Being a part of Norwescon doesn’t stop just because the convention weekend is over! We host and participate in events throughout the year, and welcome all who would like to join us! Read on to see what’s currently on our calendar.
Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
Saturday, August 3
Steel Lake Park in Federal Way
Did you volunteer at Norwescon 42? Are you curious about volunteering at Norwescon 43? Then please join us on August 3rd for our annual Norwescon Volunteer Picnic! This year the picnic will be at Steel Lake Park in Federal Way, in the covered picnic area closest to the beach, from 12PM until 5PM. We will be providing hamburgers and hot dogs with fixings, along with soda and water. If you can please bring a side dish or dessert for everyone to share, that would be great! Friends and family are welcome. Parking is available, first-come, first-parked!
Norwescon Camping Trip
Taidnapam Park (~110 miles south of Tacoma)
Want to connect with the Norwescon community? Do you like nature? Join us for a camping trip — a few days out in nature, with all your nerdy friends, and nothing to do but catch up on your summer reading and cook food over an open fire! Sounds great, right?
Norwescon has reserved the group site at Taidnapam Park for August 23 to 25. Bring your tent and sleeping bags, your summer reading, your campfire cuisine, and spend a couple of days chilling out in the woods with us! Space for tents and RV’s/Campers. There will be games, s’mores (burn ban permitting), and shenanigans!
RSVP required: See this blog post for more information.
Norwescon Book Club
Each month, we pick another SF/F book to read, then meet and discuss the book. Well, this is a book club, after all. Please join us!
- May 19: Tam Lin by Pamela Dean. RSVP on Facebook
- June 23: Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley. RSVP on Facebook
- July: Canceled due to unforeseen conflicts. We’ll be back in August!
- August 25: Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee. RSVP on Facebook, discuss on Goodreads.
- September 22: The Reality Dysfunction by Peter Hamilton. RSVP on Facebook, discuss on Goodreads.
- October 27: The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. RSVP on Facebook, discuss on Goodreads.
- November 24: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest. RSVP on Facebook, discuss on Goodreads.
- January 26: The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi. RSVP on Facebook, discuss on Goodreads.
- February 23: Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler. RSVP on Facebook, discuss on Goodreads.
- March 22: Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey. RSVP on Facebook, discuss on Goodreads.
Norwescon Board Game Days
Bring a game with you that you would like to play or you can pick one from Fantasium’s game library. We will have two tables set aside for us to use. Please join us hanging out, playing games, and promoting Norwescon.
- July 13: Due to a Magic the Gathering pre-release tournament the July board game day has been moved to 7/13. Please join us between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. to play Lords of Waterdeep or grab a game from Fantasium’s game library. We will have two copies of Lords of Waterdeep to play.
- August 3: Canceled due to organizer travel. We’ll be back in September!
- September 7
- October 5
- November 2
- December 7