This entry was published on February 20, 2014 and may be out of date. For the most current information on this year's Norwescon, please see our most recent blog posts. Thank you!

Your friendly neighborhood webmonkeys have been typing away like mad, and while we haven’t managed to come up with any more Shakespeare, we have recently unleashed a slew of updates to the Norwescon website! Gee, you’d think we suddenly realized that it’s less than two months to the con….

So! Now available at a website near you (right in front of your face, in fact, unless you’ve figured out how to use your cybernetic implants to beam this information straight into your brain, in which case, we need to talk, because we need that tech!):

  • While the DoubleTree’s rooms are sold out, we have listed a number of alternate hotels close to the convention, including three with special rates for Norwescon attendees! Check the hotel page for the full list.
  • Also on the hotel page are hours and menus for the DoubleTree’s restaurant and room service options. Nom nom nom!
  • We still have some seats left for our Thursday night Guest of Honor Banquet. This is a great way to kick off your convention weekend with some tasty grub while hobnobbing with our GOHs, and if you haven’t picked up your ticket yet and need a bit more enticement, the menu for the evening is now posted.
  • Over 250 panelists will be holding forth on all manner of topics over the weekend. Drop by our Attending Pros page to see who they are!
  • The Let’s Make A Movie workshop is always a blast, as participants brainstorm, write, shoot, edit, and finalize a short film in just four days!
    • And if you want to see what the Let’s Make A Movie workshop comes up with, you can see that at the Fandance Film Festival, along with a selection of other locally-made short films! There’s even still time to submit your own short film to the festival!
  • Is gaming your thing? This year we’re featuring our usual Open Gaming area in the Rotunda, and Scheduled Gaming will have times for both all-ages gaming and evening 21+ sessions for more risqué adventures! Check the gaming schedule for where and when to show up!
  • This year’s Sunday Special Event is all about robots — not the ones on screen, but the real robots becoming more and more common in today’s world, including kid-friendly robotics projects!
  • Lots of updates to our various artists and exhibitors:
    • All of the artists in this year’s Art Show are now listed…
    • …as are the participants in Artists’ Alley
    • …as are the many fine dealers in the Dealers’ Room
    • …and, of course, the groups and organizations you’ll see at the many lobby tables!
  • In addition to the web-friendly graphic banners and buttons, we’ve posted this year’s flyer to our Posters and Banners page, ready to print and post so people know where you disappear to every Easter weekend!
  • Media representatives can apply for a press pass to cover Norwescon 37.
  • And last, but definitely not least, it’s never too late to get involved! Norwescon 37 is brought to you by a friendly family of volunteers, and we’re always happy to welcome someone new into the fold! We have some open positions listed, but there’s always a lot to be done, and we’d be thrilled to have you join us! Stop by one of the two remaining planning meetings coming up in March and early April, or just swing by the volunteer lounge at the convention and see what you can do to help.

Of course, that’s not the end of the updates we’ll be making — but we have to let our webmonkeys take a break for a few cyberbananas from time to time. Look for more to come in the near future, including our music programming and concert schedule, and our full programming schedule. Until then, dear readers!

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