The Special Events schedule has been
finalized and is here for your perusal. There are many, many things
to choose from for your entertainment. The mainstays are still here-
the dances all three nights, gaming, Lazer Tag, Fannish Fetish
Fashion Show, midnight movies, poker tournament, Match Game,
scavenger hunt and the Masquerade. In addition to these, we have a
Zombie Invasion planned for Thursday, Friday afternoon Lazer Tag, 7
hours of the 501st Charity Photo Shoot, The Fannish Flea Market and,
last but not least, Maxi’s Lounge!
For this Norwescon, the Doubletree hotel has graciously agreed to
close down Maxi’s Lounge on the 14th floor to its regulars and open
it up to Norwescon attendees exclusively. This is a fabulous turn of
events for the con and gives us a super new space to use. Maxi’s
Lounge will be open Friday (10:00pm-2:00am) and Saturday
(9:00pm-2:00am) nights to all Norwescon attendees that are 21 and
over with ID and Norwescon 33 badges. We can’t encourage you enough
to go up there and have a drink or two. After 9:00pm on Friday and
Saturday, the entire 14th floor is 21 years and older only. They
have a nice appetizer menu available between 10:00PM and midnight.
If we don’t support Maxi’s Lounge with our patronage, they will not
open it up exclusively for our use next year, so don’t let us down!
The space is big and comfortable with a dance floor and each night
there is a different sponsor with entertainment planned. It is the
newest event to attend this year. We look forward to seeing you up
there, either hanging out with friends or bustin’ a groove.
specialevents at norwescon dot org
Thursday 9:00pm-2:00am Grand 3
Join us for Tour of a House of Horrors as DJ Irah hosts a night of
frights and delights. Watch out for zombies on the dance floor as
they "thrill" us with their moves, dancing to music from back in the
day up to today's hottest hits.
Friday 9:00pm-2:00am Grand 2/3
Come on down to Bartertown, that outpost of civilization on the edge
of the apocalypse. Leave your weapons behind and be careful not to
pick a fight or you might find yourself facing death in the
Thunderdome! DJ's Girly Girl and Black Maru play music to accompany
the end of the world as we know it.
Saturday Night Hoedown
Saturday 10:00pm-3:00am Grand 2/3 (Time approximate to when the
Put on your best square dancing shoes and help put Norwescon to bed
with mc300baud and his eclectic collection of tracks. Expect the
unexpected as he spins rave, wave, goth, alternative, electronica
and more late into the night and won't let up until the cows come
Saturday 6:00pm-8:00pm Presidential Suite
The USS Aurora, part of Region 5 of STARFLEET: the Star Trek
International Fan Association, Inc. will be hosting a social for the
various sci-fi clubs and fans of the greater Seattle area.
Like the Babel Conference in the original Star Trek television
series, this social is a way to promote better relations and show
support for one another's endeavors in making our community and
world a better place to live in, keep kids (and teens) off the
streets and out of trouble, as well as promote family bonding and
community interaction through fun activities and shared interests.
We invite all club representatives and those interested in joining a
club (or if you're only considering joining one) to come share this
event with us in the Presidential Suite at the Sea-Tac Doubletree,
on Saturday April 3rd from 6 to 8 pm. Refreshments and snacks will
be provided, but you may bring your own to share if you wish.
Lazer Tag 2010
Thursday 8:00pm-11:00pm Evergreen 3/4
Friday 2:00pm-4:00pm Grand 2
Friday 7:00pm-11:00pm Evergreen 3/4
Saturday 7:00pm-11:00pm Evergreen 3/4
Lazer Tag is moving to the Evergreen rooms this year! More room
for (barely) controlled mayhem! Our start time will now be 7:00
p.m.; and we'll end at 11:00 p.m. These changes will allow Lazer Tag
to rock even more, stop all that constant airport interference, and
allow for larger games due to the extra room. This allows for more
consistent play and is better time slot for younger players.
We are desperately in need of set up (6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.) and tear
down (11:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.) volunteers. To move into the larger
rooms, we shortened our set up times; and filking is waiting to use
the rooms as soon as we are finished tearing down. Please, volunteer
to help get Lazer Tag started on time and torn down quickly or we
will have to cut down play time. There is also a need for referees
during game play. There will be swag for all helpers.
Our equipment is the Tiger(tm) Star Wars Naboo Lazer Tag system. The
Tiger Lazer Tag system will work with our guns. Unfortunately the
Team Ops will not. Yes, I know the system is over 10 years old. Okay
then, I will bring in the Worlds of Wonder Lazer Tag. Yes, that's
right, lets step back to 1986. Any Worlds of Wonder system is
welcome including Survivor Shot. If you have any Tiger game or
Worlds of Wonder equipment, bring it and play.
