISTORY AND LEGEND
Phoenix E
Jessica Salmonson narrates slideshow for those interested in ethnic heroic fantasy, art and women.

4 pm ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE MODELS
Phoenix A/B
University of Washington physicist Roger Freedman, science writer George Harper and author Frederik Pohl pursue the possible permutations of beginnings, endings and the fundamental structure of our universe. . . and the consequences thereof.

4 pm THE COVERS AND BLURBS DILEMMA
Phoenix C
Bubbles Broxon attempts to moderate Stephen King, Elizabeth Lynn, Charles Grant, Kevin Johnson, David Hartwell and F. M. Busby in a quiet sharing of horror stories about the "packaging" of the product. Bill Rotsler cartoons.

4 pm DARKOVER COUNCIL MEETING
Phoenix E
Seattle area darkover fans discuss the formation of a local council.

5 pm THE FANNISH OLYMPIAD
Phoenix A/B
Teams from NWSFS, PESFA, PORSFIS, BCSFA and PSST compete in such fannish events as collating, beer guzzling, bed stuffing, filking book stacking, etc. . . .

5 pm ETHNICITY IN SF AND FANTASY
Phoenix C
Wendy Rose, Mel Gilden, Octavia Butler, Susan Wood and George Guthridge discuss ethnic characterizations and anthropological considerations.

6 pm COSTUMING IN SF FILMS
Phoenix C
Fantastic Films magazine editors Blake Mitchell and James Ferguson narrate a behind-the-scenes slideshow of studio costuming.

6 pm TRIVIA BOWL
Phoenix E
Crack teams again vie to see who's cranium contains the greatest profusion of useless information.

7 pm MEET THE PROS AUTOGRAPH PARTY
Phoenix A/B/C
All 60+ attending pros happily sign vast mounds of books as long as you continue to ply them with drinks. (Books by attending authors on sale during the party.)

7:30 SPONTANEOUS COSTUMING
Phoenix E
Those of you who didn't bring a costume have 1 1/2 hours to build one with makeup, tinfoil, glue, body paint, glitter, colored paper, and other assorted goodies provided by the convention. Spontaneous costumes will judged separately during the masquerade.

9 pm MASQUERADE AND ENTERTAINMENTS
Phoenix A/B/C
This year's masquerade begins with an elegant multi-media tribute to Jules Verne, followed by the initial parade of contestants. During the judges' deliberations, the inimitable Reverend Chumleigh of the Alligator Palace will perform with medieval magician Mazuba. Winners take a final bow and retire to Phoenix E for photography session.

11 pm FILM PREMIER: "THE CHANGELING"
Phoenix A/B/C
American premier of a new horror film starring George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere.

11 pm FILK SING
Upper Lobby
Vera Johnson, Johnathan Post and others lead you in a rousing filkfest. Bring your own instruments and join in.

11 pm SEATTLE IN 1981 BIDDING PARTY
Governors
Undaunted by recent setbacks, the Seattle committee sucumbs to nostalgia and attempts to drown its sorrows.

12 Midnight "LADIES NIGHT"
Phoenix E
Dancer from "Papa Bear's" club gives a command performance "for ladies only". . . (*by invitation only)

SUNDAY, MARCH 30

9 am REGISTRATION OPENS GRUMPILY
Lobby

9:30 am BREAKING INTO PRINT
Phoenix A/B
This early hour should be no impediment to those of you who are itching to know the secrets of getting published. Eileen Gunn, Susan Petrey, Robert Wilson, Bill Gibson and other "new" writers tantalize you with clues.

10:30 am CONVIVIAL COMPUTERS
Phoenix A/B
Boeing computer specialist and sf writer Johnathan Post envisions a future of friendly cybernetics with Jim Baen, Richard Purtill and others.

10:30 am ETHICS IN PUBLISHING; ARE THERE ANY?
Phoenix C
Elizabeth Lynn, Page Cuddy, Andy Porter, Vonda McIntyre and Marta Randall swap anecdotes.

11:30 am DEAD AUTHORS PANEL
Phoenix A/B
Edgar Allan Poe, Jules Verne and other moldy oldies are exhumed for a nice chat. (Noseplugs available upon request.)

11:30 am FIRST ART AUCTION
Phoenix C
Art show director Jane Hawkins brings her inimitable auctioneering talents to bear upon your pocketbook.

12:30 HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
Phoenix E
More of that whacko British radio humor.

1 pm BANQUET, GUEST OF HONOR SPEECHES AND AWARDS
Phoenix A/B/C
Another Hyatt incredible edible with oratory by toastmaster Theodore Sturgeon and guests of honor Alfred Bester and Frederik Pohl. Art show awards presented and the dreaded tacky awards distributed by Greg Bennett.

4 pm TRIVIA FINALS
Phoenix E
Survivors of round one match cluttered minds in a final duel to the death.

4 pm KILLER KITE WAR
Poolside
Free kites available in lobby.

4:30 pm SPACE INDUSTRIALIZATION
Phoenix A & B
Authors Mack Reynolds and A. Bertram Chandler join BOEING AEROSPACE and L-5 Society spokesmen in a discussion of the near-term opportunities for space colonization to pay its own way.

4:30 pm FINAL ART AUCTION
Phoenix C
"Your last chance to purchase fine original artwork at these bargain basement prices. Dial 1-800..." Also to be auctioned: an original 1939 issue of the Futurian fanzine "Escape".

6 pm FUTURE STANDARDS OF LIVING
Phoenix A & B
Paul Novitski leads Judith Merril, Rick Gauger, Eileen Gunn, and energy expert Rob Wilkinson in a discussion of high tech./low tech. options and a realistic assessment of where current trends are leading us.

6 pm TRILOGIES AND BEYOND; OR, THE VIRTUES AND FAILINGS OF SERIES WRITING
Phoenix C
F.M. Busby, Suzy McKee Charnas, Reginald Bretnor, Michael Coney, Sydney Van Scyoc, and Octavia Butler argue it out.

7 pm BELLY DANCE EXHIBITION AND SCA HELMET BASH
Phoenix A/B
The "Mystique" belly dancers tantalize your orbs and SCA warriors beat each other senseless.

8 pm CLOSING CEREMONIES
Phoenix A/B
A few final thoughts from guests and con-com. . . . Pro editors make tactfull comments about completed chain stories, which are then read aloud until the audience screams for mercy.

10 pm "CATTLEFARM GALACTICA" RECORDING
Phoenix A/B
Uproarious slick spoof concocted by Canadian fans. (Not to be missed!)

10 pm GRUDGE VOLLEYBALL
Somewhere outside
NWSFS and PSST in gruelling rematch.

10 pm DEAD SASQUATCH PARTY
Governors
"You are your own entertainment. . . ," if you have the energy to be.

11:30 pm DEAD SASQUATCH CEREMONIES AND ORGY
Phoenix A/B
Impromptu arcane rites involving the consumption of copious amounts of potables. . . followed by the usual midnight sacrificial rituals of the lawn of the Washington Memorial Cemetary (just north of the hotel).

MONDAY

10:30 am SURVIVORS BRUNCH
Coffee shop
Self-explanatory.

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HUXTERS

By now you're probably wondering what to do with yourself--you've just staggered out of the hospitality suite, after sampling the liquid nourishment at NORWESCON's famous no-host bar, and you have your choices narrowed down to a panel on Aardvarks and Platypuses in Science Fiction, your third viewing of Flesh Gordon in the Film Room, or another visit to the Artist's Room, where-in you have already lavished $349 for all the art on your 'must' list. Why not visit the Huckster Room?? We are proud to offer this year an excellant huckster room, with booksellers, artists, publishers, and artisans from across the country and Canada. Such notable booksellers as Rik Thompson, Horizon Books, Bill Slater, Robt. Brown, Startreader, Dick Wald, Yellowstone Books, Janus Books Basement Books, & many others feature used and rare books and paperbacks, pulps, rare art, new and limited editions, and many other goodies. Artists and artisans such as Dale Enzenbacher, Daryl Murdock, Vicki Poyser, Tim Hammell, Nobu Burmer, Rae Hanscom, Janet Kramer, Marty Macklin, and others will be in the Huckster Room, to talk with you, or perhaps arrange for a specially commissioned item. Editors and Publishers include OMNI, Andy Porter (STARSHIP), Jeff Levin (PENDRAGON), Charles Brown (LOCUS), Lance Casebeer (COLLECTING PAPERBACK?), and Tim Underwood (Underwood/Miller). So break out those $$ you've been saving for your car payments, and hoof it up to the Huckster Room (right above the main restaurant, off the Lobby).

Hours: Friday 5:00 pm. to 7:30 pm.
Saturday 9:00 am. to 6:00 pm.
Sunday 9:00 am. to 6:00 pm.

WARGAMING

This year there will be three game rooms, which individuals can sign-up for in the Directors room. Also this year NORWESCON will be holding the first annual Brass Dragon D&D Tournament, in which teams from local stores and organizations will be competing for the Brass Dragon award. Also featured this year are Traveller, Runequest, Chivalry and Sorcery and other games; check in the Directors room for details. The Brass Dragon trophy will be on display in the art room.

