Norwescon 31 March 2008
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March 16th, 2008

Hi! Patrick M. Nash here. I am the Convention Information Table Head for Norwescon 31.

For those in need of Disability Services, I have some great news.

The Seaport lounge is now accessible via a ramp to the bar.

Also, the Doubletree has some kits available for use. They include:

If you have booked a room at the Doubletree, please contact the hotel before you arrive to request that a kit is available when you check in.

They have also coordinated, through an outside provider, rental of wheelchairs and electric scooters. If you have mobility issues, you may want to consider renting one of these. Rentals at the convention may be possible, but to insure that you get what you need, you should call ahead. The rental price for a standard wheelchair is $15 per day, and scooter rental is $50-$60 per day. The delivery fee is $25.The hours to arrange rentals through the hotel Concierge are Monday-Thursday 11am-7pm, and Friday-Sunday 6am-10pm. Contact John Nelson at (206) 246-8600 Ext. 4334.

If you have other issues we can help with, contact us through the Norwescon web page, disabilitiesservices at norwescon dot net.

Thank you –
Patrick M. Nash
Convention Information Table

February 12th, 2008

NWC Move-in, set-up, and move-out.

Norwescon move-in and set up starts at 10:00 am Wed, March 19th (that is the day before the convention start) at the Doubletree Hotel. Move-in begins with unloading a truck into the Grand 1 ballroom and continues through the day.

Volunteers will be needed by most departments as the day goes on.
Volunteer hours for set-up count double.

Move-out is Sunday, March 23rd, and Monday, March 24th. Monday move out starts at 10:00 am in Grand 1, and consists of loading stuff into trucks and unloading it at the storage unit in Seatac.

Typically takes until 5-6pm.

Pizza dinner will be provided to volunteers participating in monday move-out.

February 12th, 2008

You're Invited to a Party!

The Norwescon Stuffing Party will be held Sunday, March 16 at the SeaTac DoubleTree Hotel at 1 p.m. The room will be one of the Olympics rooms- see 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 should be $8.

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 13, or bring them to the hotel yourself by noon on March 16.

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

Eric Pawtowski
Norwescon Transportation
19709 Scriber Lake Rd, Suite J
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Please remember that materials mailed in must *ARRIVE* by March 16 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:

transportation at norwescon dot net

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: 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. Not 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.

December 8th, 2007

Ji Dian Station: "Lights Out" at Norwescon 31

The gas giant Heinlein continues in it's elliptical orbit through the black and the years continue to roll forward. Aboard the skyplex, Ji Dian Station, that orbits the planet, the Companion Guild hosts a reenactment of Yuen Siu, the lantern festival, in honor of the spring season of the Earth That Was.

You are invited to come meet the local color of the station. Rub shoulders with members of Parliament. Spend time with the beautiful ladies and handsome gentleman of the Companion Guild. Enjoy the delights of the festival. Join in the contests and merriment. It is a festival of creativity, romance, and murder!

There is a killer on the loose. He has struck once and may strike again. That's right, besides solving riddle competitions, entering lantern-making contests, and advancing your character's own agenda, there is a murder mystery to solve! Come join us a special event our month-to-month live action role-playing game

set in Joss Whedon's Firefly universe; "Lights Out", part of on going story of Ji-Dian Station. This session will occur from 6:00 P.M. to midnight on Friday, March 21st, at Norwescon 31 . While this is an ongoing LARP, this special event is open to a limited number of interested convention members. There is no need to have played previously. The plots of this session will be centered on this event and convention members who are not part of the ongoing game will play pre-generated characters that have specific goals and priorities related to this session.

For more information on the game and to sign up, visit or you can send an e-mail to norwescon at jidianstation dot org.

We look forward to role-playing with you!

Jim Sullivan and Rory Clark
Game Marshalls of Ji Dian Station

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