On Friday afternoon, Lazer Tag will have a special event from 2:00
pm to 4:00 pm in Grand 2! That's right, afternoon Lazer Tag in
addition to the evening arenas. Come to Grand 2 and play! This is
due to your requests! Thank you and see you at Norwescon!
Send your email if you are interested in volunteering for Lazer Tag
to specialevents at norwescon dot org
Gaming Schedule is now available
We've already got an exciting lineup of
Warhammer, Shadowrun, Cyberpunk, Call of
Cthulhu, Cthulhu Tech, Feng Shui, Red Dwarf
and D&D 4E
games for you to play in.
This doesn't mean we don't need more! I'd like to hear from you if
you want to run any kind of game; whether your taste runs to
collectible or non-collectible card games and board games to
miniature games and more role-playing games - are all welcome! Just
contact Kathi at
dot com and we'll schedule you in!
Like LARPing? Norwescon is the perfect place to promote your LARP or
even to look into Live
if you have never done it before. Bring your LARP to Norwescon and
we will find you a great space to run it in. Please contact us
for more information.
Donations of gently used and complete board games for the Norwescon
game library would also be greatly appreciated. Please contact Kathi
if you have anything to donate.
Got an hour before your next session? Stop by Open Gaming and play
for a few. We have plenty of tables for fans to sit down with old
friends or new and play...no sign up sheet required.
LARP'ers, we have space for you to stage your games. If you need to
schedule LARP space, contact Special events and we'll set you up
with enough space and time to get your game in.
It's Game On for Norwescon 33!
Thursday 12:00pm-11:00pm Cascade 11/12
Friday 8:00am-11:00pm Cascade 11/12
Saturday 8:00am-11:00pm Cascade 11/12
Sunday 8:00am-4:00pm Cascade 11/12
Thursday 12:00pm-6:00am Rotunda 1 & 2
Friday 8:00am-6:00am Rotunda 1 & 2
Saturday 8:00am-6:00am Rotunda 1 & 2
Sunday 8:00am-4:00pm Rotunda 1 & 2
Fetish Fashion Show
Friday 9:00pm-11:00pm Evergreen 1/2
18 years and older
We want….Flesh! Flesh for fantasy.
Surrender your flesh to your fantasies of delicious latex and
lustful corsets. The Fannish Fetish Fashion Show is at it again!
This year there is magic in the air, mystery around the corner,
Tempting Tarts Burlesque and a few surprises hidden up our sleeves
(or is that tucked away snug under that bustier?). You know you want
to take a peek...
Friday 9:00pm-1:00am Cascade 9/10
Get ready to match the stars! In this SF/F-themed version of the
classic Match Game game show, contestants will be randomly selected
from the audience to compete in guessing how our panel will complete
fill-in-the-blank questions such as 'Captain Kirk has the biggest
____ in Starfleet!' Prizes include book packages worth more than
$100, gift certificates to selected Norwescon dealers, and a
membership to next year's Norwescon. All contestants will also
receive “Lovely Parting Gifts."
Kevin Standlee is bringing his
fabulous Match Game back to Norwescon 33. We have conducted an
in-depth interview with Kevin about his
Match Game, so be sure to check it out and learn everything you
could ever want to know about the Match Game, Kevin and his staff.
501st Photo Charity Event
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm Rotunda 2
Have you ever wanted to have your picture taken with Darth Vader
and/or Storm Troopers on the Death Star? Your dreams can come true
as the 501st Legion is back again, but in a new location. You can
find them in the second floor Rotunda where a photographer will take
your picture in front of a backdrop of the Death Star. Your picture
will also be printed out on-site, ready to show off to your friends!
This year all proceeds will be donated to
Clarion West, a
charity that provides high-quality educational opportunities for
writers of speculative fiction at the start of their careers.
Norwescon is very excited to be sponsoring Clarion West this year as
it is dear to many of our panelists and guests.
Saturday 8:00pm-10:00pm Grand 2/3
The end time is approximate.
The Masquerade is back and will be
better than ever. It is time to start working on those costume ideas
and get started creating. The forms will soon be available here, so
make sure you read all the rules. If you have any questions, please
specialevents at norwescon dot org
The Masquerade always needs staff; we have many openings available.
here for more information.
Saturday 7:30pm-8:00pm Cascade 5
Have a Padawan learner in the family? Or a Crusader knight? A fairy
princess who wants to show off her wings? Bring them to the
Norwescon 33 Children's Masquerade! The children's masquerade allows
children who are too young to compete as Rising Stars (self made
costumes by children 13 years and under) to show off their costumes.