COMPUTER GAMES

Our computer games and activities room for this year is located in Conference Room B, which is located directly above Conference Room A on the second floor. Radio Shack has been kind enough to provide the convention with 10 TRS-80 micro-computers. Many local hobbyists will also be bringing their own computer hardware & software.

TAPES

As an additional convention service to the attendees of NORWESCON III, we have arranged for "Lackey Sound" to tape all of the major programming. They will be located in the Upper Lobby and will be providing the cassettes for $5.00 each.

NOTE: Panelists and speakers must sign waivers before the tapings can be made.

MASQUERADE

The big, new, exciting NORWESCON Masquerade will happen at 9:00 pm Saturday in the Phoenix rooms. All NORWESCON members are urged to enter, or at least come and see the fun as five noted judges rack their brains to pick the four ca$h winners. Enjoy, too, the wit of guest MC Steve Perry as he introduces the incredible contestants and keeps you feeling warm through the unintentional, but unavoidable, delays. Marvel at the magic of Mazuba the Magician and the antics of the invincible Reverend Chumleigh, both of the Alligator Palace in La Conner.

Contestants may enter the Science Fiction or Fantasy catagories, or, if you do not come with a prepared costume, you may enter the new impromtu Spontaneous Costume catagory. To build a costume for this latter category, sign up and bring your imagination to Phoenix E at 7:30 pm Saturday where we will have all sorts of stuff for you to make a costume from. Or, you may bring your own odds and ends to use.

Entry forms for all contestants will be at the Registration Desk. Fill out the form (sorry, there is no way to avoid filling out all four sections) and drop it off at the Information Table in the registration lobby. Registration forms must be in before 4:00 pm Saturday.

All contestants, prepared or impromtu, must be at Phoenix E at 6:15 pm for rehearsal. You then return to Phoenix E by 8:30 pm for the first set of pictures and the masquerade. Pictures for the public will be taken back in Phoenix E after the awards are announced. The formal award ceremony will be during the awards banquet on Sunday.

Contestant or not, the new NORWESCON Masquerade will be an enjoyable experience. Plan to attend!

— Masquerade Committee

ROTSLER'S RULES FOR MASQUERADES

  1. There should be a weight limit for the purchase of leotards.
  2. Every contestant must first see him or herself from the rear.
  3. Whether prince or pauper, act like it. Stay in character.
  4. Speak distinctly, but not at length.
  5. Learn to use the microphone, or don't.
  6. When in doubt, keep your mouth shut.
  7. Learn to manage your props, accessories and music.
  8. No name tags on costumes.
  9. If you have something for the narrator to read, keep it brief and leave out the unpronouncible and incomprehensible and home-grown words and names.
  10. If you are going to attempt a costume cliche you must do it better than ever before, or have a good variation.
  11. Consider carefully before going nude, or semi-nude.
  12. Remember, some people can grow a beard, and some can't.
  13. Thou shalt wear shoes to match thy costume.
  14. If you are thinking of doing something funny, get a second opinion.
  15. Short is better than long; funny is better than non-funny; short and funny is best.
  16. Hand in a legible contest form.
  17. Have something ready for a second appearance.
  18. Rehearse. Rehearse. REHEARSE!

-William Rotsler

ART SHOW

This year's NORWESCON Art Show will be the best yet. We hope you will attend and enjoy our show. If you have any questions, or suggestions, please stop by the Art Show desk.

Some things you may need to know:

  1. Important Times, Artist Registration: (Only Artists Allowed In) 5 PM to 10 PM Friday
    8 AM to 10 AM Saturday
    Show Open:
    10 AM to 7 PM Saturday
    10 AM to 3 PM Sunday
    ART AUCTIONS
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Sunday
    4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Sunday
  2. If you wish to buy art, please pick up a Buyer Information Sheet at the Art Show desk.
  3. Rules - Please observe these. Some may seem offensive, but we must provide the best possible protection for the art.
    No Food or Drink in Show room.
    No Cameras in Show room.
    No purses, briefcases, packages, etc..
    Do Not Touch any Art until you buy it.

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COLLABORATIVE ART

Many of the professional and amateur artists attending NORWESCON III will be collaborating on a single large painting during the course of the convention. Be sure to stop by the Upper Lobby (near the chain stories) periodically to see how it's progressing.

SPONTANEOUS ART

At strategic locations around the hotel you will find "canvases" on which you may doodle to your hearts content. Finished "works", collaborative and otherwise, will be sold at the final art auction (if we can get anyone to take them).

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Guest of Honor ALFRED BESTER

ALFRED BESTER, BURNING BRIGHT
by NORMAN SPINRAD

I knew Alfred Bester for maybe twenty years before I met the man. First in my early teenage reading of sf, as the author of THE DEMOLISHED MAN, which I was convinced was the best novel ever, until I read THE STARS MY DESTINATION, aka TIGER, TIGER. (For some reason, Alfie has this title change karma— after a two-decade hiatus, his "comeback novel" appeared under three titles in the space of a year: THE INDIAN GIVER, THE COMPUTER CONNECTION, and EXTRO.) Later as a legendary lost hero of sf during the Years of Silence. Finally as a critic, whose final farewell column did much to shape my then-future career as a writer.

I first "met" Alfie via correspondence. I had bought his brilliant novella 5, 271, 009 for MODERN SCIENCE FICTION, in 1974, twenty years after its first publication. I received this incredible, almost courtly letter of thanks. However, Alfie told me, he had never been satisfied with the title or the ending, and did I have any suggestions for a fix-up. Of a story by a master that had been a classic for two decades! Well, I was going through an ongoing title crisis on what was finally published as PASSING THROUGH THE FLAME, so I had to tell him that I could be no help there, but we did change the last few lines of the story.

I finally met Alfie in the flesh about a year later at a big party I was throwing in New York, clogged with people, booze, and smoke at the top of a six flight walk-up in the Village. The kind of scene that Attila the Hun could've walked into with Little Orphan Annie as his date and not be noticed.

But Alfred Bester stood out like a character from another cartoon as he arrived in the doorway. Elegantly dressed in a black suit, reeking of distinction, and somehow magically not even out of breath from the six flights of stairs, which usually left me gasping.

"Pardon me, my dear Mr. Spinrad," sez Alfie, "but I'm crashing your party. I hope you don't mind." And a few minutes later, it seems as if everyone has been old friends for years.

Several years later, I'm wandering the halls of a fleabag called the Hotel Taft on Times Square, the last day of one of the truly scurvy sf cons of all time, looking for Alfie. He's nowhere to be found. So I figure he must be in the "Dead Dog" party in the con suite, a foul midden reeking of old fritos, stale beer, and ancient underwear. As I approach the door to this den of iniquity, horrid shrieks emerge from inside. Uncertain as to whether to enter, I am accosted by a red-eyed shit-faced Dorsai Irregular who screams at me to either go in or leave before the hotel calls the police. Fearing for Alfie, who I figure may be trapped inside, I enter.

The Dorsal Irregulars, who have provided "security" this con, have become very irregular indeed. They're belligerently drunk out of their minds, and the con suite is crammed with their beer-sweating bodies, and what they are doing is tearing the clothes off the con committee. Not my scene, thank you. Alfie is not there.

But as I retreat into the hall, closing the door on this ghastly scene, there he is, on his way inside. "You can't go in there, Alfie!" I warn him over bloodcurdling screams. "They’re out of their minds! The cops'll be here any minute!"

Alfie just smiles benignly and saunters right in. "Just a little boistrous fun," he tells me later at a more quiet gathering. "Quite harmless."

And I guess that’s one of the things that makes Alfred Bester unique in the sf world—an absolute sense of savoire faire under any circumstances. Taste. Acquaintance with the wider world. Sophistication. Alfie is a man of the world, a true gentleman in the original meaning of the word, at home in most any situation, always in total posession of his own dignity, and yet never looking down on anyone.

As I remember his farewell epistle as an sf critic, it seems that this was what drove him out of the sf field at the time. Alfred Bester was an adult in the best sense of the word, and at that time he felt that there was no way to continue maturing as a writer within the genre. Peon wages might have had something to do with it. So the best novelist in the genre at the time spent a harsh couple of decades wandering in the wilderness as editor of Holiday, jet-setting around the globe on his expense account, waiting for the field to mature to the level of his aspirations.

Which it now has. This spring will see the publication of GOLEM100, Alfred Bester's second novel after the Great Silence, and a book which breaks new ground in many ways. A total integration of prose and illustration. Not an "illustrated novel" but a new thing under the sun, a book that moves freely back and forth between prose, illustration, and an indefinable mixture of the two. A linguistically inventive novel too.

That a major publisher is now willing and able to publish an sf novel like this is proof that the genre has matured. That Alfred Bester has produced such a work two decades after THE STARS MY DESTINATION made the first tentative moves in this new direction may also be proof that Alfie was right to lay off until the field was ready for the direction his work was taking.

Now that is savoire faire! And that is Alfred Bester.

