Norwescon, a proud supporter of EMP Museum’s Write out of this World writing contest, is excited to announce in conjunction with EMP the winners of the contest on March 18th. You can see the winners by visiting us on the Norwescon Outreach page or by visiting EMP’s Write out of this World webpage.
Vampire: The Masquerade – V20 LARP
Emerald City Chronicles presents: Vampire: The Masquerade – V20 LARP – Pride Goeth Before the Spring
The year is 1919. The steamy industrial magic of the Victorian age is coming to a final, grasping end in frontier Seattle, giving way to an era that will be ruled by ruthless gangsters, flirtatious flappers, and bourbon-soaked speakeasies. You are Kindred, undead, vicious, and beautiful, and tonight is a night for intrigue. Join the court of Seattle on a unique night of blood, politics, and subterfuge. Join us in Maxi’s Ballroom on Friday 3 p.m.–8 p.m. for character generation and prelude (all ages) and Saturday from 10 p.m.–2 a.m. for the full game (21+ with ID).
Due to the unprecedented level of interest in our Writer Guest of Honor, we are having two additional signings in addition to our usual Saturday afternoon GoH autograph session, including one early on Thursday before most of our panels and events begin:Thursday 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Evergreen 3&4
Friday 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Grand 2
Saturday 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Grand 2 (joint signing with Artist GoH Julie Dillon)
Please be aware: Due to time constraints, we can permit only one signature per person, no personalization, and a strictly-enforced maximum of 375 people in line each day so everybody gets a chance for an autograph. And as always, Norwescon does not charge a fee for autographs.
Youth Track Needs Boxes!
Due to its extreme popularity last year, we are expanding the cardboardpocalypse known as Build & Destroy a City Kaiju Style! On Thursday from 3-6 p.m. in Olympic 1 is our kids-only session, and Saturday from 2-5 p.m. is our family session. And we need boxes to smash!Be a part of The Smashening! Please bring clean, odor-free, flattened boxes (2ft x 2ft x 2ft maximum, please!) to the next concom meeting on Saturday, March 14, at noon or to the Stuffing Party on Sunday, March 29, and the Programming department will take them off to storage. We’ll also have a collection area at the convention, to be announced at a later date.
Want to be notified when and where you can drop off your boxes at the con? Contact us through our web form.
Call for volunteers! Our stuffing party will be held Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the SeaTac Doubletree starting at 11 a.m. and running until we are done. If you have a yearning to stuff bags with flyers and goodies, this is the place to be! Come join us for the fun and occasional impromptu sing along!
For everyone interested in volunteering at the convention, please note that the Volunteer Lounge has changed locations this year. We will be located in rooms 7106 and 7108. Feel free to stop by any time and ask for a job or just hang out. Hours will be posted by the door.
First Page Idol wants YOU!
Feeling brave and bold? Send us your novel or story’s first page to be read aloud and critiqued by pros. Must attend First Page Idol panel to participate. Deadline midnight the day before. One entry per author. (Email to: )
Music CDs on sale in Art Show
The Norwescon Art Show in conjunction withnwcMusic is pleased to announce that we will be selling music CDs of our performing musicians in the Art Show. The following groups are confirmed to be participating this year: 9k1 feat. Shubzilla, Death*Star, Leannan Sidhe, PDX Broadsides, Kadesh Flow, Starlight.Be sure to stop by to pick up a CD from your favorite group.
Membership Registration and Badge Pick Up
Membership pre-registration for Norwescon 38 closes March 28th. Membership is just $70 for the full four-day membership until pre-registration closes. A full four-day membership will be $75 at the door.
You may also choose to register at kiosks when you arrive and then visit our friendly cashier to pay for your membership and receive your badge.
Pre-registered (fully paid) members may skip the registration line and present their receipt at badge pick up.
The Membership Services team will sent an email about 2 weeks prior to the convention with instructions on how to retrieve the appropriate paperwork and what to do when you get onsite. We suggest you add to email whitelist/spam filter so that our instructional will reach your inbox. Members who do not have their receipt when they arrive at the convention may print a receipt at the registration kiosks.
Thank you, the Registration Team looks forward to greeting you at Norwescon 38!
In This Issue:From the Desk of Alan Smale | Cover Revealed for Three Moments of An Explosion by China Mieville | Cage Match 2015: Women Warriors Continues! | 50 Page Fridays Recap
From the Desk of
Alan SmaleDear Readers,
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about … the Plunge.
I learned to swim when I was twelve years old, which means I can still remember what it’s like not to not have that particular skill. To flounder in the water with no clue how to keep myself afloat or make any forward movement. Even once I was a proficient swimmer, I still had difficulty jumping in.
On the edge of the pool I used to say to myself, Just take the Plunge. The water won’t get any warmer while you stand here.
The Plunge takes many forms. I still remember the night before I left England. I had my bags packed, my ticket in hand. Up to that point my entire experience of the United States consisted of a brief visit to Los Angeles, and a half-day layover in Miami after a six-week trip to Chile and Peru. This was during the Pinochet years in Chile, and at the time there was also civil rest in Lima, Peru, with armored cars on every street corner. But somehow Miami felt more dangerous and oppressive to me than either of the South American countries had. I sensed violence there, just below the surface…
Cover Revealed for Three Moments of An Explosionby China Mieville
The cover has been revealed for China Mieville’s Three Moments of An Explosion. This forthcoming short-story collection features twenty-eight stories, including twenty-one brand new stories. Three Moments of an Explosion is on-sale August 4, 2015.
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A young boy’s dreams of glory and war turn into a bitter nightmare as his father’s kingdom is overrun by an invading army. Lost and alone in the woods, he finds an ancient sword that promises him the ability to claim his vengeance. As he begins to take that vengeance, he comes to realize the price that the sword will demand of him. Enemies soon become allies and strange bedfellows abound as the prophesies of an age swirl into chaos… read more