CONCOM MEETING SCHEDULE:
Most Convention Committee Meetings are held at the convention hotel. Convention meeting are open to everyone.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of any convention, and Norwescon is no different. Volunteering provides the opportunity to contribute to a successful convention while you are attending panels, meeting and mingling with authors and artists, viewing the inside workings of a convention, and meeting other fans like yourself. Most of the opportunities to volunteer do not require any specialized skills, just enthusiasm and a willingness to help.
Norwescon awards “Volunteer Tokens” to help identify those people who have given their time to the convention.
We feed our volunteers! Last year, it was reported that the Volunteers Lounge had the best food at the convention.
Please think about helping us run Norwescon and contact the Volunteer department at volunteers at norwescon.org to let us know where you can lend us a hand.
You're Invited to a Party!
The Norwescon Stuffing Party will be held Sunday, March 20 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. Parking will be $4.
If you or your organization has fliers or other material that you wish to include in the packets, you may either arrange to get them to the Norwescon Transportation Department by Thursday, March 17, or bring them to the hotel yourself by noon on March 20.
If you wish to mail materials in, please send them to:
NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE SAME ADDRESS AS LAST YEAR!
Please remember that materials mailed in must *ARRIVE* by March 17. If the shipment is very large (more than 200lbs) then the Transportation department must be informed ahead of time of what it is, who is sending it, the estimated arrival date, the shipping company, and the shipping company tracking number, once it is shipped.
If you wish to hand-deliver materials before the stuffing party, please contact the NWC Transportation Dept. at:
NOTE: Norwescon reserves the right to reject any material deemed unsuitable or inappropriate. (This has very rarely been an issue in the past.) Any materials placed in the registration packets must be appropriate and suitable for a mixed audience of SF fen, including those under 18. Norwescon does not sort the packets by age of recipient or any other demographic criteria. Non-SF&F related commercial or political materials may not be accepted. 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 to the stuffing party 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. This is nearly as much fun as being in the conga line of stuffers. We plan to stuff ~2800 packets, so plan accordingly. Excess materials will be placed on the flier rack at the start of the con
IT Department Openings
The IT Department is looking for volunteers in two areas: Computer Support and Setup Crew.
Computer Support provides the first line of help for the users of the Registration Program and the Art Show Tools during the operating hours of the Art Show and Registration during the convention.
Setup Crew assists with the set up and tear down of computer hardware for registration, the art show and miscellaneous departments.
For further information, please e-mail it at norwescon.org.
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