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Appreciations:

In terms of action and getting and keeping the reader's attention, the simple fact is that I do not believe anyone can even come close to the quality of the work Alfred Bester has done. Whenever non-sf people have asked me to recommend the best to them, I have always said first, before any others, that they read THE STARS MY DESTINATION. This is how it is supposed to be. And if I could do it that way, I would. Others occasionally come close to the mark, but nobody sustains it the way he does throughout the entire story. The only regret I have is that he didn't write twenty novels. — M. A. Foster

There was a time when I went down to the corner candy store every day to hang around the magazine rack, flipping through everything on it in hopes that it -- the latest issue of whatever SF mag it was that was serializing a tale called TIGER, TIGER. I was desperately suspended between installments 1 and 2 of the first Bester story I'd ever read. By the time the longed-for issue had arrived, and then the one after that, I had gotten fat from drinking chocolate malteds in order to buy myself a place in that store for as long as possible, on the chance that the delivery truck would come and disgorge the nourishment I really craved (and have happily craved ever since) -- the luxuriant imagination and brilliant enery of SF at its best. The addiction to chocolate malts I could do without . . .
— Suzy McKee Charnas

"I've never met Mr. Bester; but his novel, THE STARS MY DESTINATION, nearly transformed my life. I grew up in India, and attended a small school where no science fiction and little fantasy were available. As a child, I read the OZ books; as an adolescent, the Narnia series. But after that I consumed "Hardy Boys" mysteries simply because nothing else was around. However, during my sophomore year, a boy recently out from the States loaned me an sf novel; and it electrified me. I found the whole concept of 'jaunting' a tremendous thrill. Gully Foyle's tattoo chilled me. His kinesthetic crisis boggled my mind. I was so excited that for seventeen years afterward I remembered that book more vividly than almost everything I encountered in the interim.

"Unfortunately, I did contrive to forget both title and author. Since I knew no one who could have helped me, I spent notable amounts of time during the next seventeen years on a fruitless quest for that book. Only by accident (after THE DEMOLISHED MAN convinced me that "Bester" was a name to conjure with) did I finally stumble into a copy of THE STARS MY DESTINATION. Re-reading it restored my belief that it contains more imagination per page than any other book I know.

"I say 'nearly transformed my life' because I can't really blame my subsequent career on any one book. But the Narnia series, THE STARS MY DESTINATION, Sturgeon's MORE THAN HUMAN, Tolkien's LORD OF THE RINGS, and Herbert's DUNE, all share a major responibility for making me whatever I am today."
— Stephen R. Donaldson

Bibliography

Part I: Books (Chronological)

  1. "Who He?",Dial Press,1953,Novel(not SF) Reissued as "The Rat Race",Berkley G19,1956.
  2. "The Demolished Man",Shasta,1953,Novel. 3, "The Stars My Destination",Signet S1389,1957 Novel. Revised edition of "Tiger! Tiger!", Sidgwick & Jackson,1956.
  3. "Starburst",Signet S1524,1958,Collection 11 stories.
  4. "The Dark Side of Earth".Signet D2474,1964 Collection 7 Stories.
  5. "The Computer Connection",Berkley,1975,Novel Reissued as "Extro",Eyre Methuen,1975 Serial version,"The Indian Giver",Analog, Nov 1974-Jan 1975.
  6. "The Light Fantastic",Berkley,1976,Collection 7 Stories. Later collect in "Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester", Nelson Doubleday,1976.
  7. "Star Light, Star Bright",Berkley,1976. Collection 9 Stories, 2 essays. Later collected in "Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester",Nelson Doubleday, 1976.

Part II: Uncollected Stories (Alphabetical)

  1. The Animal Fair N F&SF Oct 72
  2. The Biped Reegan S Super Science Nov 41
  3. *The Broken Axiom S Thrilling Wonder 4/39
  4. Guinea Pig, PhD S Startling Mar 40
  5. Life for Sale N Amazing Jan 42
  6. The Mad Molecule S Thrilling Wonder 1/41
  7. No Help Wanted S Thrilling Wonder 12/39
  8. The Pet Nebula S Astonishing Feb 41
  9. The Probable Man N Astounding Jul 41
  10. The Push of a Finger N Astounding May 42
  11. Slaves of the Life Ray S Thrilling Wonder 2/41
  12. The Unseen Blushers S Astonishing Jun 42
  13. Voyage to Nowhere N Thrilling Wonder 7/40
  14. Will You Wait? S F&SF Mar 59

* = 1st sale, N = Novelette, S = Story

PART III: Non Fiction & Essays (Chronological)

  1. Tremutode: A Critique of Modern Science Fiction in BEST SF STORIES: 1953, ed. Bleiler & Ditky,Fell,1953
  2. Science Fiction and the Rennaisance Man in THE SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL,Advent,1959.
  3. Book Reviews for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction,Oct 1960-Aug 1962.
  4. My Private World of Science in WORLDS OF SCIENCE FICTION,ed.Robert Mills,Dial,1963.
  5. The Life and Death of a Satellite,Sidgwick and Jackson,1967.
  6. My Affair with Science Fiction in HELL'S CARTOGRAPHERS,ed.Aldiss & Harrison, Weidenfeld & Nicholson,1975.
  7. Writing and the Demolished Man in EXPERIMENT PERILOUS: THREE ESSAYS ON SCIENCE FICTION, ed.Andrew Porter,Algol Press,1976.
  8. Interview in SPEAKING OF SCIENCE FICTION, ed.Paul Walker,Luna Publications,1978.

Compiled by William Trojan

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FAN GUEST OF HONOR FRED POHL

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"Fred Pohl has written at least a dozen and perhaps two dozen stories that I wish I had written."
-Alfred Bester

PAST—PRESENT—FUTURIAN by Richard Wilson

When I think of Frederik Pohl my mind inevitably goes back to the days of the Ivory Tower, the Brooklyn flat where the lives of so many science fiction fans intermingled, and to the Futurians, those talented teenagers whose survivors include your guest. The Futurian saga has been told so often, by its charter members as well as by others who researched us later, that I plan only to pluck a vagrant flower, or the odd thorn, from my memory garden.

A lot of music surrounded us in those days. The lyrics of songs, then new, haunt some of us still--"All the Things You Are," "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," "Deep Purple." We sang a lot of Gilbert & Sullivan, and Fred and I harmonized on "From Now On." But what I remember best was our recording of the Arthur Bliss score from "Things to Come." Someone had left the 78 on a radiator at the Ivory Tower and its edges were scalloped like your grandmother's pie, but the phonograph needle followed the grooves up hill and down dale to pour out the magnificent sound.

Fred didn't live at the Ivory Tower, whose main inhabitants were Donald A. Wollheim, Dirk Wylie, Dick Wilson (DW3), Robert W. Lowndes and Chester Cohen. But Fred was a frequent visitor along with the likes of isaac Asimov, Dave Kyle, Cyril Kornbluth, Jack Gillespie, John B. Michel, Walter Kubilius and Jack Rubinson. And Fred was inextricably part of the fannish and neoprofessional things that went on there. These included publishing fan magazines, and that leads me to my fan magazine, Escape--perhaps I can mirror the mystique of that period by quoting from it here and there.

Escape had a distinguished list of contributors, resident and otherwise, including Anton E. Selkirk (Frederik), Gabriel Barclay and S. D. Gottesman (Cyril), Ivar Towers (Cyril, Dirk and Dick), and Chester Cohen. Chet did the brilliant cover drawing for Escape's December 1939 issue. (I'm sending a copy of it to NORWESCON's program chairman for whatever scholarly or profit-making purpose he sees fit to make of it. A copy of Escape sold for $7.50 in the fifties. Lord knows what it would bring now; maybe only the original price—5¢.) The cover shows the Ivory Tower serene with head in clouds while overseas the world was beginning to blow up. Another Cohen cover was a floor plan of that Camelot of ours. There were interior illustrations by Leslie Perri, who bacame Fred's wife.

Here are some glimpses of that far-off, virginal time, faithfully transcribed from the pages of Escape:

"Michel-Wollheim have evidently abandoned all plans for Flee, proposed campanion to Escape. They now plot happily about an opposition magazine to be called Grim Reality."

The same issue printed Part I of Selkirk-Pohl's "The Lives of Joe Chthulhu, or What Price Tunisia?" The following is, as far as I know, a previously unreprinted excerpt from that seminal work:

"There are dark nights afoot on Mars. The wind blows evilly, malignantly, blowing away the heat of the airless day, blowing away the hopes of the arid moons.

"And into this work-a-day world, blowing mightily, came Joe Chthulhu, Silent Joe.

"Chthulhu had every right to be silent. Conversation is boring, except where the dialetic enters and opinions are changed and exchanged. And when one knows all that can be--when one has lived again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again ..."

Fred was the first among us to become a professional editor, as Escape chronicled:

CYRIL'S VERY OWN DEPARTMENT

Fictioneers, Inc, (affiliated with Horror Stories), has made the mistake of its life. Frederik Pohl is now the editor of something to be called either Astonishing Stories, Incredible or, just possibly, Dime Fantasy. Whereto have sold Futurians much boilerplate. Raptly Donald said, "I'm a book reviewer. I shall get free books." Said Johnny: "I have an article on the music in 'Things to Come'. Without a doubt I shall get concert tickets, being a music critic." Dick looked up: "And I get cans of film!"

