Norwescon 27
April 8 - 11, 2004
DoubleTree Seattle Airport, SeaTac, Washington

April 1st, 2004

Be among the first to enter new realities, unknown planets and alternate galaxies…not to mention the greatest minds in the science fiction universe. The Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame will open its doors on June 18, and you won’t want to miss the experience! Find details and membership opportunities at Meanwhile, please join us in Presidential Suite Room 1360 on Friday night at 9:00 P.M. for snacks, drinks and to celebrate! See you then!

March 27th, 2004
The DoubleTree, our convention hotel, is booked full Friday night. The staff has arranged for a block of rooms at the Hilton hotel, about 1/2 mile north of the DoubleTree. Members of Norwescon will be charged the same room and parking rates that they would have paid at the DoubleTree. Members who book rooms at the Hilton will have access to a shuttle between the two hotels. Please make your reservations through the Hilton at 206-244-4800 or 1-800-222-8733. Make sure to tell the reservation clerk that you are a Norwescon member. Be aware that the reservation clerks at the 800 number may not be aware of the Norwescon room block and cannot quote you the Norwescon room rate.

March 20th, 2004
The preliminary programming grid is now online. Visit the Panels and Events page.

March 15th, 2004
There is a registration training session scheduled for noon, Sunday, March 21 at the hotel.

For information see the Memberships page.

March 15th, 2004
Help needed in moving materials from one storage unit to another on Saturday, March 27.

On Saturday, March 27, Norwescon volunteers will be moving the contents from the Seattle Westercon Organizing Committee storage unit in Everett to a new unit in SeaTac. The new unit will be close to the Norwescon unit and will aid in transporting materials that will be borrowed from SWOC for use at Norwescon.

Norwescon is supplying the truck and is asking for your help.

Volunteers are asked to RSVP to transportation at and meet at noon at the Everett Public Storage located at 12020 Pacific Hwy. S. A key code is needed to get into the storage facility. However, the unit is visible from the gate and you can call out to us and we will let you in.

Directions to SWOC storage unit in Everett:

Take I-5 to 128th St (Exit 186).

Take 128th St Westbound.

After ~3 miles, 128th St. will cross Hwy 99 (Pacific Hwy). Turn left on Hwy 99.

Almost immediately after the left turn, the Public Storage unit will be on the right side of Hwy 99.

Public Storage
12020 Pacific Hwy. S
Everett, WA
Unit #A087

March 12th, 2004
Norwescon is pleased to announce that DreamWorks will be attending the convention but they will be there only on Saturday. Be sure to drop by and see art from the animated films "Shrek 2," "Shark Tale" and "Millennium Actress" and the new animated comedy series "Father of the Pride." Read their press release.

March 8th, 2004
You're Invited to a Party!

The Norwescon Stuffing Party will be held Sunday, April 4 at the SeaTac DoubleTree Hotel at 1 p.m. The room will be on the daily meeting boards at the hotel entrances. Stuffing should be over by 4:00 PM at the latest.

Please join us for fun and games 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.

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. The fee should be fixed at $4/car.

If you have something that you wish to include in the packets, you may either arrange to get them to the Norwescon Transportation Department by Thursday, April 1, or bring them to the hotel yourself by noon on April 4.

If you wish to mail materials in, please send them to:

Eric Pawtowski
Norwescon Transportation
19723 Highway 99, Suite E
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Please remember that materials mailed in must *ARRIVE* by April 1. If you wish to hand-deliver materials before the stuffing party, please contact the NWC Transportation Dept. at:

transportation at

and make arrangements. The Transportation Dept. would appreciate advanced notification of any materials that are brought to the stuffing party or mailed in advance, but that is not a requirement.

NOTE: Any materials placed in the registration packets must be appropriate and suitable for a mixed audience of SF fen. Norwescon does not attempt to sort the packets by age of recipient or any other demographic criteria. Norwescon reserves the right to reject any material deemed unsuitable or inappropriate. This has very rarely been an issue in the past. If you are at all concerned about your material, please submit a sample to the Con Chair for review in advance. Any materials not reviewed in advance will be reviewed by the Con Chair at the stuffing party and may be rejected at that time. Organizations that wish to include fliers or coupons are asked to help with the stuffing if feasible, but that is not a requirement. If you are bringing materials yourself, please be on time. 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 ~2800 packets, so plan accordingly.

Febuary 20th, 2004
There will be a work party to make volunteer tokens and decorations for the Volunteer Lounge on Sunday, February 29, 1-5pm or until whenever, at the home of Kelly Doran, 31419 54th Ave E., Federal Way. Call (253) 333-9432 if you would like directions. Drinks and munchies will be provided.

A second work party will be scheduled for mid-March. Check back here for that announcement.

Febuary 19th, 2004
Security/Radio Training, February 22

Attention Volunteers! Do you want to volunteer for Security? Does your con job outside of Security require you use a radio at Norwescon? There will be a Security/Communications class, Sunday, February 22, noon to 4pm, at the SeaTac DoubleTree Hotel. This class will be taught by Brad Nelson, AOV president and Norwescon Communication Head. Josh Keegan, Norwescon Security Director, will also be present to answer any questions you have about security at Norwescon. If you are going to attend, please e-mail security so we have a tentative count of attendees.

Thank you. We hope to see you there.

February 15th, 2004
Norwescon has found a DJ to run our Sunday Night Dance for Norwescon 27. Thank you for your interest.

January 10th, 2004
The Philip K. Dick Award nominees have been released.

January 5th, 2004
There is still space available in the Norwescon 27 Writing Workshop. The workshop is an excellent opportunity to submit your short stories and novel excerpts for critque by published writers. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to improve your work. Submissions deadline is Jan. 31. Workshop Guidelines

December 13th, 2003
The Dealers Room is sold out. To request to be on the list for next years mailing, contact the dealers room at:

Email: dealers at
Phone: 360-653-9140
Fax: 360-659-2601

December 11th, 2003
KidKon is Alive!

November 10th, 2003
KidKon in Jeopardy!

KidKon head sought.

October 25th, 2003:
Art Show applications are now available. Single Pattern Contest information is available.

September 17th, 2003:
Group rates will be available for groups of 10 or more. More information is available in the membership section.

August 28th, 2003:
Club and Corporate Table information is now available.

August 28th, 2003
The Hotel Information page has been updated.

August 28th, 2003
Writer's Workshop

Details of the Norwescon 27 Writer's Workshop are now available. Click here for details.