Due to the sudden,
terminal illness of a close family friend, Special Guest Roger S.
Baum will not arrive at the convention until Friday evening. He will
be busy with many programming events on Saturday, including both Autograph
Additional Registration Training Classes
For those people who are interested in working with Norwescon registration,
but were unable to attend the training session on March 17, two
more training sessions are scheduled just before the convention:
Wednesday March 27: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Thursday March 28: 9:00 am
- 11:30 am
These hours are for training only. We will not be open for business.
Norwescon registration and pre registration pick-up will begin at
noon on Thursday.
We encourage potential registration volunteers to attend training
if possible, but it is not a requirement to work registration. We
will also provide on-the-job training as needed.
Registrar of Norwescon
Do You Need Assistance at the Con?
My name is Patrick M. Nash and I am the A.D.A. Liaison for Norwescon.
I have some news for those in need that I think could be helpful.
This year we have ASL Interpreter, Steven Spencer, He has agreed to
assist us for Norwescon. He will sign at the Opening and closing ceremonies,
and the Masquerade. He also will be on call to assist those in need.
The Doubletree has some kits available for use. They include:
Pillow vibrator for phone and alarm clock
Volume control for phone
If you are going to room at the Doubletree, please make your requests
when you register. They have also coordinated, through an outside
provider, rental of
wheelchairs and electric scooters. If you have mobility issues, you
want to consider renting one of these. To arrange rentals through
hotel, contact John Nelson, guest services at (206) 246-8600 Ext.
after 2:00 pm. Rentals at the convention may be possible, but to assure
you get what you need, you should call ahead. Rental price for a
standard wheelchair is $15 per day, and scooter rentals are $50-60
day. Delivery fee is $25.
If you have other issues we can help with contact me through the
Norwescon web page, Americans with Disabilities Act information and
Patrick M. Nash
A.D.A. Liaison and Information
Single Day Rates Announced
The Pre-pay cut off is now in effect. At the door Pricing will be
$60. We look forward to seeing you at the convention.
Single Day Memberships
will be as follows:
New Science Guest of Honor
Dr. Phil Plait
called last week to sadly decline our invitation. He is currently
working on a project for NASA and the deadline for completion was
moved up to the end of March. He is very disappointed and hopes
to attend a future Norwescon. It is something the Norwescon committee
hopes as well.
Dr. James Glass has graciously agreed to step in and take the role
of Norwescon 25 Science Guest of Honor, a roll he is imminently
qualified to fill. Please give him a warm welcome when you see him
at the con.
You Can Get Two-for-One with Transportation
you want to help the con but don't want to miss any of it? The Transportation
department moves everything the con needs before the con happens,
and then moves it back afterwards. That means that you can do your
part to help the con and also have more time to actually attend
the convention. What makes this better yet is that volunteer hours
worked for move-in and move-out count double!
begins at 10am on Wednesday, March 27, and lasts until early evening.
Move-out begins after Closing Ceremonies on Sunday and lasts until
evening, and then picks up Monday morning at 10 until we are finished
in the afternoon.
majority of the items are light enough to be moved by almost anyone,
so you don't need to be built like a pro wrestler to join Transportation.
interested, send email to: transportation
Invited to a Party!
The Norwescon Stuffing
Party will be held Sunday, March 24 at the SeaTac DoubleTree Hotel
at 1 p.m. The room should be Olympic 4- double-check on the daily
meeting boards throughout the hotel. Please join us for fun and games
as we attempt to set a new Norwescon record as we take pieces of paper,
paperback books, buttons and coupons and marry them together to form
the packets that everybody receives at Registration.The more people
we have, the faster it will go. Be the first in your neighborhood
to see what sort of goodies everyone will receive. Cop a button or
two advertising the next big movie. We might even have the latest
programming grids on the wall for your perusal. If you have something
to include in the packets, please be at the hotel at noon. People
that wish to include fliers or coupons are asked to help with the
stuffing. In the past, those that have brought material in late usually
ended up in a corner of the room adding their materials to the packets
that have already been stuffed. Not nearly as much fun as being in
the conga line of stuffers. We plan to stuff 3000 packets, so plan
accordingly. If you intend to bring material, please contact transportation
and let them know what you are bringing.
Working at the stuffing party counts towards hours worked at the con.
Norwescon volunteers receive perks like early seating at the Masquerade
and are entered into drawings for many items donated by Norwescon
dealers. The drawings take place early Sunday afternoon of the con.
Please note: People attending the Stuffing Party will have to pay
for their own parking. This year, we have had to pay $4 per car for
our meetings at the hotel. We'll see if we can get it even cheaper
for this event, however carpooling is advised.
is my pleasure to announce the Roger S. Baum, great-grandson of
L. Frank Baum, will be our very special guest at Norwescon 25.
Since our theme is "In the land of the Emerald City,"
this is especially appropriate. Mr. Baum has written several book
in the Oz universe and is about the nicest person one would wish
There is now
a list of additional panel participants
that will share their knowledge and wisdom with those coming to