We were lovers of the theater, too: "We like the line Doc Lowndes quoted from a B'way theatrical production(!)--we mustn't tell anyone it was a Girlie show ... 'This gun shoots four miles, then throws bricks at you.'"

We went to some lengths to play a practical joke on Cyril, the Hot-Foot King, who was "considerably discomfited at a vari-colored supper served to him . . . with blue milk, orange-spotted butter and rainbow-hued potatoes. (Secret: Easter-egg dyes -- tasteless, harmless, but very upsetting.)"

And a vignette: "Dirk Wylie sprawled on a bed in the Ivory Tower, reading Horror Stories... and in a pocket of his trench-coat, at his feet, a volume by Ernst Haeckel."

It was at the Ivory Tower that Cyril and I collaborated on a story for one of Fred's new magazines. We wrote alternate chapters of a novelette firmly rooted in P. C. Wren's Foreign Legion novels. It was homogenized in a rewrite by Dirk Wylie, further revised by Editor Pohl and published in Astonishing Stories as "Stepsons of Mars" under the byline -- what else? -Ivar Towers.

That was the milieu in which we milled. I remember it well. What also came out of it, undimmed by the year between, are unbreakable bonds of friendship. Fred, Isaac, Don, Dave, Doc -- swifter than a winking eye, years may pass between our meetings, even a lustrum (Joe Chthulhu's word) or a decade -- but when we meet again it's as if time had frozen.

Best of all, we suspend reality. We know intellectually it's been more than 40 years since that mist-enshrouded Futurian era but in our minds' eyes we see each other still as we were then -- in our late teens.

So I raise a toast to that young friend of mind you honor here -- a Jem of a fellow -- The Early Pohl -- the eternal science fiction fan who knows The Way the Future Was. As the English say, Astonishing good luck to you, Fred!

Fred Pohl by Isaac Asimov

Now some joker wants me to say some words in appreciation of Fred Pohl and I ask myself "Why?" My time is valuable and here they want to waste it just as I am getting dangerously old. After all, what has Fred Pohl ever done for me? Let's see.

  1. When I was 18, I met him as part of the Futurians and we hung about a lot together which made me feel right at home in the science fiction fan movement and encouraged me to keep trying to write.
  2. Fred went over my rejections and told me they were the best set of rejections he had ever seen, which was encouraging. He gave me advice (good advice. on writing even though he was only a few weeks older than I.
  3. He tried to agent some of my stuff.
  4. In 1940 he became editor of Astonishing Stories and Super-Science Stories and bought half a dozen stories when I needed to make sales most. By the time he had finished his stint as editor, I was strong enough to carry on alone and sell to Astonishing exclusively.
  5. In 1949, he urged (indeed, almost forced me) to submit my story "Pebble in the Sky" to Doubleday---thus initiating my career as a book writer.
  6. He was my agent till 1953 thereafter, helpful at all times, and after he ended his agency I never had another agent.
  7. About 1951 he told me the real money was in writing non-fiction. I didn't believe him, but I didn't forget either.
  8. He has always been my good friend over the decades.

I thought all this over and said to myself, "Yes, but what has he done for me lately?"

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When Steve Bard wrote to me asking me to introduce Theodore Sturgeon in the program book, he pointed out that turnabout was fair play. He also said that a few paragraphs would be sufficient if I was very busy. I'm always very busy, but what Steve didn't know is that I've been wanting to write an appreciation of Ted Sturgeon for years, and I'm afraid that what I have to say can't be confined to a few paragraphs. I hope he isn't sorry he gave me the opportunity.

I met Theodore Sturgeon for the first time in Berkley, California, about 3 years ago. But my first encounter with his writing came much earlier than that. I was not quite ten years old. I picked up this paperback book; it wasn't new, it was well worn, .and it had a striking cover, of a hand with a face imprinted on it reaching upward through a gold and scarlet backround. The book was MORE THAN HUMAN, and it was the first science fiction novel I ever read. (The second and third were CHILDHOOD'S END and THE STARS MY DESTINATION.)

I can't tell you what reading that book did to my comprehension of reality, but I don't have to. You know. All science fiction readers go through it. (As Dick Lupoff would say, I lost my science fiction cherry to Ted Sturgeon.) It opened for me a universe of speculation and adventure. I walked into that universe eagerly, not knowing what it could lead to, and I have never been sorry. I count myself immeasureably lucky that I was introduced to SF by one of its masters.

There are things that Theodore Sturgeon does with words that few writers can do. He can make you shudder and weep in two sentences. He can lift the small hairs of your neck with horror. He can tell you about music and its making, about playing in a band, about growing bonsai, about teaching, about living in a small town, about living in a city, about working, about what it feels like to be a freak, to be scared, to be hungry, to be lonely, to want, to hate.... Harlan Ellison, in his introduction to "If All Men Were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister?" in DANGEROUS VISIONS, says that Sturgeon knows almost nothing about hate. I think Harlan was wrong. Ted Sturgeon Knows about hate: read "Die, Maestro, Die" or "A Way of Thinking". Hate is the other side of the moebius strip that is love, and Ted Sturgeon knows it, for that strip is his territory. He can tell you things about loving, about feeling, that you would have to live ten lifetimes to learn.

That's Theodore Sturgeon, the writer.

And then, there's Theodore Sturgeon, the man. This is hard to write, folks. Ted and I meet maybe 3 times a year, if I'm lucky. We don't get a lot of time to talk. When we're in the same room I watch him with other people to see how he does it, how he makes people happy. One way he does it is by saying the words that most of us never say. You’re special. You're interesting. I like you. We rarely say these things to the people we know — even to the people we love. But Sturgeon says them, because he feels them. To Theodore Sturgeon, you are special, even if he doesn't see you more than 3 times a year, even if he never sees you, doesn't know you, doesn't like you, you are still special, you are a person, you are worthy of happiness. In other words, Theodore Sturgeon truly believes what most of us only give lip service to, that other people are real. He doesn't live in the emotionally solipsistic universe, the one peopled by people who like us. I don't know how come he is this way, but I give thanks for it; I figure if I watch him closely, it may be something I can learn.

For Ted Sturgeon is a teacher. May I name you a few, a very few, of his stories I've learned from? "The World Well Lost" and "Die, Maestro, Die," "The Touch of Your Hand" and "Crate," "Granny Won't Knit," (Sturgeon out-Heinleins Heinlein), "Mr. Costello, Hero," "Slow Sculpture" and "Affair With A Green Monkey," — and those are just short fiction titles! MORE THAN HUMAN can still knock the socks off most of the novels written in the last 30 years. He's working on something new. I can't tell you about it; he may, if he decides to. I kind of hope he won't; I want to read it, I want that feel, that vibration and snap and hum of excitement that Sturgeon makes happen in my head with his prose.

Am I being a trifle fulsome, do you think? After all, Theodore Sturgeon is just a plain ol' writer. He puts his pants on one leg at a time, and types his stories

two fingers at a time, just like the rest of us. There's just a ma behind that grin, folk just a dude, just a bi of clay, like any other human being on or off the surface of the earth — but that dude writes a mean piece of fiction, and he knows a lot about the territories of the heart, and he shares. And the light in the eyes is starlight.

And that's why I love Ted Sturgeon.

(c) 1980 by Elizabeth A. Lynn

Guests of NORWESCON

Forrest J. Ackerman
"Forry” recently donared his 1/4 million piece collection of imaginative literature and memorabilia to the city of Los Angeles, which will construct a museum to display it. He edits the Perry Rhodan paperback series and Famous Monsters magazine.

Wendayne Ackerman
A translator of German and French sf, Wendayne Ackerman is also involved with the forthcoming Carl Sagan TV series, COSMOS. Ms Ackerman lives in Hollywood with husband Forry.

Jesse Bone
A professor of veterinary medicine from Corvalis, Oregon, Jesse Bone is the author of The Lani People, the Meddlers, Legacy and Confederation Matador. He is currently working on a new book called Darktime.

Reginald Bretnor
Though probably best known for his pilanious Ferdinand Feghoot and Papa Schimmelhorn stories, Reginald Bretnor has also edited such serious genre twxts as Science Fiction, Today and Tomorrow and The Craft of Science Fiction, He is currently editing a three-volume Future At War anthology for Ace.

A. Bertram Chandler
Aside from the distinction of being Norwescon’s only representative from Australia, Bertram Chandler has quite a number of novels to his credit, including 6 Ace doubles reissued by Avon in ’78 and ’79 and such recent DAW books as The Way Back, To Keep The Ship, The Far Traveller and The Broken Cycle.

Charles N. Brown
Founder and editor of Locus, THE newspaper of the science fiction field, Oakland California’s Charlie Brown is known to virtually everyone. He has four Hugos.

Mildred Downey Broxon
Our own "bubbles" Broxon of Seattle has had short fiction published in Clarion III, Universe 5, Fellowship of the Stars, Aurora, Beyond Equality, Stellar III, Vertex, Isaac Asimov's and Chrysalis 2 & 3. Her first book, a collaboration with Poul Anderson entitled The Demon of Scatterly, has recently been published and another novel, Too Long a Sacrifice, is forthcoming.