The children will go on first. All children wishing to participate
must meet in Cascade 5 (with parents) to fill out the Children’s
Masquerade form. They will then walk as a group down to the
Children’s Group Registration Forms
Thursday: 8:00pm-10:00pm Rotunda 2
Thursday: 10:00pm-12:00am Rotunda 2
Thursday: 12:00am-2:00am Rotunda 2
Friday: 5:00pm-7:00pm Rotunda 2
Friday: 8:00pm-10:00pm Rotunda 2
Friday: 10:00pm-12:00am Rotunda 2
Saturday: 1:00pm-3:00pm Rotunda 2
Saturday: 3:00pm-5:00pm Rotunda 2
Each time is a new table start. You only need to win one of them to
move on to the final table.
FINAL TABLE: Saturday: ~ 10:00pm (or 15 minutes after Masquerade
ends) Rotunda 2
Come one, come all to the Norwescon 33 Texas Hold 'Em Poker
Tournament! Do you have a poker face like Worf? Able to bluff like
Riker? Know a few Jedi mind tricks to float yourself successfully
down the river? Or maybe you're just hoping to pull a Maverick with
a royal flush. It's a social tournament; so whatever your skill
level, there's a place for you at the table. We'll have games in the
second floor Rotunda on Thursday, Friday, and some on Saturday.
Final table will be Saturday night after the Masquerade. If you're a
beginner and would like some pre-game instruction, please come by a
little early and we'll give you a quick lesson or two. Remember,
First place winner at the final table Saturday night wins a
prepaid membership for Norwescon 34!
Queer Eye for the Con…Goer
Saturday 9:00pm-10:00pm Maxi’s Ballroom (14th Floor)
21 years and over with ID and Norwescon 33 Badge
Sure he's dressed up like a gay sci-fi character...so why is he
checking out Xena's chest? Oh wow, 7 of 9 is making out with a
girl?! But will she make out with a grrl or a boi? Between the
costumes, booze, and sleep dep, how can you tell who's batting for
what team? EASY! Come to our Queer Eye for the Con Goer Mixer! Enjoy
a night of speed dating and LGBT/Alt.-friendly games! And if that
isn’t enough, The Tempting Tarts Burlesque will tantalize you with
their sci-fi based burlesque.
FYI: The 14th floor of the tower
will become 21 and over with ID AND Norwescon badge required to get
past the elevators after 9:00PM Friday and Saturday Night.
Friday 11:00am-12:00pm Salon
Saturday 10:00am-11:00am Salon
You can come to either of the above times and get the list and start
Sunday 12:00pm-2:00pm Salon
You present your items at this time.
Come participate in the Norwescon Scavenger Hunt! Grab your
list, hear the rules, and then run amok through the Con, gathering
items as you spot them. The winner will receive a paid membership to
next year’s Norwescon!
Thursday Night 12:00AM - 2:00AM Evergreen 3/4:
Night of the Comet
What happens when the comet that made the dinosaurs disappear passes
the Earth again? Red dust and zombies, of course. The comet wipes
out most life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls to shop, drive fast
and shoot zombies. Move over Ellen Ripley, here come Regina and
Samantha. They kick zombie butt with the help of Star Trek:
Voyager’s own Chakotay. A young Robert Beltran is the handsome truck
driving, zombie killing Hector. You can’t call your zombie movie
collection complete until you have seen Night of the Comet (1984).
Friday 11:30PM - 2:00AM Evergreen 1/2:
Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Vicarious Theatre Company returns to give you a night of live
action Rocky Horror Picture Show that you will never forget. Seating
starts at 11:30pm so don't be late!
Saturday Night 12:00AM - 2:00AM Evergreen 3/4:
I Am Virgin
After surviving a devastating global epidemic, lonely virgin Robby
finds himself hunted down by the only other survivors of the lethal
virus — impossibly hot women who have turned into blood-crazed,
sex-obsessed vampires. Can Robby keep himself pure? Or will he
succumb to the lusty bloodsuckers and doom himself to their fate?
Sean Skelding directs this ribald comedy featuring a cameo by porn
legend Ron Jeremy.
Sunday 10:00am-12:00pm Evergreen 1/2
The Dungeon Masters- movie:
The Dungeon Masters: An evil drow elf is displaced by Hurricane
Katrina. A sanitation worker lures friends into a “Sphere of
Annihilation.” A failed super-villain starts a cable-access show
involving ninjas, puppets and a cooking segment. These are the
characters, real and imagined, of Keven McAlester’s documentary THE
DUNGEON MASTERS. Against the backdrop of crumbling middle-class
America, two men and one woman devote their lives to Dungeons and
Dragons, the storied role-playing game, and its various descendants.
