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

2022 SPUB Uncanny Logo Square No Text

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

News from Norwescon May 2023

Keep in touch with Norwescon friends on our Discord server, keep an eye on our Volunteers page, NWC46 election results, our summer picnic and camping trip, and how to send in panel ideas.

April Post-Con Meeting

April’s post-con meeting is coming soon! Join us on Saturday, Apr. 29 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport to wrap up Norwescon 45!

Norwescon 45 Art Show Awards

The Norwescon Art Show is proud to announce this year’s Art Show Award winners. We would like to thank all of our artists for their outstanding contribution to this year’s show.

2021 Endeavour Award Winner Announced

The Endeavour Award for science fiction or fantasy works by writers in the Pacific Northwest during 2021 was awarded April 8 at Norwescon. Erica L. Satifka was announced the winner for her collection of short stories How to Get to Apocalypse and Other Disasters, published by Fairwood Press.

2023 Speculative Film Festival Winners

The 2023 Speculative Film Festival Judges’ Choice award goes to Fetch and La Nueava, with an Honorable Mention to All is Well. The Audience Choice award goes to The Post and The Operator.

2023 Philip K. Dick Award Winner Announced

It was announced on Friday, April 7, 2023 at Norwescon 45 in SeaTac, Washington, that the winner for the distinguished original science fiction paperback published for the first time during 2022 in the U.S.A. is: THE EXTRACTIONIST by Kimberly Unger (Tachyon Publications). Special citation was given to: THE LEGACY OF MOLLY SOUTHBOURNE by Tade Thompson (Tordotcom)