F. M. Busby
”Buz” Busby of Seattle has recently had his first two novels reissued with a new one in one volume called The Demu Trilogy. His other books are All These Earths, Rissa Kerguellen and its new spinoff, Zelde M’tana. Buz is currently working on a sequel to "Rissa,” called Alien Debt.

Octavia Butler
Los Angeles resident Octavia Butler has written the novels Mind of my Mind, Patternmaster, Survivor and Kindred. Forthcoming soon is Wild Seed.

Suzy McKee Charnas
Author of the novels Walk to the End of the World and Motherlines, Suzy Charnas is currently working the third volume to that trilogy. Her upcoming book The Vampire Tapestry is due to be published later this year. Ms. Sharnas makes her home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Page Cuddy
Ms. Cuddy is the science fiction editor of Avon books and lives therefore in New York City.

Michael G. Coney
British Columbia resident Michael Coney is the author of the books Monitor Found in Orbit, Syzygy, Friends Come in Boxes Rax, The Jaws that Bite, The Hero of Downways and Charisma. In progress is a book called Cat Carina.

Ted & Julian May Dikty
This husband and wife team resides in West Linn, Oregon. During the 1950’s Ted was coeditor with E. Bleiler of the Annual Best SF Stories and novels of the year anthologies, and Julian sold several stories to the magazines. Ted currently publishes sf non-fiction.

Stephen R. Donaldson
Another emmisary to Norwescon from Albuquerque New Mexico, Stephen Donaldson won last years John W. Campbell award for best new author, presumably for his fantasy trilogy Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, The Power that Preserves and The Illearth War. Forthcoming soon is The Wounded Land, the first book of the next trilogy, and in-work is the second book, entitled The One Tree.

Diane Duane
The Door Into Fire was Diane Duane’s fine first novel. The second book in this series, entitled The Door Into Shadow should be published this year and a juvenile fantasy novel, So You Want to be a Wizard, is also forthcoming. This L.A. resident also has two hardcore sf novels in work, entitled Lifestar and Sturm.

Dale Enzenbacher
Probably the world’s best fantasy sculptor, Dale Enzenbacher shared "Best Fantasy Artist" honors with Alicia Austin at last years World Fantasy Con. His works can be viewed both in the huckster room and in the art show. Dale currently resides in North Fork, Calfornia.

James Ferguson Blake Mitchell
These two Los Angeles fans share the title "west coast editor" of Fantastic Films Magazine. They have also demonstrated considerable expertise at costume design, having won 108 costume competitions in the past 10 years, and are also working on novels, his first, her second.

M. A. Foster
Hailing from Greensboro, South Carolina, Michael Foster is the author of the novels Warriors Of Dawn, Gameplayers of Zan, The Day of the Klesh and the forthcoming, Waves. Two short novels are due out in New Voices 4 & 5.

Mel Gilden
Los Angeles newspaper writer Mel Gilden says that he writes "yid-spec-fic" stories such as the "Ice Cream Golem" and "A Lahmed Wufnick." He is also a radio buff having written, produced, directed and acted in radio dramas.

Rick Gauger
Rick Gauger has had stories published in Omni, Best SF of the Year '79, Analog and Destinies. He has recently taken up residence in Tacoma, Washington.

Michael Goodwin
Artist Michael Goodwin is currently art directing a two volume fantasy collection for Ace entitled Dragons of Light, Dragons of Dark. He is also a cartoonist, recently published in Startoons by Playboy Press. His books include Who was that Monolith I saw You With? and the forthcoming My Stars! and 101 Great Moments in Science Fiction. Goodwin resides in Roy, Utah, with his wife, Lynne Anne Goodwin, who is an accomplished fantasy artist.

Eileen Gunn
Currently a resident of Seattle, Eileen Gunn has had stories published in Amazing and Destinies. She is currently working on several stories and a novel.

George Guthridge
George Guthridge had had stories published in Fantasy and Science Fiction, Galileo, Child Life, Analog, Our Future Years and No Room for Man. He is also working on westerns, a juvenile biography, and a historical trilogy. George makes his home in McLeary, Washington.

Joel Hagen
Sculptor Joel Hagen of Oakdale, California specializes in the fossilized skulls of extraterrestrial beings. He has been an award winner in 3-D art at the last two worldcons.

Dean Ing
Dean Ing’s novelette "Devil You Don’t Know" was a Hugo and Nebula finalist last year and his first novel, Soft Targets, was published as a trade paperback and is due out soon as a mass market paperback. He has two additional novels due out by the end of 1980. Dean resides in Eugene, Oregon.

Richard Kearns
Dick Kearns has sold stories to Orbit and to and to Scott Card’s forthcoming "Dragons" anthology. Before throwing hin-self into fiction he was an editor and journalist for various monthly magazines. Mr. Kearns lives in Los Angeles in the same apartment building as Michael Reaves, Theodore Sturgeon and various other writers.

Stephen King
Though he is also a fan, horror writer Stephen King is probably better known for his fabulously successful books Carrie, Salem’s Lot, The Dead Zone, Night Shift, The Stand, and The Shining, which Stanley Kubrick is currently capturing on film. A new book, Firestarter is due out late this year and he is currently at work on a nonfiction piece called Danse Macabre. He makes his home in Maine.

Elizabeth Lynn
San Franciscan "Lizzie" Lynn has written a science fiction novel entitled A Different Light, and a fantasy trilogy consisting of the books Watchtower, The Dangers of Anun and Northern Girl.

Vonda McIntyre
Seattle’s own Vonda McIntyre won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for "best novel" last year for her book Dreamsnake. Her first novel was The Exile Waiting and her first story collection has just been published under the title Fireflood and Other Stories.

Judith Merril
Though probably best known for her 12 years of editing The Year's Best SF anthologies, Judith Merril is also the author of the novels The Shadow on the Hearth and The Tomorrow People plus numerous short stories. Ms. Merril lives in Toronto, Ontario.

H. Warner Munn
Harold Warner Munn's early work was published in Weird Tales magazine in the 1920's, and he was acquainted with many of the other Weird Tales authors, including H. P. Lovecraft. His most recently published books are Tales of the Werewolf Clan, The Book of Munn (poetry), and The Lost Legion. Forthcoming is the second volume of Tales of the Werewolf Clan and the final volume of the Merlin trilogy, entitled The Sword of Merlin.

Paul Novitski
(Portrait of the artist as a young man.)
Seattle’s Paul Novitski has had stories published in Amazing, Fantasize, Isaac Asimov’s, Universe 9 and Wings.

Steve Perry
Steve Perry (aka "Jesse Peel") of Aloha, Oregon has had stories in Asimov's, Galaxy and Other Worlds. His first two novels, Seed the Magician and The Tularemia Gambit, are being marketed and he is currently at work on a new novel entitled Shadowdancer. Steve also made a valiant attempt at rewriting the Norwescon 2 "chain-story," but finally gave it up as hopeless.

Andrew Porter
New York resident Andy Porter is a former associate editor at Lancer Books and assistant editor at F&SF. He publishes Starship: the magazine about science fiction (formerly Algol) and Science Fiction Chronicle.

Jonathan Post
Seattle writer Jonathan Post has had speculative science articles published in Omni and has also sold science fiction, poetry, plays and songs elsewhere. He is currently busy advancing the state of the art in software technology with Boeing Aerospace.

Jerry Pournelle
Los Angeles resident Jerry Pournelle specializes in hard science fact & fiction. His novels include High Justice and Janissaries, and such notable collaborations with Larry Niven as The Mote in God's Eye and Lucifer's Hammer. He has also edited such books as The Endless Frontier and Black Holes.

Richard Purtill
A philosophy professor at Western Washington State College in Bellingham, Richard Purtill has written books on ethics, the philosophy of religion, logic, computers, Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. His first-novel, Golden Gryphon Feathers, was published recently and others are in work.

Marta Randall
Marta Randall of Oakland, California is the author of the novels Islands, A City in the North and Journey. Her sequel to Journey, entitled Dangerous Games will be published soon, and another novel, Priory, is in progress. Marta is also the new editor of Robert Silverberg's fine New Dimensions series of original anthologies.

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Guests of Norwescon (continued)

Michael Reaves
Los Angeles resident Michael Reaves is the author of the novel Dragonworld (with Byron Preiss) and has also had short fiction published in F&SF, Universe and Weird Heroes and other magazines. He has written numerous television scripts as well.

Mack Reynolds
Mack Reynolds makes his home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He is the author of many science fiction novels, some of which are: The Towers of Utopia Satellite City, After Some Tomorrow, Rolltown and Commune 2000 AD. His most recent books are Lagrange Five, Perchance to Dream and The Best Ye Breed. Forthcoming is 2084, Joshua's Tune.

Wendy Rose
Artist Wendy Rose is currently illustrating a story by Vonda McIntyre. Outside of the fantasy/science fiction field she is also an accomplished poet. Ms. Rose lives in Richmond, California.

Oscar Rossiter
Oscar Rossiter is the pseudonym of a Seattle doctor whose well-received first novel, Tetrasomy Two, was a Frederik Pohl selection in paperback. He has completed a second novel entitled The A.C. Scrolls.

