Norwescon 45: Between Two Worlds

April 6–9, 2023 | SeaTac, WA

About Norwescon

Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s premier science fiction and fantasy convention, and one of the largest entirely volunteer-operated regional conventions in the United States. While maintaining a primarily literary focus, Norwescon is large enough to provide a venue for many of the other aspects of science fiction and fantasy and the interests of its fans such as comics, costuming, art, gaming, science, technology, and much, much more.


Hundreds of hours of panel programming presented by more than 200 panelists, covering such diverse subjects as science fiction, fantasy, science, costuming, art, writing, genre television, and movies, as well as myriad other topics of interest to fans.

Special Events

The Masquerade, the Philip K. Dick Awards, dances, concerts, performances, and other events not part of our general panel programming.


Meet and interact with local artists, shop from vendors in the Dealers’ Room, discover art in the Art Show, and learn about local clubs, organizations, and other conventions.

Be A Part

Norwescon is an all-volunteer organization. Volunteer at the convention, or join our Convention Committee and help us throughout the year to put Norwescon together!

Guests of Honor

A photo of NWC45 Writer Guest of Honor P. Djélì Clark. He is a Black man with short black hair and goatee wearing a grey suit standing in front of a wooden wall.

P. Djèlí Clark

Writer Guest of Honor

Grace Fong, a Chinese-American woman with long back hair with lighter highlights, wearing a black sweater with white stripes along the neckline and a diamond-shaped black pendant necklace. She is smiling at the camera, and standing in front of a wall of framed artwork.

Grace P. Fong

Artist Guest of Honor

Greg Dubos, a white man with short cut brown hair, wearing a grey collared shirt, in front of a white background, smiling at the camera.

Dr. Greg Dubos

Science Guest of Honor

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Uncanny Magazine

Spotlight Publisher


Norwescon 45 will be held at our long-time home at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport, located in SeaTac, WA, just a short jaunt south of Seattle.

Recent News

The NWC45 Schedule is Live!

The time has come — the Norwescon 45 schedule of panels and events is now live on the website!

March ConCom Meeting

March’s ConCom meeting is coming soon! Join us on Saturday, Mar. 11 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport to help plan Norwescon 45!

News from Norwescon March 2023

Announcing Science GOH Greg Dubos, an update on our COVID policy for young children, youth programming, masquerade and game registration, dance schedule and song requests, the Speculative Film Festival, Guidebook, hotel reservation deadlines, charity fundraising proceeds going to SFWA, volunteer opportunities, and looking for books for the Little Free Library.

Philip K. Dick Award Judges Announced

The five Philip K. Dick Award judges for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original format in the United States in the 2023 award year are Nicky Drayden, Gordon Eklund, Christopher Rowe, Kali Wallace, and Lisa Yaszek.

Hotel Suites Still Available

The Norwescon hotel liaison wants to let you know that we still have all types of suites available to book for Norwescon 45.

Announcing Science Guest of Honor Greg Dubos

Greg Dubos is a French-American systems engineer with expertise in robotic planetary exploration. He contributed to missions for the European Space Agency and Ball Aerospace before working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the past decade.