Sunday Fannish Flea Market
Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm Grand 3
Last, but not least, is our newest
event: the Sunday Fannish Flea Market. It is a flea market for
Norwescon attendees to sell stuff that is science fiction and
fantasy in nature that they no longer need or want. More details on
this, and sign-up forms, will be available sometime in November.
There will limited space and some rules to abide by, but it will be
a great event to help us all clear out our closets.
Friday 10:00pm-2:00am Maxi’s Lounge 14th floor
*The 14th floor is 21 and over with ID and Norwescon badge after
Ready for an exciting night of music, drinking, dancing and
literature? Yes, literature. Weird Tales is sponsoring tonight’s
party in Maxi’s Lounge on the 14th floor. This is Norwescon’s first
year with exclusive use of Maxi’s Lounge; help make it a huge
success by joining Weird Tales and your friends up in our new space.
Weird Tales and their fabulous authors will be providing the night’s
entertainment. It is 21 and over, with ID and Norwescon Badges
required. You must match your ID, so watch the makeup and masks.
Weird Tales promises to give you a thrilling time you won’t soon
forget, so join us for the inaugural night in Maxi’s Lounge.
Saturday 9:00pm-2:00am Maxi’s Lounge 14th floor
*The 14th floor is 21 and over with ID and Norwescon badge after
Beam up to Maxi's Lounge and have some drinks with your fellow
Con-goers! This fabulous event will be sponsored by Star Trek:
Phoenix so prepare to boldly go where no con-goer has gone before.
Make sure you bring your Norwescon badge and your photo ID (21 and
over). The drinks will be out of this world and the music hopping,
so don’t miss your opportunity to be part of this brand new even
For more information, please check out the
Maxi’s Lounge Press Release
Eat A Brain For Charity!:
On Thursday you can EAT A BRAIN FOR CHARITY! For a donation
to the Norwescon charity drive (this year our charities are
Northwest Harvest and Clarion West) you will get half a brain and a
ribbon that says “I ate a Brain for Charity” These will be available
at the Info Table in the lobby. If you want to get your own brain to
eat for charity, you will have to do it before 6pm when the Info
Thrill the World, Thrill Norwescon:
Thursday 1:00pm -3:00pm Maxi’s Ballroom
Thursday 4:00pm - 6:00pm Maxi’s Ballroom repeat
On October 26, 2009, a record-breaking 22,596 people worldwide
participated in the 4th annual Thrill the World event, a
simultaneous dance to Michael Jackson's “Thriller.” The steps, while
true to the famous music video, are slightly different, and cover
the entire 5 minute 58 second song. Anyone in reasonable shape can
learn this dance! Its okay if you’re a little awkward – hey, you’re
a zombie! Dress comfortably and wear shoes you can dance in. Two
sessions are scheduled; you are welcome to attend both if you want,
but we will teach the entire dance in each session. At the end of
Thursday evening’s zombie walk, you may join in as we perform for
the crowd at the dance!
For a head start on learning the dances, you can check out the
excellent tutorial videos or the Seattle Thrillers’ performance
Zombie 101 or Walk, Zombies, Walk:
Thursday 8:00pm-9:00pm Grand 2
Shamble yourselves down to Grand 2 to learn what it takes to be a
zombie. Our zombie pros will teach you how to move, think, and act
like a zombie. There will also be people available to apply basic
zombie makeup to help you achieve that zombie feel. Wear old clothes
and get in the spirit, because this is the start of the 1st
Norwescon Zombie Walk. Feel free to come already zombified.
1st Norwescon Zombie Walk:
Thursday 9:00pm- 11:00pm Grand 2
Join us here to be a part of the 1st Norwescon Zombie Walk to take
over the halls of the Doubletree. Zombies will shamble around the
con, ending up in the dance where they can take part in the Thrill
the World zombie dance to Michael Jackson's entire "Thriller" song.
Please see the earlier panels today that will be teaching the Thrill
the World dance if you wish to learn it in advance.
This year, Norwescon is thrilled to hold a GoH and awards banquet on
Thursday, April 1 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. What a great way to start off
your Norwescon weekend!! This event is open to all Norwescon
members. Join us in Grand Ballroom 2 for a delicious dinner as you
get to wine and dine with the GoHs. We will have several awards to
present and you will get to hear first hand from our honored guests
and hear about what you have to look forward to over the weekend.
Come and learn about the scholarships Norwescon is donating and
perhaps you will even win a prize!!! Tickets are $30.00 per person
and are going fast. Please send in your registration form ASAP as
seats are limited.
Banquet Registration Form
Special Events Director