Bill Rotsler
Los Angeles author, artist, cartoonist Bill Rotsler has written the books Patron of the Arts, To the land of the electronic Angel and Zandra. Forthcoming are the novels Shiva Decending (with Greg Benford) and The Far Frontiers. He will also be doing "Fumetti" photo stories for Heavy Metal.

Joanna Russ
Currently with the English department at the University of Washington Joanna Russ has written such novels as Picnic on Paradise, And Chaos Died, The Female Man, We Who Are About To, The Two of Them, and Kittatinny: A Tale of Magic. She has just recently finished a work entitled Glotology, or How to Suppress Women's Writing Without Really Trying.

Alex Schomburg
Artist Alex Schomburg did his first color magazine covers for Hugo Gernsback in 1925 and worked for him through 1965. Schomburg also illustrated sf pulp magazines and in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s he painted covers for Amazing, Fantastic, Startling, Wonder, Galaxy, Future, F&SF, and Satellite. His work is currently appearing in Asimov’s, F&SF and Analog.

Sydney Van Scyoc
"Joyce" Van Scyoc is the author of the novels Saltflower, Assignment Nor’dyren, Starmother, and Cloudcry. Another novel, Sunwave will be published soon and a new book, called Darkchild, is in work. Ms. Van Scyoc resides in Hayward, CA.

Wilmar Shiras
Wilmar Shiras is the author of Children of the Atom, originally published by Gnome Press and currently being reprinted in deluxe illustrated editions by Pennyfarthing Press. Ms. Shiras resides in northern California.

Jayne Tannehill
Also known by her married name, Jayne Sturgeon, Jayne "Tannehill" has been published in Chrysalis and also in Hustler under the pseudonym Pepper Parrish.

John Varley
A perennial Hugo and Nebula finalist, John Varley of Eugene OR, finally got his well deserved Hugo last year for the novella, A Persistence of Vision. His collection of the same title has been called "the best collection of the decade”. "Herb’s" novels are The Ophiuchi Hotline, Titan and the forthcoming Wizard. His short story "Air Raid" is being made into a major motion picture.

Robert Wilson
Seattle resident Robert Wilson’s first book was entitled Tentacles of Dawn. Two additional novels Pyramid Moon and The Unobserved are forthcoming.

Alicia Austin
Southern California artist Alicia Austin has illustrated such books as Black Gods Shadow by C. L. Moore and The Demon of Scattery by Poul Anderson and Mildred Downey Broxon and is working on Voorloper by Andre Norton. She shared Best Fantasy Artist honors with Dale Enzenbacher at last year’s World Fantasy Con.

Jim Baen
Currently the Science Fiction Editor at Ace Books and editor of Destinies and Galaxy/If. Jim Baen is formerly the editor of Analog and Galaxy/If. He lives in New York.

Glenn Chang
Having recently added a Dr. to the front of his name, Glenn Chang has had stories published in Chrysalis and The Edge of Space and has several novels in work. Dr. Chang currently resides in northern California.

Bill Gibson
Vancouver, B.C. resident Bill Gibson has had one story published in Unearth and has sold another to Universe.

Charles L. Grant
Hailing from Budd Lake, New Jersey, Charles Grant is the author of the novels Legion and Ascension. Another novel, The Last Call of Morning is forthcoming, as are two anthologies, Nightmares and Shadow 2.

George Harper
A science writer by trade, and listed in Who’s Who in Technology Today, George Harper stirred up the Feds with his Analog article "How to Build Your Own A-Bomb and Blow Up Your Neighborhood". George is currently marketing two science fiction novels and is working on a 3-act science fiction play. He lives in Tacoma, WA.

David Hartwell
New Yorker David Hartwell is currently the Science Fiction Editor of Pocketbooks. He was formerly the Science Fiction Editor of Berkley/Putnam and he also edits the Gregg Press series of hardcover science fiction reprints.

Kevin Johnson
A resident of Olympia, WA, artist Kevin Johnson has done covers for Warner Books and Avon Books.

Pat Murphy
San Diego resident Pat Murphy has had stories published in various science fiction magazines and anthologies.

Susan Petrey
Susan’s first story was published in F&SF and others are in the mail or in work. She lives in Portland, OR.

Frank Robinson
San Franciscan Frank Robinson is the author of The Power and has recently collaborated with Thomas N. Scortia on The Prometheus Crisis.

Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Seattle’s own Jessica Salmonson is the editor of Windhaven and also edited the recently published DAW anthology and has recently finished a novel called The Tomoe Gozen Saga. She is currently working on a high fantasy trilogy.

Jody Scott
Seattle author Jody Scott has written the satirical science fiction novel Passing for Human.

Susan Wood
The recipient of several "Best Fan Writer" Hugos, Susan Wood is currently a Locus reviewer and the Starship Book Editor. She edited the recently published collection of Ursula Le Guin essays entitled The Languages of the Night and will be one of the judges for this years World Fantasy Con. Susan resides in Vancouver, B.C.

Thank You...

All of this festivity is brought to you by the Northwest Science Fiction Society and weeks of hard work by your convention committee. Chairman Steve Bard and the women and men of the con com have put in uncountable hours planning and arranging all the small details necessary to make NORWESCON work for the con-goer. And, if they are sucessful at their labors, the effort will be invisible, only the enjoyable results will show. Remember, and appreciate, though, their work.

The con com is listed on page 1 of this program book. It is their planning that has made this NORWESCON possible. However, the most visible members of the NORWESCON staff are the many volunteers who have given up some of their at-con time to help out hosting the doors, running errends, and making the behind-the-scenes work. Smile at them, thank them for their time. And, if you wish, join them by volunteering yourself to help out. The volunteers coordinator can be found in the Operations room.

Some special people, in addition to the con com, need also to be thanked for their efforts. This beautiful Program Book, for example, was brought to you by:

Designer - Kipy Poyser
Layout - Tami Vining
Editorial - Janice Murray, Steve Bard, Stuart DeSpain, Judy Lorent, Joe Hartwell, Gordon Erickson, and Steve
Publishers - Thom Walls and Richard Wright, NWSFS
Printers - Satellite Services, Inc.

In addition, let us thank:

Hotel signs - Jay & Shirley Palmer
Dealer room calligraphy - Gina Jonas [redacted]
Getting stuff - Doug Booze
Projectionists support - Linda Hoffer
Transportation - Janice, Gordon, Judy, Thom
Masquerade support - Kit, Jennifer, JoAnn, Curtis
Dance - Mike, Peter, Paul, Mike & Beth
The Hyatt Hotel, its management & staff
Bonnie Lackey for setting up the recordings
Awards calligraphy - Patricia Mallinson

Solutions to Time-Base Alpha Puzzle should be brought to the Norwescon Hospitality Suite. The first CORRECT solution validated will earn a EREE membership in Norwescon 4. Subsequent solvers will win the satisfaction of a job well done.

TIME BASE ALPHA
Cross-Number Puzzle

Before you begin:

  1. It is to be filled in using Arabic numbers.
  2. All of the numbers are whole numbers.
  3. There is only one set of numbers.

This puzzle deals with the space-time traveler, Zigzag. Based on math and logic, you must deduce:
WHEN is Time-Base Alpha?
HOW MANY people are assigned to Time-Base Alpha?
What is its AREA in square meters?

ACROSS:

  1. Area of Time-Base Alpha (square meters)
  2. Interval (years) between Einstein visit and first atomic bomb dropped
  3. Difference (meters) between length and width of Time-Base Alpha
  4. Five Across times Nine Down
  5. Year time-machine went to, on Shakespeare trip
  6. Zigzag’s biological age (although he looks half that: a square age)
  7. Year when Zigzag visited Einstein (before Relativity)
  8. Perimeter (meters) of Time-Base Alpha (see number Ten Down)
  9. The sum of the digits of Two Down plus the sum of the digits of Nine Down
  10. Number Fifteen Across minus number Nine Down

DOWN:

  1. Seven Across plus the cube root of Fifteen Across
  2. The square of the number of people at Time-Base Alpha
  3. Interval (years) between Einstein visit and Time-Base Alpha
  4. Twice the biological age of Zigzag when he was a year younger
  5. Twice the interval between Einstein visit and Time-Base Alpha, plus one
  6. The square of the width (meters) of Time-Base Alpha
  7. The cube root of Fifteen Across; times the square root of Sixteen Across
  8. See number Ten Down
  9. Ten Across times Nine Down
  10. One less than the sum of the digits in One Across
  11. Interval (years) between Shakespeare visit and Time-Base Alpha

Clues to Cross-Number Puzzle (c) 1980 Jonathan V. Post

THE ROUND ROBIN CONSPIRACY

Again this year, most of the attending authors will be collaborating (so to speak) on a "round-robin” or chain story, during Saturday and Sunday of the con.

Guest of Honor Alfred Bester has written the exposition of the story prior to the con. The other authors will then attempt to finish it (to use the term loosely) during one hour shifts at a typewriter in the Upper Lobby, above Registration.

The difference this year is that there will be two stories, one Science Fiction and the other Fantasy, both to be developed from the same Bester start.

