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

Forget about the tuxedo, the parachute, and the collagen injections – this is a film festival you can have fun at! As a part of the Let's Make a Movie! Workshop, Norwescon is hosting the Fandance Film Festival, a collection of shorts and oddities made in the workshop by members of Norwescon. More than just the movies, this 120-minute extravaganza of entertainment will also include the filmmakers who will regale you with terrifying tales of their productions.

The integral part of this is, of course, the movies. We need 'em! The shorter, the better (ten minutes maximum length – no minimum length) and any genre is fine but the judges reserve the right to be way grossed out by what they see. We reserve other rights as well, but we can't spell them out here and if you tried pronouncing them your tongue would become a macramé Klein bottle and there's no two ways about that!

There aren't any prizes or anything (that we know of), but we might give a big hand to all the participants and hand out Pop-Tarts.

The rules for submitting movies are simple:

  • Send a VHS copy of your short. You might consider looping it a few times, so we don't keep scrubbing over the same piece of tape, but it's your call.
  • You must be a member of Norwescon, and preferably at the convention that weekend.
  • You must be willing to consent to having your brain consumed by frenzied face-eating space monkeys.
  • You must ignore the previous rule.
  • Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for us to contact you.
  • Print out and complete the entry form. Include it with your tape. Send submissions to:
        The Fandance Film Festival
        11105 SW Cottonwood Lane
        Tigard, OR 97223

And hurry – the deadline for submissions is February 1, 2004!

If you have any questions, please write to edward at