|Fannish Fetish Fashion Show||Masquerade||Children’s Masquerade|
|Stargate Scavenger Hunt||Midnight Movies||Paranormal Fair|
|Camarilla LARP||Space Dominators||501st Charity Photo Event|
|Queer Eye for the Congoer||SMACDown Video Arcade|
The Norwescon Special Events Department is responsible for the Masquerade, Children’s Masquerade, Gaming, Midnight Movies, Fannish Fetish Fashion Show, Lazer Tag, dances, and various other fun events that do not fall under general panel programming. In the past we have had a zombie walk, Match Game, a poker tournament, a flea market, and more.
As we get closer to the con, we will be updating this page with more information, so don’t forget to keep checking!
Thursday – Thursday Night Hoedown
This ain’t your parents’ square dance! Put on your best dancing shoes and help us kick off Norwescon with DJ mc300baud and his eclectic mix of tracks. Expect the unexpected as he spins rave, wave, goth, alternative, rock, electronica, and more late into the night. He won’t let up until the cows come home.
Friday – Carnaval de Stardance
Come celebrate Mardi Gras-style as DJ Request and DJ Rohkan spin the mixes deep into the night. Don’t forget to attend the mask making panel earlier in the day to create your very own mask for the ball . . . or be one of the first 150 people to the door and get a free Mardi Gras mask.
Saturday – It’s Saturday Night!!!!
Join our new DJ Dancin’ Dan as he plays for you the best party hits of all time.
You’ll hear it all, from the rock & roll hits of the ’50s, to the Motown sound of the ’60s;
party to the disco era of the ’70s and the new wave sound of the ’80s; show off your moves to the urban pop of the ’90s, and hip-hop sounds that kicked off the millennium.
Dan will also live up to his name by joining in on some popular group dances too.
Party on conventioneers!
Norwescon Dance Academy
Thursday 4pm-6pm Maxi’s Ballroom
Friday 1pm-3pm Maxi’s Ballroom
Come learn the steps to the favorite songs of fandom like “Time Warp,” “Rasputin, Thriller,” “Macarena,” “The Hustle,” “The Cupid Shuffle,” “The Electric Slide,” “Y.M.C.A.,” and whatever else we can think of. We will teach you all the steps and then you can show off your smooth moves at the dances.
Sooo…let’s get ready to rumba!!!
All attending Wizarding World guest are invited to Norwescon Wizard Dueling Club on Thursday at 11:00 PM in Grand 2. Norwescon Lazer Tag will be hosting. Harry Potter infrared dueling wands by Tomy/NECA are being used, if you want to bring your own. They are available on Amazon.com, Ebay.com and select comic book/collectible stores.
Note: if there is enough interest, a second Wizard Dueling Club meeting will be held on Saturday during Lazer Tag. Check daily zine, info desk, or online schedule.
Norwescon 34 Scheduled Gaming returns with your favorite tabletop, card, and miniature war games. We provide some of the earliest scheduled events at the convention, and keep going until the con doors close! This year, we will have longer hours to fill with even more games.
If you want to schedule a game or three, contact us at Special Events and we’ll reserve table space for you, as well as post information about your game in advance at the Norwescon website. If you want us to try to find someone to run a game for you, contact us as well. We’d happily like to hear from both individuals and game companies wishing to present their products through demos or regular games.
As always, if space allows, you’re welcome to come in and play any of the pickup games in our gaming library, or start a game with your friends.
In addition to great games provided by dozens of game masters, we will have a Grand Prize drawing for everyone who participates in or runs a scheduled game. Details and pictures will be provided at a later date.
Come on up to our gaming rooms and see what’s going on!
-Kathi Pickett, Scheduled Gaming Lead.
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.
Got a LARP you want to host? Need some space for it? We have the room you need to run your game. We’ll schedule out 6-hour blocks of time starting Thursday night, so contact Pro Roy for more information. We’ll even provide sign-up sheets, if you like. First come, first served!
Magic the Gathering tournaments will be held in the open gaming area on Saturday, specific times T.B.A. (look for flyers around the con). If the following makes sense to you, you should probably be there!
- 2 Mirrodin Besieged drafts (MBS SOM SOM) – 8 players per event. Sign ups will begin 15 minutes before event start.
- No entry fee. One hour draft time. Three 45 minute Swiss rounds with 1 prize pack per win.