The schedule for this madness will be as follows:

SCIENCE FICTION STORY

Time Saturday Sunday
9 AM Michael Coney Paul Novitski
10AM A. Bertram Chandler J. F. Bone
11AM Theodore Sturgeon Suzy Charnas
12 Dean Ing Bill Rotsler
1 PM Mack Reynolds George Harper
2 PM Mel Gilden Eileen Gunn
3 PM Frederik Pohl George Guthridge
4 PM Reginald Bretnor Rick Gauger
5 PM F. M. Busby To Be Announced
6 PM Johnathon Post Editor

FANTASY STORY

Time Saturday Sunday
9 AM M. A. Foster H. Warner Munn
10AM Theodore Sturgeon Pat Murphy
11AM Stephen Donaldson Richard Kearns
12 Diane Duane Steve Perry
1 PM Charles Grant Octavia Butler
2 PM Stephen King Susan Petrey
3 PM Forry Ackerman Bubbles Broxon
4 PM Marta Randall To Be Announced
5 PM Sydney Van Scyoc To Be Announced
6 PM Richard Purtill Editor

NOTE : While you are encouraged to quietly observe the authors at work, please do not attempt to converse with them while they write. Even the most domesticated of the species has been known to bite when aroused.

Even as the manuscripts of these masterpieces are exuded from the typewriters, they will be posted page by page on the bulletin boards in the Upper Lobby for all to behold and admire. The finished stories will be read aloud at 8:00p.m. Sunday evening, complete with editorial commentary.

ART CREDITS

ARTISTS PAGE
Debbie D’Amico 42
Jack Gaughan 5
Alexis Gilliland 28
Lynn Anne Goodwin 10
Steve Perry 39
Victoria Poyser Cover,1,16
William R. Warren 1
Michael Whelan 3,14

A Word About Weather

As this is, after all, early Spring in Seattle, it will undoubtedly be overcast and drizzly when you arrive at the hotel. Not to worry, though — a science fiction convention should generate sufficient localized hot air to dissipate the clouds before long. (Or, in meteoroligists jargon, "a natural high will set in”.) If not, you are well advised to carry a hat or umbrella, and a light coat, should you plan to do extensive sightseeing in Seattle or anywhere around the Puget Sound.

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Chess
Educational Aids
Poker
Sports Games
Video
Game Science
Grenedier-Heritage-Ral Partha Minatures
Judges Guild
Metagaming
Runequest
SPI
Task Force Games
Yaquinto

Located at Dealer overflow room during convention

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AQUACON

February 12-16
1981

Disneyland Hotel
Anaheim, CA

midway between Worldcons...
THE science fiction conference

PRO GoH: Philip Jose' Farmer
FAN GoHs : Jeanne Gomoll & Janice Bogstad
TOASTMASTER: William Rotsler

REGISTER NOW! Memberships $15 until Dec. 31; Supporting: $3.00.
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BEYOND THE BLUE EVENT HORIZON
Frederik Pohl

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The spectacular sequel to Gateway, the book destined to become the most talked-about science fiction novel of 1980!

Somewhere, way beyond Pluto's orbit, floated an ancient artifact which could unravel the mysteries of the Heechees—all Robinette Broodhead had to do was reach it!

"Frederik Pohl's best book yet!" —Jack Williamson, President of the Science Fiction Writers of America

SPLIT INFINITY
Piers Anthony

$9.95

SPLIT INFINITY begins a new trilogy from the science fiction/fantasy master whose MAGIC OF XANTH trilogy won him acclaim in the fantasy genre.

Being marked for death on one world wasn't enough for Stile. Hardly hod he escaped assassination on the highly technical, science-oriented world of Proton, than he found himself on Phoze, a world of sorcery and magic where yet another power was set on destroying him.

DRAGON'S EGG
Robert L. Forward

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Once in a while a novel appears that has everything unique to science fiction—a brilliant new idea, honest extrapolation of real science, a gripping story with fascinating alien characters, and on indefinable but essential sense of wonder. This is such a novel!

An incredible story of life on a neutron star—and the intelligent aliens who inhabit it—a story of sacrifice and triumph and the wonders of the universe.

"Forward’s book is a knock-out. What is amazing is that he has also managed a good story as well as a stunning new locale. In science fiction there is only a handful of books that can really stretch the mind—and this is one of them!" —Arthur C. Clarke

Available in May

THE WOUNDED LAND: Book One of The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant

$12.95

It all began with The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant The Unbeliever—LORD FOULS BANE, THE ILLEARTH WAR and THE POWER THAT PRESERVES. Now the story of Thomas Covenant continues...

Ten quiet, undisturbed years had passed for Covenant since he was last called to the Land. At that time he had used the wild magic of his white gold ring to defeat the evil plans of Lord Foul. But now Foul had returned to power, stronger and more determined than ever to destroy this world, and Covenant once again found himself in the Land.

The Washington Post said of Donaldson, "Comparable to Tolkien at his best... a true classic!"

Available in June

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What happens in PORTLAND between the MOSS FESTIVAL and the SALUTE TO SLIME ?

ORYCON!

Yes, folks, it’s another November frolic that tries to answer the question: What’s the difference between water and air?

GUEST OF HONOR
FRITZ LEIBER
(Author of "A PAIL OF AIR”)

TOASTMASTER
F. M. BUSBY

november 14, 15, 16 1980

Till Sept. 1 $8
CHILD 8 or under $5
Thereafter $10
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Room Rates $45 single & double
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Please send me info about:
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Make checks payable in U.S. funds to 'Oregon Science Fiction Conventions, Inc.' We cannot cash checks made out to 'OryCon' or 'OryCon 80'.

PLEASE LIST NAMES OF ALL ADDITIONAL NEW MEMBERS ON THE BACK.

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V-CON EIGHT

GUEST OF HONOR Roger Zelazny

FAN GUEST OF HONOR
George Metzger

TOASTMASTER Ted White

SPECIAL GUEST
John Byrne

ALSO: DARREL ANDERSON, F.M. BUSBY, CRAWFORD KILLIAN, STEVE LEIALOHA, DEAN MOTTER, H. WARNER MUNN, BUD PLANT, TRINA ROBBINS, ARTIE ROMERO, JESSICA AMADA SALMONSON, JOHN SHIRLEY, KEN STEACY, TIM UNDERWOOD

$8.00 membership rate expires March 31! Contact one of our committee members at Norwescon, or send to: Box 48701, Bentall Station, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V7X 1A6.

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The first collection of cartoons from Alexis Gilliland!!!

The sophisticated and subtle humor of Alexis Gilliland has graced the pages of numerous fanzines for several years. He has been nominated for FAAN Fan Artist, Humorous, in 1977, 1978, and 1979 -- winning the award in 1978 and 1979. He placed third in the balloting for the Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist in both 1978 and 1979.

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FILM PREMIER! The Changeling

GEORGE C. SCOTT, TRISH VAN DEVERE and MELVYN DOUGLAS star in "THE CHANGELING," a suspense thriller produced by Joel B. Michaels and Garth H. Drabinsky with Peter Medak directing from a screenplay by William Gray and Diana Maddox.

The heart-stopping tale of terror focuses on a music composer and lecturer who moves to Seattle and settles in an old Victorian mansion, a house that harbors a deep, dark secret. Compelled by a strange force within the mansion to unravel its mystery and discover the solution, the musician's quest results in one of the most dramatic and electrifying motion pictures of the decade. Filmed extensively on location in Seattle, Wa. and Vancouver, B.C. Released by Associated Film Distributors .

The NORWESCON Film Program Committee would like to thank the following people and organizations for making this premiere a reality:

Don Barrett and Janet Roberts, Assoc. Film Dist.; Mike Nealy, Thunder Media; And most of all: Blake Mitchell, Fantastic Films; without whose effort this premiere would not have been possible.

Video Show:

This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

CHANNEL 3 FRIDAY
AM
09:00-11:30 Superman - the Movie
11:30-01:03 Day of the Triffids
PM
01:03-02:45 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
02:45-04:15 Rocky Jones: Space Ranger
04:15-05:45 Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
05:45-07:30 Dark Star
07:30-09:15 Barbarella
09:15-10:45 Empire of the Ants
10:45-11:45 Avengers: The Winged Avenger
11:45-01:00 Flesh Gordon (X)
CHANNEL 3 SATURDAY
AM
01:00-02:21 Bananas
02:21-04:05 Moon Zero Two
04:05-05:40 Our Man Flint
05:40-07:30 The Pink Panther Strikes Again
07:30-09:05 Monty Python and the Holy Grail
09:05-10:00 Space Science Slide Show - Part 1
10:00-12:15 Capricorn One
PM
12:15-01:15 The Lost World (1925)
01:15-03:00 Love At First Bite
03:00-04:45 Forbidden Planet
04:45-07:00 JAWS
07:00-09:05 The China Syndrome
09:05-11:05 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
11:05-01:30 Lord of the Rings
CHANNEL 3 SUNDAY
AM
01:30-02:45 Flesh Gordon (X)
02:45-04:45 Frau im Mond
04:45-06:30 Revenge of the Pink Panther
06:30-08:30 King Kong (1933)
08:30-09:30 Space Science Slide Show - Part 2
09:30-11:15 Valley of the Gwangi
11:15-01:10 Logan's Run
PM
01:10-02:50 President's Analyst
02:50-04:30 Day the Earth Stood Still
04:30-05:30 Space Patrol
05:30-08:00 Superman - The Movie

NORWESCON VIDEO

CHANNEL 8 FRIDAY
PM
12:00-02:00 Alexander Nevsky
02:00-04:30 Battlestar Galactica - Pilot
04:30-06:28 The Spy Who Loved Me
06:28-08:15 Salvage One - Pilot
08:15-09:25 Superman Cartoons
09:25-10:55 THX 1138
10:55-12:30 Day the Earth Stood Still
CHANNEL 8 SATURDAY
AM
12:30-02:01 Dark Star
02:15-04:30 King Kong (1976)
PM
10:30-06:30 Main Programming live
07:30-10:00 Superman - The Movie
10:00-11:00 Space Patrol
11:00-12:30 Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
CHANNEL 8 SUNDAY
AM
12:30-02:35 JAWS
02:35-04:35 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
PM
10:00-07:00 Main Programming Live

FILMS

The following films will be shown in the Flight Lounge, except as noted.

