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.

Standalone Events

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

Saturday, August 3
12–5 p.m.
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!

RSVP on Facebook

Norwescon Camping Trip

August 23–25
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.

Ongoing Events

Norwescon Book Club

One Sunday a month
4–6 p.m.
Panera Bread at 521 2nd Place North, Kent, WA

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!

Norwescon Board Game Days

The first Saturday each month (usually)
5–9 p.m.
Fantasium Comics and Games at 1500 S. 336th St. Suite 12A, Federal Way, WA

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: Lords of WaterdeepDue 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