- 1 Commander/EDH grand melee. Play as many 3-4 player games allowed in 4 hour period.
- Prizes awarded by group consensus of most awesome moments.
That’s right folks the Fannish Fetish Fashion show is taking over the Grand Ballroom! This year, we plan to make the show BIGGER, BETTER, and even more BADASS! So, let’s celebrate the move with a costume contest! We want to see you in your grandest fetish attire. Prizes will be awarded to the grandest of the grand. Also keep an eye on the NWC website for show and designer updates.
The Fannish Fetish Fashion Show is Friday night, and is for members 18 and over so don’t forget your ID.
New this year will be a shorter runway. It has been cut in half to allow for greater use of the stage during the rest of the con. This way, the runway does not have to be taken down during the weekend. To help this along, we are getting new spots that have a shorter throw and they will be placed in Grand 3 this year with the stage. This will allow panels to use Grand 3 with the stage, runway and spotlights while another panel is in Grand 2. We are very excited about the extra panel space this will provide for our excellent guests this year.
The Masquerade is looking for two types of volunteers: assistants and performers.
The assistants help make the show go off without a problem. There is a need for stage ninjas (must be 16+ yrs.), den parents, ushers, door guards, etc. If you would like to help, please contact the Masquerade director. You will become a part of Company Lumbo-Tire for the weekend.
The performers are up on stage showing off the costumes that make up the meat of our show. If you would like to present a costume that will impress the audience and judges, this option is for you. No experience required; there is time to ask questions and practice in advance of the event.
Come one, Come all. Let us make this one of the best Masquerades ever.
6:30 -7:30 pm Cascade 9
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 34 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.
Stargate Scavenger Hunt
For those of you that enjoy Stargate and all of the spinoff series, have we got a game for you! Do you recognize all of the glyphs on the 3 stargates? Well, you will get the chance with this game!
Check back on the website closer to the con for more information. At the con, please check the program book for more information on playing.
“Always together, eternally apart.” That’s the story of Etienne Navarre and Isabeau d’Anjou, cursed by a jealous bishop to never touch as humans. She is forced into the form of a hawk by day, while he transforms to a wolf at night. If they’re ever going to have a chance to break the spell, they must team up with the Mouse, a thief who recently escaped from the city dungeons, and confront the corrupt bishop. PG-13
Running time 121 minutes
Friday Midnight Movie:
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. Rated R
Saturday Midnight Movie:
The Fourth Kind
Our Science GoH in absentia, Marie D. Jones, has a personal connection to our Saturday Midnight movie, The Fourth Kind. Marie was a consultant on it and through her several decades of paranormal and abduction research, she brought great insight to the movie when it came to things like trigger objects, time prompts and other commonalities of abductions. The movie is based on actual case studies of alien abductions. It is a thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up. Dr. Abigail Tyler (Milla Jovovich) began videotaping sessions with traumatized patients and unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented. Do the numbers 3:33 or 11:11 mean anything to you? If so, you have to come see this movie. PG-13
Running time 98 minutes
Curious about ghosts, ESP, strange occurrences and odd artifacts? Interested in Tarot or psychic reading? Want to know more about Palmistry or Shamanism? Then come to the Paranormal Fair on Sunday in Grand 3 where we have esteemed guests who will provide interesting information about many things outside of your average daily experience! Please check out their websites and come prepared to be amazed! Some of our awesome participants include:
Washington State Paranormal Investigations and Research http://wspir.com/ is a skilled paranormal investigation, research and educational organization established in April 2005 and is the Washington State representative of TAPS. WSPIR will be displaying photo/video/EVP evidence from investigations of Starvation Heights, Northern State Hospital and Mt. Baker Theatre. “Mr. Creepy”, the haunted doll, will also be attending. Members will be on hand to demonstrate investigation equipment, including thermal imaging, and to answer technical or paranormal questions.
A.G.H.O.S.T. (Advanced Ghost Hunters of Seattle-Tacoma) http://www.aghost.us/
The most advanced technical paranormal research group in the Pacific Northwest. During paranormal investigations, our team combines hi-tech equipment with qualified psychics, research and training for successful results.
Jeff Davis, Author of Weird Washington http://www.weirdwashington.us/
Jeff’s love of travel led to an interest in all of the interesting, unique, and downright WEIRD places in Washington, home of bizarre beasts, local heroes and villains, friendly and not-so-friendly ghosts, unusual personal properties, and the cemetery safari.
The Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore http://www.seattlechatclub.org/museum.html
Washington State’s only Paranormal Science Museum! Come explore the Legends and Lore of the Northwest, including Seattle’s Secret Prohibition History, UFO History, the legend of Bigfoot and the Ghost Museum.
Philemon of Elemental Entertainment http://www.elementalentertainment.com/Elemental_Entertainment/Welcome.html
Philemon Vanderbeck was reincarnated on 30 August 1965 at 12:25 A.M. in Greenock, Scotland. Obsessed with mathematics since he was a child, Philemon believes that proper understanding of the underlying principles of the Universe allows him to penetrate the veil of the future and garner insight into the mysteries of space, time, energy, mind, and spirit.
The Seattle Metaphysical Library http://www.seattlemetaphysicallibrary.org/
A non-affiliated, non-profit resource center dedicated to personal transformation and evolving global consciousness by providing access to metaphysical, transdimensional, and unusual material.
Tom Hopp, Shamanism Researcher http://thomas-hopp.com
Thomas P. Hopp, scientist and writer, often incorporates shamanic traditions of Pacific Northwest Native Americans. He is a supporter of the Duwamish Longhouse.
Mylee Starhawk, Channeling psychic and teacher of Shamanism
The answers she receives come from the Hidden World of the Fae. She is a gifted teacher and healer. Her profession involves teaching and art therapy through Rainbow Bridges Wellness Center.
Carol Best, Psychic
A true psychic and Jewish Mother all rolled into one. When she reads Palms, she sees “pictures” of what is going on with the subject.
Galyna Whyteowl, Divination
A truly gifted reader and advisor, has developed her own system of divination that is both logical and intuitive.
Dixie Gaspard, Pagan Priestess and Tarot reader
Dixie Gaspard has been a Pagan Priestess for over 30 years. In her home state of Louisiana, she was a central figure in the local Pagan community through her creation of the Sharing Circle, where Pagans of all traditions shared their knowledge with one another.
Friday 9 pm-2am Maxi’s Ballroom
Saturday Noon-5 pm Maxi’s Ballroom
Saturday 9 pm-2 am Maxi’s Ballroom
See you there! 18+ with ID only
For the last twenty years, fans of White Wolf’s “World of Darkness” system have had one official fan club providing a truly global live-action interactive roleplaying experience: The Camarilla. Born right here in the Northwest, this fan-run organization has been going strong across the US and the world for much of the last two decades. Though Vampire: the Masquerade was perhaps its best-known face, Camarilla members were far more than clove-smoking goths in black trench coats – they were also dedicated to community service and charity work. Whether it was old-school gothic horror roleplay or raising money for worthy causes, The Camarilla has stood the test of time as a fan club with an equal emphasis on imagination and service. The Camarilla went through a reorganization in 2001, coming closer to White Wolf, and now in 2011 it is reinvigorated once more as a not-for-profit fan club embracing a wide array of games, genres and themes. We welcome all those age 18 and older who can’t get enough of vampires and werewolves, mages and ghosts, live-action and tabletop and CCG – and all the global World of Darkness live-action roleplay you can handle! Join us! If you’d like a taste of what there is to offer,there will be games held this weekend from 9PM to 2AM Friday and Saturday nights and 12PM to 5PM Saturday afternoon at the top of the tower in Maxi’s Ballroom. See you there!
For more information:
Friday 4pm-6pm Rotunda 2
Sonnet Realm Films presents to Norwescon 34 a comedy Sci-Fi
Opera, Space Dominators. Come join the cast and crew on the Green Screen
and test out your acting skills, you might just see yourself in an
upcoming episode! www.SpaceDominators.com
Friday 7:30-10:30 pm Lobby
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 lobby 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 6:30 pm Maxi’s Ballroom
Mixer! Enjoy a night of speed dating and games all topped off with The Tempting Tarts taking seduction to the next level.
18+ with ID only
Thursday: 3 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Join us for a blast from the past as members of Seattle Area Metro Collectors present a full-fledged video game arcade here at Norwescon. Enjoy classic favorites and some great newer games, all set to free play so no quarters required! Stop by for a few moments of fun or test your skills against others by entering our Saturday afternoon tournament.