FRIDAY:

5:30 pm Phase IV (in Phoenix B&C)
7:30 pm Planet of the Vampires
9:30 pm Invasion of the Body Snatchers
11:30 pm 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

SATURDAY:

10:00 am Planet of the Vampires
12:00 Phase IV
2:00 pm NORWESCON Animation Festival
4:00 pm Voyage to the End of the Universe
6:00 pm Things To Come
8:00 pm 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
9:30 pm Invasion of the Body Snatchers
11:00 pm The Changeling (Film Premier) (in Phoenix A,B&C)
1:00 am The Haunting (in Phoenix A,B&C)

SUNDAY:

10:00 am The Haunting
12:00 Fantastic Films Looks at Costumes in SF Cinema
1:00 pm Phase IV
3:00 pm Invasion of the Body Snatchers
5:00 pm 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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Neptune
1303 NE 45th [redacted]

STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE

William Shatner Leonard Nimoy DeForest Kelley

OPENS MARCH 28th

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NORWESCON 4
in Seattle in 1981!

SIGN UP NOW AT THE REGISTRATION DESK
Rates: $8.00 until...?
($5.00 for NWSFS members)
Make checks payable to NORWESCON 4

and

COMING THIS FALL

NORWESCON 3.5

Write: NWSFS
P.O. BOX 24207
Seattle, WA
98124

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AROUND THE HYATT

Our convention hotel offers many diversions for those who may momentarily wish to get away from the excitement. Chief among the attractions is Hugo's, the hotel's awardwinning dining place. Top of the menu is their roast duck, mouth-watering, delicately sauced. Each of the other menu items is special in its own way. Hugo's is a real dining treat, though moderately high in price. Reservations are a must.

Next door is the Bistro lounge, always nice for a quiet drink with your favorite friend. Nightly you can be entertained by COLLAGE, a female quartet who perform upbeat sounds from swing to disco.

The coffee shop is open for feast or snack 24 hours a day. This is a great site for a late night SMOF session, an early breakfast, or a quick lunch. And the food is very good - especially recommended is the Kentucky Jack and the New York Steak dinner.

However, if you wish to eat on the run, the closest stop would have to be the NORWESCON Snack Bar located right in the convention lobby. Good, quick food and a price that's just right.

If you need a pack of cigs, or a nice present for a new friend, try the gift shop across from the hotel desk. Frazzled? Have your hair frizzled in the beauty/barber shop.

If you have any other needs, ask the hotel desk or a member of the convention staff.

And just down the street...

[local business map]

HANDY PHONE LIST

King County Sheriff's Department: [redacted]
Fire Department: [redacted]
Aid Car: [redacted]
Poison Control Center: [redacted]
Crisis Clinic: [redacted]
Metro Transit Rider Information: [redacted]
Seattle Public Library Quick Information Center: [redacted]
Time: [redacted]
Pacific Science Center: [redacted]
KZOK Radio Entertainment Guideline: [redacted]
UFO Reporting Center: [redacted]
Whale Reporting Center: [redacted]
Dial a Story: [redacted]
Dial a Prayer: [redacted]
Dial a Meditation: [redacted]

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"Dragon Queen" by Victoria Poyser. A limited edition of 250 prints, signed and numbered by the artist. Available in the Huckster Room ($5) or by mail ($6) from: 503 S. Sawyer, Olympia, Washington 98501.

NORWESCON 3 membership

(as of March 1, 1980)

[membership list redacted]

THE NORWESCON EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Dennis Pernaa Steve Bard Frank Rabinovich Gordon Erickson Thom Walls Lauraine Miranda Janice Murray Jane Hawkins Shelly Dutton Judy Lorent Cliff Wind (photo by Thom Walls)

Not Pictured: Richard Wright, Pat Mallinson, Linda Hoffer & Tony Pepin.

ADVERTISERS

Ace Books 21
Allied Press International 30
Aquacon 32
Avon Books 37
Baba Karim Dance Troup 4
Ballantine/Del Rey Books 33
DAW Books, Inc. 31
DEMOLISHED MAN 13
Future Fantasy 13
FutureLove Productions 40
GNP Crescendo Records 7
Donald Grant, Publisher 13
Houghton Mifflin 13
David Larson 40
Barry Levin 15
LOCUS Inside front cover
Loompanics Unlimited 36
Melody TV 38
Moscon 30
Neptune Theater 39
NORWESCON 4 40
Northwest Science Fiction Society 40
Orycon 34
Playboy Press Paperhacks 29
Victoria Poyser 41
Satellite Services, Inc. 40
Second Genesis 9
SF Chronicle Inside back cover
Shadow Star 32
Simon & Shuster 11
USS Enterprise 32
V-Con 35
Michael Whelan Outside back cover

DEALERS

NORWESCON's Huckster Room features a fantastic assortment of booksellers, artists, publishers, and editors, as well as an amazing collection of bookmongers, authors, artisans, and craftspeople. You will be astonished by thrilling wonders, but they shall remain unknown to you, unless you visit our Huckster Room, directly above the main restaurant. The following is a (nearly) complete list of this year's hucksters and hucksteresses:

Larry Jezek Federal Way,WA Bookseller
Dick Wald Portland,OR Bookseller
Lance Casebeer Portland,OR Publisher
Bill Trojan Eugene,OR Bookseller
Robert Funderburk Salem,OR Bookseller
Gallery of Light Seattle,WA Artist
Dan Chow Oakland,CA Janus Books
Tim Underwood San Francisco,CA Publisher
Charles Brown Oakland,CA Publisher/editor
Lenny Compello Seattle,WA Artist/agent
Bill Slater Concorde,CA Bookseller
Donna Rankin Martinez,CA Basement Books
Dave Killian Tacoma,WA Bookseller
Wayne Greenough Bellingham,WA Bookseller
Russ Dodd Phoenix,AZ Bookseller
Jeff Levin Portland,OR Publisher
Chris Bates Seattle,WA Bookseller
Barbara Coltrein Stone Age Crafts
Daryl Murdock Kansas City,MO Artist
Escape Velocity Tacoma,WA Bookseller
Jim Cox Kirkland,WA Gameseller
Patrick Walker Elma.WA Bookseller
Nobu Burmer Olympia,WA Artist
John Palmer Bellingham,WA Postcard Palace
Frank & Anna Jo Denton Booksellers
Tim Hammell Vancouver,BC Artist
Dave Turner Seattle,WA Yellowstone Books
Les Sample Seattle,WA Sample Books
Bill Mathews Vancouver,BC Startreader Books
Vicki Poyser Olympia,WA Artist
Rae Hanscom Oakland,CA Pewter Canvas
Don Glover Seattle,WA Horizon Books
Rik Thompson Milpitas,CA Bookseller
Carolyn Whitehorn Willits,CA The Forge
Future Dreams Portland,OR Booksellers
Second Genesis Portland,OR Booksellers
Brian Barrett Hayward,CA Bookseller
Mike Acebo and Lisa Free Booksellers
Robert L. Brown Seattle,WA Bookmonger
William Hopkins Port Angeles,WA Bookseller
Frank Rabinovitch Seattle,WA Bookseller
Andrew Porter New York,NY Publisher
Terry Rutherford Vancouver,BC Bookseller
OMNI New York,NY Publisher
Paul Palmer Tacoma,WA Bookseller
Janet Kramer Bellevue,WA Artist
H Warner Munn Tacoma,WA Author
Marty Macklin Santa Cruz,CA Artisan
USS ENTERPRISE Kirkland,WA Gameseller
James L. Miller Seattle,WA NORSTAR
Dale Enzenbacher North Folk,CA Sculptor
Bobbi Fraguadas Portland,OR Bookseller
Scott Allen Renton,WA Sculptor
Steve Perry Aloha,OR Ray Guns

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Available at Victoria Poyser's table in the NORWESCON Dealer's Room

Collection

Citation

Thom Walls and Richard Wright, “Norwescon 3 Program Book,” Norwescon History, accessed June 17, 2024, https://history.norwescon.org/items/show/584.

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